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Fred Vanderwerf

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf serves as the Southern Prairie District Superintendent for the Minnesota Conference. Prior to becoming a district superintendent in 2015, he served Hilltop UMC in Mankato, Minnesota for seven years. Fred describes himself as a “missionary at heart” and previously spent nine years as a missionary in Ukraine. He is passionate about cross-cultural ministry and sharing the gospel. He lives with his wife and two sons in Mankato, Minnesota.