Valley View Staff and Leadership


LEADERSHIP

Valley View Christian Church is governed by godly men in our congregation known as "elders" (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9). As an elder protected/staff run church, our elders cast vision, guard the church (doctrine, mission, vision, values), and shepherd the flock, while our staff runs the day-to-day operations of the church.


STAFF

Joe Weece

Senior Minister

Joe is originally from Missouri and attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. After college, he spent several years serving in the local church before moving to Texas in 2010. Joe married his wife, Ruthann, in 1989 and they have four boys (and one daughter-in-law) who keep their lives very full! Joe enjoys woodworking, football, Mustangs, and spending time with his family. He is passionate about challenging people to follow Christ with their whole lives and is very excited to see how God is using Valley View to advance His Kingdom.

jweece@vvcc.org | twitter

 

Tara Lemrick

Administrative Assistant

Tara and her husband, Michael, have been attending Valley View since 1987. She considers it a joy and honor to serve the Lord in any capacity. She has served in ministry for the children and youth, and is currently active with the Women's Ministry. Tara enjoys antiquing and cherishes precious moments with family and friends. She is passionate about living life with people!

tlemrick@vvcc.org


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Daniel Harney

Worship & Creative Arts Minister

Daniel is passionate about music and the visual arts as a way to worship the Lord and engage His people! He loves how creative elements, art and music can be used to help people worship God, and create a platform for the message of Grace to be preached. Daniel's favorite people in the world are his beautiful and creative wife Megan, their daughter Elli, and their son Jackson.

dharney@vvcc.org

 

Cindy Hardy

Worship Coordinator

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Cindy graduated from Ozark Christian College and Missouri Southern State University with degrees in Bible and Elementary Education. She moved to Dallas in 2000 after ministering with her husband, Gary, in Oklahoma, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the U.S. territory of Guam. After teaching in both public and private schools, she started homeschooling her three children, two now grown, in 1997, and has been on staff at Valley View since 2005. She loves history and dreams of a trip to the United Kingdom, Greece, and Italy, where she could take in the art, history, and food that she's read so much about! 

chardy@vvcc.org


Mike Havens

Family Life Minister

Mike loves his full and busy household - together with his brilliant wife Jenny, they are raising their children Asher, Malachi, Selah, Titus, Benaiah, their dogs Hazel and Opal, and two guinea pigs (Lucy and Ice Cloud). As the Family Life Minister at Valley View, Mike loves working with kids of all ages and helping them develop into followers of Jesus! He is also passionate about equipping parents with resources that help them pass along their faith to their kids. In his down time, Mike heads to the hills to relax: backpacking is his favorite way to spend a free day.

mhavens@vvcc.org twitter

 

Joel Harney

Student Minister

Joel is passionate about people meeting Jesus and engaging in His mission! His favorite part of ministry with students is watching them realize the tangible impact they can have on the Kingdom. It's pretty easy to figure out what else Joel loves when talking to him, but here's the short list: his awesome wife Bayli, sports (especially the Cubs and the Bulls), a good old fashioned burger and milkshake, and stockpiling hilarious YouTube videos to get his friends laughing.

jharney@vvcc.org twitter | instagram

 
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Missy Farley

Children's Minister

If you ask Missy what she's passionate about, she will immediately respond with "Helping kids realize their story is part of God's story." She loves partnering with volunteers and parents to create Kingdom growth in children's lives! Missy also loves laughing, traveling, music, and sports, and will always choose to sit at the kid's table.

mfarley@vvcc.org

 
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Amy Irby

preView Director

Amy's calling is to be a mom and a teacher! She is passionate about loving kids and finding new ways to teach them about Jesus. her favorite part of her job as preView Director is planning activities for Valley View kids that will show them how much Jesus loves them. She married her husband, Matthew, in 2009, and they have two adorable boys.

airby@vvcc.org

 

Camille Stowe

Administrative Assistant

Camille loves being a wife to her husband, Tyler, and a mom to her spunky daughter, Camryn Jo. She loves helping plan events that give families the opportunity to come together with their Church family and have a great time! Camille and Tyler are also dorm parents for the male students on campus at Dallas Christian College - between baking brownies, giving band-aids, and the occasional advice about girls, she often feels like her toddler needs less from her than her students, but Camille wouldn't change it for the world!

cstowe@vvcc.org 


Chad Pickens

Outreach Minister

Chad is passionate about helping others know and walk in relationship with Christ. While attending Ozark Christian College, he worked with a ministry that mentored young men and women from broken families. He also ministered to men who were incarcerated as they transitioned back into the community. After receiving his Bachelor of Christian Ministry, he did ministry in Kenya for three months. Before coming to Valley View, the Lord brought Chad to Oklahoma City where he ministered to his fellow brick masons. In May 2015, Chad married Kimberly, the love of his life! 

cpickens@vvcc.org


Taylor Duke

Facility and Operations Director

Taylor is passionate about sharing Christ with others through everyday life, whether that's working on a project or grabbing some coffee! Having the opportunity to work with the believers at Valley View to Love Dallas is his favorite part of being on staff. He also loves his wife Kelsey, the Dallas Cowboys, and food. 

tduke@vvcc.org 


Sarah Rosie Hester

Communications Director

Sarah Rosie is called by God to help bring art and beauty into the Church. She hails from the sweet land of Louisville, KY, and graduated from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO, and from Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia. She loves Jesus, movies, cheeseburgers, cats, and tacos... in that order.

shester@vvcc.org | twitter | instagram