• People of Sanctuary
  • Todd O’Leary

    Todd O’Leary

    Todd is a California boy who made his way to the Midwest. It took a while to get used to “living five years in the past”, but eventually hacky sacks made their way to Minnesota and all was right in the world. He also learned how to drift his car on the ice and that redeemed the cold winters.

    Todd met his wife, Carla, at their college pool. He was told to walk downstairs to “meet the new girl” and there was his wife. She didn’t know that at the time, but he did. A fancy date at Rocky’s Roccoco Pizza and the rest is history.

    His most memorable family vacation was horseback riding in the Grey Salt Mountains in Wyoming. He arranged the trip over the phone, didn’t know the difference between “beginner” and “intermediate” riders, and five minutes into their slightly advanced ride they discovered how truly difficult it is to be a cowboy.

    He and Carla have three kids, currently scattered across the world, but the joy of watching their children learn, adapt and become independent is still the greatest part of being a father. It makes up for all the times he wandered around looking for his borrowed and unreturned hammer.

    His favorite thing about Sanctuary is the openness of this community to encourage, inspire, and wrestle with what God is doing in our lives. The appreciation by everyone that we are fortunate to be here is what makes this place special.

    If he’s not at Sanctuary he’s probably out on a hike with Carla enjoying the empty nest, or doing some more never ending yard work with their dog Griffon.

  • People of Sanctuary
  • Todd O’Leary

    Todd O’Leary

    Todd is a California boy who made his way to the Midwest. It took a while to get used to “living five years in the past”, but eventually hacky sacks made their way to Minnesota and all was right in the world. He also learned how to drift his car on the ice and that redeemed the cold winters.

    Todd met his wife, Carla, at their college pool. He was told to walk downstairs to “meet the new girl” and there was his wife. She didn’t know that at the time, but he did. A fancy date at Rocky’s Roccoco Pizza and the rest is history.

    His most memorable family vacation was horseback riding in the Grey Salt Mountains in Wyoming. He arranged the trip over the phone, didn’t know the difference between “beginner” and “intermediate” riders, and five minutes into their slightly advanced ride they discovered how truly difficult it is to be a cowboy.

    He and Carla have three kids, currently scattered across the world, but the joy of watching their children learn, adapt and become independent is still the greatest part of being a father. It makes up for all the times he wandered around looking for his borrowed and unreturned hammer.

    His favorite thing about Sanctuary is the openness of this community to encourage, inspire, and wrestle with what God is doing in our lives. The appreciation by everyone that we are fortunate to be here is what makes this place special.

    If he’s not at Sanctuary he’s probably out on a hike with Carla enjoying the empty nest, or doing some more never ending yard work with their dog Griffon.

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