Chris Charlebois is an FOTV Team Leader since 2009 on Saturday mornings. Chris has been instrumental in the development of processes and technology within FOTV and is one of the most experienced leaders in FOTV. He has a huge servants heart and great sense of humor. We are so grateful for Chris and his willingness to jump in at any point and time!
Augustin Gonzalez assisted by his wife Nancy are new FOTV Team Leaders in 2014. Agustin and Nancy Gonzalez are bilingual leaders originally from Puerto Rico and Colombia. Agustin leads on Saturday mornings and is a staff member on facilities as well. We love Agustin’s sense of humor and kindness and he makes a killer potato salad!
David Aguilera, FOTV Team Leader on Saturday mornings. David is a Saturday bilingual Team Leader and loves serving our neighbors. He is also an experienced chef, and caters many of our events and fundraisers. We are so grateful for what he can bring to our table in more ways then one! David has a beautiful wife and 3 children and we love the Aguilera family!
Jeff Berletic, FOTV Team Leader since 2011. Assistant Team Leader and experienced FOTV volunteer in all areas of the operation. Jeff is well rounded in his experience and we are so grateful that he helps in so many areas. Above all, his heart for serving those in need is very evident. He is also an amazing guitar player!
Rey Flores, and his wife Liciris are our bilingual team leaders and lead during Tuesday nights. This family leadership team provides the guidance necessary to motivate and supervise our average 23 volunteers and 135 households on Tuesday nights. Rey and Liciris and their kids are such a great part of our and we are so grateful that they bring their family to serve as a model to our community. We love the Flores family!
Brian Geraty (Executive Director, Board President, Pastor)
Brian has been the Director of the Fruit of the Vine since April 2008 and oversees all operational, ministry and financial activities. He is also a team leader and loves to spend time getting to know the neighbors personally.
Miguel Aviles, Food Shelf Manager and Hispanic Ministry Pastor. Miguel coordinates and communicates to all the team leaders and oversees Saturday and Tuesday Distributions. He is also a team leader.
Miguel is also the lead pastor at La Vina Burnsville, MN.
Samuel Huinil – One of our newest Team Leaders and is amazing with our volunteers and neighbors. He brings groups of volunteers regularly and we are very grateful for his servant heart! (Picture to come!)