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

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

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., M.S.

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

Dale Boese

Salem, OR
Dale Boese Construction, President

Patrick Coyle, M.Div.

Shafter, CA
Shafter MB Church, Lead Pastor

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)

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


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, 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

Samra Gebretsadkan

Student Body President