Global Opportunities Team

This group of men and women, under the authority of our Elders, are responsible for overseeing the international, national, regional, and local outreach of Valley Church.




Don Long

Compassion Coordinator


Don leads our Global Opportunities 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. Contact Don for local, global, and compassion questions and opportunities. Email Don



Leadership Team

Joe Bantz
Tony Friedrichsen
Becky Staab
Jessica Terpstra

Nikki Twedt

Steve Pugh


The GO Team serves to:
  • Support our full-time and short-term missionaries through prayer, communication, and financial support
  • Meet with potential missionaries and review requests for short-term outreach trips
  • Celebrate God's faithfulness with both long- and short-term missionaries when they return to the United States
  • Communicate to the Valley Church family what God is doing through our outreach ministry

Contact the GO Team