Tim Pusey, Senior Pastor
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My wife Cindy and I came to Idaho and to Valley Shepherd Church in November, 2007—and we’re thoroughly enjoying serving with the great people who make up this congregation! I’m originally from Ohio, went to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee and then to Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Since 1980, we’ve served in five different churches, from California to Ohio to Missouri and eventually to Idaho—and, along the way, I completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Cindy and I raised three great children who are now all married and bringing a growing number of grandchildren into our lives! I enjoy bicycling, walks at the beach, gardening, friends, and my wonderful family!
Rick Garmon, Associate Pastor
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Pastor Rick came to Valley Shepherd in 2017. He and his wife, Karen, have three grown children and four gandchildren. Rick and Karen love taking walks together, watching sports, camping and most importantly, spending time with family.
Stephen List, Worship Arts Pastor
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Our family moved to the Treasure Valley in August 2013 so that Elizabeth, my wife, could take a teaching position at NNU. In February 2014, the Lord lead me to accept the call to Valley Shepherd as Worship Pastor. Leading God’s people in dynamic times of musical worship is my passion. I grew up in California and Washington, attending Azusa Pacific University where I earned a degree in Music Education. In 2008, I earned a Master’s Degree in Worship Leadership from Western Seminary and am currently working on a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Florida. Since 1996, we have served in three churches in Southern California and Portland, Oregon. Elizabeth and I have two wonderful teens, Natalie and Jacob. I enjoy cooking, entertaining, bike riding, hiking, and technology. We are blessed to be a part of the Valley Shepherd family!
Bob Westfall, Children’s Ministries Pastor
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Pastor Bob recieved his undergraduate and Master of Divinity degree from Northwest Nazarene University. He is passionate about seeing families grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. He is married to Stacy and together they have a son, Greyson, and a daughter, Lucy-Jo. He loves all things techie and spending time with his family.
Zach Carpenter, Youth Ministries Pastor
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Pastor Zach and his family moved to the Treasure Valley in November of 2015 to come on as the youth pastor here at Valley Shepherd. He received both his undergraduate and Masters in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University. Zach’s heart is for seeing junior high and high school students come to know God in a life changing way and discover how much he loves them. Further, he is passionate about journeying with parents of junior high and high school students, and helping equip and resource them for the task of raising their children to know God.
Gary Seaton, Administrative Pastor
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Gary was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. An ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church denomination, he served 18 years in missionary work and 11 years as pastor in South Dakota. He and wife Kathy moved here from North Dakota in 2011. He has served as Valley Shepherd’s administrator since April of 2015. He loves the ocean and boats, Kathy loves the mountains and good restaurants, and together they enjoy traveling, especially to see kids and grandkids.
Angie Pearl, Administrative Assistant
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Angie was born and raised in Iowa. She was raised in a home that supported the fine arts and went on to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art. She worked as a graphic artist for several years in the screen printing industry. In 1997 she married Jim who had just completed Nazarene Theological Seminary and they pastored in Michigan, Iowa and Hawaii before moving to Idaho. She loves working in the church office and views her role here as a ministry. The tasks she does vary each day and she gets to minister to everyone who walks into the office.
Christine Olsen, Secretary
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Judie Staub, Bookkeeper
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