• I grew up in a church that never taught the Bible. When I went to college a friend asked me to go to a Bible study. I said, "What's that? Only the clergy can understand the Bible." I was hooked after one Bible discussion. I admitted I was a sinner, asked Jesus to lead my life and suddenly I could understand the Bible! I joined a Bible study every night of the week because I was so hungry for God's truth. I love ministering in the Santa Ynez Valley. My passion is to provide practical Bible teaching with dynamic worship and authentic small groups so everyone in our Valley can become fully  devoted followers of Christ and glorify God.

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  • I am originally from Tulsa, OK, but have spent that last twelve years working as a professional musician in Nashville, TN. I have been blessed with the opportunity to tour and minister with bands such as, FFH, The Henningsens, Guy Penrod, Dennis Jernigan, Warren Barfield, 33 Miles, and with my wife in our band called NewFire. In addition to touring, I have enjoyed working as a studio musician and as a producer making albums for stores such as LifeWay, Family Christian Stores, and Hobby Lobby. I have been married to my wife, Allison, since 2005 and we have two beautiful daughters named Gracie Kate and Millie Anne. I am so excited to be part of what God is doing at VCF and here in the Valley. Music and worship have helped me build a personal relationship with God, and I am so honored to be part of leading that worship in a corporate setting at VCF!

  • My whole life God has put on my heart the need to help others. I was blessed to help those affected by Disaster for 35 years by working for the American Red Cross where I was able to help those who had lost everything. Upon leaving Red Cross God brought to work for VCF as the Director of Special Projects. I married my incredible husband in 1990 and love him more every day. My passion is to help those who are struggling in life and come along them and support, pray and encourage them. I have been blessed to do missions in several countries through different Church’s and to help those who have less than we do.

  • I have been involved in ministry since I was 14--the year I became the church pianist! Over the years I have been the women"s director at various churches, and been involved in the worship ministry, connections, pastoral search and recruitment, and serving my pastor (who is also my husband) in whatever he needs! My favorite ministry and biggest accomplishment has been being the mom of three sons who are now grown and serving our Lord in various capacities! I am delighted to serve the women at VCF!

  • I am the office administrative assistant for Valley Christian Fellowship, serving all office needs for our wonderful staff. As the voice and face of the church office, I love welcoming newcomers and visitors to our church. I have lived in the Valley for 7 years and began attending VCF 4 years ago. I immediately began serving in children’s ministry, and soon after began welcoming others into our church as a greeter, and in the church office. I am currently involved in assisting the senior ladies’ events and monthly luncheons, which I love. My passions include; helping others, art, & event planning.

  • With God's perfect plan and timing in place I met my husband, Andy, 38 years ago and he is a daily reminder of God’s enormous love for me. My bookkeeping career began in 1978 and continues through our construction business formed 35 years ago. I began working a few hours a week at the church office, which has happily turned into two full time days. It is a blessing to service along side and to be served by the committed and amazing staff at Valley Christian Fellowship Church.