History

The Capitol Prayer Network was founded February 2004 by Chaplain Dan Hall (pictured below).

Dan Hall at CapitolCPN was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Minnesota in January 2011 by  Cathy Jo Severson. Cathy Jo was blessed and honored to serve alongside Chaplain Hall since CPN’s  founding in 2004.

In December 2010, Chaplain Dan Hall “passed the baton” of being President of  CPN to Cathy Jo at the State Capitol with the impartation of blessing by Rev. Fred Herzog.

In March 2012 Cathy Jo “passed the baton” to Lois Meland who had served faithfully on the CPN  board alongside Cathy Jo and Dan Hall since CPN’s inception in 2004. Lois recognized CPN as a  ‘lighthouse’ for Aglow Ministries International. Lois was voted in by the board as the new President of Capitol Prayer Network (CPN) with the blessing of Rev. Fred Herzog (advisor to the CPN board).

 

The “Pieces”

“The Capitol Prayer Network is a compilation of Christians praying for our state legislators and those issues that affect Christians. We believe our prayer foundation is what launches everything we do.” Chaplain Dan Hall (Founder of Capitol Prayer Network)

The Capitol Prayer Network is dedicated to bringing the ‘pieces’ together. These pieces consist of various ministries and individuals within the borders of our own state as well as joining with other states in order to help encourage and build the body of Christ to pray for our nation. Thus fulfilling Jesus’ prayer:

“…that they may be one…”.  (John 17:22 KJV)

Our mission is to encourage faith in God through community relationships and networking prayer. More specifically we do this by promoting our Capitol Prayer Network services in various communities and praying for those in high stress positions of authority in Government.

Capitol Prayer Network also purposes to find or build prayer leadership in every community so as to bring hands on encouragement and prayer support for our leaders and the communities they serve.

We believe that prayer is the foundation that launches everything we do in advancing the Kingdom of God:

“…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…”.  (Ephesians 6:18 KJV)

Capitol Prayer Network encourages and fosters a “citizen’s stewardship”.  We do this by remembering to pray for all our leaders in government, not only for our nation, but also our state, county and city officials:

 “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior”.  (1 Timothy 2:1-3 KJV)

We encourage and exhort believers everywhere to be “Salt and Light”, to bring our faith “out in the open” not leave it behind the church doors, but to bring our light into the community square. That means we “show up”! And we shine!

If “We the people…” of faith do not engage in the stewardship of our freedoms and our nation through increasing prayer and “showing up” then who will?

CPN Leadership

Officers:
President: Lois Meland
Secretary: Charlotte Herzog
Treasurer: John Wilkinson

Advisors:
Bruce Anderson
Pastor Fred Herzog
John Wilkinson

Capitol On-Site Advisors:
Pastor Mike Smith
Pastor Dale Witherington

Prayer Leaders:
Carol Anderson
Mary Ervasti
Gail Lopac
Lois Meland
Barbara Simon
Alexis Wilkinson