Get to know the Fargo First UMC staff

Ryan Mutzenberger

Pastor Ryan 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 great kids!  Pastor Ryan loves sports, cheering on the MN Twins, NDSU Bison and he enjoys cooking.

Daisy Trautman

Daisy serves as our Office Manager. 

Daisy is married to Glenn Trautman II. They have 4 children. Daisy enjoys attending her children's activities, helping with their auction business, going to the lakes and traveling.

Jim Coyne

Jim serves as our Facility Manager.  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! 

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.

Jesse Dunaway

Jesse Dunaway is a choral conductor from Rapid City, South Dakota. He is currently a master's student at NDSU pursuing degrees in Choral Conducting and Music Theory Pedagogy. He is a former high school and middle school vocal teacher and enjoys teaching, weight lifting, and occasionally composing.



Andrea Plueddeman

Andrea Plueddeman serves as our Director of Youth Ministries.  She is married to Paul, mom to 7 and grandma to 3!  Andrea runs on coffee and Jesus' grace!  When not sharing God's love and joy, she loves to bake, garden, play board games and watching The Chosen tv series!  

Lori Faleide

Lori Faleide serves as our Director of Children's Ministries.  She works with our Discipleship Ministries team to provide Biblical and creative ministries geared to our children and their families.  Lori is married to Jason, has 4 kids, 2 dogs and loves to read, garden, and drink coffee!

Floyd Bjergaard

Floyd Bjergaard serves as our Assistant Custodian.  He works with our Facility Manager to ensure the building is clean, safe and ready for all activities and groups to use.  Floyd grew up on a farm in a small town in ND and loves to cook!