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Church Staff

       Steve Ensz, Senior Pastor

Steve Ensz

Pastor Steve began in youth ministry in 1985 after graduating from Grace College of the Bible, Omaha, NE, in 1983.  He served as the youth pastor for Garden Valley for 22 years and in November of 2012, transitioning to the Senior Pastor.  He has a passion to see the youth and adults of this community come to know Christ, grow in His likeness, and show His love to the world.

Steve & his wife Lesa were married in 1984 and have three children:  Karena, Tina & Jeremy.

Jim Shellenberger, Associate of Youth and Community Life

       

Pastor Jim began ministry in 2006 after graduating from Mid America Nazarene with a BA in Youth and Family Ministry.  He received a MTS from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has served in a diverse setting of Churches in Kansas, joining the staff at GVC in 2019.  His passion is discipling youth and young families, preparing and teaching God’s Word.  Jim and his wife Brynn were married 2006 and have two children:  Kambri and Isaiah.

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 and Brooklyn. Janelle enjoys reading, running, camping and spending time with her family.(and the Chiefs)

         

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

Ken Penner, Rachel Hodson, Roger Bellows and Shirley Calvin