Our People

Our members are ambassadors for Christ in all the world.

Our Staff

Audrey Hindes



Audrey is the pastor at Willow Avenue Mennonite Church. Audrey brings to Willow Avenue Mennonite 10 years of experience in theological education, both in teaching and administration.

After earning a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, she taught courses in biblical and religious studies, including Greek and Hebrew, at Fresno Pacific University and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. She has also taught Latin and logic at The Wilberforce School in Princeton, New Jersey. Her work in theological education includes project development, leadership development, program management, and vocational discernment.

She is an avid cook and practitioner of contemplative spirituality and loves teaching classes and workshops in both of these areas.

Whitney Allen

Pastor of Youth and outreach


Whitney spent the first 27 years of her life in Kansas. It is a beautiful place that she loves dearly. Her journey into vocational ministry began in 2006 as a Ministry Quest Student. She then studied Youth Ministry and Camp Programming at Tabor College and graduated in 2011. After graduation, Whitney spent 4 years serving her alma-mater as an admissions counselor. Recently, she felt God calling her to Fresno and she is thrilled to join the ministry of Willow Avenue Mennonite Church. She is passionate about outdoor ministry, hiking & camping, skiing, intentionally living a lifestyle of ministry, everything pumpkin, studying Greek, the Life and Teachings of Paul, the creativity of God, active peacemaking, and inviting young people to experience the abundant life Christ came to give us.


Soledad Eufracio

Administrative assistant


Sol is a Los Angeles native who has made Fresno home over the past five years. She first visited Fresno as part of UCLA's InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's chapter where she became passionate about making the gospel accessible to everyone. She currently attends University Presbyterian Church, and serves as UPC's Missions chair. In her free time, she likes to travel to new cities, explore bookstores, dance with friends, run through new cityscapes and eat as many tacos as possible.

Our Lay Leadership

Commission Chairs serve as lay leadership. Commissions are given the task of providing ministry to our congregation, the community, and the world as we try to live out our mission statement.

Melanie Howard, Chair of Worship Commission

Stan Friesen, Chair of Congregational Care

Karen Anderson, Chair of Fellowship Commission

Gordon Wiens, Chair of Outreach Commission

Dennis Becker, Chair of Adult Education

Karen Neufeld, Chair of Children's Education

Kevin Enns-Rempel, Chair of Resource Ministries

Our Global Missionaries

Doris Goertz, Serving with MB Mission in Japan

Pascal Kulungu, Serving in Democratic Republic of Congo

Phonekeo Keovilay, Serving in Thailand