VALLEY LIFE CHURCH LEADERS

“Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly.”

1 Peter 5:2 (ESV)

Lead Pastor/Elder
PATRICK BOWLER
PATRICK BOWLERLead Pastor/Elder
My wife Sarah and I have lived here in the valley most of our lives, and by God’s grace, it remains our home. We have been married for 24 years and have five wonderful kids. I began serving in the church in the mid-nineties as a youth pastor and worship leader, and I served in that capacity for close to a decade. In 2005, God lead me (along with pastors Steve McGuyre and John Wiens) to plant
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Pastor/Elder
STEVE MCGUYRE
STEVE MCGUYREPastor/Elder
My name is Steve McGuyre but my students simply call me Mac. I teach Bible at East Linn Christian Academy and co-lead here at Valley Life Church. My wife, Mindy, a nurse, and I have raised three children who love God and serve him in a variety of ways. Kari, our daughter and her husband Carl, are raising our grandchildren, Cole and Jude. Sean and his wife Jocelyn have a baby boy, Preston. Kevin is serving in the Navy special forces.
I love to read a variety of sources–Bible, history, classic literature, and sports.
Pastor/Elder
JASON OGDEN
JASON OGDENPastor/ Elder
Pam and I have been married for 16 years. We have five children – Kelly, Luka, Ivan, Ember, and Hudson.

I work for The City of Sweet Home as a Police Officer.

I enjoy hanging out with my family, reading, studying the bible, visiting new places, and working out.

Pastor/Elder
DAN JONES
DAN JONESPastor/ Elder
My wife Amy and I have been married for 17+ years and have been blessed with 4 wonderful kids. As a family we spend time taking care of our animals, playing sports, and spending time outdoors camping and hunting.

I have been a part of the Valley Life Church family since its creation, having served as a Community Group Leader, then as a

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Family Ministries Pastor
TYLER GROVE
TYLER GROVEFamily 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,
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Pastor/Elder
PHIL PREWETTE
PHIL PREWETTEPastor/ Elder
My wife Christy and I have been married for over 20 years and have been blessed with 4 children. Our family enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, reading, movies, and music.
I have a heart to see the gospel preached to all people, and my desire is to see people grow and mature in Christ. I work full time as a
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WORSHIP LEADER
ADRIAN KNOX
ADRIAN KNOXWorship Leader
My name is Adrian. My wife, Tricia, and I have been married 4 years. But we’ve been friends for 7. 🙂 We have two children, Emerson and Henlie. We live in Lebanon and enjoy going to the movies, going for drives with good coffee, Tom Petty, live music, and board games.
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WOMEN’S MINISTRY LEADER
CHRISTY PREWETTE
CHRISTY PREWETTEWomen's Ministry Leader
As women’s ministry leader, my heart is to see women grow in their love of God through knowing his Word. There is nothing more exciting to me than being able to see women come alive as they open their Bibles and recognize the story God is telling in its pages. I am passionate about coming alongside women as they seek to find healing and wholeness in Christ, and hope to increasingly cultivate space where biblical knowledge and life transformation can intersect in beautiful ways. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my husband Phil and four kids, reading, cooking, quilting, and a good cup of coffee and conversation with friends.
NURSERY MINISTRY DIRECTOR
HANNAH AHN
HANNAH AHNNursery Ministry Director
Hello, my name is Hannah! I have been married to my husband, Joshua, since March 2012. We have three beautiful, young children, and it is our heart’s greatest desire that they grow in their love for Jesus.
In the Nursery, it is our mission to be a safe place for the young mother, respite for the foster parent, loving arms for all babies, and a ministry to all. The Lord has given me a heart for babies and their mamas. As Nursery Director, I feel truly honored to have the opportunity to love on these babies each week and get to know them and their families.
TODDLER MINISTRY DIRECTOR
JENNIFER SMOTHERS
JENNIFER SMOTHERSToddler Ministry Director
PRESCHOOL MINISTRY DIRECTOR
IONE WATKINS
IONE WATKINSPreschool Ministry Director
I serve as preschool coordinator at Valley Life. It is such a blessing to be part of the little ones’ lives and to see them grow both physically and spiritually.

My husband Jack and I have been part of this family since its beginning. We have been married 47 years, have 2 daughters, and 5 grandkids. Together we work on our ranch raising beef cattle.

K-1 MINISTRY DIRECTOR
AUBREY GROVE
AUBREY GROVEK-1 MINISTRY DIRECTOR
OFFICE MANAGER
MICHAEL MCGUIRE
MICHAEL MCGUIREOffice Manager
Michael is the Valley Life Church office manager and Pastor Patrick’s assistant.

Michael and his wife Susan have two grown children.

ACCOUNTANT
ABBY VIRTUE-HAGLE
ABBY VIRTUE-HAGLEAccountant
I am happy to use my God-given gift of number crunching as the bookkeeper at Valley Life. I live in Sweet Home with my husband Jim and three children- Katie, Daniel and Nathan.