Discipleship & Outreach
Loren spends a lot of his time in the community around the church and helps NFC members form relationships with neighbors. Equipping people for service and resourcing our Social Action Response Team are a large part of Loren’s ministry. Loren also serves as the Executive Director of FACE, a community benefit organization launched by NFC. Loren and his wife Tonia have 3 daughters: Danae, Breanne and Shaye.
Connie has a wealth of experience in children and adult ministries, and has a passion for helping lead people to follow Jesus where they live, work, learn, and play. Connie is married to Bret and they have three children: Anna, Abigail, and Micah.
Worship and Discipleship
Jamie gives leadership to our adult ministries and discipleship, and loves to see people growing in their relationship with Jesus. She oversees Life Groups, Sunday morning Learning Hour, and weekly Bible studies. Jamie also directs our Contemporary Worship Service. Jamie and her husband Randy have 4 children: Audrey, Isaac, Violet, and Isaiah.
Music & Worship, Classic Service
Milt brings a wealth of experience and passion to our worship and music ministry. Milt is married to Bendta and they have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Micah Project Director
Rhonda is passionate about equipping and developing others. She spends most of her NFC time investing in our Micah Project interns and contributing to the various ministries of NFC and FACE, a community benefit organization launched by NFC. The Micah Project website can be found here. Rhonda is married to Kevin and they have four children: Justin, David, Adam, and Grace.
Cheryl Dueck Smith
Cheryl is serving as our Interim Executive Pastor, providing administrative leadership for the pastoral and support staff. She is passionate about participating with the Holy Spirit in Kingdom work and seeing an increase of God’s shalom in our lives. She also works as a licensed marriage and family therapist at Link Care Center, and as an adjunct professor at Fresno Pacific University and Biblical Seminary. Cheryl is married to Peter, and they have two children: Brendan and Jason.
Brian provides leadership to our preaching ministry while we search for our next Lead Pastor. He is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Program Director at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Brian has many years of experience pastoring, church planting, and consulting. His passion is building bridges between the kingdom of Jesus, and secular western culture. Brian is married to Stephanie and they have four children: Keegan, Kyran, Cailyn, and Kinsley.
MaryLyn is the first person you see when you come in the NFC office. She is glad to serve those who come into the office as well as help the pastors and staff. MaryLyn is married to Grant, and they have a daughter: Elizabeth.
Interim Youth Administrator
Stacie has been attending NFC for 7 years. She hails from Oregon, and enjoys rock climbing and being outdoors. Stacie has a degree in Sociology from Fresno Pacific University, and is a Micah Project alumni. Stacie’s passion for all youth to know Jesus motivates her to organize both meaningful and fun activities for our Jr. High and High School students.
Pete has a history in banking and working in accounting. His expertise, upbeat spirit, and servant attitude help our finance and HR department function well. Pete and his wife Linda have two children: Trevor and Amanda.
Communications and Social Media Director
Kristen helps tell stories of what God is up to in our church and in our neighborhood, as well as keeping people informed of what is going on in and through the ministries at NFC. Kristen and her husband Allen have 3 children: Jackson, Nia, and Annelise.
Gary is a long time member of NFC and recently retired from the work force. His passion is to make sure our property, facilites, and equipment serve the many different ministries and events that happen on our campus and neighborhood. Gary and his wife Susan have two children and three grandchildren.