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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 51 who use their talents and abilities to further the university. The governance, property, affairs and business of the Corporation (51) shall be managed by the Board of Trustees.

Board Executive

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Nicolas Allen, CFP®, M.A.

Chair, Audit and Campus Life Committees
51, CA
Financial Advisor
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Will Dyck, M.A.

51, CA
Summa Properties, CEO
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Ed Eng, M.B.A.

51, CA
State Center Community College District, Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration (Retired)
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Royce Fast

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

Chair, Academic Committee
Hanford, CA
Armona Union Elementary School District, Superintendent
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Larry Powell, M.A.

Chair, Advancement Committee
51, CA
Peoples Church, Pastor for Community Connections
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Jordan Ringhofer, M.A.

Chair, Board Development Committee
Kingsburg, CA
Pacific District Conference, District Minister
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Ronald Smith, Ed.D.

Chair, Seminary Committee
51, CA
Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors, Inc, President
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Aaron Wiens, O.D.

Chair, Enrollment Committee
51, CA
Fogg, Maxwell, Lanier, Remington Eyecare, Doctor
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Joshua Wilson, J.D., M.A.

Board Chair
Shafter, CA
Darling & Wilson, Attorney

Board Members

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Chris Bennett, M.A.

Kingsburg, CA
IT Manager, AIMS Center for Math and Science Education
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Jason Ekk, J.D.

Visalia, CA
Darling & Wilson, Attorney
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Mark Fowler, M.A.

Richmond, IN
Richmond Community Schools, Chief of Secondary Education
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Timothy Geddert, Ph. D.

51, CA
FPU Biblical Seminary, Emeritus Professor NT/Adjunct
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Matt Harder

Reedley, CA
Pastor of Care and Counseling, Reedley MB Church
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Mark Isaac

Dinuba, CA
Lead Pastor, New Life Community Church
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Arthur Klassen

Reedley, CA
Klassen & Associates Insurance Services, Owner
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Linda Montemayor, M.A.

Visalia, CA
Administrator of Mental Health Services, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District.
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Nichole Mosqueda

Clovis, CA
Camarena Health, Chief Administrative Officer
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James Parks, J.D.

51, CA
West 51 Christian Center, Pastor
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Kelsey Penner-Mattox, PsyD

Madera, CA
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Avenal State Prison, Psychologist
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Randy Reiswig

Capitola, CA
Lead Pastor, Shorelife Community Church
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Charlie Rivoire

Dinuba, CA
Business Manager, Reedley MB Church
Deborah Taylor

Deborah Taylor, Ph.D.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Affiliate Consultant in Higher Education
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Don Warkentine, CPA

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

Emeritus Trustees

Dale Boese

Nov 2019

Velma Dyck

Feb 2011

Eugene Enns

June 2017

Patrick Evans

Nov 2019

Larry Martens

Oct 2013

Cary Nikkel

Nov 2022

Max Steinert

June 2008

Alvin Warkentine

June 2016

Recording Secretary

Board Committees

Board Executive

  • Joshua Wilson, Board Chair
  • Royce Fast, Vice Chair/Treasurer, Chair, Budget, Finance, and Facilities Committee
  • Ed Eng, Secretary
  • Will Dyck, Board Development Committee
  • Xavier Pina, Chair, Academic Committee
  • Aaron Wiens, Chair, Enrollment Committee
  • Nicolas Allen, Chair, Audit and Campus Life Committees
  • Ronald Smith, Chair, Seminary Committee
  • Jordan Ringhofer, PDC Minister, Chair, Board Development Committee
  • Larry Powell, Chair, Advancement Committee

Primary Staff Support

  • President
  • VP for Finance and Business Affairs

Board Development Committee

  • Will Dyck
  • Larry Powell
  • Jordan Ringhofer, District Minister, Chair
  • Aaron Wiens
  • Joshua Wilson

Primary Staff Support

  • President

Academic Committee

  • Xavier Piña, Chair
  • Faculty Senate Chair
  • Linda Montemayor
  • James Parks
  • Deborah Taylor

Primary Staff Support

  • Provost/Senior VP

Advancement Committee

  • Larry Powell, Chair
  • Nichole Mosqueda
  • Mark Isaac

Primary Staff Support

  • VP for Advancement and Executive Director of the FPU Foundation

Audit Committee

  • Nicolas Allen, Chair
  • Sam Babcock
  • Robert Herrick (Foundation board)
  • Don Warkentine

Primary Staff Support

  • VP for Finance and Business Affairs

Budget, Finance, and Facilities Committee

  • Royce Fast, Chair
  • Ed Eng
  • Staff Caucus President
  • Sharon Starcher, Faculty Rep.
  • Don Warkentine
  • Arthur "Bud" Klassen
  • Charlie Rivoire

Primary Staff Support

  • VP for Finance and Business Affairs

Enrollment Committee

  • Aaron Wiens, Chair
  • Randy Reiswig
  • Mark Fowler
  • Kelsey Penner-Mattox

Primary Staff Support

  • VP for Enrollment Management

Student Development Committee

  • Nicolas Allen, Chair
  • Marshall Johnston, Faculty
  • Jason Ekk
  • Chris Bennett
  • Student Body President

Primary Staff Support

  • VP for Campus Life

Seminary Committee

  • Ronald Smith, Chair
  • Matt Harder
  • Jordan Ringhofer, PDC Minister
  • Tim Geddert

Primary Staff Support

  • Vice President and Dean of the Seminary