Staff Directory:

Pastor Wesley Gabel

The passion of the Rev. Dr. Wesley Gabel, senior pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Fergus Falls, is to help people, whatever their pain, regret or circumstance, come alive in Christ, team together, and with Jesus make a difference.

Dr. Gabel has led congregations for over 35 years and taught at conferences, seminars, camps and retreats. He holds degrees from South Dakota State University, Asbury Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Wes and his wife Diane have four adult children. 


Associate Pastor Dallas Rostad

Rev. Dallas Rostad has been involved in ministry for over 18 years. He volunteered in non-denominational churches and then officially served as a youth pastor at a Nazarene church where he met his wife, Genevieve. Dallas and Genevieve were called into the mission field and joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for over five years, based out of Colorado Springs, CO. 

In 2007, they moved back to their hometown of Fergus Falls to continue to mobilize and raise up more mission workers, while working part time and continuing to stay involved with various ministries. In 2010, Dallas accepted the youth leader position at Grace United Methodist Church.

During his time there, he began the process of becoming a Local Licensed Pastor in the UMC. Dallas has been an LLP since 2013 and his role has expanded to youth and young adults as well as leading a worship service every Sunday called The Bridge. Dallas has a passion for Jesus and a strong dedication to see young people walk out their faith. Dallas also enjoys movies, the New York Yankees, and spending time with his family, which includes his wife, Genevieve, and children, India (7), Mylo (5), Nova (2) and Riah (1).

Staff Contact Info:

Lead Pastor: Wesley Gabel       

Associate Pastor: Dallas Rostad

Secretary: Pam Iverson

Education Director: Carolyn Lunde