Ted is responsible for the overall leadership, vision, and direction of Vale Church. Ted serves as part of the teaching team, as well as Vale’s Leadership Team.
Jeff Gonzalez, Executive Pastor
Jeff is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Vale Church, which includes, but is not limited to, finances, human resources, ministry and leadership development, staff oversight, and new church initiatives. He works closely with the Lead Pastor to help carry out and execute the vision of the church.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.222
Chris Torres, Family Pastor
Chris is responsible to cast strategic vision for the children’s and students’ ministries at Vale Church. He works together with members of the staff to integrate family-oriented discipleship and parenting initiatives throughout the church.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.230
Mike Watkins, Student Pastor
Mike is responsible for the overall direction of Vale Students (6-12th grade). He helps coordinate student services, serving, events, and small groups.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.224
Jenny Gentes, Elementary Director
Jenny is responsible for coordinating and overseeing weekend programming for the elementary ministry, which includes children in kindergarten through 5th grade.
Cory Stanley, Worship Pastor
Cory is responsible to oversee the worship culture here at Vale Church. He casts the overall vision for Vale Worship, from building and equipping worshippers to planning and coordinating all worship experiences.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.227
Dustin Short, Technical Director
Dustin is responsible for all production elements within the worship experience. He oversees all audio, video, and lighting elements within the church. He is responsible for training and building up volunteers within the production ministry.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.226
Matt Vagle, Discipleship Pastor
Matt is responsible to provide visionary leadership in developing and executing a discipleship process for both new and existing believers. Matt is responsible for the spiritual growth of adults through the discipleship model Live 2:6 and adult classes.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.225
Kyle Hornsby, Media Director
Kyle is responsible for overseeing the creation of all media content for Vale Church, including graphics, videos, web design, print material, and communication strategies.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.228
Lyn Mounce, Office Manager
Lyn is responsible for managing calendar requests for building usage and oversees all giving statements. As director of our ValeCare Ministry, she is the contact person for benevolence and all ValeCare activities. She also serves as the pastoral assistant to Executive Pastor Jeff Gonzalez.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.223
Katherine Hornsby, Pastoral Assistant
Katherine is responsible for all database management and serves as the go-to-person for questions regarding Church Community Builder and Planning Center. She also serves as the pastoral assistant to Lead Pastor Ted Max.
Call: 309.662.8508 ext.221
Jeremy Artis, Facilities Director
Jeremy is responsible for assuring successful operation and function of the church’s building and grounds. He is also the ministry leader for our recovery group, Celebrate Recovery.
Vale Leadership Team