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This Sunday will be Jamie Loughry’s last Sunday working on staff as our Children’s Ministry Director. We are so grateful for the wonderful work that God has done through Jamie and her team of volunteers.

As we have communicated several times over the past couple of weeks, Jamie’s decision to step down was based on her need to be more available to her family and KidzView requiring a a full time Minister to oversee the area. We support her decision and the Loughry family will still be an integral part of Valley View.

We are continuing our search for the individual God has chosen to fill this position. We have good references and are prayerfully considering each one. Please pray for us as we interview and have discussions with potential candidates.

In the meantime, I (Mike Havens) will be the point person overseeing KidzView. We will continue to have programming each Sunday throughout the summer. We look forward to discipling and building community with our children. VBS will take place June 22 to 26, from 7-9pm and promises to be a lot of fun and impactful on our kids. We have planned a Family Fun Weekend in July that will enable us to connect within our families as well as other Valley View families.

In closing, I humbly ask that you be in prayer for a couple of things:

  1. Pray for our search process and that God would bring us the right individual for KidzView.
  2. Pray for our gracious and incredible volunteers as they continue to provide excellence in KidzView.
  3. Pray that our children will come to know Jesus and have their lives forever changed by Him.

The Church is God’s!  The kids in KidzView belong to Him, Jamie belongs to Him, the leadership of Valley View belongs to Him and the person God brings to us belongs to Him! Take comfort in the fact that God is in control and He is at work!

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I am the Family Life Minister at Valley View. I am married to the lovely Jenny Havens. We have 5 children - Asher, Malachi, Selah, Titus, and Benaiah. I love throwing socks at my kids, riding bikes, backpacking, camping, and music! No-Bake cookies make me very happy.