Mary J. Nelson

Mary J. Nelson is a former healthcare communications and leadership consultant, speaker, and a non-staff Pastor of Healing Prayer at Hosanna!, a church of over 7,000 members in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. She is past president of the congregation, founder of the Pray for the Cure cancer healing and discipleship ministry, community healing prayer ministry, and a leader in the Sozo inner healing ministry.

Nineteen years ago, Mary met God’s grace in the refining fire of cancer. This life-changing experience left her with a deep passion for helping others encounter God and his goodness in the midst of trials and be empowered and set free to live out their destiny.

She and her husband, Howie, have two adult children and two grandchildren and have been married for 41 years. They enjoy spending time with family, traveling, fishing, motorcycling, bicycling, reading, and serving together as prayer leaders in their local church.


Most Recent Project: Jehovah-Jireh: The God Who Provides (Barbour/Shiloh Run Press 2017)


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Twitter: @maryjnelson1


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