Meet the amazing people that committed to making North Heights their permanent home in 2024!
Marianne & David Vinz and Steve & Jennifer Tix
Marianne Vinz: I'm happy to be a new member after being a permanent visitor for five years. I'm a grandmother of four wonderful kids, a former teacher, and a lover of all things cat.
David Vinz: We have been visiting North Heights for five years. Our grandson and granddaughter have been attending North Heights Kids' Church. We have now graduated to a senior living complex by Como Lake.
Steve & Jennifer Tix: We are blessed to enjoy life and work together along with our tribe of eight kiddos. We have been here four years. Kids range from 26 to 14, and we have 4 living at home.
Penny Bratland, Hannah Bronner, and the Kinnunen Family
Penny Bratland: I'm looking forward to reconnecting with Jesus and continuing to grow in my faith. Something I enjoy is making caramels with my son. I am a mother of three and a grandmother of 10.
Hannah Bronner: I'm originally from Milwaukee area but came to college in the Twin Cities. That's when I found North Heights! I currently work as a marketing communications specialist for Presbyterian Homes and Services. My favorite thing to do is sing. I've been on the worship team for four years.
Zachary Kinnunen: I love football (SKOL), and I am a big wrestling fan.
Brittany Kinnunen: I love my family and my church family. My sons, Cole and Maverick, love to go to kids church.
Mitch Bruneau, Kaylen Jaques, and Gene Uhlenhopp
Mitch Bruneau: I like Batman.
Kaylen Jaques: I'm a stay-at-home mom, and we have a daughter named Peyton. She's 8 and loves kids' church.
Gene Uhlenhopp: I taught school in White Bear Lake for 38 years and St. Paul for 8. Then I retired, bought a lake home, and lived there for 12 years. I've worked in a school physical fitness program for 12 years. I also helped coach my 2 grandsons in basketball. They both went on to play college basketball.