Joel & Margaret Ellen Harper

campus  minister 

Joel Harper was born and raised in Alamo, Tennessee. He has worked with the Woodward Park Church of Christ since June 2013 as the youth minister and in September 2018 he transitioned to be the college minister. Joel is married to his high school sweetheart Margaret Ellen. Together they have three boys: Owen, Ellis and Jack. Joel and Margaret Ellen love to travel and have a slight obsession with Disneyland. Joel is excited to see what God will do with the college ministry here in Fresno.


Matt & Brooke Beene


Matt has been working with the college age at Woodward Park since 2004.  He has four children Caleb, Cora, Adelaide, and Andrew with his wife of 14 years Brooke.  Soon after Matt graduated from Fresno State he developed a passion to lead and disciple college students to find their purpose and identity in Jesus Christ.  Matt has a day job working in the agricultural industry.


Matt & Stephanie Holcomb


Matt and Stephanie both grew up in faithful Christian families. They met while studying at Abilene Christian University. The Holcombs have been with the Woodward Park Church since 2000. Matt and Stephanie have a daughter, Hannah, who has grown up in the Woodward Park Church. Matt and Stephanie have worked with college age since 2014. They love to have the college group over to their house to eat and play games together. Their goal is that the college group matures in their faith and finds a place to serve in the church. Stephanie is currently the director of clinical content at a local hospital and Matt is a high school math teacher.