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Pastors & Staff

Joel Brantner

Pastor│Head of Staff

 As the Pastor and Head of Staff at COV, it is my joy to preach God's Word, to lead COV's mission and strategy with an incredible staff, to care for God's flock, and to serve our surrounding community as a representative of Jesus Christ.  I have experienced God's blessing as a husband to Kristin and a father to Asa and Anna.  My life goal is that it might be said of me what was written about David, "...after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers..." (Acts 13:36). 

Karen Pepmeyer

Community Outreach Specialist

Chris Beaver

Head of Maintenance 

Church of the Valley's facilities and maintenance team seeks to honor Jesus Christ and serve others by maintaining and improving the existing buildings and grounds. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas or if you have any questions or needs while you are here on campus, feel free to contact us at or  (760)523-9139

Yolanda Vasquez

Crisis Ministry
(760)503-7018 Ext#103
food pantry: (760)503-7024 Ext#1005 (Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Gabby Bechtold

Director of Children Ministries

Shannon Sedillo

Next Generation Assistant Director 

Rachel West 

Youth Director

Dee Walters

Rummage Ministry

Rob Shaw

Volunteer Coordinator Ministry

Mike Hill 

Safety and Security Team 

The Safety & Security Team is made up of COV volunteers who have a passion for service and a desire to fellowship with like-minded people.  We provide safety and security duties for all church services and special events.  We are also always looking for more volunteers to assist us in this important ministry. If you have any questions, please call: 760 523-9139


Lead Deacon: Vera Harrity


(760) 247-6494