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Our Team

Pastor

 

Pastor Mark Woof and Janet Woof

Pastor Mark has been active in full-time ministry for 22 years, serving the first 14 in student ministry. He believes church is more about people than place — an everyday lifestyle rather than a weekend event. He is married to Janet and they have four incredible kids – Hailey, Hannah, Hunter, and Harper. You’ll often find him on the sidelines coaching their sports teams, or on the mountain skiing the slopes. He grew up in Canada and enjoys time on summer vacations driving the ski boat or sitting on the beach and enjoy time alone with God.

Mark has a passion to disciple other dads and impact the coming generations for Christ. He believes that Jesus spent more time ministering on the streets than on the stage. Therefore, he spends a good amount time around town connecting with people in cafes or coaching on the sidelines (Go Trojans!). He loves to meet people around the table and believes we can be most effective in the mission by saturating neighborhoods and relational networks with the good news of God. When all is said and done, he hopes he’ll be remembered as a down-to-earth guy — someone who followed hard after Jesus, led many to become disciples, and earned stripes as a superstar husband and all-star dad.

Valley Simsbury Staff

 

Jillian Conway
Kids Ministry Associate

With boundless energy and a heartwarming smile, Jillian creates a joyful environment where children learn about God's story.

Marina Muench
Worship Coordinator

Marina coordinates a group of skillful worship leaders, musicians/singers, and production team members to usher our church into Spirit-filled worship each week.

Pastor Doug Christgau
Volunteer Pastor

Pastor Doug brings over 50 years of experience in pastoring. He preaches regularly, gives oversight to various teams, and provides pastoral guidance and support to Pastor Mark.

Worship Arts Director
Now Hiring (Full-time)

Valley Simsbury is looking for a gifted worship director and natural leader to shepherd our congregation in worship, equip our worship teams, and give leadership and coordination to production and the arts.

Job Description

Ministry Coordinator
Now Hiring (Part-Time)

Valley Simsbury is looking for a welcoming face to help guests and attenders make connections, form relationships and assist the Pastor in curating environments that connect our church attenders and guests.

Job Description Coming Soon

Anna Heinle
Facilities

Anna is proficient in facility maintenance and blesses us with her attention to deal and beaming smile.

Central Services (Valley Avon)

 

Rob O'Neal
Senior Pastor

Kevin Haskins
Executive Pastor

Jay Kuhrt
Director of Congregational Care

 

Gail Brundage
Office of Senior Pastor, Administrative Assistant

Mike Guersch
Communications Director

Dolores Lanza
Finance & HR Director

Valley Simsbury Organizational Leadership

 

Jeremy Anderson
Advisory Board

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Mayla Anderson

Doug Christgau
Advisory Board

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Christine Christgau

Ken Kuhl
Advisory Board

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Dawn Kuhl

Glenn Mason
Advisory Board

Bob McPeak
Advisory Board

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Cynthia McPeak

Silvana D’Arche
Deacon

Anthony Urbano
Deacon

Christine Christgau
Deacon

Angel Yang
Deacon

Glenn Mason
Finance Team

Anna Robbins
Finance Team

Ted Woodrell
Finance Team

 

Anna Robbins (Chair)
Launch Team Chair

Rob O'Neal
Launch Team

Kevin Haskins
Launch Team

Mark Marlowe
Launch Team

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Mary Marlowe