Dr. Daniel E. Fullerton was born in Swan River, MB, Canada where he grew up and graduated from the Swan River Collegiate Institute. He graduated in 1972 from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He is a 1976 graduate of North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) and attained his Master of Theology degree in Biblical Literature from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA in 1977. Dan completed his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA) in 1991.
His wife, Dawn, grew up in Lake Bronson, MN and graduated from the Lancaster High School. She graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN with her Bachelor's degree in Education and received her Masters of Arts in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Richmond, VA) in 1977. Together they are the proud parents of three children: Amy (born: 1980), Bethany (born: 1986), and Jamison (born: 1988).
Dan has actively served congregations for 39 years. He served Gateway Covenant Church in Prince Albert, SK from 1977 to 1987. He served Audubon Park Covenant Church in Orlando, Florida from 1987 to 1993 and served Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church in Fairmont, MN from 1993 to 2009. He has served our congregation since 2010.
Joni Gerdes & Shari Nesbitt
Joni Gerdes and Shari Nesbitt share the secretary responsibilities. Joni is the office secretary during the school year and Shari serves as the secretary during the summer months.
Joni has lived her whole life in the area. She is married to Jason Gerdes, who farms. They have three children, Jacob, Jack, and Jadyn. Joni actively follows her children in their activities. She enjoys running in her spare time.
Shari graduated from Cedar Valley High School in Somers, Iowa and went on to Iowa State University where she earned a BA degree in journalism. She returned to Iowa State and received a BA in English and obtained her teaching license. She started teaching at Rolfe High School in 1987 and has been teaching at Pocahontas Area High School since 1990. Shari teaches high school English, where she has all freshmen and all juniors and elective classes. Shari also is the director of the Play. In her years teaching she also has coached Speech and Mock Trial.
Shari is married to Craig Nesbitt and they have two children, Melanie and Lynette. Shari enjoys attending HS activities and watching Twins baseball. In her spare time she likes to scrapbook.