Valley Real Life Staff

You will find that our staff is full of imperfect people with hearts to be and make disciples of Jesus. We value relationship, intentionality, and being real. We are a team of coaches, not all-star players, so our goal is to equip and release others to do the work of Jesus.


Dan Shields
Lead Pastor

Adele Ohler
Executive of Operations

Jay Jones
Executive of Ministries


Steve Allen
Outreach | Care Team Leader

Jessie Angle
Kids Ministry Assistant

Jeremy Anglin
Life Groups Team Leader

Kelly Armstrong
Riverside Campus Pastor

Maria Barney
Facilities Support

Michelle Bonesteel
Early Childhood Lead

Drew Chukitus
Recovery Pastor

Kendra Croft
Riverside Campus Kids Lead and Office Ministry Assistant

Leah Cude
Groups Ministry Assistant

Ashton Duggan
Facilities Support

Jeff Dunham
Facilities Volunteer Coordinator

David Eckhardt
Lead Videographer

Christine Elledge
Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor

Trevor Farris
Elementary Pastor

Jolene Fisher
Women's Ministry Lead

Sandee Franklin
Staff Care and Culture Coordinator

Blair Gasaway
Admin | Ops Ministry Assistant

Matt Goodman
Facilities Coordinator

Christa Gray
Worship Experience Ministry Coordinator

Dani Gross
Childcare Coordinator

Michael Haynes
Riverside Technology Coordinator

Tyler Lane
Next Generation Team Leader

Kenny Mallgren
Worship Experience Team Leader

Kalem Morgan
Riverside Campus Worship Lead

Brittany Murphy
Executive Assistant

Elaina Myers
Finance Clerk

Kjell Nygren
Technology and Systems Team Leader

Kristina Paulding
Recovery Ministry Coordinator

Drew Payne
Tech Coordinator

Matt Pegram
Guest Experience Lead

Brad Pesnell
Care Pastor

Jack Poston
Technology Solutions Specialist

Hannah Pusateri
Communications & Marketing Lead

Emma Russow
Middle School Lead

Jenny Schalk
Finance Clerk

Tim Seo
Data & Systems Coordinator

Jeff Sevigney
Facilities and Safety Team Leader

Zak Sommers
Life Groups and Young Adults Lead

Kim Sonko
Outreach | Care Ministry Assistant

Gretchen Stoup
Administration Team Leader

Stan Vandegriffe
Facility Support

Amy Wohl
Student Ministry Assistant

Sara Yarbrough


Paul Crooks

Anthony Frei

Bryan Johnson

Marcus Munn

Jason Pegg

Dan Shields

Seth Short

Come Work With Us

If you have a passion for relationships and helping people take their next steps with Jesus, join our team. Click the button below to see current open positions.