Meet Marty & Jean

Support Group 

For Parkinson's Disease Patients & Caregivers

Second Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30 pm

Messiah Lutheran Church 2848 County Road H2,  Mounds View, MN  55112 


 Upcoming Events:


January 10, 2017 -  Open Forum - What's On Your Mind?

February 14, 2017 - TBA 


A Call to Support 

It was at the beginning of 2014, January 9th to be exact, that I received my diagnosis of Parkinson's. It was the culmination of many years of searching for a diagnosis of all that ailed me. The tremors and the difficulty walking can be recounted back to 1998. Other issues such as balance and stiffness have only appeared in the last few years. When the doctor looked at us and said to my wife, “you know what it is,” she still couldn't say it because she knows through her career as a nurse what devastation Parkinson's disease can bring.

While many may look at a disease such as Parkinson's to be a life sentence, I do not. I know there will be days that will be difficult and painful. However, as an educator I have been born to teach others. I will utilize this passion to teach others about the lives of Parkinson's patients; that we do not simply disappear and die. What Parkinson’s patients have to offer is amazing and the world will know about it.

This past year changed our lives; Jean and I were led to a new direction. With much prayer for God’s guidance, we have been called to share and support others. Not in our choosing, but in His.

We are available to talk about Parkinson’s to those that don’t know about it, to talk about overcoming obstacles, to talk about how God’s grace and how His time affects our lives.  

For those who have Parkinson’s or if you are a caregiver to one, who has this disease, join us for ninety minutes the second Tuesday of each month. We will explore, discover, support, and learn more about our lives with Parkinson’s disease. We will learn more about the benefits of exercise, healing touch, nutrition, and spiritual growth; meet new friends who understand; and share our struggles and victories.

Take the first steps with us on the second Tuesday of each month. We begin with prayer at 6:30 pm and offer thanksgiving at 8:00 pm.

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

-- Proverbs 16:9


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