Minnesota Celiac Support Groups


Don’t go it alone!  These are groups that I know of in the Minnesota area.  Feel free to let me know if there are updates or other groups you know about, and I will add it to the list.  Thanks!


Updated 8-16-09

Anoka County Celiac Support Group: Meetings the second Saturday of each month, 10AM-noon.  Bring your questions, ideas, and a gluten-free treat and its recipe to share!

  • Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 13655 Round Lake Blvd., Andover, MN
  • Contact Margaret “Mike” Douville, mnnana@q.com at 763-421-3656 or Sandy Carroll 763-427-6965

Celiac Friends Twin Cities Support Group: Serving Minnetonka and Western Twin Cities Suburbs. 
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at Ridgewood Church 4420 Hwy 101, Minnetonka at 6:45 p.m. 
Contact: Lynn Shadle Gabriel  lynnshadlegabriel@yahoo.com , Julie Melin 612/798-5720 or juliemelin@netscape.com , Elizabeth Hayes 763/551-7920 orrhayes142@msn.com, Ken Huiras  952/925-1737 or khuiras@earthlink.net , Darcy Gautsch  dagautsch@gmail.com , Carol Ansolabehere 952-934-8940 or cansolabehere@comcast.net

Crookston, Minnesota: We meet the third Monday of each month at Riverview Hospital.
Meeting Room One at
5:30 PM- 6:30 p.m. 
Contact Mary Bratrud 218-281-9553, or email: Sr. Ruthann atsruthanncsj@hotmail.com

Duluth CSA: Quarterly meetings at St. Luke’s Hospital 5:30-6:3- p.m.  Contact Karen Johnson 218-249-5473 or kjohnson2@slhduluth.com

Can’t Eat Wheat Support Group – Northfield: Meets the first Monday of Feb/Apr/Aug/Oct/Dec.

  • Location: The new Northfield hospital, located on the north side of town at 2000 North Ave. County Roads 23 and 19. Meetings take place in the lower level conference room.
  • For more information call Jody Friedow at 507-663-6071jfriedow@gmail.com

Nothland Celiac Support Group: http://northlandceliacs.fastmail.fm/

Red River Celiac Support Group: Fargo, ND www.redriverceliacs.org

R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) Twin Cities A non-profit support group for families with children who have celiac disease. Support, guidance and sharing of recipes are part of the two monthly meetings:

  • R.O.C.K. NORTH: Held at Whole Foods in Minneapolis on alternate months (March, may, July, September, November).  Please visit the our web site www.twincitiesrock.org site for meeting location, or call Julie Jones, (763) 694-9359.
  • R.O.C.K. SOUTH: Held at Whole Foods in Minneapolis on alternate months (February, April, June, August, October).  For more information visit www.twincitiesrock.org or contact Kathy Olson at 612-910-3221.

SE Minnesota Celiac Support Group: www.semnceliacs.org For meeting dates, times and location, Gail Thurnau, gthurnau1184@charter.netphone 507-391-1674.

St. Cloud Celiac Support Group: Meetings first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4310 County Road 137, St. Cloud.  Bring questions, ideas, and a Gluten-Free treat (and its recipe!) to share.  Contact Sylvia Raschke at 320-685-3007 or sylkenfrog@mywdo.comor Faith Pavkovich 763-263-6387 or faith@sherbtel.net

St. Croix Valley Celiacs (Hudson, Wisconsin): Meetings are held at the Hudson Hospital on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 PM.  Contact Pam Brokaw at 715-377-1002 or pambeads@comcast.net

The Woodbury Eastside Celiac Support Group’s (WECSG):  Meetings typically scheduled for the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 7 p.m. at the Woodbury Allina Health Clinic (Radio Drive and Valley Creek Rd.)  No meetings are held in June/July/August/December. Contact Information:  Gloria Read—651/730-7514,

Chris Ripka—651/768-7231


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Sandy Carroll November 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

The meeting location is incorrect for the Anoka County Celiac Support group. It is now located at County Rd 116 and Round Lake Bvd.

Thank You.


angelaskitchen November 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Thanks for letting me know. I’ll update the info. 🙂


Sandy Carroll November 20, 2011 at 10:08 am

I mentioned the Anoka County Celiac Support Group as moved its meeting location to CTY Rd 116 and Round LakeBlvd. It is located at Grace Lutheran Church. Thank you.


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