Karen Van Fossan graduated from United Theological Seminar of the Twin Cities in 2015, and has been serving as minister for the Bismarck Mandan UU congregation for over a year.
As a child, Tamera grew up on a farm in central Minnesota. As a young adult, she moved to southern California and graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish with a minor in Anthropology. After several years of living in California, she moved back to snow country and landed here in North Dakota. Tamera later earned an M.S. degree in Communication Disorders from Minot State University.
Altogether, Tamera and her husband have five sons and two daughters with ages ranging from 23 to 1. They also share a home with one high maintenance cat named Fluffy.
Tamera feels extremely honored to work for the UU Church. She loves working with our congregation and community!