Peter Ochs was Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Fieldstone Group of Companies. Currently he serves on the board of the Fieldstone Leadership Network, which provides leadership development training to nonprofit organizations. More than 1,200 nonprofit executives have benefitted from the Fieldstone Leadership Network’s eight individual programs.
Peter holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and master’s degree from Stanford
University’s Graduate School of Business.
Peter has devoted much of his personal time to charitable work. He and his wife Gail were the
2006 honorees of the National Alexis de Tocqueville Award, the highest honor given by United
Way of America, in recognition of their generous giving and service, nationally and to the world.
Other nonprofit service includes serving on the Board of Directors of Prison Fellowship
Ministries where he chaired the Executive Committee; Chairman, Board of Directors of Wycliffe
Bible Translators U.S.; Founding Chair of The Seed Company Board, an affiliate of Wycliffe
Bible Translators; and International Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity; and as an Elder of
Mariners Church in Irvine, California. He also served as president of the Board of Trustees for
the nationally acclaimed South Coast Repertory Theater and is past chairman of the Board of
Directors for the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts.
Together Peter and his family created First Fruit, Inc., a private foundation that encourages and
supports Christian ministries in the world’s poorest countries. Each year, First Fruit gives grants
to more than 100 organizations engaged in holistic development, training leaders for the
emerging church, and reaching the unreached with the Christian gospel.
In the words of Peter, “we are abundantly grateful for our blessings; we are called to share
them, and this is the common thread woven throughout our work.”