Neil Marthedal served FCA in many capacities on the local and national levels. He died in February 2015 at the age of 63. In California, he served as Central Valley Board Member, as Chairman of Central Valley Local Leadership Board and as an FCA Huddle Leader. Additionally, he served on FCA’s National Board of Trustees for six years. His wife, Nancy, is also a strong FCA supporter and has volunteered as a softball clinician at FCA Sports Camps. Marthedal earned an engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and was the president of the successful business, Marthedal Solar Air & Heating. He was actively involved in his church and community, and was well-respected in the Southern Baptist Convention and the Fresno Leadership Foundation. He also served on the boards of the Fresno Rescue Mission and Easton Southern Baptist Church. Together, the Marthedals became involved with FCA in 1988, when they started the FCA Booster Club at Washington Union High School in Fresno, Calif. Four adult children and one grandson complete the family.