Staff & Elders

Staff & Elders

Senior Minister

Bob beltz

Having served in various ministries since graduating from Florida Christian College in 1983, Bob has served as the Senior Minister of Valley Mills Christian Church since October of 2013.  He and his wife Robin have two girls, Amanda and Kristi, who are both married and serving the Lord in vocational ministry.  They are blessed with two grandsons, Oliver and Tucker, and two granddaughters, Harvie Rose, and Ellie Joy.  Bob and Robin cherish any leisure time they can spend with their…
Children’s Minister

Tanya Henthorn

Tanya Henthorn joined Valley Mills in October of 2019 as the Children’s Minister.  She is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College and has over 20 years of Children’s Ministry experience in Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana.  Tanya has a deep passion for connecting with kids as well as their parents and walking alongside of the family to equip and encourage them in their child’s spiritual journey. She has been married to Keith for 16 years and when they have down-time they…
Youth Minister

Craig Rice

Craig Rice joined Valley Mills in April of 2020 and serves as our Student Minister. Craig is originally from Brazil, Indiana where he spent most of his life. He attended Milligan College receiving a degree in Bible with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. Craig has been married to his amazing wife Caroline for two years. They recently had a baby boy named Peter. Craig has a passion for student ministry and reaching the lost for Christ. In his spare time…
Ministry and Counseling Coordinator

Robin Paul

Robin Paul has been on staff with us since 2015; she serves as our part-time Ministry & Counseling Coordinator. Robin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who desires to use her Spirit-given capacity in exhortation to serve God by motivation others to action through relationship and helping identify practical steps for problem-solving. Organizationally, Robin has several years of supervisory and management experience. She is a strong believer that “church” is not a place you go, but something to “be”. Robin…
Administrative Coordinator

Tanya Gonterman

Tanya Gonterman has been on staff since 2014 and serves as our Administrative Coordinator.  She is married to her high school sweetheart, Todd (who you may see on Sunday mornings behind the drums as part of the worship team). They have two children, a wonderful son and daughter-in-law and are blessed with two sweet grandsons.  Tanya grew up in Louisville, KY but has traveled extensively during her husband’s 22-year career in the United States Navy — their time living in…
Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Casey Harvey

Casey Harvey joined our staff as a summer assistant supporting our children’s programming initiatives in 2016 and 2017.  Casey has since added a few hours of her time as an ongoing part-time administrator to help us coordinate our “Connections” Ministry (greeters, ushers) and assist in managing our church database.  Please look for Casey’s welcoming smile around our greeter stations on Sunday mornings as she coordinates many busy volunteers. Casey has been blessed to be married to Jason for 4 years…
Spiritual Growth Coordinator

Joe Mcneil

Joe McNeil joined Valley Mills in November 2017 and serves on staff as our Spiritual Growth Coordinator.  He finds great joy in serving!  He leads the small groups, Bible Studies, and Affinity groups at Valley Mills.  He is married to his amazing and beautiful wife Tomesia, who leads the women’s ministry. They have 3 talented and extraordinary children: Solomon, Alex, and Ivy. Joe owns White Flag Games in Mooresville, a shop for board game enthusiasts. He uses the shop as a way to…
Worship Arts Minister

Mark Stair

Mark Stair is our Worship Arts Minister. He joined our staff in the summer of 2018 and is a graduate of Milligan College. He is joined by his wife JJ and their son Josiah. Mark first felt a calling to lead worship back when he was a junior in high school at Camp Electric (Christian Music camp). At this camp, he took song writing classes under the mentorship of Mark Harris and Tauren Wells. Some of his hobbies include, watching…
Facilities Coordinator

Fred Wright

Fred and his wife, Terry, have been members of Valley Mills Christian Church since 2014. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Fred retired in May of 2019. Fred’s involvement in serving at Valley Mills started in the coffee shop and managed that ministry for four years. He was also involved with the maintenance of the church building. Fred joined our staff in January of 2020 as our Facilities Coordinator to further oversee the cleaning and maintenance of the church…
Chairman of the Elders

Dave Knight


Tom Carter


Troy Jones

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