Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees

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.

Executive Committee

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
Northwest 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


Nicolas Allen, 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

Larry Powell, M.A.
Fresno, CA
Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Minister

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
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 Representative