Born, raised, and educated in Pennsylvania, Bill and his wife, Mary Beth, after a few years in Baltimore, MD, ventured west for an employment opportunity at Rohr, Inc. After 32 years entirely in the Aerospace industry as a long-time operations executive and corporate officer over Human Resources he retired in 1998.
Since then his focus has been on the local church (Skyline in La Mesa) where he serves as Vice-chairman of the Board and co-directs Skyline’s Marriage Savers Ministry. He and Mary Beth just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2014 and enjoy life with their three adult children and six grandchildren.
CER’s mission fits perfectly with the Difley’s passion for healthy marriages and relationships.
Mary Beth graduated from a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. After her marriage to Bill, she was employed as a Social Worker for the Salvation Army in Baltimore, MD. When her youngest child entered Junior High School, she returned to school and earned her Masters of Social Work from SDSU.
Her career included being an Adoption Social Worker for Children’s Home Society and as a Supervisor of CASA volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children in the Juvenile Court System.
Jerod Fenton was born and raised in North San Diego County. He is a graduate of San Diego State University with a BS in Marketing, and later earned his credentials as a CERTIFIED FINANCAIL PLANNER™, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary. He is currently the CEO of RED Seven Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisory firm located in Escondido, CA.
Jerod and his wife Monica are enjoying raising their young son Walker.
Randy Hasper is the lead pastor at Refinery Church in Chula Vista. He and his wife Linda have two daughters. Randy earned a BA in English from SDSU (as well as a teaching credential) and a Masters in Literature from UCSD. He has taught at San Diego high schools and colleges, pastored two churches, and published articles on church leadership, counseling, nature, family and Christian living. He is also a trained mediator. Refrinery Church hosts a CER intern and has set up a copay plan to aid in making counseling affordable to the congregation.
“I have cared deeply about the restoration of relationships since the Lord miraculously restored my marriage almost 25 years ago. Since then I have dedicated myself to growing in my own relationships and encouraging others in theirs.”
Donna is married to her husband, John, for 32 years, mother of 2 and grandmother of 7 and is owner of Train Tresses Hair Salon; Prayer ministry director for FamilyLife Today’s local ministry team in San Diego for 12 years; Lead Mentor over Enrichment for Marriage Savers at San Diego Skyline Church for 9 years; Administrator of My Therapist ‘Sez’…, a counseling ministry of CER and Skyline Church for 7 years; Leader/teacher for Skyline Church Intercessors for the past year.
Banking Administration, Financial Advisor (Series 7, 65 licensed), Life Insurance Agent, Certified Personal Financial Counselor, Certified Asset Allocation Management Specialist, Certified Dalbar 401k Specialist, Licensed Minister.
Born, raised and developed his career in Indiana, until moving to San Diego nine years ago. He now leads an independent financial advising firm, and directs a non-profit, Providence. He is also an ordained church Elder, public speaker and serves on several non-profit board of directors. He and his wife Mary Jo have two children and two grandchildren.
In 1994, after an 18 year career in the computer industry, Jim moved into ordained pastoral ministry. He, and his wife, Connie, left San Diego to serve for 7 years as Associate Pastor of the Placentia Presbyterian Church and 14 years as Senior Pastor of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos, where he led an intentionally inter-generational congregation that focused on disciple-making and developing healthy relationships. After retiring in 2015, they returned to their home in Rancho San Diego.
Jim is a graduate of SDSU (BA in English Literature and Linguistics) and Fuller Theological Seminary (MA in Theology, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry). Jim’s current focus is on family and travel, and serving as a Transitional Pastor for Trinity Church in Spring Valley.
Connie’s early years were spent in the La Mesa area. She earned a B.A. in Early Childhood Education at SDSU where she met Jim, her husband of 45 years. After serving as a school administrator and raising three daughters, Connie pursued her passion to be an agent of Christ’s healing as a psychotherapist. She completed the M.S. at Trinity College of Graduate Studies in Fullerton. She was both a therapist and the Executive Director of Alpha Center Counseling in Placentia, serving the under-served. Later she joined the Center for Individual and Family Therapy in Orange and Los Alamitos.
Connie has taught Ault Education courses, led support groups, and spoken at Women’s Retreats. She and Jim delight in their family – three daughters and husbands and five grandchildren, camping at the national parks, and hiking in the mountains.