Larry Langdon, President
Larry has been a member of the COPF Board since 1984, and has served 5 terms as elder of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. He also currently serves on a number of other boards, including Fuller Theological Seminary, Village Enterprise Fund, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Larry is also Partner and Director of Global Tax Services for Mayer Brown LLP. He received BS and law degrees from Ohio State University, and an LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University Law School. Larry and Sue, his wife of 48 years, have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.
Bill Frimel, Vice President
Bill has served three terms as elder of MPPC, and was the MPPC CFO from 2002 to 2009. On the COPF board, he chairs the property management committee, and has lent his expertise to countless home purchases and remodels. Bill is also active in the City of Menlo Park, serving on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and numerous committees. Bill graduated from Washington University and received his MBA from Santa Clara University. He and Joanne have been married for 46 years, and have 2 children and six grandchildren.
Dean Riskas, Treasurer
Dean Riskas serves on COPF’s Board and Finance Committee. An MPPC member for over 35 years, Dean also served as a deacon and elder. He currently is the President of TriplePoint Capital, a Silicon Valley based specialty finance company, and a Board Member of The Ronald McDonald House and the UCLA Board of Governors. Dean holds an MBA in Accounting/Finance and a BA in Economics from UCLA. Dean and his wife, Clary, were married at MPPC in 1978 and have three grown children.
C. Preston Butcher
Preston has been an elder of MPPC and a COPF director for many years, and he also chairs a group in East Palo Alto, which provides assistance to many education and faith-based organizations in that area. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Partners, which develops and manages income property in the western United States. Preston received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. He and his wife, Carolyn, have two children and five granddaughters.
Bryan Cameron moved to the Peninsula in 1981 and has been an active member of MPPC since then. He has served as a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years, as a member of the Nominating Committee, and one term as an Elder. He joined the COPF Board in December, 2014. Bryan was born in Boulder, CO, raised in Lafayette, CA, graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1980 with a B.A. in Economics and from the Stanford Business School with a MBA in 1983. He has spent his entire professional career with Dodge & Cox, a large Investment Management firm in San Francisco, and is currently the Director of Equity Research.
Bryan is active in several Northern California institutions, including Past President, Bear Backers, University of California Athletics; Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, UC Davis; Board member Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Foundation; and Board member Institute of Government Studies, UC Berkeley.
Cy Colburn is Managing Director of Legacy Partners CDS, Inc, (CDS) a design/ build general contracting company. CDS is responsible to complete new shell construction, capital improvements and tenant improvements for the Commercial Division of Legacy Partners throughout their portfolio in California, Washington, Colorado and Texas. Cy began his career in real estate construction in 1984 with Lincoln Property Company in Denver Colorado, and was relocated to the Bay Area in 1990.
Cy and his family became MPPC members when they first moved to California. He has served as a Deacon, a member of the Latin American GO Team, a Leader of short-term missions and Pioneer for the Mountain View Campus. He served as an Elder and helped launch the Mountain View and San Mateo Open Door Campuses and is currently serving as a Marriage Mentor with his wife Rebecca. Cy was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Tom Carhart is currently Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Polycom, Inc, a video teleconferencing company located in Santa Clara. He is responsible for mergers, acquisitions, and corporate strategy at the company. His 20+ years of experience in the technology industry spans from new product development as an engineer, to starting new technology companies as an entrepreneur, as well as driving large company growth via acquisitions.
Tom has held leadership positions at large companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer, and Motorola, as well as being the CEO or founding team member at three start-up companies. He was part of the initial strategy team at MPPC that launched the first multi-site campuses in 2006. He has an AB from Dartmouth College, BE and ME degrees from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Tom and his wife Lisa have three children and have lived in Menlo Park and been members of MPPC for 17 years. In his free time, Tom enjoys backpacking and skiing, has been a leader in Boy Scouts with his sons, and is an avid cyclist.
Caitlin Darke grew up going to church at MPPC – she received her first Bible from Walt Gerber in 1976. She was an active member in the youth group – Flash and has led Strive and Huddle Groups. Caitlin graduated from University California Davis in 1993 and worked for several years at Arthur Andersen. She spent time at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and was also a Director at Charles Schwab.
In 1998 she began her work in residential real estate. She joined her mother, a veteran residential real estate broker, and today they are amongst the top 200 real estate agent teams in the United States. Nearly a decade ago, Caitlin volunteered her residential real estate expertise to the Church Of the Pioneers Foundation and has assisted the foundation with numerous real estate transactions.
She is a member of the Junior League and volunteers at the Menlo Charity Horseshow to benefit the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Caitlin has two sons, Peter (4) and Henry (2), who are active participants in MPPC Sunday school classes. Both of her children were baptized at MPPC. They reside in Menlo Park.
Robin D. Faisant
Rob has been a member of MPPC since 1976, and has served as deacon, elder and leader of various committees. He has also been a director of COPF and the Mount Hermon Association for many years, serving as President and Secretary of both. Rob is graduate of Stanford Law School, and works as an estate planning attorney in Menlo Park. He and his wife Nancy have three grown daughters, all "married with children".
John H. Jenks
John joined MPPC with his wife Laurie in 1953, and became an Elder in 1956, serving numerous terms on Session. He joined the COPF board in 1981. John taught Sunday School, high school and adult Bible studies for many years, has served on multiple Pastor Nominating Committees, and has been active in the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study since it was founded. John retired as Senior Vice-President and co-founder of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Scientists and Engineers. He and Laurie have four children, six grandchildren and "currently" one great-grandson.
Alden Johanson has served for the past 14 years as Chief Operating Officer of Mount Hermon Association, one of the nation’s oldest and largest Christian camp and conference centers, with headquarters near Santa Cruz. He is currently a board member of Vintage Faith Church, Mountain Parks Foundation, and Stewardship Insurance, Ltd.
Prior to moving to the West Coast, Alden worked 30 years for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., including 17 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BS, Engineering), Stanford University (MBA, Finance) and Harvard University (MPA). While at Stanford, Alden attended MPPC, which had a profound impact on his life.
Duncan Matteson , a Kansas City , Missouri native, graduated from the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Shirley, joined Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in 1980, where Duncan served two terms as an elder. He has also served for more than 20 years as a trustee of COPF, and for many years was in charge of all the Foundation’s properties.
He is active in many community organizations and is the past chairman of the board of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Greater Bay Bancorp financial services companies that merged with Wells Fargo Bank in 2007. In their spare time, Duncan and Shirley enjoy traveling with their children and grandchildren.
Mark Moser is a recent addition to the COPF board beginning in December of 2014. Mark and his wife Lisa have three daughters and have been attending Menlo Park Presbyterian Church since 1990. Mark has served on Session at MPPC as well as multiple terms on the Churchwide Nominating Committee. Mark also served MPPC for seven years in the children’s ministry.
Mark has a diverse real estate background which includes experience in brokerage, development, investment sales and property management. Mark holds a degree in Political Economies of Industrial Societies (PEIS) from the University of California, Berkeley and is also a graduate of Stanford University’s Mass Media Institute.
Jim Palmer, Board Advisor
Jim joined MPPC in 1961, served as elder and deacon, and helped start COPF by developing its articles of incorporation and bylaws in 1974.
He has been an active board member and advisor, serving as editor of COPF’s Opportunities Magazine for the past 20 years and as legal counsel for the Foundation. Jim graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School. He and his wife, Marilyn, have three children and three grandchildren.
Anne Rosales brings expertise in strategic planning, donor relations and fundraising to COPF. Her work experience includes management consulting at Bain & Company and strategic marketing at US West. While working at Stanford University, Anne served as Executive Director of the Alumni Consulting Team at the Graduate School of Business, and as Director of Marketing for The Stanford Fund.
Members of MPPC for twenty-six years, Anne and her husband, Rico, raised three children in Menlo Park and have been involved in numerous church and community organizations. Anne is an elder of MPPC and was on the 2003 Mission Study team, whose analysis led to the church’s current strategy of multi-site outreach. Anne majored in Religious Studies at Yale College and received her MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.