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El Camino Pines – Frazier Park State: California
El Camino Pines is situated in a pristine, dense forest of pine and oak trees, part of the beautiful Los Padres National Forest. Sitting at an elevation of 6200 feet, El Camino Pines enjoys forest fresh air, ample shade in the summer and snow in the winter.
Faith and Work
Greg Balfanz – John Balfanz Homes
Steve Elcano – Leadership Success Coach
Identity in Christ
Graham Harrison – Monroe Construction
Scott Petersen – Retired California Highway Patrol
Brad Newburg – Trinity Safety Company
Gary Steffes – Influencers
Jim Pennington – Retired Auctioneer
Married to Lori Pearsey for 43 years
Three Children : Amie 40, Alison 37, and Clayton 36
1976 NCAA National champion at the University of Arizona in baseball, All American.
Member of the US Olympic team
Play professional baseball five years for the Minnesota Twins and the California Angels
Business owner for 37 years.
Left the financial world 6 years ago to go into full-time ministry as the regional director of Influencers.
Passions: Jesus, then people, getting men and women into an abiding relationship with the King by being in proximity to Jesus. Leading men to live out their faith!
Dan grew up in a rural area west of Bakersfield enjoying life on the family farms. After high school he attended Cal Poly SLO and thanks to a minor talent in football he received a degree in agricultural engineering. Today he is a civil engineer with 25 years of experience in water resource engineering focused on the agricultural industry. While his “side job” in water is fun and fulfilling his main job is husband to Amanda of 25 years and father to three young adults, Jacob, Sarah, and Daniel. These duties include: horse trailer driver, fair animal project support staff, farm animal refuse collector, feed sponsor, coach, family vacation planner, family chef, and head maintenance man.
When there is spare time he enjoys cycling and hiking with Amanda, fly-fishing, and bird hunting. But Dan says he really gets his batteries charged by hearing from God by digging into his Word and watching the Holy Spirit transform men into the spiritual leaders of their families.
Ron is the President of Froehlich Signature Homes, a single family, multi-family, office and commercial building company in Bakersfield, California, which he founded in 1987. He currently serves on the board of Influencers Bakersfield, a men’s ministry geared towards the purpose of teaching men how to have a personal, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. Ron has four adult children and he and his wife, MaryAnn, are members of The Bridge Bible Church in Bakersfield.
Gregrey has two degrees and is a licensed contractor, running two successful businesses for the last 40 years. He is married for 25 years to an equally yoked soul mate.
My relationship with God, my wife, family, and other men was sharpened like a two-edged sword at my first Souly Business. That retreat gave me a deeper clarity of God’s plan for my life. I learned how to pause and wait on Him and how to hear His voice. My life now is a story of finishing well. My marriage, alongside time in ministry, is God’s focus for my life. Souly Business reinforced consistent time with my Heavenly Father and I now want to invite Jesus into everything I do, in order to best reflect Him to others.