Fran Richardson serves as the founder and director of Dimensions (formally Love in Action). Dimensions is a vibrant ministry of Valley View Christian Fellowship in Reno, NV.
Fran has been a member of Valley View Christian Fellowship since 1998 serving in several areas including children's ministry, Mission director and currently Dimensions, as director.
She has done major course work from Global University's, Berean School of the Bible and intends to continue her studies at Multnomah University.
Fran has worked at UPS as a warehouseman/package driver since 1995. She is married to Herb since 1994 and has one son, Aaron, 1998.
Fran personally has 22 years of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and is led by God to serve the downtrodden in this community one person at a time.
John McKendricks currently serves as Lead Pastor at Valley View Christian Fellowship in South Reno. He is also the Executive Director of Multnomah University in Reno-Tahoe.
John has served as Pastor, Church-Planter and many other ministry positions; including Dean of Students and Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Teaching Faculty for The King’s College and Seminary in Van Nuys, CA. He was Senior Pastor/Founder at Full Life Christian Center in Simi Valley, California from 1997 to 2009 and in that capacity worked with several rescue efforts including Sarah’s House, Samaritan Center, Teen Challenge, San Fernando Rescue Mission and The Dream Center.
John was a native Californian, but is glad to be a Nevadan since 2010. He is married to Susan since 1982 and is a father and grandfather.
A.A. in Christian Ministry; Magna Cum Laude from Kings College and Seminary, Van Nuys, California (2004) B.Th. in Theological Studies; Cum Laude from Kings College and Seminary, Van Nuys, California (2004) Masters of Divinity, Kings College and Seminary, Van Nuys, California (2007) Doctorate of Ministry (ABD), Multnomah University, Portland OR (expected 2016).
Joy Davis has been a born again Christian since she was 6 years of age. She is a graduate of Capernwray School of the Bible in England. She has been involved in serving children and young people for many years including being a Sunday School Teacher and working with "at risk" youth in the school system in Sacramento, CA. Joy is currently working with her husband of 15 years in a distribution business and is consistently amazed at what God does in marketplace ministry.
Joy is passionate about prayer and deliverance ministry and is looking forward to what God is going to do in Reno, NV.
Cheri Day is the first face many see at Dimensions. As the primary logistics person, she is responsible for checking in persons for our pantry. She processes all the needed data for our ministry.
Cheri has been volunteering with Dimensions (formerly, Love in Action) for over four years. Cheri serves our ministry by bringing her wealth of experience in working with families. She greets and cares for those who need our services and lives out our mission in serving our community one person at a time. She truly expresses God’s love in action. Cheri has a working knowledge of the vast resources available for families in our community.
In the past, Cheri has been a Sunday School teacher at Birch Bay Baptist Church in Washington. She moved and has lived in Nevada continuously since 1982. Cheri graduated high school in Carson City and she has worked with families of children with unique needs for 6 years; also raising 4 boys with unique needs herself.
Cheri has done major course work in sociology and education. Cheri continually takes on more responsibility as Dimensions grows. She is the only board member actually working on ground with our Director Fran Richardson.
Rand Davis currently resides in Reno Nevada with his wife of 14 years. A veteran business owner of more than 30 years, and Pastor of 20 years.
“I love being married to my one & only beloved and best friend”.
Rand grew up in the Bay Area where he pursued education in business, finance and marketing. Rand’s pursuits were to become radically changed from business to finding God.
Although Rand became a born again believer young in life, he also became a prodigal as a teen and would not return to God till age 30. He then began a personal quest for knowing God through 7 years of diligent personal study in the bible and various teachings by some great men of faith.
“ I have seen great works by the hand of God through many of these men of faith and as a result I expect great things from God! My passion is in my personal relationship with God and finding him everyday in different ways”
Following in the footsteps of his Great Grandfather and Grandfather before him, he became a licensed pastor in 1992. Rand helped build & develop Restoration Ministries where he later became an Elder.
Rand has rerouted and reengineered his approach to business as a result of God’s work in his personal life to include a marketplace ministry. Today he owns and operates ACS Metro Express a logistics & warehousing company. During his tenure there he influenced a fragile unlikely to succeed business still in its infancy to an increase of 20 fold.
Rand has utilized biblical principles to develop his “Fluid Management System” and his “Marketplace ministry” combination. Rand, like any business person faces and continues to deal with the day to day challenges and obstacles of management.
“As an Ambassador of the gospel I believe the light God has instilled in me shines everywhere I go and as a businessman I give back to the community what God has given to me”. My goal has been to usher in to the marketplace my God and his handy work through His guidance & principles.”
Rand has found many opportunities in this venue, His resulting work in both business and ministry continue to develop personal growth and a deeper walk with God as well.