Fred was born and raised in the farm country of southern Wisconsin. During his high school years, he came to a place of radical commitment to Jesus and began to sense a call to pastoral ministry. Fred attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he majored in History with a specialization in Museum Studies. He then went on to go to Luther Seminary in St. Paul and was ordained August 8, 1982.
Fred is married to a lovely California girl named Kai. They have two children and four grandchildren. Having now been in pastoral ministry for over thirty-five years, he has served congregations in North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Fred has a passion to minister and teach about the present day work of the Holy Spirit and has been privileged to do so here and internationally.