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

Chair, Advancement Committee
Fresno, CA
Family Community Church, Associate Pastor

Royce Fast

Treasurer, Chair, Business/Finance 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


Gary Wall, D.Min.

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

Board Members

Nicolas Allen, CFP®, M.A.

Fresno, CA
Ameriprise Financial, Financial Advisor

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

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


James Parks, JD

Fresno, CA
West Fresno Christian Center, Pastor

Garry Prieb, M.Div.

Fresno, CA
Retired FPU Staff

John Gregory Root

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

Ronald Smith, Ed.D.

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

Don Warkentine, C.P.A.

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

Emeritus Trustees

Wesley Braun
Eugene Enns
Velma Dyck
Peter Klassen
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

Pam Johnston

Faculty Senate Chair

Rolaine Castro

Student Body President