Val is a 1990 transplant from the great Land of OZ (Kansas), where she survived teaching middle school, coaching high school girls, and tornados – all equally terrifying.
Val is our church Historian, having worked at New Hope longer than anyone currently on staff. She enjoys the fast-paced atmosphere of the office and all the behind the scenes aspects of ministry at New Hope. Val’s the gal if you need information, have a question or want chocolate. She is thankful for the many technological advances she’s see in the office over the years from manual typewriters and dial-up internet to the World Wide Web, but she still doesn’t have a FB page!
Valerie married her college sweetheart Jim in 1980. They were blessed with two children and now have 5 precious grandsons, all of whom bring them great joy.
Val loves being outdoors
(when the temperature is 55 and above).
She enjoys hiking, taking pictures, wildlife, the beach and snorkeling. She also enjoys drinking coffee with her husband, feeding her family, being silly with her grandsons and Netflix.