Student Ministries Staff

Weekend Worship Times


Main Campus

Saturday at 5:30 pm
Sunday at 8:15, 9:30, 11 AM

Valley Community Center

Maplenol Cafe
Sunday at 9:30 AM

Brandon Early

Director of Christian Life (Children's Ministry, Student Ministries, & Adult Life Groups)


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 


Joe Budish

Director of Student Ministries & Middle School Program

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


Dan Rozga

High School Lead Associate

Dan Rozga is the High School Lead Associate for Student Ministries.  God saved Dan at a summer camp when he was in 8th grade and he has never been the same. Some of Dan's favorite things are: the Green Bay Packers, writing, Ben Rector, traveling, Seinfeld, listening to podcasts, and watching the Chicago Bears lose. Dan graduated from Trinity International University and truly believes that the best days for Valley High School Ministry are still to come! Email Dan


Mackenzie Brown

High School Associate


She will be taking on the role of High School Associate.  Mackenzie discovered she loved working with high schoolers when she was the general manager at her cousin’s ice cream shop in Minnesota. God was preparing her for this role before she was even aware of it! She is excited to disciple and pour into the lives of the teens at Valley. Mackenzie enjoys reading, drinking coffee, hammocking, writing, cold weather, laughing, and going on long walks and runs. Email Mackenzie


Ashley Quick

Middle School Associate

Ashley Quick grew up in Johnston, Iowa, and graduated from Bethel University. She currently works at Valley Church as an Office Manager and Middle School Associate. Ashley is passionate about building meaningful relationships and impacting others to grow in their relationship with Christ. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, going on runs, fishing, traveling, drinking coffee, and cheering on the Hawkeyes. Email Ashley


Pam Roush

Student Ministries Administrative Assistant


Pam Roush is the Student Ministries Administrative Assistant. Pam has been a part of Valley Church for the last four years.  She is married to Marty and has two two children, Jacob and Jordan. She is a fan of the Iowa State Cyclones and is excited to visit the campus more often while seeing her son who is attending college there. Email Pam