Fred earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, his Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa; and completed Harvard University’s In Residence Advanced management Program. He completed his Pastoral Care internships at Texas Department of Corrections and Texas Children’s Hospital.
Prior to joining the Summit, Fred served for seven years as Executive Pastor at Mount Pisgah; is the founder and managing partner for Global Business Consulting which he formed in 2002. Prior to forming his own firm, Fred held positions of increasing management responsibility for Nordson Corporation, a billion dollar capital goods manufacturing firm, from which he retired in 2011, as President of one of their West Coast divisions.
Fred is married to his wife, Maggie and they have 5 adult children and 10 grandchildren.