Bri's Lodge

We have exciting news!

Thanks to your support, we are happy to announce the Grand Opening of Bri’s Lodge – Grief and Loss Center in Saint Cloud! We are located at Midtown Square and ready to host support groups and in-person 1:1 companioning. Please mark your calendars for our open house on October 25 from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm!

In the meantime, click here to learn more about our offerings:

Reach out to Bri’s Lodge for support with the loss of a loved one.

Bri's Lodge helps individuals cope with loss, supports their healing, nurtures their physical and emotional well-being, and brings hope for the future - No one should grieve alone.

The death of someone you love changes your life forever. To heal, you must move through your grief. Your grief journey will not move in a direct route and end at the finish line.

Grief is like the wilderness of Minnesota–a vast, endless field, river, lake, or forest. Your journey through the grief wilderness will move through twists and turns. You will eventually find your way out; find healing. Bri’s Lodge can help you on your unique grief journey.

Our Bri’s Lodge team will help you understand your grief using holistic approaches of the five senses with mind, body, and spirit to help you learn how to integrate your loss in a healthy way. We will companion you to find ways to honor yourself and your loved one in a safe and supportive environment.

Our Sponsors

Kensington Bank

Event Sponsor

Albany Family Dentistry

Event Sponsor

Brandl Motors

Event Sponsor

What Would Bri Do?

BriAnna Kruzel passed away in 2013 at the age of 18. Her life had been dedicated to volunteering and helping her community; What Would Bri Do is committed to continuing Bri’s legacy. 

Kruzin' For Bri's Lodge

A yearly car show and spaghetti meal at Trobec’s Bar & Grill.

Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles are Welcome
$10 Entry Fee for each Vehicle
Spectator Attendance is Free
Freewill Offering for Spaghetti Meal
Trophies Awarded for Top 10
Must be present to win

Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

A small service will start indoors at the Sartell Community Center with the vigil taking place at the base of the Angel after. Families will be provided a white flower to place in memory of their loved ones. If the weather is too cold, the event will be held indoors, and individuals can choose to go to the Angel of Hope if they desire. Light refreshments will be served following the vigil. Join us in remembering those we have lost this year.

An Evening of Hope

We hope you can join us for a fantastic night of fun to bring hope to those traveling the grief journey. The event will include a dinner, cash bar, silent auction, games of chance, door prizes, and live music by Aksel Krafnick! Rooms will be available at the Best Western Kelly Inn if you are interested in staying the night. If you cannot attend the event, you can donate here or mail a check to Bri’s Lodge, 334 Pine Ridge Road, Sartell, MN 56377.

Rays Of Hope Walk

When you walk, you honor your loved one while supporting others experiencing grief.
The walk will start from the Angel of Hope at Lake Francis in Sartell. Held indoors if it is raining.

The Future Of Bri's Lodge

BriAnna Kruzel passed away unexpectedly at 18 on September 28, 2013, from unknown causes. BriAnna’s parents, Randy & Tami Kruzel, struggled to understand and cope with their loss throughout their grief journey. In February of 2018, they had the opportunity to visit Faith’s Lodge in Danbury, WI Faith’s Lodge provides a peaceful escape for families to get away while spending time with others who understand what they are going through. During their stay, they spent several days with other couples who also lost their children tragically. The lodge offered discussions led by a licensed social worker, meditation, massage, healing crafts, complimentary meals, outdoor activities, and so much more. They left this weekend with a sense of hope in their grief journey and made it their mission to bring a similar concept to Central Minnesota. They were truly inspired by their dedication to supporting those who have lost a child.

What Would Bri Do has developed a strong Board of Directors and has redefined our mission statement as “What Would Bri Do helps individuals cope with loss, supports their healing, nurtures their physical and emotional well-being, and brings hope for the future – No one should grieve alone.” They are committed to building a space for those who are grieving. Get in touch with them today to find out how you can further their cause.