The Capitol Prayer Network (CPN) is a non profit organization dedicated to helping people find  the kingdom of god through a relationship with their God and mankind.

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, focusing on  state legislators and community leaders.

We established our community leaders to be available to serve  communities in crisis and network Christian prayer and encouragement.  Our purpose is to build prayer leadership in every community so as to  bring hands on encouragement and prayer support for our leaders and the  communities they serve.



The Capitol Prayer Network was founded February 2004 by Chaplain Dan Hall.

CPN was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Minnesota in January 2011 by Chaplain 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, Lois Meland who had served faithfully on the CPN board alongside Cathy Jo and Dan Hall since CPN’s inception in 2004, became President. 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).

CPN Board and Advisors

Board Members

Lois Meland - President

Gail Lopac - Secretary

John Wilkinson - Treasurer 

Carol Anderson

Charlotte Herzog

Eldora Koski


Bruce Anderson

Reverend Fred Herzog

John Wilkinson

Capitol On-site Advisors

Pastor Mike Smith

Pastor Dale Witherington

CPN Prayer Leaders

Carol Anderson

Sue Lee

Gail Lopac

Lois Meland

Alexis Wilkinson

"Network The Networks"

Networking the prayer networks to mobilize the Body of Christ to prayer for our government, our state, our nation.

CPN's Goals

  1. To mobilize the Body of Christ for prayer to the capitol.
  2. To bring daily prayer to each state capitol.
  3. To encourage the church to be “Salt and Light”.
  4. To “legislate” the Kingdom of God through prayer and declaration.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…

Mathew 6:9-10