February 7, 2013

11-19-2012 17-35-P8 (1)We are very excited to be starting our service at Spring Valley. The camp has been very important to both Danny and Stephanie for many years. We hope to get out to all of the churches in the coming months to meet everyone, but until we can get to you, we thought we would share a little bit about our family.

Danny and Steph have been married for almost 12 years. Danny obtained his Masters of Divinity and has been a youth pastor for 17 years. Steph was social worker for 7 years before completing her Education Specialist degree and starting her career as a School Psychologist. Currently, she is staying home with the kids and assisting Danny behind the scenes. Aryanna is our oldest and she is 10 years old and in the fifth grade. She was made a part of our family through adoption. Lucas is nine years old and in third grade and will remind us frequently that he is the only boy. Ryleigh is almost five years old and is in preschool. She suffers from the “princess” syndrome and truly believes things happen when she snaps her finger. Our most recent additions are our twins, Afton Marie and Mallory Ann who were born on June 14, 2012.

As a family, we love the outdoors and spending time together. Our extended family is very close and supportive of us and we enjoy being with them. Another important factor to know is that we are a “house divided” with some of us cheering for the Hawks and others cheering for the Cyclones.

The transition to camp has had its shares of ups and downs, but we are all anxious to get settled in to our lives here at Spring Valley and look forward to what God has in store for us. We all talk endlessly about our ideas, hopes, and dreams for the camp and look ahead with excitement at the future.