Board of Trustees

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Jonathan Jacoby


Jonathan 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 because of its interfaith community approach to serving the homeless and a growing need of programs in the county.  His involvement with FPSJC began in 2017.


Sharon Jarvis

Vice President 

Sharon is a retired lawyer who moved to Stockton 18 years ago. She has been involved with FPSJC 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.

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Mary Bullard


Mary is a retired R.N. having received a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Washington. Stockton has been her home since 1964 and she has worked at Dameron Hospital, UOP's Student Health Center, and Deuel Vocational Center. She is an active member of First Unitarian Universalist Church and has worn many "hats" of leadership over the years.

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Jackie Bennett


Jackie retired in 2015 after a 30+ year career as a Licensed Optician. Her work included 20 years as an 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.


Diane Fender

Trustee at Large

Diane 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 and volunteers in elementary classrooms.

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Leroy Carter

Trustee at Large

Leroy is a retired Materials Manager and is an active member at Transformed Through Hope Ministries. Every other Saturday his days are filled working with the bread of Life organization where he delivers food to needy families. Leroy and his wife are proud foster parents and legal guardians to 3 children.

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Rev. David Bennett

Trustee at Large

Rev. David served Central United Methodist Church in Stockton for 10 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 the Central UMC and have long been committed to issues of justice and equality. They also try to spend as much time as they can with their granddaughter in Roseville.


Mia Weitz

Trustee at Large

Mia was born and raised in Stockton, attended UC Santa Cruz, and 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.