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Staff

John Schubert

 

Senior Pastor

John has been the lead pastor of SVC since its inception in 2003. Prior to SVC he and his wife (Sheri) served at West Side Baptist Church in Yakima. As the preaching pastor it is his desire to exalt God and rightly divide His word for the joy of God's people.

Pastor John's hope and prayer for SVC is that as we practice being an authentic gospel-centered and grace-driven community we will become a fruit-bearing, mission-minded church to the glory of God.

Rick Witmer

 

Assistant Pastor

Rick and his wife, Jenn, have been part of Sun Valley since 2010, and all four of their children were born into SVC. Rick is the Assistant Pastor, serving in many areas: Family Ministries, Sunday Seminars, Gospel Communities, Leadership Development, counseling, and evangelism.

Rick desires that Sun Valley Church would be a body of saints who are deeply rooted in God’s Word, vibrantly connected to Christ in spiritual worship, and joyfully ready to share the Gospel whenever they have opportunity.

Jeremy Pynch

 

Director of Worship & Students

Jeremy has had the privilege of growing up at Sun Valley Church and has now grown into the role of Director of Worship & Students. Jeremy's family was part of the original church planting team from Westside Church.

Jeremy oversees the music and liturgy on Sunday morning, as well as student ministries and foreign missions. His hope is that through the worship of God we would be a changed people, committed to serving God with every breath we have on this earth. His desire is to see both the local and global church changed by the power of the Gospel.

Deb Woodcock

 

Office Manager

Deb came to work for the church in February of 2004. She is the ministry assistant, book keeper, secretary. She does all the amazing work that helps keep Sun Valley Church running smoothly.

Her hope for the church is that it would be a place where people are drawn in order to grow deeper in their understanding of, and relationship with, Christ.  She would hope that people are able to continually grow more in their appreciation of the incredible sacrifice that Jesus made for his believers and how desperate and absolute our need for a savior is due to our sinful nature.

Erin Betancourt

 

Connections Team Director

Erin has been at the church since 2007 and is married to Eferon. Her primary ministry is overseeing the Connection Team at Sun Valley Church. The Connection Team is responsible for the "First Contact" of every person that walks through our doors from the greaters, welcome table, parking lot attendents and the wonderful coffee.  So basically everything you see in the foyer of the church falls under this ministry.

Erin's Goal is that the Connection Team would be a blessing and encouragement to any who attend Sun Valley Church, helping them grow in faith and in fellowship with the body. The Connection Team is also an accessible and helpful way for anyone to serve the church and help others feel welcome.

Amanda Shewey

 

Children's Ministry Director

Amanda has been at the church, along with her husband, Justin, and her son, Leeland, since 2015. Her primary role within the church is to oversee the Children's ministry.

Amanda's goal for Children's Ministry is to glorify God by encouraging the families of Sun Valley Church to treasure Christ above all. She loves to see the children of Sun Valley Church being taught the Word of God in every classroom, from babies in the nursery to the fifth grade!

Mary Stowman

 

Assistant Director of Children's Ministry

We are excited for the newest addition to the SVC staff. Mary Stowman has served SVC in a variety of ways but she is currently serving in the Children's Ministry with a particular focus on the nursery ministry.

If you have ever walked by the nursery it is a full room! Our nursery is a growing ministry and Mary takes special interest in ministering to our littlest ones and their parents.