Dean Fager became pastor of First United Methodist Church on June 16, 2001.He
is a native of Redkey, Indiana, where he
graduated from high school.He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Evansville, a Master of Theology degree from Boston University School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University.He
began ministry in Decatur, Indiana, in 1972, and has served United Methodist churches in Albany, Osceola, Fort Wayne, and Peru.He also served for three years on the North Indiana Conference staff as a consultant to local churches across Indiana. Dean
is married to the former Jan Caskey.