Bishop Marty Shanahan, M.Div., M.A., M.A.
Martin (Marty) Shanahan was ordained on Jan 19, 2008 and is the founding pastor of Spirit of Hope. He graduated from the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas in 1987 with a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts concentrations in Dogmatic and Moral Theology. Marty served four years in the United States Air Force Reserve as Chaplain and 14 years as Chaplain with the St. Paul Police Department. He has served in numerous ministerial positions and is currently serving as the Chaplain at MN Department of Corrections.
Rev. Corein E. Turbak, M.Div.
Corein Turbak was ordained on November 22, 2014 and has been a member of Spirit of Hope since 2009. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN in 2010. Corein has primarily worked in ministry focused on social justice serving at a diocesan level and in college and youth ministry. Along with serving as a pastor at Spirit of Hope, she is currently the Director of Community Outreach at Ascension Place, Inc. which provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing to women and children. She is particularly interested in social justice and spiritual care for those living on the margins of society.
Rev. Colleen E. Woodley
Colleen Woodley came to Spirit of Hope in 2008. She spent 35 years as a nurse in St. Paul with most of her time spent caring for hospice patients in the inpatient hospice unit, home care and at the Pillars Hospice Home. As her career in nursing waned she pursued a degree in theology at the University of St. Thomas and then attended the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity entering the Master or Arts program specializing in moral theology. Colleen was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop James Judd on November 16, 2013. As a member of the Spirit of Hope pastoral team, she participates in the leadership, pastoral care and sacramental life of the church and enjoys the relational nature of her ministry and the ability to continue to serve those in her community. Presently Colleen is working toward a Certificate in Liturgy through the STEP (Satellite Theological Education Program) at Notre Dame University.