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Global Citizen and Activist

Mary Wennes is a retired schoolteacher and has taught in Japan, Minnesota, Arizona and California. She describes herself as a “global citizen and an activist for poverty, hunger and immigration.” Mary is a board member of Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center and also uniquely familiar with how the center came to be. In 1993, Mary’s husband, Howard Wennes, the Bishop of the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) had what he calls “the million dollar…