The Rev. Dr. Douglas Dent was born in Pennsylvania and raised in New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) in 1991. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ) with a Master of Divinity degree (1999) and a Master of Theology degree (2001). Doug served as a seminary intern at Avendale Old Parish Church and Drumclog Memorial Kirk (Strathaven Scotland, 1997). Pastor Doug first served as Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care & Mission at the First Presbyterian Church (Cranbury, NJ). He joined the Federated Church in 2003. Doug received his Doctor of Ministry degree in the area of Congregational Mission & Leadership from Luther Seminary in May 2019. Doug is married to the Rev. Karen Anderson and they are the parents of Madalyn and Jonathan.
Brianna Schneeberger is a Fargo, ND native. She recently moved to the Fergus Falls area in December of 2019 with her husband Gene. She loves to spend time with her stepsons, niece, nephews, and godsons. In her spare time she likes to take walks with her dog Maddie, ride bike, taking photos, and scrapbooking.
REV. KAREN ANDERSON- DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Karen is a Grand Forks, ND native. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and Psychology, and a Masters’ degree in Counseling Psychology. She earned her Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. Karen served as the chaplain at a women’s domestic violence shelter (Trenton, NJ), as the Parish Associate for Family Ministries at Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church (Dutch Neck, NJ), as Parish associate at Federated Church (Fergus Falls, MN), and currently serves as Director of Christian Education at Federated Church.
Rebekah is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sociology and minors in Extension Education and Gerontology. Rebekah’s has extensive work experience in many different areas: healthcare, public schools, marketing, and as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Augustana Lutheran Church (Fergus Falls, MN), a role that introduced her to pastoral care. Rebekah is also a member of the Underwood Public School Board and a 4-H leader. Rebekah grew up at Federated Church. She is the daughter of Steve and Carri Thompson, and the granddaughter of Doris Enderson. Rebekah is married to Marcus Meder and they are the parents of Keira, Graham and Lydia.
ADAM BAKER – BOOKKEEPER
PETE KONRAD – CUSTODIAN