Staff & Leadership

Kurt England

Pastor Kurt is our senior pastor.   Kurt is married to his lovely wife Paula.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren.   Kurt grew up in Lamar, Colorado.  After serving as a pastor for 14 years in Western Nebraska, he moved closer to his old stomping grounds.  He has been the Senior Pastor at Valley Community since 2002.   Kurt is passionate about building relationships with others and he has a heart for spending time with people and relating God’s Word to their lives.  

Karen Downey

The friendly voice you will hear on the church’s prayer chain belongs to Linda Niederhofer, our office administrator and financial secretary.  Linda keeps us organized.  When she’s not in the office, Linda is at home with her husband, Kenneth and their Yorkshire Terrier, Corky.