Prayer Breakfast Looks to Include All of East Metro

The annual Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast is set for May 7 at the Prom Center in Oakdale.

The theme for the 2013 Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast, set for May 7 at the Prom Center in Oakdale, is “Truth in Motion.”

The featured speaker this year is Chris Wright, Minnesota Timberwolves president.

“I feel very honored to share with the east metro community about the role my faith has played in my life, both in my business endeavors as well as with my family,” Wright said in a statement.

Woodbury resident Caleb Brunz, co-chair of the event with his wife Stephanie, said the event is “an opportunity to connect with community leaders, business owners and leaders in the faith community around a shared belief the power of in prayer.”

Wright will be sharing his perspective “on the challenges of living a life of truth in our day-to-day personal and professional lives,” said Brunz, a member of the Oakdale Business and Professional Association.

A native of England, Wright came to the U.S. in 1978, according to the NBA. Before coming to the Wolves in 1990, he spent three years working for the state as a consultant. Wright also previously worked as general manager for two Major Indoor Soccer League Teams, including the Minnesota Strikers (1986-87), according to the NBA.


The 2013 Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast (WAPB) is set for 6:55-8:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. Doors open at 6:15 a.m.

It will be held at the Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave. N., in Oakdale. People are encouraged to carpool due to limited parking.

Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens will greet attendees and give opening remarks for the WAPB. There will be prayer for local communities and their leaders, fellowship, music, and breakfast.


Individual tickets cost $20 each or $180 for a table of nine. 

Visit the Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast website to purchase tickets or sponsor a table.

  • Business or Event Sponsors start at $700 (includes nine $20 tickets).
  • Table Sponsors start at $400 (includes nine $20 tickets).
  • Individual or Event Sponsors start at $100 (includes one $20 ticket).

Tickets: Jodi Christensen (Jodi@WoodburyPB.org, 651-773-4738) 

Sponsorships: Janine Watson (Janine@WoodburyPB.org, 612-202-9398).

New this year, people can support the WAPB by purchasing an engraved leather wristband that reads: “Pray About Everything … Philippians 4:6.”

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The wristband is being offered for a minimum donation of $5 when purchased with an event ticket or sponsorship. Without an event ticket and/or sponsorship purchase, or after the May 7 event, the minimum donation will be $10. Quantities are limited. Proceeds fund the WAPB.

Also, donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for the Christian Cupboard Food Shelf in Woodbury the morning of the event.


The Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast is part of a larger national movement that is taking hold in hundreds of communities across the nation. Modeled after the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., it is held the same time every year along with similar events at the state and local levels.

For more information, visit the WAPB website.


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