The students, staff & board at Journey House are excited about the upcoming semester.  We hope you will join us for our events.  For more information please call     715-425-2391  or email

TUESDAY – This I Believe Lunch (12:00 – 1:00 PM at Journey House)                      WEDNESDAY – Midweek Mandalas (12:00 – 1:30 PM at Falcon’s Nest Lounge in UC THURSDAY – Thursday Supper for a Buck (6:00 PM at Journey House)                      THURSDAY –  Holy Shindig (7:30 PM at Journey House)

**Bible Study – Coming Soon! 

New Journey House Team

The Board of Directors of Journey House Campus Ministry is happy to introduce the new administrative team that will lead the Campus Ministry at Journey House.

Laura Ramlow from Baldwin is the new Campus Minister. She is an Associate in Ministry with the Northwest Synod of WisconsinELCA. Laura earned a BA in Music Education from Luther College and an MA from Luther Seminary, and she has served as the Faith Formation Coordinator at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin, and as an Associate in Ministry at Rush River Lutheran Church. She is also a vocalist/preacher with a music ministry group called Breaking Chains that provides outreach to congregations through music, prayer, and inspirational worship experiences.

Teresa Ginn from Hudson was promoted to the position of Director of Administration for Journey House. Teresa has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She worked at several organizations in Kentucky, and served as a Development Assistant  for Maryhurst, an agency that provides services to children in crisis. Since moving to Wisconsin, she has served as the Administrative Assistant for Hope Lutheran Church in River Falls and served as the Administrative Assistant last year at Journey House.

We welcome this new ministry team and look forward to their work serving the students at UWRF and CVTC, and to their outreach to churches in this region. I hope that you will take the opportunity to meet with them this fall, and we ask that you support them and the ministry of Journey House in your prayers.

Journey House Campus Ministry is an ecumenical Christian outreach serving UW-River Falls and Chippewa Valley Technical College in River Falls. Journey House is sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), the United Methodist Church, and the Presbyterian Church USA and is housed in a building on the corner of 2nd and Cascade owned and operated by the Wesley Board.

Laura Ramlow
Laura Ramlow
Teresa Ginn
Teresa Ginn

Best wishes,

Gorden Hedahl, President of the Journey House Board

Donations needed for HOPE’s Market

Do you have a few items that you no longer need?  You can make more room in your basement or garage AND help out Journey House!!

We are in need of donated items!  Journey House will have a booth at HOPE’s Market (an outdoor market near Sterling Ponds on August 9th from 9:00 am – 3:00pm).    Suggested items include furniture, household items, antiques, books, toys, etc.  Collect and price your items. Then contact Teresa at to schedule a time to drop off your donation or arrange for your items to be picked up.         All donations must be received by Thursday, Augsut 7th.   Call 715-425-2391 for more information.

Click here to view a flyer:    2014 Hope’s Market Flyer                                                         Be sure to stop by and do some shopping on August 9th. There will be lots of vendors selling crafts, antiques, collectibles, etc.  You can also stop by to enjoy some refreshments and music!

Campus Minister Job Opening

Journey House Campus Ministry, an ecumenical Christian outreach located adjacent to and serving UW-River Falls and Chippewa Valley Technical College River Falls, is seeking applicants for Campus Minister. This is a 50%, year-round salaried position reporting to the Journey House Board of Directors.

Applicants should possess:

  • A passion for youg adult Christian ministry
  • Proficiency and experience in ministry with college-age students
  • Proven leadership skills in a team setting
  • Budget management experience
  • The ability to plan and oversee ministry programs

Both lay and clergy applicantions will be accepted for consideration; applicant screening will begin on June 30, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Gorden Hedahl, Board Chair, 715-426-6082 or

A full job description and information on submitting letters of interest and resumes are available on the web at



Take Back The Night

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Last night several Journey House students participated in TAKE BACK THE NIGHT. This event, sponsored by St. Croix Valley SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) is about speaking up against sexual violence and empowering and supporting survivors.

Activities included poster making, making your own T-shirts, speaker, music and candle light vigil.

Dear Friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I tell you that in two short weeks I will be leaving Journey House Campus Ministry. I have resigned to take a call in Denver Co. where my children and grandchildren live. It has been a challenge and a joy to see Journey House grow and flourish over my eight years here and I thank you for your support and encouragement over those years; it has meant a great deal to me.

Campus Ministry is unique and offers us a chance to be part of young adults lives as they figure out who they will be and it has been my privilege to journey along with them. I have met many great students who give me hope for our future and I will miss all of them both past and present students.

I hope that you will continue to support Journey House and it’s mission in River Falls as it is vitally important to provide the students with a safe place to explore their faith as they journey forth into adulthood.

I will be in my office next week on Tues., Wed. and Thursday if you get a chance to stop by and say good-bye I would love to see you.

God’s Peace,

Yvonne Wilken

Journey House Campus Minister

Spring is here…..or not!

Welcome back!  Many of the students and some staff at Journey House spent the last week in warmer climates enjoying time with family and friends, relaxing and reacquainting themselves with the big yellow ball in the sky.  Unfortunately, we did not bring the sun and warmth back with us.  😦

Don’t worry….Journey House Campus Ministry has many exciting events still planned for this semester.  Be sure to “like” us on Facebook (Journey House Campus Ministry) and you will receive weekly invites to our activities.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who attended the Journey House Quilt Auction on Friday.  We had a wonderful event filled with great music, food and lots of fun. Thank you for your continued support of the students and programs at Journey House!