James L. Volling, the attorney for Frank Vennes lists the following on his Faegre & Benson web page under "Civic Associations":
Charis of Minnesota, Inc. Board of Directors, chair
On the Charis prison ministry's IRS #990 form for 2003, Jim Volling is listed as the chairman and Frank Vennes is listed as the treasurer. The address of Charis is listed PO BOX 97. EXCELSIOR, MN 55331 is the same as Frank Vennes' allegedly fraudulent feeder-fund Metro Gem.