Rev. Karen Van Fossan

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Karen Van Fossan is honored to serve as our minister—a role she began in August of 2015 after graduating from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities that year. She has been a long-time member of our congregation.

Before joining us as our minister, she created books with survivors of childhood abuse, directed theater with teens in treatment, staffed a small animal sanctuary, and studied somatic counseling psychology at Naropa University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a proud foster mom and honorary grandma.

If you have any pastoral care joys or concerns, please contact Karen.


Music Leadership Team
Elicia Faul, Andrew Larrivee, and Owen Piehl are three talented and much-loved, local singer-songwriters who share Music Leadership at the UU. Elicia serves as the Team Lead, with Andrew and Owen providing leadership on periodic Sundays.  




Youth Mentor

Jeffon Seely

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Jeffon Seely was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, went to college in Seattle, WA, and currently lives in Bismarck, ND. He's an author, teacher, motivational speaker, life coach, and lover of family life.




Office Administrator

Marcy Ost

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Marcy Ost grew up in western North Dakota, spent some time in Jamestown and now she and her family live in Mandan where they share a house with her parents, three dogs, two cats, and a guppy!
Marcy is a graduate of Dickinson State University with a degree in writing and minors in journalism and English. She’s spent her professional career as an assistant in various shapes and forms and is thrilled to be of assistance to the UU!

Robyn Myers

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Robyn Myers recently moved to Bismarck and is thrilled to be a part of our congregation. She served as a corporate accountant in previous years and enjoys taking on non-profit accounting.

She is an agility dog trainer, singer, and mother of two.