doug fagerstrom

CEO, Marketplace Chaplains


Doug Fagerstrom is the Executive President and CEO of Marketplace Chaplains, beginning in the summer of 2015. Doug came to Marketplace with nearly 31 years of pastoral ministry experience, including two nationally celebrated mega-churches in the Midwest. He also served as Senior Vice President of Converge Worldwide and President of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. In addition, Doug has authored or co-authored 14 books in Christian ministry and leadership, while also completing a terminal degree with a focus on mentorship of the laity in the local church. Dr. Doug brings a theological acumen to the Ministry, as well as value added experience in leadership of national and international organizations.


Doug and Donna began their journey together as high school students serving through a local Youth for Christ ministry. They are blessed with their daughter and son-in-law who serve as professionals in ministry vocations. They have two granddaughters who bring them deep joy. Personal pursuits for Doug and Donna include family, travel, writing, equipping others and growing in ministry. Vacations are filled with family and friends near, on or even under the water, often in Western Michigan.