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Saint Francis Sculpture Garden is the nonprofit responsible for the planning, fundraising, and upkeep of the 11-acre Sculpture Garden pathway. The land is owned by the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids (on their beautiful Marywood Campus), and SFSG has a contractual agreement with them because the pathway is a hand-in-glove fit with the sisters' values of art, ecology, and prayer. Throughout the year, SFSG sponsors a Living Nativity, Blessing of the Animals, International Day of Peace, and planting commemorative flowers in conjunction with area hospices.

About Us

Experience Serenity in a Garden of Peace


Our Board

Tom Heitz


Lauretta Simpson

Board of Directors

Mindy Hills

John Gruizenga

Board of Directors

Matt Carlson


Jay England

Site Maintenance Dir.

Gary Szotko

Board of Directors

Karsten Voskuil

Sue Ellen Carlson


Terri Mulligan

Board of Directors

Max Gibbs

Board of Directors

Heather Kubiak

Board of Directors

Friends | Associates

Mic Carlson

Sculptor | Founder

Jack & Rita Kirkwood

Susan Evangelista

Media Comm. Mgr. | Videographer

Greg Metz

Architect | Designer


Past Members

Emily Schichtel

Past Member

Mark Seigrist

Former President

William Cox

Architect | Garden Designer

Patrick Bishop

Former President

Skip Herrema

Landscaper | Designer

Upcoming Events

  • ​SUMMER SOLSTICE     June 21, 2023

  • SFSG GOLF OUTING     September 15, 2023

  • BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS     October 7, 2023


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