Like our Board Members, our Lead Staff has also been called by God to serve here at the Fresno Mission. Many of them have left high-paying careers and corporate successes to follow God’s will and live out their calling in the field of rescue, ministry, and service. Each person on our team brings their unique expertise and experiences into their ministries, and raises them to levels of excellence to wholeheartedly serve our community.
Chief Executive Officer
Pastor Rob Cravy
Chief Operating Officer
Keith R. Stump
Chief Development Officer
Director of Rescue the Children Women and Children’s Programs
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Rev. Bud Searcy
Director of The Academy
Chaplain Jay Carroll
Director of Community Care
Director of Food Services
Director of Mission Thrift Store and Cars
Director of Community Engagement
Director of Maintenance
Director of Donor Relations
Board of Directors
We are blessed to have a team of devoted, godly individuals who serve on the Board of Directors for the Fresno Mission. They hold our staff and the Mission’s ministries accountable to God’s vision, and they bathe us in prayer regularly. They are a policy board, meaning they focus on the larger issues. They serve to keep our ministry’s purpose, goals, and Mission Statement in sync, trusting ministry Directors to lead in the day-to-day decisions. They delegate with clarity and rigorously evaluate fiscal challenges. They consider community needs in response to economic realities. They evaluate our accomplishments and/or setbacks using a standard of excellence as the ultimate mark.
Someone once asked what it takes to become a member of this highly esteemed board. The answer? These are individuals called by God to serve, and they have a love for Jesus! They trust the Lord with every aspect of their lives. They turn to Him daily in prayer for strength and wisdom, and they commit their time, their gifts, and their talents (especially knowledge) to wholly serve Him.
Robert Abrams, Chairman — Law Office of Robert C. Abrams
Jim Mosqueda, Vice-Chairman — General Manager, Sanitary Stainless Welding, Inc.
Jeffrey Bergman, Treasurer — CPA, Aplos Software
Nathan Freeland, Secretary — President, Reach Consulting & Broken Jar Productions
Leonel Alvarado — Owner, Century Builders
Mark Ford — President and Partner, JD Food
Rob Kutka — Tax Manager, Moss Adams
Lonnie Petty — President, Strategic Mechanical
Vanessa Shehadey — Attorney, Richardson, Jones & Esraelian
Janet Steinhauer — Retired, Fresno Rescue Mission
Weaverton Terrell — Self-Employed
Ben Torchia — City Bank