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David was raised in Seattle, Washington. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Policy from Pomona College in 1991. Following graduation, he served in youth and college ministry in Young Life, at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle and at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colorado. Upon receiving his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Seminary in 1998, David began a 16-year ministry in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There he served as the Director of The House: University Ministries of Chattanooga and as Assistant Pastor at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. In 2014 David received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He joined the Fremont staff as Senior Pastor in August of 2014. David and his wife Kelsey have six children: Hudson, McLean, Crew, Justice, Simone and Dax.
Associate Pastor for congregational care and mission
Dan grew up in Visalia, and is a 4th-generation Californian, his family having been "in-state" since the 1849 Gold Rush. He's a graduate of Cal State, Fresno (BA, 1976), Princeton Seminary (M.Div., 1981), and Fuller Seminary (D. Min., 2004). Having previously served churches in Greenfield, Missouri, and Bishop, California, he joined the Fremont staff in late July of 2007. Dan is a Civil War buff, a dog lover (big dogs), a life-long Disney fanatic, and an aficionado of Western movies. The Scripture verse which drives his passion for ministry is Ephesians 4:12- "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ". Dan and his wife, “Du”, have two grown children: Gwendolyn and Asa.
Minister for Congregational & Community Life
David grew up in the Sacramento area. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Trinity Theological Seminary in 2008. He then received a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management in 2010, and a separate Master’s Degree in 2012 in Biblical Counseling. He wrote and implemented a rehabilitation program for the California Department of Corrections in 2012. He was a church consultant with Bayside Church where he taught in their Singles and Married Ministries, as well as implementing small groups and training small group leaders within the Singles Ministry. He came to Fremont in October of 2014.
Mark joined the Fremont staff in February 1991 after serving in various lay capacities at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Raised in the Salinas First Presbyterian Church, Mark graduated from UCLA and worked for eleven years at Logicon/RDA in Marina del Rey, most recently as Assistant Controller. Mark is responsible for administration and coordination of Fremont’s ministry, supervision of non-ordained staff, and program leadership for a variety of ministries in the church including Worship Support, Stewardship, Capital Development and the All-Church Conference. Mark and his wife, Cheryl, have three daughters, Kalen, Shannon and Aimee and our granddaughter Vivian.
Minister to Children's and Families
Tyler is passionate about his family! He loves spending time with his wife and his two boys. Tyler has a special place in his heart for children with special needs as his older son has ASD. Tyler was born and raised in Oklahoma and lives on Chick-Fil-A sweet tea. He graduated from Mid-America Christian University with a Bachelors degree in Christian Ministries. Tyler has worked in several different Children's ministry contexts, including The Village Church in Dallas and North Point Community Church in Atlanta. He and his precious wife, Amanda, have two sons, Evan and Logan and live in Roseville.
Minister of Music and Worship Arts
Cheryl joined the full-time music staff at Fremont in August 2001. Prior to that time, she worked part time in Fremont’s music ministry for eight years in several capacities including Praise Team Leader and Youth and Children’s Choir Director. Cheryl graduated from UCLA in Music Education and has been active in many school, community and church vocal groups over the past 15 years, including director of the Youth Choir and assistant director of the Chancel Choir at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. She received her Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Sacramento State University in May 2001. She and husband Mark have three daughters, Kalen, Shannon, Aimee and a granddaughter, Vivian.
Minister of Modern Music/Media Coordinator
Jordan was born and raised in Sacramento, but spent 5 years living in Minnesota. He has been doing youth ministry in one form or another for many years. The ministries he has been involved with include Young Life and Youth with a Mission. During his time with Youth with a Mission he has done mission work in South Africa and Thailand. Most recently he has been on staff at a church for 2 years in Citrus Heights. Jordan joined Fremont in 2004. He and his wife Kalen have a daughter Vivian.
Cathy Cole joined the Fremont staff in October 1977. Prior to her current appointment, she served in several roles on the staff including bookkeeper and office manager. Her studies have centered on accounting and management. A native Californian, born and raised in San Francisco, she is married to Terry.
Director of Junior High Ministry
Hey guys, my name is Jonathan Shea or as the students like to call me, Optimus Prime. I have a love for youth ministry and have been leading Junior High ministries since 2012. It’s the perfect job for me because it enables me to stay a kid that much longer! I have a Masters degree from Seminary and am looking forward to going for my Post graduate degree in a few years. I’m a huge fan of Boxing, BBQ chicken Pizza, Dachshunds, and studying scripture with friends. It is my passion that every student in this ministry learn what it means to have an authentic, personal relationship with Jesus.
Director of High School Ministry
Steve was raised in Santa Rosa, California. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 1997 with a degree in education and went on to teach Middle School for 5 years in Santa Rosa. In 2004 he accepted a call to a church in Leawood, Kansas and spent the next 12 years leading Middle School, High School and Young Adult ministries at Covenant Chapel. In August 2016, Steve and his family returned to California, coming to Fremont Pres to work with the High School ministry. He is currently working towards a seminary degree through Reformed Theological Seminary. Steve enjoys spending time with the family, playing music, sports, working in the yard or on the house, building stuff, finding good local places to eat and spending time getting to know people (usually over a good cup of coffee). Steve and his wife Amber have 3 kids: Lauren, Nathan and Adrienne.
Cate received her bachelor of arts degree from CSU Fresno. She coordinated a non-profit in Fresno before coming on staff at Fremont in 2010. She is passionate about making people feel welcomed and part of God's family. Cate and her husband Matt, have two children, Ryan and Van.
Nursery School Director
Du joined the Fremont staff in October of 2007 as the Director of Children's Ministry and in 2011 she became the Fremont Nursery School Director. A credentialed teacher, Du brings with her years of elementary classroom teaching experience in the California public school system as well as a number of years as a preschool teacher in a private setting. Her joyous enthusiasm and passion for children is coupled with energy, creativity and laughter as she leads the Fremont Nursery School! She is committed to teaching children of Jesus’ love for them, the need to have a personal relationship with Him and to their very important place in God’s kingdom. Du and her husband, Dan, have two grown children, Gwendolyn and Asa.
Coordinator of Member Ministries
Jessica grew up in the town of Ojai, California. She and her husband Josh moved to Sacramento in 2010 from Ventura, CA. She came to Fremont soon after moving here and has found a great home in this church community. She has a Bachelor's Degree in sociology and enjoys working with people. She loved singing in the choir and serving as a Deacon. Jessica has a passion for missions, having been active in missions most of her life and traveling to Uganda, Kenya, Mexico and places within the U.S. Outside of church she enjoys being a mom to her son Jetsen, sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Bobbi Trask has been in ministry for more than 40 years. As a military wife for over 26 years, she was the Christian Education Director and Family Counselor for the U.S. Air Force Chapel Program from Alaska to Washington DC. She received her Masters Degree from Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary and has held the position of Assistant Pastor, Lead Pastor, and the Director of White Stone Christian Counseling. She and her husband David have been active in Church ministry most of their married life of 43 years. They have “Three terrific sons who are married to awesome women, and six amazing grandchildren.”
Failth Community Nurse
Joy has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field, both in the United States and abroad. In 2014, she felt God’s new direction for her to go into church ministry and she joined the staff at Fremont. Joy started up the first Chaplaincy program at Fremont in 2015 and serves as the Head Chaplain of a team of nine Chaplains. She brings her passion for a holistic approach in care and healing to the congregation at Fremont and its surrounding community. This approach seeks to improve the spiritual, psychological, as well as physical, well-being of individuals. Joy is married to Bob Gilberg and together they have four children: Zackery, Patrick, Jolo and Juddine.
Andy joined the Fremont staff in May 2015 after 25 years of managing a medical service corporation that he began. He holds a Master's degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Southern California. He and his wife Lisa have been members of Fremont Presbyterian Church since 1999. They have two grown daughters, Karina and Stephanie. Andy has served as the Elder for Evangelism and currently serves as a Chaplain and Steven Minister.
Melanie joined the Fremont staff in February 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She then moved to Massachusetts where she attended The Art Institute of Boston. Melanie worked as a graphic designer for 15 years before coming to Fremont. In 1995, she and her husband, Steve, moved to Sacramento from Los Angeles. They have a son named Tony.
Pat joined the Fremont staff as organist in August 2013. She moved to Sacramento from Hartford, Connecticut to be closer to her two sons, daughter-in-law, and 16 month old grandson. Her husband, Al is currently still in CT, but hopes to make the move to Sacramento soon. Pat has been involved in music ministry for many years, and is also a freelance collaborative pianist, serving as a coach and accompanist for university students, and teaching piano and organ. She is currently working on her dissertation to finish a Ph.D. in music from the University of Connecticut.
Carolyn Walden rejoined Fremont’s staff in June of 1989. Carolyn is a former school teacher turned bookkeeper. Carolyn is married to Al, has two grown sons, and five grandchildren. Family plays a major role in her life, as well as church activities.
Jeanne joined the Fremont staff as secretary to the senior pastor in 1969. Born and raised in Minnesota, she moved to California after her marriage and attended Stanford University until her third year when that education was interrupted by the birth of their first child. Beginning in 1959, Jeanne worked in retailing, serving as personnel manager for Rhodes Department Store until 1964 when she made a career change to that of an elementary school secretary in the San Juan Unified School District. Jeanne is widowed and has three sons, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Blanca has been working here since 2007. She and her husband, David have a son, Eduardo. She loves spending time with them and exploring different foods in cooking.
Mike joined the staff in August 2004. He enjoys bike riding and has the scars to prove it. He also enjoys vintage cars and is currently restoring a vintage Ford pickup. He has attended many churches in Sacramento and likes to experience many forms of worship.