Who We Are

Pastoral Staff

Ben ParoulekBen Paroulek
Ben joined Valley in 2002 as Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Nurture. Ben was ... view details
Office Phone: 503.292.3537, ext. 134
Email: ben@valleycommunity.org

Rebecca ChancellorRebecca Chancellor
Rebecca was raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was an active member of First Presbyterian ... view details
Office Phone: 503.292.3537, ext. 135
Email: rebecca@valleycommunity.org

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Music & Program Staff

Laurel ClutheLaurel Cluthe
Children's and Youth Minister
Laurel is a native of Houston, Texas, where she was active in a historic Baptist church ... view details
Office Phone: 503.292.3537, ext. 131
Email: laurel@valleycommunity.org

Adam SteeleAdam Steele
Director of Music Ministries
Teacher of vocal, instrumental and electronic music at Oregon Episcopal School for more than 13 ... view details

Amy RheingansAmy Rheingans
Director of Youth and Children's Music
Amy grew up in Northern Illinois and moved to the Portland area in 1995. Soon after ... view details

Darlene CusickDarlene Cusick
After earning a Bachelor's degree in Music from Lewis and Clark College and a ... view details

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The Session is made up of Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders.
Ruling Elders are chosen by the people. Together with Teaching Elders (pastors), they exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of Valley Community Presbyterian Church. Elders serve on the Session of the church for 3-year terms. Ruling Elders are commissioned to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation committed to their charge. This includes encouraging the people in the worship and service of God, equipping and renewing the people for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world, visiting and caring for the people, and assisting in worship leadership and teaching. (G-2.0301)

Rebecca Chancellor, Ben Paroulek

Clerk of Session
Carol Powers


Class of 2015

Michelle Blair, Christian Nurture for Youth
Marilyn Conforti, Membership
Sam Connell, Finance; Valley Christian Preschool Liaison
Amy Dee, Personnel
Diane Meyer, Christian Nurture for Children
Addy Pratt, Christian Nurture for Youth


Class of 2016

Jan Falconer, Mission & Service
Roger Rees, Facilities
Don Sowers, Stewardship
Paige Unangst, Church Leadership/CONC; Fellowship Events
John Whitehurst, Christian Nurture for Adults; Communication & Social Media

Class of 2017
Kevin Killian, Christian Nurture for Adults; Communication & Social Media
David Marquis, Worship & Music

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The office of deacon is set forth in the Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry. (G-2.0201)

Click here to read more about the ministry of the deacons.


Class of 2015

Cookie Clifford
Arielle Elisara
Geri Mitchell
Jim Sandberg
Shirley Smyth
Charlene Stansbury
Lee Ann Wichman


Class of 2016

Marilyn Connell
Marilyn Farrier
Judy Huddleston
Cheryl Rees
Fran Scearce
Jean Sowers
Gaylen Uecker

Class of 2017
Janet Adkins
Rich Gold
Bev Hubbard
Edie Leland
Bonnie Reeder

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Office Staff

Angela GrahamAngela Graham
Publication & Office Administrator
Angela was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and raised in Portland. She enjoys living in the ... view details

AmyAnn GreenAmyAnn Green
AmyAnn joined the Valley Staff in January 2011.