Staff Member: Mark Froehle
My name is Mark Froehle and I have been married to my bride, Leila, for 25 years.
Our son Patrick is 23 years old living in my home town, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, working as an EMC systems engineer for Rockwell/Collins.
Our daughter Eva is 20 years old living in our home in Bemidji. She is currently working on her degree in Early Childhood education at BSU.
Leila is originally from Nisswa where we were married at St. Christopher's Church and we moved to Bemidji shortly after. I was an electronic service technician for Northern Amusement and Leila worked for ISD 31 as a child care provider in the ECFE/EIC center and Jack and Jill preschool on the BSU campus.
We were active members of St. Philips church helping in the Ministries of; Engaged couple sponsorship, Faith Formation, Evangelization and helping Fr. Don Braukmann at the Holy Spirit Newman Center selecting music for Mass, serving Thursday meals and general cleaning. We have moved back to Nisswa to care for Leila's mother in Nisswa.
Leila and I will make St. Christopher's our home parish and St. Francis our adopted Parish.