Four generations, four school names—one sense of community

“PBI.” “PC.” “FPC.” Growing up, Megan Kroeker heard three generations of her family talk about Fresno Pacific and the community they found. They may have used different names, but they were talking about the same place and the same sense of community—just differing years. Over the years, Megan attended occasional Sunbird sporting events and knew […]


Life After Lust

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP 2010 MA in Marriage and Family Therapy Author, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at LifeSTAR of the Central Valley Is there any hope for me? Forest Benedict, who has experienced recovery from sexual addiction, says “Yes!” His experience inspired him to become a therapist and ultimately write a book on the […]

Lori_Dave_ Kleschold Profile

God Gives Couple a Second Chance

Lori (Jantzen Regier, BA ’84) and Dave (SM ’03, BA ’82) Kleschold At first it was just another college romance. Lori Jantzen and Dave Kleschold briefly dated as Fresno Pacific students, then went their own ways after graduation. Twenty-five years later they became husband and wife. The two immediately caught each other’s attention upon first […]

Barry Stillwell

Seafood, PG&E and FPU

Barry Stillwell, Ph.D. 2003 MA in Leadership 1999 BA in Management & Organizational Development Clovis Clipper Crab Co. owner, FPU adjunct professor and retired manager at PG&E What do seafood, PG&E and FPU have in common? The answer: Barry Stillwell. Barry has a dedication to new experiences and education that has led him from working […]

Daniel Seymour_profile

A Love for Water Polo, A Dream for Olympic Gold

Daniel Seymour 2016 BS in Kinesiology What does every athlete dream of? Playing for their country at the Olympics and playing professionally, of course! Recent alum Daniel Seymour is living part of his dream and striving for more as he lives in Spain and plays water polo at that country’s highest division. He is living […]

Efrain Tovar profile

Reinventing the Classroom

Efrain Tovar 1995 BA in Liberal Studies with a Bilingual Emphasis 2006 MA in Educational Technology 7th grade Academic Block / 7th-8th Grade Newcomers/English Language Development Teacher Google for Education Certified Administrator, Trainer, Innovator Efrain Tovar is revolutionizing his classroom—and is hoping to do the same in other schools. Currently a 7th grade Academic Block […]

Joseph and Yvette Jones

Q & A with President and Mrs. Jones

Joseph Jones, Ph.D. – Fresno Pacific University President Yvette Jones – University Ambassador What drew you to Fresno Pacific? We were drawn to FPU by divine intervention. The hand of God orchestrated and commissioned us to come to FPU. Dr. Joe: Years ago I wrote my personal mission in a journal. It is to “extend […]

Sunbird Saturday

Sunbird Saturday!

Bring your family and meet up with friends at Sunbird Saturday! The Steinert Athletic Complex Parking Lot on the Fresno Main Campus will be full of fun activities and a BBQ. Admission to the Sunbird soccer games will be FREE but donations will be accepted for Make-a-Wish Foundation. Buy your BBQ tickets early and you […]

Doug Noll Profile

The Path to Peace

Doug Noll 2002 MA in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies Attorney Since 2000, Doug Noll has gone from being a successful trial lawyer to a well-known author and peacemaker. Although his name may be familiar, his story is anything but ordinary. Moving to Fresno in 1977, Doug worked for over 20 years as a trial lawyer […]

Christine Lollar

Mercies are new every morning

Christine Lollar 2011 BA in Business Management Communications Officer at First 5 Kern in Bakersfield, CA Once a single mother of three, working three jobs and making $10 too much per month to qualify for any public assistance, Christine Lollar knows what it is to face hardship. Fresno Pacific University: Bakersfield Campus, helped her overcome, […]