Special Needs Staff

Josh Denhart

Special Needs Ministry Director


Josh oversees programming, staffing and vision-casting for Hand in Hand, the special needs ministry of Valley Church. Josh is a seasoned veteran in the field of education with a B.A. in Chemistry Education and a M.A. in Effective Instruction. Josh worked for eight years as a high school chemistry teacher and has created a traveling, character-based chemistry show filled with explosions, colored foam, and liquid nitrogen. Josh and his wife Sarah have four children. Email Josh

Beth Castile

Special Needs Coordinator


After serving as the church nursery coordinator and AWANA Cubbies Director for five years, God led Beth to be the Hand in Hand Coordinator. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from ISU, taught in the public schools for five years, and ran an in-home daycare for 11 years. She has always had a passion for children and loves serving them in this way. Beth and her husband Brian have four children and a grandson. Beth loves her kids' activities & Iowa State games.  Email Beth