About CEF of Fargo-Moorhead

Who are we? Get to know us

CEF of Fargo/Moorhead is local chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship that guides kids to Jesus through our Good News Club program during the school year and our Camp Good News program in the Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth, and West Fargo areas.

Our Purpose

Child Evangelism Fellowship®(CEF) exists to evangelize children with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish them in a local church and the Word of God for Christian growth.

Our Mission

To evangelize and disciple children by using Good News Clubs during the school year as well as Camp Good News on the Go (formerly 5-Day Clubs) and Camp Good News – day camp ministry during the summer. To provide teacher training to adults and teens that help communicate the basic truths of the Bible in a way that children can understand.

Our Doctrine

We hold to the historic, orthodox, evangelical doctrines of the Christian church. A few of the core beliefs that motivate our work include the following:

  • Children are in need of and capable of receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.
  • By God’s grace, we receive Jesus Christ through faith alone

Meet The Team

Doug Sikkink

Doug Sikkink has been the local director of CEF since November of 2009 and the ND State Director since January 2024. He is passionate about reaching children for Christ and loves communicating the basic truths of the gospel in a way that children can understand. He holds a B.A in Secondary Education for English from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN and is a graduate of the Children’s Ministry Institute (www.cefcmi.com) in Warrenton, MO. Previously, he spent 14 years working as a camp director at Grindstone Lake Bible Camp in Sandstone, MN. He and his wife, Sue, live in Fargo and have three children, Luke (18) and Joey (15), and Bekah (12).

Shari Wagner

Shari Wagner has been the Director of Advancement since April 2012. She loves to connect with the supporters of the ministry. Shari and her husband, Mark, have lived in Fargo since 1997 and have 4 kids and soon to be 2 grandchildren. Linnea and her husband, Tyler, and their girls live and work in St. Paul. Lauren and her husband Jacob are pursuing their dream of owning their own Chick-fil-A. Levi works in Fargo and Lawson is a freshman at NDSCS. Shari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD and did her Master’s work in Community Counseling at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown has been the Ministry Coordinator since April 2024. She has a passion and love for sharing the gospel and Christ's love with children and getting to pour into volunteers and staff. Michelle and her husband, Nate, have returned to Fargo after serving as missionaries in Ecuador for two and a half years. They have 4 kids: Brennan (23) and his wife Hannah, Wynter (23) and her husband Mike, Phoenix (21) and her fiancé Connor, and the baby of the family, Orion (11).

Meet Our Local Committee

Our local committee oversees the ministry here in the F-M area.

We are so thankful for our local committee who helps us guide our staff and oversees our local chapter by making key decisions and ensuring financial accountability and stability.

Karen Parrott


Tyler Rust

Vice Chair

Joe Payne


Sheryl Sahr

Committee Member

Cheryl Peterson

Committee Member

Jay Pilch

Committee Member

Darren Kallod

Committee Member

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