Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

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Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving people facing homelessness, poverty, or addiction in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!

The Mission helps people rebuild their lives first by providing for physical needs through nutritious meals and safe shelter. Then our prayer is that our guests stay and join one of our life-changing programs so their life can change for good.

We encourage each person to find their worth in God and to see the gifts he or she has to offer the world. By coming alongside our students and guests, we help them find their purpose as fully contributing members of our 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 Axburg

Chairman: Kathryn Stark

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, discipleship-oriented pathways and programs that restore dignity and wholeness to men, women, and children.

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 rating788 of 1077101 of 144
Fund acquisition rating685 of 1078101 of 144
Resource allocation rating801 of 107896 of 144
Asset utilization rating573 of 107785 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$708,963$586,122$581,544$483,105$839,891
Short-term investments$25,371,329$11,354,606$8,975,852$8,427,910$8,023,498
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$33,345,839$17,685,679$11,627,247$10,117,108$11,078,101
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,735,983$8,603,698$11,661,659$12,124,512$12,216,611
Other long-term assets$960,000$2,609,367$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$7,695,983$11,213,065$11,661,659$12,124,512$12,216,611
Total assets$41,041,822$28,898,744$23,288,906$22,241,620$23,294,712
Payables and accrued expenses$1,107,816$1,411,796$769,733$832,856$839,465
Other current liabilities$64,090$50,732$32,383$65,559$108,033
Total current liabilities$1,171,906$1,462,528$802,116$898,415$947,498
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$72,302$119,545$113,313$107,406$101,807
Total long-term liabilities$352,302$1,216,745$113,313$107,406$101,807
Total liabilities$1,524,208$2,679,273$915,429$1,005,821$1,049,305
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$33,596,880$21,179,358$18,688,213$17,686,065$18,629,588
With donor restrictions$5,920,734$5,040,113$3,685,264$3,549,734$3,615,819
Net assets$39,517,614$26,219,471$22,373,477$21,235,799$22,245,407
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$20,367,324$17,848,865$14,715,952$13,630,723$15,399,620
Program service revenue$689,438$635,991$739,546$821,998$828,344
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,796,649$284,377$305,106$248,380$790,662
Other revenue($131,808)($158,750)($227,006)($153,838)$338,276
Total other revenue$7,354,279$761,618$817,646$916,540$1,957,282
Total revenue$27,721,603$18,610,483$15,533,598$14,547,263$17,356,902
Program services$11,372,031$11,207,408$11,121,585$11,922,838$11,190,696
Management and general$1,226,656$943,614$874,593$963,793$1,100,860
Total expenses$15,470,668$15,422,398$14,606,009$16,013,912$15,480,488
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$12,250,935$3,188,085$927,589($1,466,649)$1,876,414
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$12,250,935$3,188,085$927,589($1,466,649)$1,876,414


Dr Charles MorganChief Executive Officer$200,415
Korwin SchmidtChief Financial Officer$63,265

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/8/2022. 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

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