Meet The Team

We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization  ein 84-2925423

With God as our head, He leads an Excellent Team with commitment to His work.It is with a grateful heart that I say thank you.

Bethany Byrd

Executive Director & Founder

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Bethany Byrd is a grateful graduate of Fresno Pacific University. She has worked as an office manager, at Boys 2 Men Girls 2 Women Foundation, and as an assistant manager at an 8 classroom facility for Head Start. She was also a Preschool & After-school teacher for 23 years. During her work life, Bethany lost 5 friends in Selma & Kingsburg to Spousal abuse, Child abuse, and Human sex trafficking. After losing those friends, God directed her training into starting a nonprofit for victims of trauma and abuse. Bethany said that "Creating the faith-based nonprofit, 5 Stones Open Door is the best journey of her life!"  Always guided through the leadership of Jesus Christ.

Sean Battle

Chairperson of the Board

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Sean Battle was called to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He knew long before he accepted his call in 2006, that he was called to this office. He ran for a long time and made his share of mistakes on the road to Damascus, but God spared his life and gave him a new song, renewed mind, and deeper more meaningful commitment to Christ. He stands on Matthew 28:19-20 and believes this is the charge that we as Christians are to live by and we model the behavior that Christ displayed. He believes that energy, life, and service to the people in the Book of Acts, is what draws the lost to salvation. John 1:1-4; 2 Tim. 2:15. He believes that he has been entrusted by the Lord to feed, nurture, and lead his people according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Deadra Wright Clayton

   Chief Financial Officer     

Deadra Wright was born in Los Angeles, CA. In 2005 after leaving behind a life of abuse,was born in Los Angeles, CA. In 2005 after leaving behind a life of abuse, she and her two children moved to the Central Valley, on what she calls her Abraham journey. In April of 2006 she accepted her call into the ministry and received her license to preach. She later enrolled in Mt. Carmel Theological Seminary and graduated receiving her Bachelor’s Degree. She was ordained as a pastor on July 26, 2009. In June of 2017 she was instrumental in launching a new ministry called Empowering Lives Christian Center-Selma CA, where she is the Care Pastor and facilitator for Healing the Soul of A Woman- small group. She is currently working on launching Wounded Hurt but Healed Ministry.

Sirina Resendez

Board Member / Co-Facilitator Mending the Soul

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 Sirina Resendez is a behavioral health/mental health Social worker with 3 years of experience in providing services in Fresno and Kings counties. She earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the California State University of Fresno in 2016. A trauma survivor herself, she has dedicated her life to working with others as she believes that all God's people are worthy of love. She has a huge heart and compassion for others and is bringing her life experience to 5 Stones Open Door to work with others so they may find healing and restoration through God as they work through their trauma. Sirina’s goal is to stand with others in victory through Christ Jesus.

Joe Rodriguez


Joe is a Real Estate Investor and Developer in Fresno. Joe has worked in most recent years with other nonprofits as a valuable asset to their company. Joe graduated with a Master's degree in Psychology from Cal State Berkeley. He is becoming a Certified drug and alcohol counselor. Joe is a dedicated Husband, Father, and follower of Christ.

Fermina Martinez

Fermina is currently working on completing her OfficeTechnology certification and degree as an administrative / Office Assistant at Reedley College.  She hopes to one day become a substance Abuse Counselor & Mental Health Advocate. Fermina graduated from the California State University of Fresno with a background in theatre arts-Acting. Fermina wants to create short films and write about her experiences concerning alcoholism, Family Domestic Violence, and Trauma. Fermina is a firm believer of the Holy Trinity and wants to walk accordingly to discern how God wants her to help others through DramaticArts, Creative Writing, and Film.

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