Jared Clausen - Senior Pastor
Jared grew up not too far from here near Webster, South Dakota. The Lord grabbed his heart as a young child at Cooperstown Bible Camp and from then on gave him a love for the Word of God. Jared attended South Dakota State University and felt the call to vocational ministry while he was on a ministry trip in New York City. After graduating with a Psychology degree, he moved to Minneapolis to attend Bethlehem Seminary. While in seminary, the Lord greatly enlarged his love for the word of God and for the people of God through serving in different ministry roles at the local church. Now, Jared is excited to be back in the Dakotas to partner with Faith Church to labor for the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Wahpeton-Breckenridge community with his wife Kelsey and their two sons. Jared enjoys playing guitar, basketball, and board games.
Carrie Neppl - Ministry Assistant
Over the last half century of life, Carrie has learned to appreciate reflection and anticipate, even look forward to, change. Through the things she values most, God and family, she has been on an unbelieveable journey and wouldn’t trade it for all the shiplap in Waco (Chip and Jo fans get this!). Her three sons, Justin, Matt, and Aaron, are grown now and two of them have started families of their own, so she’s gained two beautiful daughters and three amazing grandchildren. She enjoys the outdoors: walking, biking, and hiking and loves to take old things that have been given up for the demo pile and repurpose them or restore them. Her staff role at Faith Church is still unfolding but this much she knows…God has a plan. Repurpose? Restore? Not sure yet, but she’s finding treasure in the purpose of The Church and joy in the changes God is making.
Ken Kompelien - Chairman, Elder
Ken grew up attending an Evangelical Free Church in northern Minnesota (Thief River Falls) and came to know the Lord while in Vacation Bible School as a five years old boy. Ken has attended Faith Church since 1997 with his wife Jan, and their three (now adult) children. Ken has served as a youth group leader, Sunday school teacher and worship leader. He has been one of the Faith Church Elders since 2008 and has served as church chairman since 2013. Ken works as an academic dean for the North Dakota State College of Science. He loves his family, sports (especially the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, and UND hockey) and spending time at the lake.
Loryn Klumper - Elder
Loryn grew up in a small town in south western Minnesota, attended South West Christian high. He graduated from Granite Falls area vocational school in Tool and Die. He worked for mold shops in Iowa, and South Dakota before settling in Wahpeton. Loryn and his wife Joyce have two boys, a daughter-in-law, and are blessed with three grandchildren. He enjoys being involved with the worship team and helping with lawn care at Faith Church.
Patrick Anderson - Elder
Patrick Anderson grew up in west central MN in the small town of Evansville. He moved to Breckenridge in 1995 and became a Christian in 1997. He has been involved with Jr. and Sr. high youth group off and on since 2004 and is in his 7th year of teaching Sr. high Sunday school. He’s been an elder since 2009 and part of the worship team the past two years. He’s teamed up with his wife to build sets for many VBS and Christmas programs throughout the years and they are still together. He is married to his wife, Lynda, and they have three children; one is attending NDSU (Blake), one in 7th grade (Ella) and one in 5th grade (Eva). He works as a diesel mechanic/lead technician for RDO Equipment Co. in Breckenridge. Patrick likes spending time at the lake with his family, skiing in the winter, cooking up recipes, enjoys following the local, college and pro sports, annual family deer hunting, going for a run, and home improvement projects.
Bruce Dockter - Elder
Bruce lives in Wahpeton with his wife Dorothy. They have been attending Faith Evangelical Free Church since May 14, 1989. Bruce works for Comstock Construction, Inc. as a Project Coordinator and Estimator. He helps to look after the church finances, church facility maintenance, and security and administration. He has been an Elder at Faith for twenty-five years.