Fred is Wooddale Church’s Adult Ministries Pastor and has served on Wooddale’s pastoral staff since 1987. He first heard about Wooddale Church as a teenager in the 1960s, growing up as a pastor's son in the Twin Cities.
A graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a major in Christian education, Fred also holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Trinity University and a graduate degree in education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He also pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Minnesota in learning and cognition. He met his wife Linda while they were students in Chicago.
Before returning to the Twin Cities to join Wooddale's staff, Fred served churches in Chicago and Boston in youth, camping and Christian education ministry. Having served in several capacities at Wooddale over the years, Fred now focuses his energy on adult ministries, including Wooddale's Big Groups at Church (adult age/stage classes), Men's Ministry and Senior Adults Ministry, as well as a number of general pastoral responsibilities.