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Church Staff

Pastor Steve Ensz, Senior Pastor

Steve Ensz

Pastor Steve began youth ministry in 1985 after graduating from Grace College of the Bible, Omaha, NE, in 1983.  His first 5 years of Youth Ministry were spent with a congregation in Northwest Kansas.  His ministry with Garden Valley began in 1990 and continued through 2012.  In November of 2012, Pastor Steve began serving GVC as Senior Pastor.  He has a passion to see the youth and adults of this community see Christ, grow in Him, and reach out to others.

Steve & Lesa have three children:  Karena (Louisville, Kentucky), Tina (Acts Seminary, Langley, Canada), and Jeremy (Kansas State University student).




Janelle Staats, Secretary

Janelle has been a part of this church for 20 years. She started as the secretary in 2015.
Janelle is married to Todd, they have been married for 20 + years. They have two children Brandon who is attending Tabor College, and Brooklyn who is attending GCHS. Janelle enjoys reading, running, camping and spending time with her family.



Abbe Muñoz, Custodian

Abbe for website

Abbe has been working part-time at Garden Valley since 2000.  He also works full-time at Garden City Community College as a custodian in the Fine Arts Building.

Abbe & Peggy have two daughters and one son-in-law:  Matt, Kelsi and Kayla.


Leadership Board

Shirley CalvinChristian Education Chair
Vacant, Missions/Evangalism Commission Chair
Abe HammStewardship/Trustees Commission Chair
Jonathan LightnerModerator
Matt PaxsonWorship Commission ChairRachel Hodson, Caring Commission Chair
Roger Bellows and Bill Sater, At-Large Members