Options for Women| Cornerstone is a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic and resource center located in St. Michael. Our mission is to be a beacon of hope and support for pregnant women and their families in need of assistance when their options seem to be limited by outside pressures. We offer life affirming options in prenatal situations while maintaining confidentiality and dignity in a non-judgmental Christian environment for the greater Wright County area and beyond.
It's through your generous support that we are able to provide services such as peer counseling, limited medical, clinical, and referral services free of charge to assist women in their journey through pregnancy and beyond.
Options for Women|Cornerstone is 100% donor funded.
Fr. Michael Schmitz
Father Mike Schmitz is the chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He also serves as the Director of the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth. Fr. Mike has a charismatic delivery of the gospel and a deep love for Christ that shines through in a dynamic, uplifting and inspirational way! Fr Mike is also the host of the wildly popular webcast Ascension Presents which has 371,000 subscribers. This will be a message exclusively for Options for Women|Cornerstone. This is a talk that you will not want to miss!
Dr. Michael McNelis
Dr. Mike is the Medical Director for Options for Women|Cornerstone since 2013.
He is a board certified OBGYN for both Cornerstone Clinic and Allina Health Clinic. Dr. Mike is passionate about helping women deliver healthy babies and live healthier lives. When asked why he volunteers so much of his time to Cornerstone, Dr. Mike replied, "It's a way for me to be involved with the community... I am dedicated to providing good care for all women and helping them through what can be very stressful times."
Fr. Brian Park
Opening Prayer and Blessing
Fr. Park is the new spiritual director for Cornerstone. On May 25, 2013, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and is a member of the Companions of Christ, a fraternity of diocesan priests. Fr. Park has been the pastor of St. Albert and St. Michael parishes since July 1, 2020.
Pre-Show begins at 6:30 PM
Former Client Impact Witness
Fr. Peter Richards, former Spiritual Director
Meet our Gala Sponsors
Board of Directors Recognition
Music by Lyndsay Rohr
Live Event begins at 7:00 PM
Welcome by Dr. Mike McNelis
Lisa Peterson, Board of Directors President
Watch Parties Introduction
Opening Prayer with Fr. Brian Park
Winner of Split the Pot Announced
Center Update by Patty Washatka
Meet the Bennett’s
Circle of Hope
Keynote Address with Fr. Michael Schmitz
Closing Prayer and Blessing