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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).


Kevin Larson, Youth Pastor 

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Kevin was a student of Steve’s when he was the Youth Pastor at GVC. Through learning under Steve, Kevin decided he too wanted to become a Youth Pastor.  This lead to him attending Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS, where he acquired his Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry in 2007.  While at Tabor, he met his wife, Jill, who he has been married to for six years.  They just recently added to the size of their family through the birth of their son, Seth.  Kevin served as Youth Pastor in Leoti, KS for six years and is now back in Garden City where he is enjoying serving with Steve and the people of Garden Valley Church.  He is currently working on his Mdiv through George Fox University’s online program.  Kevin enjoys running, biking, geocaching, reading, and hanging out with his wife.


Janelle Staats, Secretary

Janelle has been a part of this church for 18 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 GCCC, and Brooklyn who is attending GCHS. Janelle enjoys reading, running, camping and spending time with her family.



Abbe Muñoz, Custodian

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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 CalvinCaring Commission Chair
VacantChristian Education Commission Chair
Roger BellowsStewardship/Trustees Commission Chair
Jonathan LightnerModerator
Matt PaxsonWorship Commission Chair
Shirley CalvinAt-Large Member