MEET OUR TEAM!
Charles Fischer, CA/NV Administrative Bishop
Alice Fischer, Women's Discipleship Director
Charles and Alice were both born and raised in Texas where he began his ministry and served as a state evangelist. After graduating from high school he and Alice attended West Coast Bible College in Fresno, CA, where he earned his B.A. in Christian Ministries. While in school they evangelized throughout California, Oregon and Washington, falling in love with the West Coast. After graduation they moved to Cleveland, TN to attend the Pentecostal Theological Seminary where he earned his M.Div and where he is currently a candidate in the doctoral program .
The Fischers have served 12 years as State Youth And Discipleship Directors in Washington, Oklahoma and Southern Ohio. They have pastored for 16 years in Indianapolis, IN and Longview, WA. and have spent 2 years serving as Administrative Bishop in Alaska before coming to California/Nevada as Administrative Bishop 4 years ago.
They have three grown children Joel Fischer, Lauryn Montgomery and her husband Brandon. They have one grandchild, Micah that is the delight of their life!
OUR STATE OFFICE STAFF
BETTY NALLS, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT; KIM ROTHENFLUH, SECRETARY/TREASURER;
LISA PALUMBO, CREDENTIALING SECRETARY; FRANK PALUMBO, CAMPUS DIRECTOR
David & Maria White, Youth & Discipleship Directors
David White, a pastor and ordained bishop, was appointed as State Youth & Discipleship Director of California-Nevada Church of God in August 2014. He serves alongside his wife Maria, the Girls Ministries Coordinator of California-Nevada.
He has pastored at the Porterville Church of God since April 2011, following an award-winning 17-year career in sports journalism that saw him write for the Fresno Bee, San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times. A Selma, CA. native, David gave his heart to the Lord at the Traver Church of God in April 1995, and soon answered the call to student ministries. He has served in ministry at Church of God in Grover Beach, Goshen, Dinuba and Hercules, and has volunteered at state summer camps for more than 15 years. He currently writes a Sunday sports column for The Fresno Bee and contracts to The Evangel magazine.
Maria White is a Traver, CA. native who spent most of her childhood and young adult years attending the Traver Church of God, where she accepted Christ as a teenager and was called to youth ministry at a Church of God teen summer camp in Oakhurst in 1991. An educator, Maria has served as Children's Pastor at the Church of Gods in Porterville and Hercules.
David and Maria were married Feb. 21, 1998 and have three children -- Elise, David and Ethen.
Phil Patterson Jr., Ministerial Development Director
Phil is the son of Bishop Phillip & Reverend Viola Patterson, retired Church of God ministers. He is a native of Riverside California and has been the lead pastor at the Church God in Yucaipa, California since March of 1997. He has a strong passion for New Ministers and currently serves as the Director of Ministerial Development for California/Nevada.
Phil attended Logos Bible College and has been an Ordained Bishop since 2000. He has had the privilege of serving on the State Youth Board as well as currently serving on the CA/NV State Council, and a District Overseer.
Phil met and married his wife Joann of 31 years in the Vacaville Church of God and they have 3 children and three wonderful granddaughters.
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STATE COUNCIL (L TO R)
Bill Helmstetter, Kevin Querry, Craig Green, Joshua Montgomery, Dale Ackley, Charles Fischer, Dennis Adams, Jeff Flaherty, Dan Moore, Steve Grandy, Armando Ortiz
Dr. Sue Webb
Spirit Care Director
Dr. Sue Webb has served as senior Pastor of the Chapel of Praise Church of God in Santa Paula, CA for the past 12 years. She began her ministry at the age of 15 and accepted her first pastoral appointment in 1972. She holds a Masters and Doctor of Ministry degree from California Graduate School of Theology in Pasadena, California.
She has served as Chaplain to the Southern California Motion Picture Council and is currently serving s a part of the Ministry Emphasis Group from the Division of Discipleship Board for the Church of God.
Dr. Webb, with the support and partnership of her husband, James, has serves as Spirit Care Director since 2006 where she coordinates ministry events for our retired ministers and widows.