Ben Orchard

Ben became the Teaching Pastor at VBC in August 2005, along with his position as a Navy Reserve Chaplain. He is passionate about preaching and teaching God’s Word and enjoys reading, running and cooking– his favorite activity, though, is drinking coffee and talking with his wife, Tara. He wants VBC...

Chris Martin

Chris and his wife Izumi began ministering at Valley Bible Church in 2010. As the pastor overseeing youth and Life Groups, Chris is privileged to work closely with our Middle School and High School students and to serve our Life Group leaders in cultivating relational discipleship. He is a native of...

Jeremy Hayek

Jeremy and his wife Tricia were married in 1997 and have 10 children. Jeremy joined the VBC staff in 2012. Having spent his entire adult life in ministry to families in different ways, he can think of nothing more fulfilling than to assist parents in raising their children to love Christ....

Chad Ingalls

Chad joined the pastoral staff at VBC in the spring of 2013.  As the Pastor of Counseling, he seeks to counsel all aspects of life through the application of biblical wisdom. To his current ministry of spiritual counseling, Chad brings years of secular counseling training and experience with emphases in chemical...

Cheryl Bosch

Cheryl has been serving as an Administrative Assistant since 2001. Her role is continually changing as the church and ministry staff is growing. Currently Cheryl manages the office, church finances, and several other ministry teams. The Lord placed Cheryl and her husband Kyle at VBC in 1993. They have celebrated...

Jennifer Dokken

Jennifer has attended Valley Bible Church since 2006 and joined the staff as a part-time Administrative Assistant in 2008. She serves in various areas of ministry, including finances, child/youth protection policy, scheduling children’s ministry volunteers, and overseeing children’s check-in. She and her husband Chad have been married for over 20 years and have...

Abi Jarvis

Abi joined the VBC staff in the fall of 2015 as the Communications Coordinator. She feels very privileged to have the opportunity to design and coordinate all print and web media for the church in order to unify VBC’s brand and communicate the church’s unique personality to the greater Spokane...

Jerry Laursen

Jerry and his wife Miriam moved to Spokane and joined VBC in March 2006, and Jerry became an elder a couple years later. He grew up in Southern California, where he received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from UCLA. He met his wife Miriam at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland,...

Doug Snook

As a Valley Bible Church elder since 2006, Doug is blessed and excited to work with the staff, elders and all at VBC. His current role is the chairman of VBC’s elder team, with emphases in the areas of worship ministries and technology. A lifelong resident of Eastern Washington, Doug...

Gerry Caesar

Gerry joined the elder team in the beginning of 2015, although he has been a part of VBC for many years previous. Having earned two Associate in Applied Science degrees from Spokane Community College, one in Electronics Engineering Technology and one in Automotive Technology, Gerry currently works as a Computer Networks Training...

Ken Wendt

Ken has been a member of the elder team since the beginning of 2015 and has been a part of Valley Bible Church for many years previous. He is currently an elementary school music teacher in the Central Valley School District. Ken and his wife Laurie have two adult children.