Fargo First United Methodist Church

We are a group of dedicated individuals passionate about making disciples

for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Here at Fargo First United Methodist Church we believe every single person matters, period. We welcome people from all walks of life

and hope they feel loved and welcomed as they worship with us.  We lift up the greatest commandment, Jesus' words to "Love God & Love Others"

as it's found in Matthew 22:36-40 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the 

greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."





Love God & Love Others

Basic Beliefs

Here at Fargo First United Methodist Church we believe every single person matters. We welcome people from all walks of life and hope they feel loved and welcomed as they worship with us.  Fargo First is a United Methodist Church and therefore adheres to the beliefs and tenants of the United Methodist Church. For specific information regarding the core beliefs of United Methodism we encourage you to visit their main website, www.umc.org.  If you have any questions about our beliefs or how we do things at Fargo First United Methodist Church, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


Love God & Love Others

We are Christ-centered

We believe that Jesus extends grace to everyone and that we should follow in his steps. We preach and teach about Jesus: his life, death and resurrection. We teach what it means to follow in Jesus' footsteps and how to walk, talk and behave like Christ in our everyday lives.  Jesus Christ is at the heart of what we do.

We worship hard and pray harder

We believe that Jesus is central to everything.  We understand that people approach God in a multitude of ways, so our worship is diverse in music, traditions and experiences.  We believe that prayer is a direct line to God, and that we should begin everything with prayer, a conversation of talking and listening.  Prayer is the foundation of our lives.

We believe in caring for one another

We demonstrate Christ's love by what we say and what we do.  We are called to care for one another, to offer grace, hope and peace.  We see it in the ways we welcome, offer hospitality and love for others.

We are a church without walls

Jesus called us to go out and spread the word of God. We live out this amazing faith through the ways we serve and work in our community, nation and world around us.  We hope that you will join us in doing so.


Come as you are

We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long you are come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 


Get to know the Fargo First UMC staff

Ryan Mutzenberger

Pastor Ryan has been with us for 2 years and serves as our Lead Pastor!  He loves teaching the Bible and helping others use their God-given gifts to serve in our community.  He is married to his wonderful wife Kris and they have 2 wonderful kids!  Pastor Ryan loves sports, cheering on the MN Twins, NDSU Bison and he enjoys cooking.

Kris Mutzenberger

Pastor Kris has been on staff for 2 years and serves as our Discipleship Pastor.  She loves preaching and helps lead our children and youth ministry program with a group of amazing volunteers.  Her fantastic family includes Ryan and 2 kids.  Pastor Kris enjoys reading, crafting, gardening, watching sports (GO TWINS!) and leading summer church camps/mission trips.

Chuck Belzer

Pastor Chuck has served as our part-time Visitation Pastor for 30+ years.  He visits primarily the older generation and preaches numerous chapel services in the community.  He is married to Kaye and their children all have families of their own.

John Roberts

Pastor John has served as the pastor of Recovery Worship for 8+ years in the Fargo-Moorhead area.  He is husband to Anne, father & step-father to 5 and grandfather to 10.  John enjoys wood working, gardening and camping.

Roxane Vierra

Roxane has served with us for just over a year.  She has two grown daughters and 10 beautiful grand-children.  Roxane enjoys working outside in the yard, making home-made soaps & lotions, and hanging out with her best fur friend of 10 years.

Jim Coyne

Jim has been our Facility Manager for 12 years.  He not only cares for our building and property, but also cares for all who enter and participate in our ministries.  Jim enjoys cooking and gardening with his significant other and has a grown daughter.  He also loves cheering on various sports teams, especially, the Boston Red Sox!