Meet the Green Valley Church Leadership Team:
Dr. David Mason, Senior Pastor
Jason Shipley, Pastor of Small Groups & Assimilation
Cort Huffman, Worship Pastor
Ethan Anderson, Student Ministries Pastor
Zack Budd, Children & Family Ministry Director
Deacons & Trustees (listed below)
Dr. David Mason, Senior Pastor
Pastor David Mason is originally from Colorado.  (Go Broncos!)  He has been serving as Senior Pastor at Green Valley Church since October 1997. 
He graduated from Southwestern Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.  He earned his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.  However, the degree that Pastor David is most proud of is his degree of “sinner, saved by grace.” 
Pastor David is happiest when he’s surrounded by his family making memories together.  He loves the outdoors, running and biking and ANYTHING to do with the mountains!
Pastor David and  his lovely wife, Pam, have five children, Sarah, Seth, Hannah, Matthew, and Esther, a daughter-in-law, Katrina, son-in-law, Ethan and two beautiful grand-daughters!
Jason Shipley, Pastor of Small Groups & Assimilation
Pastor Jason and his wife, Hattie, are both originally from Kansas City, Missouri, and have been at Green Valley for less than a year.  Prior to the ministry, Jason served for 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Senior Infantry NCO and then continuing as a contractor for the Federal Government.
Jason is a graduate of Liberty University earning a B.S. in Religious Studies along with a Masters of Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  Jason’s diverse secular background prior to becoming a pastor allows him to easily connect with diverse groups of people while fulfilling a variety of ministry roles within the local church body.  Jason’s interests include walking, biking, handgun/carbine shooting and rediscovery of Missouri with his family.
Jason and his wife, Hattie, have two children, Anthony (who is in Heaven) and Ashley, who now lives in Overland Park, KS.
Cort Huffman, Worship Pastor (Lead Worshiper)
Cort and his lovely wife, Laurie, have lived in the St. Joseph area all of their lives.  They were married in 1983 at the old Green Valley Baptist Church.  Cort and Laurie have two wonderful daughters, Catrina and Emily. 
Cort has been leading worship (lead worshiper) at GVBC since 1988.  He is a graduate of F.P.U., D.J.R.A., P.U. I-70 D.S. and is still learning from L.U.  He has helped add to the econmoic structure of SJCS, SBU, and MWSU. 
Cort’s favorite sport is racing, especially NASCAR!  In fact, he loves anything with wheels!  Just FYI, NASCAR is the only professional sport that a prayer is spoken in Jesus name before every event!  Pretty cool, huh?!?!? 
Cort loves long walks in the rain and long walks on the beach…. NOT!!! Why walk when you can ride something with wheels?  He loves the mountains, hiking, off-roading, camping and riding his GS750 Suzuki motorcyle with Laurie.  Spending time in the recording studio is also one of his favorite things to do when he has the time.
Ethan Anderson, Student Ministries Pastor
Ethan and his beautiful wife, Taylor and their precious baby boy Judah, came to Green Valley (5/2017) from Harrisburg, Illinois, where Ethan served as the Student Pastor at McKinley Baptist Church
Ethan and Taylor welcomed their precious little baby boy, Judah Wade, into the world in March of 2017 and their sweet little princess, Shiloh Michelle, in the spring of 2018!  They have also welcomed Taylor’s younger brother, Jeremiah, into their home.  Ethan and Taylor are very active (it’s a good thing with their 2 little bundles of joy and Jeremiah!) They also enjoy most outdoor activities, as a family and love spending time with their extended families.
Welcome to our family Ethan, Taylor, Judah Wade, Shiloh Michelle and Jeremiah! We’re so glad you are part of our GV family!
Zack Budd, Children and Family Ministries Director
Zack Budd along with his beautiful wife Lindsey, and son Grayson, moved to St. Joseph in late July, 2018, to take over as Children & Family Ministries Director.
Zack’s interest (and Lindsey’s), include all things family and friends, attending events with others in their ministry, and spending time with their big black labradoodle, Coal.  They also love playing games as a family and going to the zoo, the library, and local historical and family fun areas.
Zack is a graduate of Liberty University, with a “Bachelor of Science in Religion, Children’s Ministry”.  As an ordained Southern Baptist Minister, he has had the opportunity to work with many children, youth and college age students.  Zach and Lindsey have a passion for children and serving our younger generation.
Welcome to our GV family Zack. LIndsey and Grayson!
Mark Goss
Spencer Kerns
Kelly Kunkel
Gary Miller
Kolin Puthoff
Joe St. Clair
Brian Weed
Rick Wharton
Luther Briggs
Randy Christopher
Larry Dietz
Galen Ellsworth
Ed Hudecek
Mark Goss
David Mason
Larry Pettis
Jason Shipley
Joe St. ClairChairman
Harold Thornton
Vern Tobey