Guild Roster

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Guild Roster

Ministers of Presence Guild – Fresno


Active Members 

  • Hillary Bell
  • Lisa Bonadelle
  • Summer Bradford
  • Kathy Brady
  • Mary Kay Buckley
  • Susie Byers
  • Dorothy Christensen
  • Bree Comstock
  • Gina Cuttone
  • Lisa Dalena
  • Sissy Dalena Wood
  • Lane Davies
  • Kara DeRuyter
  • Gemma Doglione
  • Annie Friesen-Domingos
  • Elena Donaghy
  • Deanna Driscoll
  • Debra Puma Duckering
  • Jeannine Grech
  • Erika Hoppe
  • Karen Hume
  • Sarah Kennedy
  • Mary Jean Kronbetter

  • Cynthia Larson
  • Betsy Lucido
  • Jessica Marshall
  • Emily Martinez
  • Christen Otta
  • Sandy Peracchi
  • Debra Radavero
  • Debbie Rompal
  • Sharolyn Schmiederer
  • Monique Solomon
  • Roxanna Stevens
  • Kristi Wilson


Associate Members

  • Denny Tweed


The Ministers of Presence is honored to support the important work of Catholic Charities within the Diocese of Fresno. Guided by its mission “respecting the presence of God among us, we serve, advocate for and empower those in need”, each of us is called to help make a difference in the lives of those in crisis who often face difficult and uncertain futures. Our 40 active members are grateful to be part of an organization that is dedicated to serving those in need with dignity, humanity and humility.   The Ministers of Presence supports Catholic Charities’ Turkey Drive, Adopt a Family, Easter celebration, Fresh Neighborhood Markets and its Thrift Store.   Additionally, our members chair Catholic Charities’ annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser that

Catholic Charities provided service to almost 200,000 clients last year diocesan wide. Our mission is to be the first responders when people are in crisis.   As a Community Benefit Organization (CBO), we make it our goal to not only provide meal boxes to people in need on a weekly basis, but also provide other services to help those most vulnerable. We provide financial management to our clients who need assistance managing their monthly bills with their own SSA or SSI checks. We do this through our Representative Payee Program at each of our Sites in Bakersfield, Fresno and Merced. This service helps our clients stay in their homes, keeps the lights on, water running and their bills paid. We are proud

The purpose of The Ministers of Presence Guild is to promote and support the mission and work of Catholic Charities. This is accomplished through involvement in special events, volunteer service and representing Catholic Charities to the greater community.


Families Served

Clients Served

2.1 Million lbs.
of Food Distributed