Dan Berkland


Dan was born and raised in the Midwest, having lived in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He graduated from Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul with a Master of Divinity in June 2000. Dan and his wife Bridget have two children, Zoë and Ezra. In his spare time, Dan enjoys golfing, fishing, wilderness camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe area and watching the Chicago Bears and White Sox.

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Brian Dunbar

Worship Director

Brian has served at Oasis Church, primarily as worship director, since 1996 (with hiatuses in 2000-2002 and 2006-2009). He holds a master of music degree in music theory/education from Minnesota State University - Mankato and a bachelor of music composition degree from Biola University. He and his wife, Cindy, have two grown children. Brian enjoys digital recording, music production, teaching music, and watching the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Melissa Fredin

director of family ministry

Melissa resides in Oronoco, MN with her husband David of 29 years. They have 6 children, Christina 26, Abbi 20, Hannah 14, Joey 13, Jessica 12, & Ian 10. Melissa has a BA degree from Concordia University. Melissa worked for the past 20 years in the Rochester Public Schools as the Youth Manager with children in Kindergarten through 12th grade and their families. David and Melissa have been foster parents for almost 20 years for Olmsted County. She enjoys thrifting for vintage items, spending time outside and chauffeuring the children. 

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