Meet the Green Valley Church Leadership Team:
 
Dr. David Mason, Senior Pastor
Cort Huffman, Worship Pastor
Everett Weed and Gary Miller, INTERIM Leaders of Small Groups & Assimilations
Spencer Kerns, (Interim) Student Ministries Leader
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, two daughter-in-loves, Katrina and Hannah, a son-in-law, Ethan, three beautiful grand-daughters and one on the way and one handsome little grandson!
 
Interim Leaders of Small Groups & Assimilation
Welcome to our two NEW Interim leaders of our Small Groups and Assimilations Ministry.
 
Everett Weed and his beautiful bride, Dianne, have been members of Green Valley for over 3 decades.  They live in the St. Joseph area.  Everett spent many years in law enforcement and later with the SJ School District.  He is retired, but we are thankful to have him on our team, even if it is temporary!
 
Gary Miller, and his beautiful wife, Tammy, have also been members of GV for over 3 decades.  They live in St. Joseph as well, and raised their 2 daughters here.  They are enjoying the semi-retired life, splitting time between their 5 grandchildren.
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 motorcyle with Laurie.  Spending time in the recording studio is also one of his favorite things to do when he has the time.
 
Spencer Kerns, Student Ministries Pastor
Spencer Kerns has accepted our invitation to step into the role of Student Ministries Pastor and will be working with the youth of Green Valley.  Spencer was born Jan 24, 199ish. 🙂 , in St. Joseph, MO.  He married his beautiful wife (aka best friend) Jessica Kerns, on June 20, 2015 and they currently have a 2 yr old son, Roman, and another son due anytime now, who will be named Maverick.
 
Spencer is a die hard Chiefs fan, loves music, mostly hip-hop, he enjoys being creative, mostly through writing music.  He also enjoys being physically active in whatever way he can, sometimes chasing his dog who’s chasing a chicken! (Yes, we REALLY wish there was some sort of video proof of this!)  And fun fact, he’s also a sucker for coffee & gummy bears!
 
Spencer’s goals:  to be the best Godly man, husband, and dad that I can.  Also, to never grow content with the spiritual need in the church or the culture.
 
Please help us welcome Spencer (& his precious family) into this Green Valley Baptist Church core leadership position.
 
 
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!
 
 
Kaitlin Sutton, Part-time Worship Ministry Leader
 
Kaitlin Sutton has accepted the position of the Part – time Worship Ministries Leader.  She assists Cort Huffman with worship and leads the 3rd service Worship Team along with several extra things, including, but not limited to, Quarterly Praise Nights and Children’s Ministry Specials.
 
Kaitlin resides in St. Joseph, MO, with her husband Marcus and precious new baby girl, Zola.  Kaitlin has grown up at Green Valley and has a been a member of Green Valley for over a decade and is excited to be able to serve the body of Green Valley in Worship, one of her passions.
 
DEACONS
Mark Goss
Spencer Kerns*
Kelly Kunkel
Gary Miller
Kolin Puthoff
Joe St. Clair Chairman
Brian Weed
Rick Wharton
 
Spencer Kerns (*serving as GVS Student Ministries Pastor)
TRUSTEES
Luther Briggs
Randy Christopher
Galen Ellsworth
Ed Hudecek
Mark Goss Chairman
David Mason
Larry Pettis
Joe St. Clair
Harold Thornton
Vern Tobey