Well Kids Team

Jordan Niles

Jordan Niles Kid's Pastor/Fig Elementary Director

If there is one thing you need to know about Jordan, it is that he lives to have fun! He loves coffee, a good book, or a walk in nice weather. When he is not out having fun, he is at home hanging out with his beautiful wife, Danay and two kids, Patrick and June. Jordan grew up in church but didn’t fully understand the gospel until later in life. So now he has a desire and passion to see the next generation grow up in love with Jesus and a true view of the gospel.

Tara Hiester

Tara Hiester North Kids Director

Tara has been a member of The Well Kids ministry team for 8 years in a variety of different roles. She is passionate about equipping families to foster real relationships with Jesus Christ. She has one adult daughter, twin teenage daughters, one VERY patient husband, 2 dogs, 3 cats, a newt and most of her sanity. She is nothing without her Google calendar, and a sucker for puns and ‘80s music. Jesus changed her life, and she wants everyone to know Him!

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith North Preschool Director

I was born and raised in Southern California. I moved to Fresno after my first year of college. It was in Fresno that I met my husband. I literally married the boy next door. Sean and I have been married for 22 years and we have 4 kids, 1 amazing daughter-in-law, and 2 goldendoodles. I love the beach, shopping, 80's music, and NACHOS!

I had the privilege to be home with my kids until my youngest was 10. I then went to work at the elementary school my children attended and while being a campus monitor was not the most glamorous job, it made me realize how much I love working with children. I worked as an aide in a kindergarten classroom and then as one on one aide in special education. I love that I now get to not only work with kids and their families, but also share Jesus with them.

Rachel Tuttle

Rachel Tuttle North Elementary Director

Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart and has three wild, but sweet kids. She attended The Master’s College, got married, and then finished up her degree at Fresno Pacific. Teaching was always on her radar until her kids arrived and she chose to stay home with them. The Lord then led her into kids ministry. She loves taking pictures, camping and fishing, gardening and cooking/entertaining. She is not a fan of silence and will always have music on in the background - from worship to country, ‘90s pop and yes, since she’s a mom, Disney music (but you gotta love some Disney music!).

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson North 415 Coordinator

Joel has attended The Well since he was in the 3rd grade. He has experienced Kids and Student ministries first hand and knows the impact a small group leader can have on a student’s life. Joel is now in his fourth year of college at Fresno State as a history major so he is constantly reading. When he’s not reading, he’s meeting up with friends to hang out at Starbucks or Kuppa Joy or seeing a movie. He is very intentional about his relationships and wants everyone to know the gospel. Joel became a volunteer intern for the Well Kids ministry in September of 2019 and loves every second of serving on the Kids team. Joel’s passion is to help parents see the role they play in the discipleship of their child, and to equip children to live out their faith.

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