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THE MANNING FAMILY INCLUDES (left to right) son Levi, mom Jennifer, daughters Hope, Grace and Faith, and dad Cory, who is the new associate pastor at Northern Lights Tabernacle of Detroit Lakes. Manning is a lifelong resident of the lakes area.

Lifelong faith leads to new calling

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Since he was a young child, Cory Manning has been involved in Christian ministry in one form or another.

As the son of Mel and Shirley Manning -- founders of The Refuge Christian Outreach Center in Detroit Lakes -- it would have been difficult not to be a part of their work.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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