Meet Fern

Meet Fern


I was born in Chicago, Illinois. I was raised in Minnesota from the age of thirteen. I am the eighth child out of fourteen. I have four brothers and nine sisters. I am single with no children. I am a committed Christian and attend Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington

I was raised in South Minneapolis and lived in the Bloomington Richfield area for many years before owning homes in Lakeville and Richfield. I presently reside in the Eagan, MN. I grew up with a strong work ethic and desire to be successful. I have a heart for people and want to make people’s lives better. I was taught I could be whatever I wanted to be as long as I worked hard.

Education


Central High School

Graduated Summa Cum Laude – North Central University (formerly North Central Bible College)

MA in Intercultural Leadership – Crown College -2011

Ordained Minister Assembly of God – 2012 

Employment


I worked as Medical Receptionist for 13 years before going on disability and retiring in 2013. Prior to working as a medical receptionist I owned a housecleaning business for about 15 years. I worked part-time at a group home teaching Independent Living Skills and one of my first jobs was working as an Assistant Activity Director and later as the Activity Director at a group home.

I have been involved in grass roots politics since the Reagan era. I served as an election judge in Bloomington for about 10 years before moving to Lakeville and Eagan. I served as an election judge for this year’s Presidential Primary in Dakota County. I have not held any public office but have been in leadership roles at my church as Team Leader for Altar Prayer Ministry, Life Group Leader, Prayer Minister in the Prayer and Care Department and was on the Mission Board for six years. I served on the Resolutions Committee at Cedar Valley for the past two years and team taught classes on prayer.

Volunteer Work

I volunteered at Teen Challenge and volunteer at Cedar Valley Church at Food in the Hood.

I have compassion for people and their needs. I look for ways to make things better for those who are struggling or in need. I live in senior housing, help plan fun activities and lead a weekly bible study. I have experienced things in my life with the healthcare system, being a small business owner, volunteering in public school classroom and working with many different populations. I worked as a volunteer chaplain at Golden Living in Bloomington and provided musical interludes on the Alzheimer’s and Memory Care unit at Presbyterian Homes in Bloomington.

I have unique experiences as an African-American woman, a person with a disability and conservative values. My life experience in all of these different arenas qualifies me to be an effective legislator working for the people, and to be an advocate for appropriate means to make their lives better

Hobbies

Song writing, playing guitar, singing and cooking

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