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A reception will be held to celebrate Johan and Sonja Hinderlies' 28 years of leadership at Mount Carmel Ministries near Alexandria May 25-27. Friends, family, staff, board members and donors are welcome to join any or all events.

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More than a time or two, Johan and Sonja Hinderlie questioned where God was leading them. But they kept moving forward despite uncertainties, and now look back with a sense of purpose and fulfillment.


The Hinderlies are retiring after 28 years with Mount Carmel Ministries near Alexandria. While both admit it wasn't the career path they expected, it definitely became a labor of love.


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Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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