Legacies of Faith
The Catholic Churches of Stearns County
John's writing and historical research has developed from his educational career, teaching literature and writing for the Aitkin and Albany, Minnesota school districts. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from St. Cloud State University with a major in English as well as graduate studies at St. Cloud State and the University of Minnesota. The research involved in writing this book has led him to an even greater appreciation of the immigrant experience and how it produced the remarkable outcomes embodied in its churches.
Robert's primary work is Design and Preservation, devoted to residential renovation, with an emphasis on historic preservation. His professional experience includes 36 years of architectural office experience. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and five years in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. His writing has been focused on architectural aspects of historic preservation-related issues. Robert served as editor of the Minnesota Preservationist, a publication of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota for 14 years.
Doug Ohman is an acclaimed photographer with extensive experience in photography. He has produced images from every county in Minnesota, many which appear in a wide array of leading publications and exibits of historic preservation. These photographs aptly express the architectural attributes of the building while revealing the regional characteristics of their setting.