Diane Whitmore grew up in a Christian home in Michigan. After serving as a missionary in Southern Mexico for seventeen years, she came to California and to Canoga Park Pres, where she helped begin a Spanish-speaking ministry (Comunidad Cristiana). She has served as an elder for over 25 years. Diane believes God has given her gifts in leadership and administration which she can use in her position as an elder. She loves CPPC for being a warm, loving congregation whose members feel the call to be a light in the West Valley.