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. 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 (15) and Joey (12), and Bekah (9).

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. Linnea and her husband, Tyler, live and work in St. Paul. Lauren is a senior at Bethel University studying Business. Levi is in his second year at Rasmussen College studying nursing, and Lawson is a sophomore at Davies High School. 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.

Olivia Inion

Olivia Inion was born and raised in North Dakota. Being interested in ministry, she decided to spend some time at GCU where she studied Christian studies with an emphasis on Global ministry. Soon after, God called her back to ND to study online seminary to work towards my biblical studies degree. She is (recently) married to my amazing husband, Bj. We have a Siberian kitten named James who loves to keep us busy!
In her free time, she loves learning new languages, traveling, playing soccer, and long boarding! She took this job because she is passionate about teaching children the truth of the Gospel. She is so excited to work with CEF in spreading the Good news to children all over the FM area!

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

Al and Lora Schoepp


Joe Payne

Committee Member

Committee Member

Committee Member

Jay Pilch

Committee Member

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