Dr. Curt Longacre came on board in 1997 as administrator director, becoming FSNC's second director in 2003 when Dr. Patzia moved into full-time teaching. Continuing the tradition of innovation, Dr. Longacre took the campus in several new directions-establishing Sacramento as an independent, degree granting site, launching two Spanish-language degree programs, and bringing the Windrider Film Forum to the Bay Area as a means of engaging the surrounding community.
FSNC has flourished through the contributions of not only these leaders but many others-faculty member Dr. Roberta Hestenes in the early years, associate director Rev. Brad Howell and professor Dr. J. R. Daniel Kirk currently-along with countless devoted faculty, support staff, students, alumni, and friends.
This campus has inherited a rich history of creativity and innovation, a passion for church renewal and growth, Christian formation and discipleship, evangelism and mission, and an intellectually rigorous graduate theological education. That legacy continues today in equipping missional leaders for the work of the kingdom.