Valley Christian Center

Staff Members

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Ed iconEd Sweet
Senior Pastor
ext. 303

I’ve been the senior pastor of Valley Christian Center since 1987. More than ever, I love our church; I love our community; I love Jesus! My passion is to see people come to know God, to experience His love, and to live out His plans and purposes.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: travelling to visit churches around the world, golfing, riding my motorcycle, fishing, reading, vacationing with my wife and kids, or playing with my grandkids.

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Nicole Cade
Children’s Pastor
ext. 304

I oversee our children’s ministry department and our amazing team of volunteers. My job is to equip our children to be lovers and followers of Christ. It’s about releasing people of ALL ages the freedom to be who Christ has created them to be.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: with my incredible husband and my four wonderful daughters!

Donna icon Donna Dluehosh
Pastoral Care & Women’s Ministries
ext. 324
I am the Women’s Ministry Director here at VCC. I love helping women realize who they are in Christ. I also do pastoral care and counseling.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: enjoying my grandchildren, reading, or hanging out with friends.

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Shelly Herndon
Restoring Hope Ministry

I offer pastoral support for congregation and staff, lead worship, host church services, and offer post-abortion support through Restoring Hope. My heart is to mentor, disciple and teach those that are interested in finding freedom in Christ. I love to pray for and encourage those that are discouraged or struggling.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: …in the sun, if it’s out.  I love being outside…doing anything!

Roger PetersonRoger icon
Pastoral Care & Facility Manager
ext. 325
My assignment is to encourage and help those who come to VCC – I’m available to you. I also oversee the care of the facilities and grounds.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: at Love INC, building or fixing things, cooking, studying the Word, or spending time with Terri.


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Vicki Harris
Pastoral Care

I’ve been grandfathered into the staff at VCC by right of longevity! Right now I’m part of the prayer ministry team after service.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: busy with Albany’s House of Prayer or helping at Love Inc.

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Grace Dixon
Office Administrator and Bookkeeper
ext. 300
My role is to make it possible for the pastors and staff to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. I handle church records and scheduling, order office supplies, pay bills, do payroll, etc. I am usually the voice you will hear on the phone and the face you will see when you come in the office.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: shooting archery with my husband or watching our granddaughter.

Ashley iconAshley Rasmussen
Media Coordinator
ext. 307

I’m responsible for letting everyone in the church know what’s going on, during services and throughout the week. From announcement slides to emails to brochures, I do a little bit of everything. If someone wants to promote an event or church activity, I’m your gal!

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: working horses or outside with my family.


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Charyse Hill
Preschool/Kindergarten Class Director

I coordinate the Sunday School curriculum for our pre-school kiddos and partner with Nicole in leading our Girls’ Connect group.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: reading, writing, or hiking/geocaching with my husband and daughter!

Chris Goeke
Worship/Ministry Intern

I coordinate worship ministry by leading music for Sunday mornings, organizing worships leaders/teams, developing new and varied worships expressions for worship service and Kingdom Kids class, and assisting with service planning. I also facilitate a discipleship group and mentoring for middle/high school boys.

If I’m not at the church, I’m most likely: building close relationships, dreaming of a song or board game I could create, or practicing Spanish

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