Fred Messick, MA
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
Fred Messick, born and raised in Ohio, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Messick began his career in the journalism field, working as a reporter, writer, and radio broadcaster. For ten years he worked for World Vision in communications, marketing, and field projects, becoming director of World Vision’s US projects. He went on to serve for six years as legislative director and media spokesperson for the California Governor’s Office of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Preparation, where he was involved in responding to the Los Angeles civil unrest, Northridge earthquake, and other significant state crises. He joined Fuller in 2000 as director of the Office of Public Relations, and was promoted to associate vice president in 2003.
Messick’s community service includes his hosting a weekly Los Angeles radio program that profiled community empowerment programs and volunteer opportunities for several years. He has also been involved for more than 20 years with ministry to Native American pastors and leaders on the Navajo Reservation.