Staff Team

North Valley is a Staff led, and Elder Team protected church composed of qualified Elders that are non-staff, except the Lead Pastor. The purpose of the team, on behalf of the congregation, is to see to it that the church (1) is protected, and the Lead Pastor is protected to ensure the church can achieve her mission to fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission; (2) Observes biblical standards. The specific job of the Elder Team is to ensure the implementation of its primary and occasional responsibilities, which include but are not limited to the following:

The Elder Team prays for the congregation, the pastoral staff, and themselves.

The Elder Team oversees the church's spiritual condition.

The Elder Team oversees and authorizes written church policies. 


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Pastor Ryan Rice

 Lead Pastor, Founder, Chairman of the Elder Team

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Pastor Ellis, D.R.

Assistant Pastor

Pastoral Care | Facilities   Guest Services 





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Pastor Joshua Merrick

Assistant Pastor

Worship   Neighborhood Groups   Growth Track

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Melinda Womack 

NV Students Coordinator

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Brian Carr

Executive Coordinator

NV Kids Elementary Coordinator

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 Crystal McGriff

NV Kids Early Childhood Coordinator