The work of the Trustees is to give governance oversight to the mission, values, policies, programs, and resources of the University. They are Ambassadors of Fresno Pacific University who use their talents and abilities to further the university. The governance, property, affairs and business of the Corporation (Fresno Pacific University) shall be managed by the Board of Trustees.

Board Executive

Donald Griffith

Board Chair
Fresno, CA
Cornerstone Advisory Group, President

Joshua Wilson, J.D.

Vice Chair
Shafter, CA
Darling & Wilson, Attorney

Patrick (Pat) Evans

Secretary, Chair, Enrollment Committee
Fresno, CA
Family Community Church, Associate Pastor

Royce Fast

Treasurer, Chair, Business/Finance Committee
Bakersfield, CA
R & G Farms, Partner

Suzana Dobric Veiss, M.A.

Chair, Academic Committee
Visalia, CA
FPU Visalia Center, Adjunct Faculty
San Joaquin Valley College, Curriculum Consultant

Will Dyck, M.A.

Chair, Advancement Committee
Fresno, CA
Summa Properties, CEO

Aaron Wiens, O.D.

Chair, Student Life Committee
Fresno, CA
Fogg, Maxwell, Lanier, Remington Eyecare, Doctor

Gary Wall, D.Min.

PDC District Minister
Visalia, CA
Pacific District Conference, District Minister

Deborah Palmer, M.A.

Chair, Board Development Committee
Fresno, CA
Wells Fargo

Board Members

Nicolas Allen, CFP®, M.A.

Fresno, CA
Ameriprise Financial, Financial Advisor

James Bergen, M.Div.

Fresno, CA
North Fresno Mennonite Brethren Church, Lead Pastor

Dale Boese

Salem, OR
Dale Boese Construction, President

Patrick Coyle, M.Div.

Shafter, CA
Shafter MB Church, Lead Pastor

Ed Eng, M.B.A.

Fresno, CA
State Center Community College District , Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration

Eugene Enns

Kingsburg, CA
Agri-Business, Retired

Marilyn Friesen

Fresno, CA

Janet Hinman

Clovis, CA
Guarantee Real Estate, Broker Associate

Paul Micu, M.A.

Clovis, CA
Preaching Pastor, Highview Bible Church

Linda Montemayor, M.A.

Visalia, CA
Rocky Hill Elementary School, Principal

Ken Neufeld, M.P.A.

Fresno, CA
London Properties, Broker Associate

Cary Nikkel

Bakersfield, CA
Vaquero Energy Inc., Chief Financial Officer

Xavier Piña, Ed.D.

Hanford, CA
Armona Union Elementary School District, Superintendent

Ronald Smith, Ed.D.

Fresno, CA
Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors, Inc, President

David Thiessen, M.Div.

Clovis, CA
Mountain View Community Church, Executive Pastor

Don Warkentine, C.P.A.

Fresno, CA
Daniel, Towle & Warkentine, CPAs, Owner

Emeritus Trustees

Wesley Braun
Velma Dyck
Peter Klassen
Marvin Steinert
Max Steinert
Alvin Warkentine

Recording Secretary

Gwen Burks, M.A.

Fresno, CA
Fresno Pacific University, Executive Assistant to the President

Legal Counsel

Elizabeth (Liz) Steinhauer-Clark, Legal Counsel

Fresno, CA
Bolen Fransen LLP

FPU Representatives to the Board

Jeff Jones

Staff President

Nick Valla

Fresno, California
Student Body President

Pam Johnston

Faculty Senate Chair