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

Joshua Wilson, J.D.

Board Chair
Shafter, CA
Darling & Wilson, Attorney

Royce Fast

Vice Chair/Treasurer, Chair/Budget, Finance, and Facilities Committee.
Bakersfield, CA
R & G Farms, Partner




Will Dyck, M.A.

Fresno, CA
Summa Properties, CEO

Xavier Piña, Ed.D.

Chair, Academic Committee
Hanford, CA
Armona Union Elementary School District, Superintendent

Aaron Wiens, O.D.

Chair, Enrollment Committee
Fresno, CA
Fogg, Maxwell, Lanier, Remington Eyecare, Doctor

Nicolas Allen, CFP®, M.A.

Chair, Audit Committee, Chair, Student Life Committee
Fresno, CA
Ameriprise Financial, Financial Advisor

Ronald Smith, Ed.D.

Chair, Seminary Committee
Fresno, CA
Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors, Inc, President

Board Members

Lynne Ashbeck, M.A.

Clovis, CA
Valley Children's Healthcare, Senior VP, Community Engagement and Population Wellness

Patrick Coyle, M.Div.

Shafter, CA
Shafter MB Church, Lead Pastor

Steven Dick

Fresno, CA
Inspiration Cruises & Tours Inc, President and CEO

Jason Ekk, J.D.

Visalia, CA
Darling & Wilson, Attorney

Ed Eng, M.B.A.

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

Dennis Fast, M.Div.

Interim, Pacific District Conference, District Minister (June 1, 2020)

Marilyn Friesen

Fresno, CA

Arthur L. "Bud" Klassen

Reedly, CA
Klassen & Associates Insurance Services, Owner

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

James Parks, J.D.

Fresno, CA
West Fresno Christian Center, Pastor

Larry Powell, M.A.

Fresno, CA
Peoples Church, Pastor for Community Connections

Garry Prieb, M.Div.

Fresno, CA
Retired FPU Staff

John Gregory Root, Ed.S

Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Christian High School, VP for Academic Growth

Don Warkentine

Don Warkentine, C.P.A.

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

Emeritus Trustees

Wesley Braun
Dale Boese
Eugene Enns
Patrick (Pat) Evans
Velma Dyck
Max Steinert
Alvin Warkentine

Recording Secretary

Gwen Burks, M.A.

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

FPU Representatives to the Board

Jason McGensy, Staff Caucus President

Staff Representative

Marshall Johnston, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate Chair

Kelsey Lowrey, Student Body President

Student Body Representative