Your first visit
Here‘s what to expect when visiting Valley Life Kids for the first time:
Head to the Check–In station, ages 0-1st grade are in the basement, and 2nd-5th grade will be in the gym. At Check–In, we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age–appropriate room.
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):
Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children
How checkin works
Before Service: You can check–in your child at any available kiosk. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.
After Service: After the service is complete, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
During Service: In the event that we need to contact you during the service, your child’s identification code will appear on the screen. We ask that you exit the auditorium immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child’s room.
Meet our Family Ministries Pastor
My wife Aubrey and I have been married since June of 2007. We have four children, and desire to serve the Lord as a family. Aubrey and I went to Corban University, and my background is in human development and education. Prior to coming on staff at Valley Life Church, I was a director at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam, where God opened my eyes to many things. I intended to spend the rest of my career in the Boys and Girls Clubs and then the Lord very clearly called me into ministry here at Valley Life. It was very neat to see His hand in the process of moving our family to Valley Life. Now He has me serving as the Family Ministries Pastor in our church, and I’m excited to see how He uses me in this role.
I am passionate about discipleship and training young leaders. It is my desire that very child at Valley Life doesn’t just know about God, but knows Him. That we are not a people defined by our morality but by the power of Jesus and what He is doing in our lives. That we don’t place our identity in what we do, but in what Jesus has done.
For fun, I mostly just love being with people. Whether it be full of laughter or depth, I really love navigating this beautiful life in communion with others. Ideally outside! I love camping, fishing, hunting, campfires and hiking. I also love sports; playing, coaching and watching them.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Do you have any questions?