Board of Trustees

Jonathan Jacoby


Jonathan Jacoby is a native of Stockton, but only returned to live here four years ago after retirement.  He is a member of Temple Israel in Stockton.  He was drawn to the work of Family Promise owing to the great need for programs serving the homeless and by the inter-faith nature of this program.  His involvement with FPSJC began in 2017.

Sharon Jarvis

Vice President 

Sharon Jarvis is a retired lawyer who moved to Stockton 18 years ago. Sharon has been involved with Family Promise of San Joaquin County since its inception, and is committed to helping homeless children and their families get back on their feet and into permanent housing. Sharon also chairs the Development Team.

Mary Bullard


Mary Bullard is a retired R.N., having received a B.S. in Nursing from University of Washington in Seattle.  Stockton has been her home since 1964 and she has worked at Dameron Hosp., Univ. of Pacific’s Student Health Center and Deuel Vocational Center.  Many hours were spent in schools assisting children with basic skills and over two decades, she chaired events and raised funds for the Stockton Symphony.  She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, having for the last several years been a board member, chairperson of membership, along with the annual pledge drive and worn many other “hats” over the years.  For six years, she has been on the board of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of San Joaquin County as membership secretary. 

Diana Fender

Trustee at Large

Diane Fender is a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church.  For 30 years she worked in education teaching students Kindergarten through college.  Since retiring from Stockton Unified School District Diane has been actively working with Family Promise to bring an affiliate to San Joaquin County.  She also knits hats, scarves and blankets for Troke Knitters, volunteers in elementary classrooms and at the Stockton Animal Shelter with the Animal Protection League.

Rev. David Bennett

Trustee at Large

Reverend David Bennett served Central United Methodist Church in Stockton for ten years before retiring in 2013.  He serves in leadership roles on three regional United Methodist nonprofit boards which support the spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of retired clergy.  Dave and his wife, Jackie, are the Family Promise Coordinators for Central United Methodist Church.  They have long been committed to issues of justice and equality. They also try to spend as much time as they can with their granddaughter who lives with her mother just up the road in Roseville.

Mia Weitz

Trustee at Large

Mia Weitz was born and raised in Stockton, attended college at UC Santa Cruz, and recently returned to her hometown after graduation to work with local nonprofit Third City Coalition on projects surrounding Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement. She has experience in communications and graphic design as well as a passion for community service.

Jackie Bennett


Jackie Bennett retired six years ago after a 30-plus year career as a Licensed Optician.  Her work included 20 years as Office/Optical Manager.  In these positions, she managed a budget, presented monthly and yearly reports on profit/loss, production, etc., and performed staff training and reviews.  Her experience prepared her in many ways to become part of our Financial Team.

Bridget Childs

Trustee at Large

Bridget Childs is a  Legal Research Attorney for the

San Joaquin County Superior Court.  Her day is filled with analyzing  legal issues presented by parties in support of and opposition to motions for summary judgment, demurrers, miscellaneous civil motions, appeals from misdemeanor and landlord-tenant cases and habeas corpus petitions. She makes recommendations to judges on rulings; draft tentative rulings; draft proposed orders.

Bridget is an active member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Delta Sculling and a number of other civic / social justice groups. 

Leroy Carter

Trustee at Large

Leroy Carter is a retired Material manager and an active member of Transformed Through Hope Ministries. Every other Saturday his days are filled working with the Bread of Life organization delivering food to needy families. Tuesdays and Thursdays he is in San Jose, Ca., tutoring his 5 and 6 year old grandsons. On Sundays in the month of February he is responsible for presenting Black History moments. Daily he and his wife are foster parents of a beautiful 3 year old, a handsome 19 month old and legal guardians of a 12 year old. In his spare time he runs Buttercup Properties LLC.