Leadership Staff

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


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


Brandon Early

Student Ministry Director


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


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


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


Don Long

Global Opportunities


Don leads our Global Opportunities initiatives, working alongside partners around the world and coordinating Valley efforts to love our neighbors through strategic trips. With a Masters of Divinity in Urban Ministry, Iowa was not considered as an diverse enough option over 30 years ago, yet God led he and his wife Brenda to Iowa and they are so thankful for His sovereignty. They have three children and find much joy in spending time with their herd of grandchildren. Come to Don for global questions and opportunities. Email Don


Linton Lundeen

Pastor of Care & Counseling


Linton first started at Valley in 1992 as an associate pastor and has since transitioned to his current position because of his passion for counseling. Pastor Linton also leads pastoral care for the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) and splits his time between the EFCA and Valley Church. Linton and his wife Kristie have two daughters. Email Linton


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