Redemption House

John Leonard, Founder & CEO



Genders Served

Redemption House is a non-profit, Christ-centered sober living ministry. Our heart-focused discipleship model teaches alcohol and drug dependent men how to live joyous and sober lives through a reciprocal fellowship of love with Jesus. Residents turn away from themselves and grow in their dependence on Him by incorporating the gospel into the details of life. Over time, they cumulatively worship their way out of addiction through the practice of honoring God in everything they do.

Surrounded by expansive wetlands and pristine woods, residents enjoy sweeping views and recreational activities on nearby lakes and nature trails. Located just west of the Twin Cities in Minnetrista, the lodge-like setting magnifies God’s majesty and enhances our focus on His love for us. This private, serene setting is the perfect backdrop for prayer, worship and personal reflection.


  • Heart-focused, gospel-centered discipleship curriculum
  • Grace-oriented approach to recovery
  • Immersive Christ-centered, transparent community
  • 24-hr veteran staff
  • Groceries & nutritional meals included
  • Regular exercise & recreational activities
  • Gym membership
  • Fitness room & equipment on site
  • Transportation to recovery meetings, church & activities
  • Extensive library of Christian books & classic literature
  • Daily personal & corporate worship
  • Musical instruments
  • Deck & outdoor kitchen
  • Serene setting with expansive views
  • 15 acre private property
  • Nearby fishing, swimming lakes & nature trails
  • Overnight canoeing & camping excursions
  • Web access


  • 18 years of age and older
  • Alcohol & drug dependent men only
  • Three month minimum stay
  • Strong commitment to recovery
  • Open to belief in Christ
  • Sober & drug free
  • Psychologically & medically stable
  • Willing & motivated to participate