This is our team - They aren't perfect, and they don't pretend to be. We exist as a team to connect people to God, and to one another through Vital Truth and Explosive Love.
Ted Max, Lead Pastor
Pastor Ted is the Lead Pastor of Vale Church in Bloomington IL. His passion is creating environments where people who are far from God can connect with the truth of Christ through media, art, & technology. This passion pushes Ted in his creativity, communication, and leadership.
Ted is married to the love of his life Amy and they have three children Addison, Ariana, and Asher.
Ted's philosophy on ministry - "I try to get out of the way of what God wants to do, then find a way to join Him in what He is doing."
You can learn more about Ted by visiting his blog at www.tedmax.com
Email Ted - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Ted - 309.662.8508 Ext.221
Jeff Gonzalez, Executive Pastor
Jeff has been in ministry for over 15 years. He is a pastor, teacher, coach, motivator, networker, and counselor; Jeff’s passion is helping people reach and exceed their potential, through a ministry of building and empowering an army to impact the kingdom.
Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Education from Lancaster Bible College as well as a Master of Science in Business from the University of Memphis. Jeff and his wife Sonya have been married for over 16 years and have 5 children, ranging 14 years from youngest to oldest. There is never a dull moment in the Gonzalez household. The kids are very active and are involved in soccer, football, dance, church, and whatever else comes their way. Jeff loves the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and playing football with his boys.
Email Jeff - email@example.com
Call Jeff - 309.662.8508 Ext.222
Cory Boerm, Children's Pastor
Cory joined the staff of Vale in August 2014 in a move that brought him from the great state of Texas. From about the age of eighteen, Cory knew that he was called to serve children and their families and earned a degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in ministry and psychology. It was also in college that he met and married his wife Christy. Since graduating, they have served in various children’s ministries and have been blessed with three children of their own.
Cory’s passion is for Vale Kids to be a fun and exciting place where kids want to come and learn about God’s plan for their lives while creating opportunities to train and equip parents to model faith at home. He also enjoys helping volunteers find their “sweet spot” – the place where they can best use their gifts to serve God and others.
Email Cory - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Cory - 309.662.8508 Ext. 225
Jeremy Irwin, Student Pastor
Jeremy joined the staff at Vale in November 2013. He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry, and has been serving for the past 6 years in North Carolina.
He has been married to his wife, Brooke, since 2007. They have three sons Cayson, Zachary, and Ashton. They are very excited to see where God leads them in the future!
Email Jeremy - email@example.com
Call Jeremy - 309.662.8508 Ext.224
Mark Weaver, Community Impact Director
Mark has an incredible passion to see people from whatever life’s journey discover Christ and His purpose for their life. Mark joined the staff at Vale November 2015 after previously moving his family across the country out of a faith filled next step to serve Vale in whatever capacity he could. He believes wholeheartedly in our mission and what God is doing and wants to do through Vale Church.
Mark’s passion leads him to create opportunities for Vale to be engaged in our community to make an impact through service projects, special events, and church-wide initiatives.
Mark married his beautiful wife, Amanda, in December 2010. Had their first daughter, Eliseva, in 2012 and their second daughter, Edith, in 2014.
Email Mark - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Mark - 309.662.8508 Ext.230
Kyle Hornsby, Media Specialist
Kyle Hornsby joined the staff here at Vale in Fall 2011. He graduated from George Mason University in May 2011 with a degree in Film and Media Studies and a minor in Art and Visual Technology. Kyle enjoys using media to tell the story of life change, as well as telling the story of a loving savior who came to bring us to life. When Kyle isn't at work he enjoys playing volleyball, watching movies, being a church culture guru, and wearing v-necks.
He married his beautiful bride Katherine in September of 2014. They love being newlyweds and spend an unhealthy amount of time on Netflix.
Email Kyle - email@example.com
Call Kyle - 309.662.8508 Ext.228
Lyn Mounce, Administrative Assistant
Lyn joined the Vale staff in March, 2015. She has had a variety of life experiences preparing for service here, and she loves the opportunity to be part of the Lord’s work at Vale. Lyn is also a Chaplain, and has a passion for ministry, for connecting people/projects/process and enjoys hearing the “life story” of people she meets.
Lyn and her husband David live near Downs. They have six fabulous kids (including one son-in-law and one-daughter-in-law) and one absolutely delightful grand-daughter—so far.
Email Lyn - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Lyn - 309.662.8508 Ext.223