Strategic Initiatives Staff

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


Vernon Delpesce

Director of Projects/Leadership

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


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