Meet the Staff

Pastoral Staff

Randy Lanthripe
Randy Lanthripe Senior Pastor
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“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

Alex Barrett
Alex Barrett Executive Pastor
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“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)

Thad Lanthripe
Thad Lanthripe Administrative Pastor
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“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


Ministry Staff

Andy Vivanco
Andy Vivanco Worship Leader
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“I get to play music every week! I look forward to mentoring future worship leaders and others, bringing God-honoring excellence in all we do.”

Andy has been married to his wife Tami for 16 years. They have three children, Taylor, Jasmine and Josiah. They reside in the City of Eastvale with their dogs, Roxy and Gizmo.

Top 5 Strengths: Achiever, Futuristic, Strategic, Competition, Maximizer

Favorite Meal: Any meal with my family!

Favorite Movie: Blade Runner

Matt Sprankle
Matt Sprankle Director of Sunday Service Teams
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“What motivates me, what I want to see happen, is many people coming to Christ through our ministry and Jesus transforming their lives from the inside out. I love it when someone has a faith epiphany and God’s power starts to overflow into every part of their lives. ”

Matt and his wife Joy have two young boys, Jake and Ben. Matt is the Founder of, as well as a US History Teacher at Claremont High School.

Top 5 Strengths: Strategic, Significance, Command, Activator, Futuristic

Favorite Meal: My wife’s jambalaya

Favorite Movie: Cinderella Man

Carlene Eaton
Carlene Eaton Director of KidZone
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“I love seeing the children get excited about God and their child-like faith is great picture for my own life. Nothing has meant more to me than seeing the investment that other people have made in my own children’s lives and that motivates me to do the same for others.”

Carlene has been married for to Ryan Eaton for thirteen years. They have two children—McKinley and Alex.

Top 5 Strengths: Developer, Positivity, Adaptability, Belief, Communication

Favorite Meal: Chicken and egg noodles

Favorite Movie: The Proposal


Support Staff

Tina Lewis
Tina Lewis Administrative Secretary
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“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

Sammi Rangel
Sammi Rangel Administrative Assistant
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“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

Brenda Palmer
Brenda Palmer Bookkeeper
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“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


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