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Everett Dean Fager, American minister. Ordained to ministry Methodist Church as elder, 1973. Named Outstanding Young Man American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Decatur, 1975; recipient Church Growth awards N. Indiana Conference United Methodist Church, 1988.


Fager, Everett Dean was born on April 6, 1947 in Redkey, Indiana, United States. Son of Luther Von and Nola Marceil (Elliott) Fager.


Bachelor, University Evansville, 1969. Master of Theology, Boston University, 1972. Doctor of Ministry, Drew University, 1981.


Youth and education minister First United Methodist Church, Decatur, Indiana, 1972-1976, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Decatur, 1972-1976. Minister Albany (Indiana) United Methodist Church, 1976-1982, Osceola (Indiana) United Methodist Church, 1982-1986. Senior pastor Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1986-1991.

Associate director for local church ministries North Indiana Conference, 1991-1994. Partner GROW Ministries, Fort Wayne, 1983-1993. Pastor Main St. United Methodist Church, Peru, Indiana, 1994—2001, 1st United Methodist Church, Plymouth, since 2001.

Chaplain Junior Chamber of Commerce, Decatur, 1975-1976. Member area communications committee United Methodist Church, 1980-1986, conference communications chairman, 1980-1986, 94—. Member conference program committee United Methodist Church, 1984-1990.

Associate faculty Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, 1985-1986. Chairman Membership Recruitment Task Force Church Builders of Fort Wayne District, 1987-1991. Member committee on Investigation N. Indiana Conference United Methodist Church, 1988-1991, chair Kokomo district committee on superintendency, since 1998.

Board directors Associate Churches Allen County, Fort Wayne, 1988-1991.


  • Ordained to ministry Methodist Church as elder, 1973.


Chairman Walkathon, Adams County March Dimes, Decatur, 1973-1975. Member Publicity Committee Osceola Days, 1984-1986. Vice chairman Osceola Board Zoning Appeals, 1985-1986.

Member new church development task force North Indiana University Methodist Church, 1989-1993. Member local coordinator council Governor's Task Force for a Drug-Free Indiana, 1994-2001. Member C.O.M.P.A.S.S., 1995-1997.

Member Peru Minister Association (president 1995-1996), Peru Rotary Club (sergeant-at-arms 1998-1999, chaplain, 1999-2001), Plymouth Rotary Club, Plymouth Optimist Club.


Married Kathy Jo McKean, March 17, 1973 (divorced August 1989). Children: Holly Renee (deceased), Ryan Christopher. Married Janet A. Caskey, June 12, 1993.

Children: Benjamin Dean, Sarah Ashley. Stepchildren: Eric, Mike, Nick Caskey.

Luther Von Fager

Nola Marceil (Elliott) Fager

Kathy Jo McKean

Janet A. Caskey

Holly Renee Fager (deceased)

Ryan Christopher Fager

Benjamin Dean Fager

Sarah Ashley Fager

Eric Fager

Mike Fager

Nick Caskey Fager