Staff


Darin Seaman,
Pastor

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Pastor Darin came to the St. Cloud community in the fall of 2011. Darin is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Northern Iowa. Darin is married with three children.

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Mark Giese,
Youth & Campus

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Mark Giese came to FPC in July 2010. Mark has served as Youth Minister in congregations in Minnesota and South Dakota since 1995. Mark credits his experience on staff at a Bible camp in South Dakota for introducing him to a career in youth ministry. Mark is married with three children. Mark is a graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead, with a degree in Elementary Education.

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Don Fortner,
Music Director

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Don currently serves as the Music Director for First Presbyterian Church and has worked for others churches in Central Minnesota. He brings with him a desire for people to grow in their faith as they sing God's praises. Don is married and has three children.


Scott Varner,
Facilities Manager

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I was baptized at First Presbyterian church in 1961 by the Rev Harry S. Dodgson. In 1986, I found my way back to church and married Lynette M Haber. We raised two wonderful daughters Alia and Marissa with the help of this congregation. In 2010, I had an opportunity to become a member of the staff in the position of Sexton. The warmth and encouragement I receive from every one reassures me of God continued presence in my life.


Andy Edwards,
Children's Ministry

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Andy Edwards began serving as the children's ministry coordinator at First Presbyterian Church in September 2018. Impressed by the hospitality of the FPC community, his family joined the congregation in 2012. He teaches theology at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University, and he holds degrees in theology from Union Presbyterian Seminary, the University of St. Andrews, and the Toronto School of Theology.