Leadership Staff

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Quintin Stieff

Lead Pastor


As Lead Pastor, Quintin's main roles here are to lead the ministry of the Word and prayer, cast vision for the future, encourage and equip other leaders, and serve as a goodwill ambassador of Valley Church to the whole church family and to the greater Des Moines community. Quintin enjoys reading, playing basketball, watching all kinds of sports, and traveling with family. He and his wife Ruth have been married since 1983. God has blessed them with three great children. Email Quintin


John Glad

Senior Associate Pastor


John is passionate about building effective teams and helping staff find their "sweet spot" where God wants them to serve. John loves living in the Midwest--the seasons, the people, the culture and balanced atmosphere for raising a family. He and his wife Carol have three children. Email John


Andy Johnson

Director of Worship


Andy has been on staff at Valley Church since 2010, serving in children’s ministry before transitioning to our Venue Pastor in the fall of 2016. He provides leadership for Saturday night worship as well as our Maplenol Café venue at the Valley Community Center! Andy loves to create music and has produced nearly 100 Bible memory songs under the name Lantern Music. Andy and his wife Austin have been married since 2009 and have three kiddos – Emryn, Owen, and Elsie.  Email Andy


Brandon Early

Director of Christian Life


Brandon has been serving in youth ministry for nearly 20 years. He is a story-teller, tech geek, and creative communicator. He and his wife Keri have been married since 2000 and have three great boys. Four of Brandon's favorite things are Jesus, his wife, Chicago Style Pizza, and fighting off their boys with sweet ninja moves. Email Brandon


Jeremy Dyvig

Director of Community Bridges



Jeremy has been a member of Valley Church since 2000. Before becoming Director of Community Bridges in January 2019, he worked for more than 20 years in non-profit service in the Greater Des Moines community. Jeremy married his wife Amanda in 1999, and they have two children, Audrey and Abram. He loves Jesus, Amanda, sports, and pretty much anything his family can do together.  Email Jeremy



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Dan Anderson

Director of Mobilization


Dan and his wife Connie moved to Des Moines in December of 2016 after spending 18 years in the San Diego area as a business executive focusing on new product development, strategic planning, and leadership development. Dan received his Masters in Christian Leadership from Liberty University in 2013 and began to focus his efforts on helping others in the areas of personal leadership effectiveness, character development, and living one’s faith in the marketplace. As a member of Valley’s leadership staff, Dan is helping our team create vision and mobilize strategically important initiatives. Email Dan


Joe Budish

Director of Student Ministries

Joe’s first experience with ministry leadership came during high school when he led a 3rd-5th grade Sunday School small group. Early in college he discovered he loved working with middle school students. Joe is a unique blend of silly and serious and is a self-described "cool nerd" who liked math class. When he is not hanging out with middle schoolers, he enjoys disc golf, running, and improv comedy. Email Joe


Vernon Delpesce

Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

Vernon leads a variety of strategic initiatives to further the mission of Valley Church. Prior to joining the church staff in 2016, Vernon spent 38 years with the YMCA including 14 years as President/CEO of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. Email Vernon


AJ Doyle

Associate Director of Community Bridges



AJ was excited to move back to Des Moines in 2017, which she wholeheartedly believes to be the greatest city on earth. As interim director, AJ oversees the community engagement strategies of Valley Church and the Valley Community Center, including local compassion efforts, partnerships, and community programming. Prior to her current role, AJ spent time in in both the non-profit and business sectors. AJ and her husband Daniel are guardians to a house full of a teenagers and stay busy cheering at various kids’ sporting events. Email AJ


Jon Fontenot

Director of Life Groups


Jon joined our staff on August 2017 as the Director of Life Groups. He has a deep desire to see people’s lives being changed through participating in life groups and volunteering in their community. Jon and wife Emily have been married since 2009 and have two kids – Amelia & Dominic. They also have a dog named Ginger. On their spare time they love hiking, road tripping, visiting National Parks, and eating pastries from local bakeries. Email Jon


Tony Johnson

Director of Strategic Communications


Tony loves making movies that share how God is working - and that's what he does at Valley Church. He graduated from Waldorf College with a degree in Communications in 2009 and has been serving in ministry since 2011. When not shooting and editing at Valley, he and his wife Emily serve as Missionary Filmmakers with ReachGlobal in Europe where they help missionaries share their stories. Tony loves being a dad to Roran and Violet, who are crazy and tons of fun. Connect with Tony if you have any questions about video, missions, or using technology to further the Name of Christ. Email Tony


Debi Lydic

Director of Women's Ministry


Debi brings over 15 years of Christian leadership experience to the position of Women’s Ministry Director. As a Christian school administrator, Debi has enjoyed the varied opportunities of working with children, parents and staff. She is an intuitive people developer and has a passion to see women grow to their greatest potential in Christ. Debi and her husband Gary moved from Colorado Springs to Des Moines in 2006 and are both involved in various local ministries. They have two grown sons who live out of state. Email Debi


Amy Natzke

Children's Ministry Director


Amy and her family have attended Valley Church since 1998 and she has been on the Children’s Ministry staff since 2006. She currently oversees the Early Childhood Ministry (birth-Kindergarten) and is the Wednesday night programming director. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and taught for nine years. She resides in Johnston with her husband, Brian, and three children. Amy likes to read, travel, and attend her children's sporting events. Contact her with general questions about Children's Ministry or to volunteer. Email Amy


Tony Stec

Director of Operations


Tony has served at Valley Church in a variety of roles since 2008. He provides leadership to many of the behind-the-scenes projects that happen at the church. In his free time he enjoys working on home-improvement projects, reading, and being outdoors. He and his wife Annie have been married since 2007 and have three children. Come to Tony for help with reserving space at Valley Church. Email Tony


Tim yates

Director of Creative Resourcing

I've been married for 25 years to a fantastic woman, Lori Yates, and we have two beautiful children: Maddie is a junior at Moody Bible Institute, and Christopher is a senior at Waukee High School. I've now served in ministry for the past 28 years, 10 of which have been at Valley Church. In my role as Director Of Creative Resourcing, I help the staff create the best possible environment and experience for guests and regular attenders by delivering new ideas, innovative best practices, and cutting-edge ministry options. Email Tim