Mission Peak Board of Trustees, 2022-2023

President: Suzette TakeiMy name is Suzette Takei, and I am your new board president for the 2022-23 congregation year. I am a lifelong resident of Fremont, having been born and raised here. I attended St. Joseph’s School from preschool through eighth grade, followed by Mission San Jose High School. My husband and I purchased my childhood home in 2003 and have raised our four kids here in Fremont. All four attend Sunol Glen School (in the canyon) and then Irvington High School.

Family is very important to Jon and I; we are close with our parents and siblings who live locally. All own four adulting children live in different parts of the U.S., we stay connected through facetime, family texts, and visits whenever we can. Jon and I purchased our dream retirement home; a little hobby farm near Ashville, North Carolina.

I have been teaching in some capacity since 1990 and have taught everything from preschool through college. Currently, I teach high school math at Robertson Continuation High School, mentor novice teachers within the district, and provide curriculum and technology professional development seminars. I’m currently working on finishing my research on “Belongingness” for my doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction.

Trustee At Large: Kathi Bayne – 

Secretary: Gayle TupperGayle is new to the MPUUC Board, but is not new to other leadership roles at Mission Peak. She currently serves on the Membership Committee, and has been active with several other committees and numerous events, especially our so-much-fun Black and White Auction. Gayle and her husband, Eric Dittmar, have been members since 2014, and are among the many “foodies” of Mission Peak. Although not currently bicycling, she remains active, and plans to hike to the top of our namesake mountain during this Board term.

TreasurerDeAnna Alm (She/her) – Fresh off of her years as president elect and president, DeAnna is excited to rejoin the board of MPUUC as a member at large, with a promotion to Treasurer in 2023. She has been a member of many other committees over her 20+ years of membership, including Interim Search, Transition Team, Worship Associates and Membership, and was President for two consecutive terms.  She and her husband and two teenaged children live in Fremont.  She loves to read, cook, bake sourdough bread and take morning runs along the Alameda Creek Trail.


Trustee At Large: Colleen Arnold

Trustee At Large:  Michelle Wallace