Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

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Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (UGMTC) opened its doors more than 120 years ago to feed, shelter and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Saint Paul dock workers, laborers and lumberjacks. Through the years, our programming evolved to meet the changing needs of men, women and children experiencing homelessness, hunger and addiction.

Our emergency shelter provides guests with food, shelter and vital care-including mental health services. Once immediate needs are met, our staff walk alongside residents for up to two years, providing Bible study, professional counseling, group therapy, education, mentorship, job-skills training, and financial skills instruction needed to thrive and live successfully in the community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities
376 Western Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55103

Website: www.ugmtc.org

Phone: (651) 789-7557

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 410705847

CEO/President: Pam Stegora Axberg

Chairman: Rick Kleven

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1929

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


To see all men, women, and children healthy, whole, and successful through Jesus Christ and the transforming power of the gospel.

Mission statement

To provide Christ-centered, life-changing pathways for all people who are experiencing homelessness, hunger, and addiction.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity; that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory.

We believe that individuals are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This event we hold to be an experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whom Christ indwells each believer enabling them to live a godly life of obedience as he/she reaches for maturity.

We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating852 of 1110107 of 141
Fund acquisition rating766 of 1111101 of 141
Resource allocation rating822 of 111197 of 141
Asset utilization rating595 of 111079 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,100,631$791,242$708,963$586,122$581,544
Short-term investments$36,848,256$28,392,520$25,371,329$11,354,606$8,975,852
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$38,606,291$32,492,229$33,345,839$17,685,679$11,627,247
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,905,055$7,763,426$6,735,983$8,603,698$11,661,659
Other long-term assets$0$0$960,000$2,609,367$0
Total long-term assets$7,905,055$7,763,426$7,695,983$11,213,065$11,661,659
Total assets$46,511,346$40,255,655$41,041,822$28,898,744$23,288,906
Payables and accrued expenses$613,028$979,460$1,107,816$1,411,796$769,733
Other current liabilities$0$11,483$64,090$50,732$32,383
Total current liabilities$613,028$990,943$1,171,906$1,462,528$802,116
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$72,302$119,545$113,313
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$352,302$1,216,745$113,313
Total liabilities$613,028$990,943$1,524,208$2,679,273$915,429
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$41,203,755$34,630,076$33,596,880$21,179,358$18,688,213
With donor restrictions$4,694,563$4,634,636$5,920,734$5,040,113$3,685,264
Net assets$45,898,318$39,264,712$39,517,614$26,219,471$22,373,477
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Total contributions$19,458,203$18,605,126$20,367,324$17,848,865$14,715,952
Program service revenue$795,837$651,688$689,438$635,991$739,546
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,243,457$1,004,365$6,796,649$284,377$305,106
Other revenue($46,369)($37,535)($131,808)($158,750)($227,006)
Total other revenue$1,992,925$1,618,518$7,354,279$761,618$817,646
Total revenue$21,451,128$20,223,644$27,721,603$18,610,483$15,533,598
Program services$12,005,195$11,614,273$11,372,031$11,207,408$11,121,585
Management and general$1,187,965$1,241,799$1,226,656$943,614$874,593
Total expenses$16,234,031$15,793,424$15,470,668$15,422,398$14,606,009
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$5,217,097$4,430,220$12,250,935$3,188,085$927,589
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,217,097$4,430,220$12,250,935$3,188,085$927,589


Pamela AxbergChief Executive Officer$249,115
Korwin SchmidtChief Financial Officer$176,317
David SenaVP of Men's Program$148,496
Meaghan JohansenClinical Director$141,966
Nicholas GisiDirector - Men's Campus$111,245

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/8/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


1902 the Mission opens its doors at 414 Jackson Street in Saint Paul
Medical Clinic opened with the assistance of Dr. Harvey O. Skinner
1910 Rescue Home opens for unwed mothers
1930 Saint Paul Boys Club opens in downtown Saint Paul; land purchased for Gospel Hill Camp
1940 Ober Community Center dedicated (Frogtown area)
1942 Daycare nursery installed for mothers during "war emergency"
1958 First year for Thanksgiving basket give-away program
1959 Workman's Pool organized for job placement
1965 Free dental clinic opens with volunteer dentists
1972 Shoreview alcohol/drug recovery center opens
1980 New Men's Campus opens in Saint Paul, along with the Mission Thrift Store; Christ Recovery Center expands drug and alcohol programs
1991 Discipleship Program begins;
1992 Naomi Family Residence for homeless women and children opens
1994-1996 LifeNet Learning Center opens for men and women
1997 Child Care Center opens
2001 WorkNet career development program starts
2005 Hmong ministry, Family & Youth Advancement Services, Inc., joins Union Gospel Mission
2018 Mental Health & Medical Clinic opens to serve Mission students and residents

Program accomplishments