Student Ministry Staff

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

 

Austin Gutwein

High School Lead Associate

  
 

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Joe Budish

Junior High Lead Associate

  
 

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 junior high 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 junior high students, he enjoys disc golf, reading, playing the guitar, and improv comedy. Email Joe

 

Tamara Sanner

Senior High Associate

  
 

Tamara has been serving with Valley Church Student Ministry as a volunteer pledge group leader since 2010. In 2013, she joined our staff to do full-time ministry and pour into the spiritual lives of young women. She loves to travel, sing, rock out on the dance floor, and spend time with her crazy big family and friends. She is excited to serve students, their families, and be a part of the Student Ministry team! Email Tamara

 

Shelia Miguez

Student Ministries Assistant

  
 

Shelia has been working in ministry for 15 years in a few different capacities including children, student, and worship ministry. Upon returning from Honduras, where her family served as missionaries, she joined the Student Ministry team as an Administrative Assistant. Shelia is excited to support the work of the Student Ministry team. She is mom to Bella, Gabriel, Isaiah, and Lila and wife to Ashley. She loves the comradery of the team and enjoys working with Valley Church. Email Shelia