Meet the Team

Mike Cirricione

Mike Cirricione

Mike Cirricione is an outgoing leader who loves to dream big, think out of the box, and values finding creative ways to make disciples. Aside from pursuing Jesus, his passions are shepherding people, teaching, and of course, his wife, Kristin, and daughters, Brooklyn, Kensi, Sadie and Ashtyn.

A graduate of Cal State Northridge, Mike also has his an M.A. in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and an M.Div. in Homiletics from Liberty University School of Divinity. In his free time, he is an outdoors kind of guy who loves all sports, but especially mountain biking and snowboarding.

Josh Hawley

Josh Hawley

Josh grew up in a Christian home right here in Fresno. Turning away from God during his teenage years, he made a life-changing commitment to Christ in college and eventually became the pastor of the college ministry he was discipled in. A graduate of Fresno State and Mennonite Brethren (now Fresno Pacific) Biblical Seminary, he also studied at Talbot School of Theology, and has been a pastor of students and adults since 1999.

Josh enjoys playing board games, reading, traveling and spending time with his family. He and his beautiful wife Chris have been married since 1995, and they have three teenage sons: Noah, Sam and Gabriel.

The Haltermans

Russell and Janna Halterman have been married for thirteen years and have three children. Early in their marriage, God placed a desire on their hearts for adoption. After the birth of their first child they were blessed to be able to foster and eventually adopt their middle child. God has given them a passion to help provide care to the foster/adopt community within our city and church and look forward to the opportunity to bring the Gospel to this community.

The Jantzens

Matt and Rachael Jantzen have been married for nine years. Before getting married they knew they wanted to start their family through adoption. Over the years they have fostered nine children, two of whom they’ve adopted, and they have one biological son. God has taught the couple to trust Him and to give Him control in every circumstance. Matt and Rachael feel called to lead because they have seen the importance of connecting to other foster and adoptive families for support and fellowship and the furthering of the Gospel.

The Venegases

Cris and Brianna Venegas have been married 13 years. Their foster and adoption story started back in 2013 when after a year and a half of infertility they felt called to adopt through the foster care system. Their family has grown to include four kids: Rodey, Gemma, Jasper, and Logan, all of whom are now adopted. Cris and Brianna have a passion to lead this outreach because they believe in the need to shine a light on the needs of the children in our community and bring awareness to our city and church of the many ways we can work together to bring the Gospel to those most vulnerable.

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