Our Team

Our Team

Penn Valley Church is led by a plurality of elders and campus leadership team of gifted apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds & teachers to equip the people to do the work of the ministry. We believe this approach is rooted in the New Testament scriptures(Ephesians 4:11,12) and is the best way for us to grow towards becoming the church Christ has intended us to be. 

 

MINISTRY LEADERS

Lead Pastor

Adam Larew

Adam Larew (2)

Adam currently serves as the Lead Pastor, overseeing the teaching and small group ministry of the church.  Adam and his wife Christa, along with their 5 children, have been long-time members of the Penn Valley Church.  Their family spent over 10 years at Journey Church in Warrington, Pa, which was a church plant out of Penn Valley.  Adam holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Messiah College & Wilkes University and teaches Middle School Social Studies.  He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity through Grace College.  He and his family currently reside in the Perkasie area. 

Director of Youth Ministry

Ted Brunner
Ted & Wanda

Following his graduation from Philadelphia Biblical University, Ted entered into a career of teaching and coaching at Plumstead Christian School.  In the summer of 2003, He stepped away from his career to explore a new avenue of ministry.  It was in the Fall of 2005 where Ted took his two oldest sons to an FCA-sponsored breakfast event at a local restaurant.  As he listened, he became more interested in the prospect of engaging in a ministry that proclaimed Jesus Christ through the sharing of His Word.  He became more excited about doing this using a sports-based platform that would enable him to enter right into the region’s public (and private) schools all the way to the college level!

Ted has worked as part-time staff since 2006 and transitioned into full-time ministry with FCA in the summer of 2010.  His passion is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of students, coaches, teachers, parents (anyone!) who desire to become more like Christ and use their gifts/abilities to serve Him!  Ted is also on staff as our Director of Youth Ministry here at Penn Valley Church.  

He is happily married to his college-sweetheart and partner in ministry and enjoys spending time with his family!

 
Director of Worship

Dave O'Brien

Director of Children's Ministry

Melissa Orme & Heidi Cox

Nursery Coordinators

Deb Zender & Stephanie Shaw

Pastoral Care

Dale Alderfer & Dan Balmer

 

SUPPORT STAFF

Administrative Assistant 

Kathy Moyer

Finance Bookkeeper

Deb Zender 

Custodial Staff

Dave Doran 

 

Email us at info@pennvalleychurch.org with questions.

 

CHARIS COUNSELING SERVICES

Charis Counseling Services 

Charis Counseling exists to come alongside and walk with those in time of difficulty.
The work of the Holy Spirit, Scripture, and prayer serve as the foundation for counseling during the healing, transformation and growth process. It is Charis Counseling’s hope that through Christ-centered counseling, people will be encouraged, experience God’s grace, grow in Christ-likeness, and therefore be better equipped to serve God and others.

Chris Moyer - Contact Chris.

 

ELDERS

 

Ray Worner (Chairman), Jason Carver (Vice-Chairman), Glenn Grafton (Secretary), Dave Schmidt (Finance & Property), Dale Alderfer, Dan Balmer, Kenn Cosgrove, Adam Larew & Dave O'Brien.  Elders in Training:  Chuck Logan & Dean Stoneback.

 

DEACONS & DEACONESSES

Brian & Melissa Orme - Care

Dean & Beth Rittenhouse - Care

Rick Sames - Care