Lynne Ashbeck

Lynne graduated in 2012 with a MA Peacemaking & Conflict Studies. She is the former Mayor and current City Councilwoman for the City of Clovis. She also serves as Senior Vice President, Community Engagement and Population Wellness at Valley Children's Healthcare.

Originally published as part of the 75th Anniversary celebration, November 2019.

Helping Communities Not Be Left Behind

Lynne Ashbeck has always known part of her call is civic engagement. Fresno Pacific University gave her the peacebuilding skills to transform her work. Lynne sees the need for local government to be more accessible to the people and her work on the Clovis City Council is driven by her passion to bridge the gap between the two. As former Mayor of Clovis, understanding the needs of her constituents and making people feel heard have always been Lynne's top priorities. As a student in her mid-fifties, she brought her work and life experience to class and learned that her insights could help apply her peacemaking and conflict resolution studies to her career in a unique way. To Lynne, peacemaking isn't only called on for certain scenarios, it's something we must strive for in our everyday lives.

7 Areas of Prayer: Public Service

  1. Integrity among politicians and government officials

  2. Safety and support for local first responders and law enforcement

  3. Increased peaceful, civil dialogue around current issues

  4. Increased voter turn-out in local elections

  5. Increased citizen engagement

  6. Care for the marginalized

  7. FPU grads pursuing careers in government or as first responders

Join our Alumni in Prayer

Each of our distinguished alumni have identified seven areas of prayer and are asking that the FPU community join them.

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