Bread Classes


Praying with Bread

Rescheduled - now December 14th, 9 AM to 1 PM - with Bryce & Jody Johnson

There is a God given rhythm to life which must be honored.  It is like bread making, which has a rhythm of work and rest.  It is at the heart of our spiritual lives, action and solitude. This is a hands-on bread making class interspersed with time for the Spirit to rise within through contemplative prayer.

Where: Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, 1212 Holly Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55038

Cost: $45

Information and Registration


Holiday Breads Class

Sunday, December 15th - with Bryce Johnson & Ross Safford

2:00 - 5:00 PM at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church, 1851 Birch Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55115

You’ll be ready for entertaining with some delicious breads. We’ll make several varieties using Challah dough: breadsticks, braided, and a cinnamon raisin loaf, plus Pain d’Epices. The Pain d’Epice is a rye spice bread, the heartiest holiday quick bread you’ve ever had. You’ll take home multiple loaves of bread, plus some dough to bake at home, and will bake in the church’s wood-fired oven.

Limited to 14 people; registration deadline is December 8. Cost: $40 per person; $10 for a child accompanied by a paid parent or grandparent.

To register an adult click here

To add a child click here


Bryce Johnson is a retired pastor. In 2010, he guided the White Bear Lake United Methodist Church to build a community bread oven.  In retirement he has been making and selling bread at Farmers Markets and through his Community Supported Bakery.

Ross Safford is a professionally trained chef and former full-time baker. He uses humor, story-telling, and his vast experience to make bread making simple and fun.

Jody Johnson is a retired psychotherapist and certified Centering Prayer instructor.


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To learn more, contact Bryce Johnson:

bryce@companionbreads.com | 651-269-4158