Community Center Staff

Michael Klenk

Valley Community Center Director




Michael has attended Valley Church with his family since 2000, serving as a volunteer in several ministries as well as on the Elder Board for many years. He and his wife Brenda have two wonderful adult children and an amazing son-in-law. When not at the Community Center, they enjoy working on home-improvement projects, eating at interesting ethnic restaurants, and traveling to warm locations, especially in the winter. Contact Mike with your Valley Community Center questions or ideas. Email Michael


Don Long

Compassion Coordinator


Don leads our Global Outreach and local compassion efforts. With a Masters of Divinity in Urban Ministry, Iowa was not viewed as an option for Don 30 years ago. Yet God led Don 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 grandchildren. Come to Don for outreach and compassion questions and opportunities. Email Don


Gabe Carlson

Sports & Wellness


Gabe heads up all things related to sports and wellness at the Valley Community Center. He strives to make Upwards Sports a safe, fun, and Christ-centered opportunity for children and families. Prior to joining our staff, he spent 12 years with West Des Moines Schools as the Staff Wellness/Student Sports Coordinator. Gabe and his wife Kendra have two girls. Contact Gabe with your questions about Upward Sports or other sports and wellness activities at Valley Community Center. Email Gabe


Christina DelliQuadri

Cafe & Events


Christina loves serving Him by serving others. She joined our staff as a leader of the coffee ministry at Valley Church since 2008 and came on full-time as the Hospitality Coordinator upon opening the Valley Community Center. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Christina and her husband Matt have been married since 2005 and have two amazing boys. In her spare time, Christina loves being with family and friends and watching Steelers Football! Come to Christina to schedule an event at the Valley Community Center and to learn about volunteering at the Maplenol Café. Email Christina


Lisa Meekma

Sports & Wellness


Email Lisa