Loren Dubberke, Executive Director, has been serving at FACE even before it existed. Since 2011, Loren has worked behind the scenes to plan and launch the Community Based Organization we now know as Fresno Area Community Enterprises. Loren works on staff at North Fresno Church as an Associate Pastor and credits the congregation for stepping up and out in the creation of FACE “We wanted to do something more to serve and help our neighbors beyond simply doing emergency care and to better address the root causes of poverty, unemployment and brokenness we were seeing firsthand in our neighborhood.”. As Executive Director, Loren gives leadership to staff in meetings and throughout the week. Loren enjoys building personal relationships with folks in the neighborhood and be an encouragement in practical ways. He also sits on our Board of Directors and gives voice to our organization throughout the city and community. He enjoys networking people who by partnering together can achieve more than on their own. When not in the office, you may find Loren reading, backpacking, playing golf, watching his daughters play volleyball and spending time with his wife and three daughters. Fun fact: Loren’s mother danced in the Broadway musical Music Man and next time you watch Sister Act, you may see his grandmother playing Sister Alma.
Administrator, Micah Project Director, Learning Quest Tutoring Club Coordinator
In August of 2013, Rhonda Dueck was invited to step on board as an administrator to the newly formed Fresno Area Community Enterprises. Rhonda credits the mission of FACE as one of the reasons she became passionate of the work FACE does, “I was immediately drawn to the mission and vision of FACE and was eager to bring my passion for people, programs and organization to this budding entity.” Rhonda’s title of FACE Administrator covers a variety of different roles and responsibilities including the overseeing of Learning Quest Tutoring Club, coordinating Micah Project interns, Scholars in Service interns and other Fresno State and Fresno Pacific University interns. Rhonda also leads the coordination of the FACE Fundraising Banquet, one of our biggest events of the year. On a weekly basis, Rhonda consults with various staff members and volunteers to make decisions regarding how we can best serve and equip our neighborhood. When not working at FACE or directing Micah Project, Rhonda loves to spend time with her husband and four kids, which includes camping at the beach, throwing parties, meeting people for coffee and cheering on the SF Giants.
Business Administrator, Moving On Up Project Manager
Ever since September of 2014, Hector Hernandez has been an integral part of the day to day operations of FACE. Hector serves as FACE’s Business Administrator and Moving On Up Project Manager. When asked what drew him to FACE, Hector responded, “I saw the work that FACE was doing in the neighborhood and wanted to be apart of it”. As part of Hector’s role as Business Administrator and Project Manager he oversees the work of Moving On Up moving service and the furniture redistribution as well as working alongside Rock Pile Yard Services. In his free time outside of the office, Hector enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two sons, playing basketball, and doing home improvement projects.
As FACE’s Bookkeeper, Marly In works to track donations, run payroll for staff, manage bookkeeping and invoices as well as various other financial tasks as needed for a smooth operating system. Marly came on staff with FACE in October of 2016. According to Marly, “FACE is a unique non-profit where we are engaging with people thru whatever stages of their life they are in. I love that FACE is growing and I am learning a lot by being apart of the team.” Marly moved back to Fresno from a 3.5 year ministry stint in Greeley, Colorado, with her husband, Vanna and three kids. When Marly is not in the office you can find her decorating cakes, doodling and enjoying spicy food.
A recent transplant to Fresno, Mike Klaassen serves as FACE’s Graphic Designer. Mike works to coordinate and design various projects that serve as tools in spreading the word of FACE. The way Mike tells it “I get joy in helping tell the stories of the people in our neighborhood and community as well as help grow and professionalize the look of FACE.” Mike moved from Hillsboro, Kansas in August of 2016 to intern in our Micah Project program. After hearing the stories of how FACE has impacted lives in the neighborhood, Mike was eager to be apart of it. When not in the FACE office or overseeing facilities and communications at North Fresno Church, you can find Mike out on the disc golf course, hanging out in the Tower District at one of the coffee shops, volunteering with the youth group at North Fresno Church and watching a good movie.
Since August of 2016, Kelly Kucharski has played an important in the advancement of FACE. Kelly initially interned in the Micah Project in 2015-2016 and continued to serve with FACE as a paid intern with our Summer 2016 Summer Adventure Club. Now she serves as our Office Administrator which means she stays busy maintaining and organizing operations in the office and assisting and facilitating programs. Kelly says “I was attracted to FACE because of its connectedness to the pulse of the neighborhood. As we work through the mundane and seemingly impossible issues we encounter, each “Story of Hope” we share fuels my passion for the work of our mission.” When not in the office, you can find Kelly enjoying the outdoors, practicing fitness and hosting time with friends.
Rock Pile Yard Service Project Manager
Since 2013, Ruben Facio has served as Rock Pile Yard Service’s Project Manager. Ruben stays busy overseeing the regular yard service of RPYS as well as the water-wise yard conversions. Managing employees, creating estimates, and working with customers are a few of the ways Ruben spends his days. When Ruben is not busy working in the yards around town, you can bet he is visiting with family and friends and playing music. Fun fact: while attending CSUF as a music major, Ruben was in three performances of the Taming of the Shrew at the Kennedy Center.