Meet the Leadership
Stuart ConradElder Serving as Clerk of Session
Stuart has been attending FPC since 1992. He and Marilyn have been married since 1981. They have three grown children who are all married. Their two daughters live out of town and their son Kevin and his wife Stephanie live in Fresno and are members here at FPC. He enjoys serving and helping in whatever way he can. Serving is not draining to him, but invigorating. He feels that he grows more each time he takes on an opportunity.
Jim CousinsElder Serving on the Nominating Commitee
Jim has been attending FPC since 1975. He is married to Roxanne. Catherine and Jeff Lusk are their daughter and son in law. He is motivated to serve FPC as an Elder by his desire to give back because of all that God has given him.
Carole DuPertuisElder Serving with Mission
Carole has been attending FPC since 1975. She has been married to her husband Dennis since 1976 and they have two adult children. Her father is also a member of FPC. She considers it a privilege to be one of the Mission Elders serving on Session. She is excited to be part of the team of FPC, and excited to see what God has planned for our church and for herself personally.
Ron DullElder Serving with Christian Education
Ron has been attending FPC since 1971. He has been married to Sheree since 1979. They have four children, Ryan married to Emily, Brittney married to Keven Slaughter, Deegan, and Courtney engaged to Andrew Bounhkoun. They have two grandchildren, Evelyn and Simon, and one on the way. Ron is motiivated to serve as CE Elder because he says that God calls us all to serve. When he was a teenager, he realized that his call was to serve children. He and Sharee have been working with Jr. High for 29 years and Nursery for 31 years. Kids motivate him.
Jamie FranklinElder Serving with Community Growth
Jamie has been attending FPC since 1981. He and his wife Mindy have three kids. Their daughter Hannah is married to Donald Norman, their daughter Rebekah is married to Tyler Hanson, and their son Lucas is married to Amelia. He looks forward to continuing to hear and experience testimonies of God's creative, redemptive plan manifest in and through FPC.
Michael GalbraithElder Serving with Christian Education
Michael began attending FPC in 1977. He has been married for over 40 years and has one daughter and two granddaughters. He is motivated to serve the church as an Elder with Christian Education because, having teaching experience for over 16 years, he knows how important education is. Michael believes that the management work of our Christian Education Elders is very important as we educate future generations about Jesus and God's work.
Carolyn JohnsonElder Serving with Outreach
Carolyn began attending FPC in 1968 and became a member in the 8th grade. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management Planning and worked at Saint Agnes as a health care recruiter for 30 years. She and David have been married since 1989 and they have two children. Their son, Pace is a graduate from UC Berkeley and is now living in Fresno. Their daughter, Annie graduated from college in North Carolina May, 2016. Her mother Jane Willey, lives at Fairwinds and is a long time FPC member. Her sister Sara is married to the son of Paul Peirson, past FPC senior Pastor. They reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. FPC has been Carolyn's family and home her whole life. She believes it is a privilege to serve and encourage one another, keeping her eyes on Christ so she can share Jesus and His saving power that motivates her.
Allen JonesElder Serving with Facilities & Grounds
Dick LeeElder Serving with Personnel
Dick has been attending FPC sinse 1978. He is married to Kim. They have two sons, Scott and David, and two grandchildren. Most of their friends attend FPC. The community at FPC has become like family to them. They have worked with youth and taught Sunday School almost the entire time they have been here and have enjoyed getting to know many of the FPC families through that connection.
Laura MagneeElder Serving with Community Growth
Laura has been attending FPC since 1992 when she and her husband moved from the suburbs of Chicago to Clovis. After visiting several other churches in the area, they walked into FPC and felt a sense of family and tradition. They knew they were home. She is married to Frank and they have two daughters, Cara (Andrew), Crista (Jake) and Elle their young grand-daughter. Laura is motivated to serve FPC as an elder by a sense of responsibility to the One who has been so faithful to her. It is a commitment and humbling but she is not sorry for one minute that she accepted the call to Session.
Marty MartinElder Serving with Community Growth
Marty began attending FPC in 1985. He is married to Joanie and they have two adult sons, Gabe and Josh who grew up at FPC. Marty hopes to see personal and corporate growth while serving as a ruling elder.
Donald NormanElder Serving with Outreach
Donald has been attending FPC since 1991. He and his wife grew up at FPC, which means that they have been participating in the life of the church for more than 20 years. He is motivated to serve on session durring this season because he has a desire to see a truly vibrant culture of outreach and evangelism grow at FPC.
Scott NorvellElder Serving with Worship
Scott has been attending FPC since 2004. He and Wendi have been married since 1985. They have three children: Luke and his wife Valerie, Chris, and Kaylene. They also have a granddaughter, Amanda. As he serves alongside the other Elders on session, he hopes to discern the will of Jesus Christ for our church as we become a great commission church, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have yet to respond.
Tarry RollfElder Serving with Facilities & Grounds
Tarry started attending FPC in 1971 when he was in the 5th grade. He is married to Jana. She also has attended FPC since 5th grade. She was his highschool sweethart. They have two sons Jared and Drew both raised and baptized at FPC. He says that for him serving is a privilege. To work alongside others who are committed to seeking God's direction in growing God's kingdom. Session is a group of people who take the call of Elder very seriously. It is a group of men and women who are humble and seek God's teachings and direction in decisions that affect the Body of Christ.
Shiela SkibbieElder Serving with Worship
Shiela has been attending FPC since 1999. She has been married to Steve Skibbie since 1995 and has two children, Katie and Weston. Steve plays guitar for the FPC worship team and they both lead a small group Bible Study in their home for young adults on Sunday evenings. She serves because it is one of the many ways that she experiences God's word in her life. As she serves, she says that she gets to see the body of Christ in all of its glory (and messiness!).
Laura SpongbergElder Serving with Personnel
Laura has been attending FPC since 1992. Her mother, Val, attends FPC. She is motivated to serve as an Elder serving with personnel because our staff does a great job and she hopes to be able to support them.
Anita UllnerElder Serving with Christian Education
Anita has been attending FPC since 2005. As a Christian Education Elder, she looks forward to seeing how God continues to work as she seeks His will in equipping youth and children to be Christ's hand extended.
Joel WilsonElder Serving with Community Growth
Joel has been attending FPC since 2010. He is married to Corinne. They have a son Christopher, who works the sound board during worship, and a daughter Beth. Joel is motivated to serve FPC as an Elder because he grew up watching his father serve on the Session, and now is honored to give back to the Church.
Ralph YorkElder Serving with Missions
Ralph has been attending FPC since 2005. His wife Marcie and daughter Rachel are FPC members. Marcie was Children's Director for eight years for FPC. Rachel is married and works at Hume Lake Christian Camps at the Joshua Wilderness institute as Associate Director. Ralph's family also includes two daughters, one in Pasadena and one in Clovis, who love Jesus along with their husbands and children. Ralph is motivated to serve as an Elder because he loves this church. He would love to see every person who attends our church receive Jesus as Savior. It is Ralph's hope that he can be of use to our Missions Committee for spreading the Gospel of Jesus throughout the world.
Tina BeattyDeacon Serving as Care Coordinator
Tina has been attending FPC since 1968. She grew up in this church. She has two grown children, Justin and his wife Liina-Ly in Seattle and Brooke in Sacramento. She is motivated to serve as a Deacon by her desire to support and care for others. Last year she had both of her knees replaced and was reminded again of how valuable our church family is in caring for one another.
Karon ChambersDeacon Serving with Memorials
Karon has been attending FPC since 1983. She has two daughters, Nicole Cotton and Dena Harris, and six grandchildren. She is a recent widow as she lost her husband to cancer in March of 2015. She and Paul had been married for 50 years. She has many wonderful memories of their life together. The Lord has gifted her with the desire to bless those who are mourning, ill and/or are in difficult circumstances. There is a sense of honoring the Lord when she is able to provide a meal, work on a memorial or visit someone. The Lord has comforted her countless times using members of FPC to bring comfort and to pray for her. She feels honored to have the opportunity to pass on comfort and prayer as a Deacon serving with Memorials.
Shelly CoburnDeacon Serving with Memorial Receptions
Shelly has been attending FPC since 1944. She has been married for 50 years with three children and seven grandchildren. Shelly is a teacher, a mentor for FPU, and a swimmer. She is motivated to serve FPC as a deacon by her desire to serve those who are grieving.
Jim EllisDeacon Serving with Transportation
Jim began attending FPC in 1995. He is married to Anne Ellis. They have two children, Robbie and Janie. Jim is motivated to serve FPC as a Deacon by his desire to help the body of Christ, and to expand his relationships in the church.
Peter FranceDeacon Serving as Treasurer
Peter has been attending FPC since 1982. His is married to Jamie who has worked at St. Agnes hospital for 40 years. He serves FPC as a Deacon as a grateful response to Jesus' kindness to him.
Charlene HenryDeacon Serving with Communion
Charlene has been attending FPC since 2012. Sheila and Steve Skibbie are her daughter and son-in-law, and Katie and Weston are her grandchildren. She is motivated to serve FPC as a Deacon by her love for the Lord and the desire to get to know more of her brothers and sisters in Christ.
Marianne LeeDeacon Serving with Meal Support
Marianne has been attending FPC since 1986. She feels God is leading her in new directions and she is trying to be obediant to His call. She hopes to deepen her relationship with our Lord and give glory to God serving as a Deacon.
Paula LloydDeacon Serving as Care Coordinator
Paula began attending FPC in 1969. She married Dean Lloyd here at FPC and raised their two daughters in the church. Their grandchildren now attend with them. By serving as Deacon she wants to serve others in the church and looks forword to growing in her faith.
Paul MarrDeacon Serving with Prayer Ministries
Paul has been attending FPC since 2013. He and his wife have two grown up daughters, one single and in New York City, the second married with a toddler living in Fresno. Before moving here to be near family, they lived in Roanoke, VA for 13 years, and before that served in the Army around the globe. They joined FPC to be a part of a lively Christian family where they could minister with their talents to the congregation and community.
Erin MatlakDeacon Serving with Communion
Erin has been attending FPC since 2009. Her husband, Steve, and their three young kids all attend FPC and are involved in various ministries and groups. Erin believes that, just as Nehemiah charged the people of Israel to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem (Nehemiah 4:6), being part of our church means we are called to serve together.
Denise MeltonDeacon Serving with Communications
Denise has attended FPC since 1989. She and George have been married since 1979. They have three children and two granddaughters. Their children were raised at FPC and loved all the youth activities and teachings. Their daughter, Ashley, is married to Aaron Arii and they have two daughters, Ansley and Adelyn who all attend FPC. Their son Brandon currently lives in Fresno and their son Matthew resides in San Francisco. Her parents also attend FPC. She is motivated to serve our church and care for our congregation and to build relationships within the congregation.
Debby RaderDeacon Serving with Memorial Services
Debby has been attending FPC since 2011. She has a daughter, Bethany Rader. Her extended family is Brian and Lana Roberts, Brandon and Sarah Roberts and the boys, and Kaylan Roberts. She has been in ministry since she was in her 20's and has served the Lord throughout her teaching career. She is motivated to serve FPC as a Deacon by her sense of responsibility she has to the Lord to serve Him in whatever way she can, even in her retirement years.
Mike RaderDeacon Serving in Transportation
Mike has been attending FPC since 2011. He and his wife Debby have one daughter, Bethany. He has always been involved in service. He believes Christ demonstrates serving others in both His words and His actions.
Doug SmithDeacon Serving with Love INC/ Food Closet
Doug has been attending FPC since 1996. He has been married to Suzanne since 1987, they have three daughters who are all teachers. He is self-employed as a CPA. He is motivated to serve FPC as a Deacon by hes desire to give back to the church and community the things that he has received from them.
Suzanne SmithDeacon Serving with Meal Support
Suzanne has been attending FPC since 1996. She has been married to Doug, who is a self-employed CPA, since 1987. They have three daughters, who are all teachers, and two son-in-laws. Now that her kids are grown, she feels that she has the time to give back to the church and serve.
Cindy SterlingDeacon Serving with Meal Support
Cindy has been attending FPC since 1992. She is married to Kurt Sterling. They have three boys, DJ, Nick, and Chris. She is motivated to serve as a Deacon by her love for being a part of the church, extending tangible care and support to our congregation and community.
Greg TallmanDeacon Serving as Moderator and with Love INC/ Food Closet
Greg has been attending FPC since 2011. He and his wife began attending FPC because their daughter and son in law (Daniel and Annika Fink) were attending. They wanted to be part of worship with them and their two grandsons, Troy and Tyler. He is motivated to serve FPC as a Deacon because he loves the connection to the local downtown neighborhood, and seeing the existing ministries reach out to the area around FPC.
Patsy TallmanDeacon Serving with Love INC/ Food Closet
Patsy has been attending FPC for since 2011. Annika Fink is her daughter. She is motivated to serve FPC as a Deacon by her desire to serve her church, follow Jesus, and to grow in her faith.