Fusion Church Team

  • Taryn Ragels - Pastor

    Taryn is the lead pastor at Fusion Church. Taryn has the unique privilege of having been connected to Fusion since its start in 2011. Taryn and her husband Adam both grew up in Mitchell. They've been back in Mitchell serving Fusion since 2017.

    Taryn has a Master of Divinity from Wesley Seminary in Marion, IN and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from South Dakota State University. She has previously specialized in small groups, local outreach, events, and college ministry in previous ministry settings.

    Taryn loves to be outside on walks, runs, and bike rides, hang out with her adorable pet bunnies, cultivate her green thumb, and eat ice cream as much as possible.

  • Abby Ferris - Ministry Assistant

    Abby is the Ministry Assistant at Fusion Church. Originally from Pierre, she recently graduated with a Psychology and Religious Studies degree from Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU). At DWU, she also serves as the Resident Life Lead, overseeing housing safety and supporting resident assistants.

    At Fusion, Abby aids in Sunday setup, admin, and event planning, and is active in children's, youth, and confirmation ministries. With a strong community at Fusion during her DWU years, she's excited to engage in various ministry opportunities there.

  • Adam Ragels - Technical Director

    Adam leads all of the technical details at Fusion. He leads our tech and online host volunteer teams and also helps with the worship leader team. 

    He is an avid biker and enjoys the outdoors.

    You will probably see him running up and down the stairs to the tech booth on a Sunday at least 4389247 times.

  • Alyssa Stemper - Treasurer

    Alyssa serves as the Treasurer for Fusion.  She was born and raised in Mitchell, and now she is growing her family in Mitchell as well. Alyssa, her husband Sid, and their son Jace all attend Fusion regularly.  Alyssa  graduated with her Bachelor's  degree  in accounting  and her MBA from Dakota Wesleyan University.  Alyssa and Sid also serve as worship leaders at Fusion.  Along with her roles at Fusion, Alyssa works at Trail King in the accounting department. 

  • Becky Hoffman - Finance Officer

    Becky is the Finance Officer for Fusion.  She is originally from Corsica, SD.  Becky and her husband, Matt, live in Parkston.  They are proud  parents of their daughter, Eliza.  Becky graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Transcription.  She now works with the engineering staff at Vantage Point.  Matt and Becky enjoy attending events their niece and nephews are involved in and camping.  

Lead Team

Fusion's Lead Team is made up of people from the congregation of Fusion.  They meet monthly to help guide and lead Fusion along the path that the staff and Lead Team feel God is calling Fusion to go. Within Lead Team there are three sub committees which include Finance, Trustees, and Staff Parish Relations, along with a DWU Student Representative. Lead Team Committees and members are below! 

Lead Team Chair:  Ryan Chase

Finance Sub Committee Members

Tracy Dice

Ashley Brua

Staff Parish Relations Sub Committee Members

Dustin Wheeler

Ryan Chase

Trustees Sub Committee Member

Shaun Davis

DWU Student Representative

Keesha Letcher