Leaders 2018-07-26T16:26:09+00:00

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 21 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 Candidate
PHIL PREWETTE
PHIL PREWETTEPastor/ Elder Candidate
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. I live in Lebanon and am currently a substitute teacher in the Willamette Valley, as well as a part-time guitar/drum instructor. I have the great privilege of serving Jesus as a worship leader, music director, and community group leader at Valley Life. By God’s grace my aim is to be a vessel used for building up a community of worshipers who’s ultimate joy and passion is in seeing Jesus
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WOMEN’S MINISTRY LEADER
BRENDA SMOTHERS
BRENDA SMOTHERSWomen's Ministry Leader
I am married to Neil and we have four grown children and 16 grandchildren. My hobbies are my grandchildren and reading. Besides Jesus, my passion is ladies ministry.

I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing and listening to good music (especially live), reading scripture and theological books, playing disc golf when the weather is nice, and watching sporting events with other fanatics.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY NURSERY COORDINATOR
STEPHANIE MARRS
STEPHANIE MARRSChildrens Ministry Nursey Coordinator
I am a wife of 16 years to my husband, Cody, a homeschooling mama to our 5 daughters, and a lover of Jesus, the outdoors, and coffee. I enjoy reading, photography, baking, and exploring outdoors with my family and my camera.

God has given me a heart for babies and their mamas, and I am privileged to serve as Valley Life’s Nursery Coordinator. I

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CHILDRENS MINISTRY PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR
IONE WATKINS
IONE WATKINSChildrens Ministry Preschool Coordinator
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 40 years, have 2 daughters, and 5 grandkids. Together we work on our ranch raising beef cattle.

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.
COMMUNICATIONS
JOHN WIENS
JOHN WIENSCommunications
My wife Lynn and I have been part of Valley Life Church from the beginning.

I have retired as an active elder/pastor but remain on staff in a part-time communications position which includes the bulletin (The Know), this web site,

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