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
Educator


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