Meet the Staff
“I love seeing people commit to follow Christ for the first time and watching the difference He makes in their life show up in their family life and relationships and the way they approach their career. It is especially rewarding to help people grow past hurdles and barriers that have kept them from experiencing the best life possible.”
Randy and his wife Cindy have been married for more than 30 years. His son Thad is married to Gina and they have two sons and a daughter. Randy’s daughter Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Belief, Empathy, Relator, Responsibility
Favorite Meal: Munster Chicken
Favorite Movie: Endless Summer
“I love seeing people come to Church in the Valley, find a place to connect, and see them flourish as they serve and grow.”
Alex has been married to Samantha for twelve years. They have three young children, Katie, Levi, and Jude.
Top 5 Strengths: Belief, Woo, Activator, Communication, Arranger
Favorite Meal: A ribeye with scalloped potatoes
Favorite Movie: Band of Brothers (I know, it’s not technically a movie)
“I get excited when I see someone take a risk in doing something that they haven’t done before in their walk with God. Its motivating to see how their faith is grown through the experience and to see how their life is better off because of the choice they have made.”
Thad has been married to Gina for four years. They have three young children, Blake, Jeremy, and Ellie.
Top 5 Strengths: Analytical, Responsibility, Belief, Harmony, Restorative
Favorite Meal: Sour cream enchiladas
Favorite Movie: The Sandlot
“The new Alhambra Campus is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the people in our area, and I can hardly wait to see what He does in each of our lives as we follow Him.”
Ben and his wife Lori have been married for 8 years and have four young children. They live in Monterey Park.
Top 5 Strengths: Learner, Arranger, Belief, Connectedness, Individualization
Favorite Meal: Chicago deep dish pizza!
Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
“I consider it a great privilege to walk alongside families as they see their children grow. Jesus considered children a special part of His ministry and so do I. I am excited to be a part of the children’s ministry to share the love of Christ with the next generation.”
Amy and her husband, Chris, have been married for 9 years. They live in San Gabriel with their 3 young children - Samantha, Alexis and Dax
Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Achiever, Analytical, Learner, Individualization
Favorite Meal: Chinese Beef Noodles
Favorite Movie: White Christmas
“I enjoy being involved in women’s lives and working with a gifted and fun staff who also practice Heart Attitudes!”
Tina has been married for more than 35 years to Nathan Lewis, a professor at California Baptist University. They have a daughter, Traci, a son-in-law, Tim, and three grandchildren Natalie, Tiffani & Tyler, who also attend Church in the Valley.
Top 5 Strengths: Individualization, Belief, Harmony, Responsibility & Connectedness
Favorite Meal: Moo Goo Gai Pan
Favorite Movie: The Majestic & Apollo 13
“I love getting to see people take their next steps in their relationship with Christ. My relationship with Christ has made all the difference in my life and it is exciting to get to see that change in others as well.”
Samantha graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma. Samantha and her husband Pablo live in Ontario.
Top 5 Strengths: Woo, Individualization, Responsibility, Strategic, Communication
Favorite Meal: Teriyaki steak and a baked potato
Favorite Movie: While You Were Sleeping
“I am so excited to see other people also discovering their personal relationship with Jesus and finding themselves a loved and treasured part of God’s family here at Church in the Valley.”
Brenda has one son, Barry who was recently married to Brianna. Barry and his wife attend Orangecrest Community Church, a church planted by Church in the Valley.
Top 5 Strengths: Connectedness, Analytical, Belief, Responsibility, Achiever
Favorite Meal: “All You Can Eat Buffet”
Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz