Whether or not you witnessed the introduction of these folks Mid-August, we are excited to tell you a bit more about the young adults who are a part of the 2021-2022 Pink House program. This year, we have a new Director to introduce in addition to the interns. Many thanks to Steve Skibbie for the fabulous photos.
Jacob Wood was born in Fresno and has lived in the area his whole life. He graduated from Edison High School in 2013, and from Fresno Pacific University in 2017, with a BA in History. After completing his degree, he took on his most recent role as Youth Director at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He is currently finishing up a Masters in Divinity at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary.
Jacob will tell you with pride that he is a huge nerd. He enjoys comics, fantasy, Star Wars, history, etc.. He loves movies and goes to the theaters very often. He also loves music of all genres, is a drummer, and "sort of" plays guitar. He is a Giants (MLB) and Colts (NFL) fan and he is also recently engaged!
Jacob has spent the past 9+ years in ministry on a volunteer or vocational basis in various roles. He is excited for the opportunity to spend this season of ministry in the downtown Fresno context.
Aaron Meyer just graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in May. He then packed everything up and moved out here to Fresno the first week of August. He studied History and Africana Studies, and hopes to go back to school to become a Christian Therapist in the future. In his spare time he likes to read, do carpentry work, go camping, and drink good coffee. This year, he will be working with Coalition for Christian Outreach here in Fresno, reaching out to college students on campuses across the city. He is excited to be living in this intentional community this year and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store.
Michaela Kimball is currently a student at Fresno City College. She will graduate at the end of this school year with a degree in applied sciences and a license as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. She loves kids and has worked with just about every kid at FPC from preschool up to sixth grade in some capacity. In her spare time she loves to be outside. She loves to hike, ski, run, dance, and listen to music. She is so excited to be given this opportunity to live in community with other people and can’t wait see how this will challenge and shape her.
Shannon Crow is a graduate student at Fresno State studying Kinesiology. In her spare time she loves to go to the mountains and spend time outdoors. One of the reasons she joined the Pink House was to find a place of Biblical community. She is excited to see what this year has in store!
Jacquelyn Pearson, a daughter of the King, has lived in the Central Valley her entire life. She was an elementary school teacher for three years before transitioning into substitute teaching. She loves supporting children, students, and women as they learn and grow in their understanding of who God is, what His Son did on our behalf, and how through the Holy Spirit God wants people to live into their calling of loving God and loving others. Although she attends another local congregation, she is thankful for the support of FPC and hopes to meet and interact with FPC members during these next ten months and beyond. She is excited to learn more about what God is already doing in this great city.
Kaitlyn Kenney is from Illinois, a bit north of Chicago, and six months ago she had no clue she would be here. She moved away from her family to work with Nancy Donat and One Collective but God has guided her steps to Fresno and to this church. She got to work as an FPC summer staffer, where a friend and co-worker convinced her to apply for the Pink House. She is now working at the FPC front desk!
Josh Perkins was born in Orange County, but has spent the majority of his life living in Fresno. He is a music education major at Fresno City, and his goal is to eventually become a music teacher. He loves making music, and he plays tuba and trombone in classical and jazz settings. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball and golf with friends. This year in Pink House he is looking forward to developing relationships with his fellow housemates and loving on the community of downtown Fresno.
From August - June these folks are engaged in study, learning from passionate practitioners in our community, going to conferences, meeting with mentors, serving with local ministry partners and doing life together in the 4-plex apartment complex in our parking lot. Thanks for praying for them!
Thank you for welcoming our new Pink House interns and Director!