Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Jimmy & Becky Mast

Lead Pastor

Hi, we are Jimmy and Becky Mast. We are Senior Pastors at LIV. We got married in 1997 and God has blessed us with 3 beautiful children; Damon, Chloe and Mason. As a family we enjoy our time together and are always grateful when we can take a vacation on a beach somewhere. The men of the family enjoy hunting and being outdoors while the ladies usually vote to go shopping instead. We are also bi-vocational and own a retail furniture store.

Over the years God has shown us His Almighty power through miracles of physical healing and spiritual redemption in our lives, and as a family, we have devoted the rest of our lives to daily serve Him and help others to get to know Him better. Our passion is to see transformed lives!

Brennan Mullet

Worship Pastor

Through a number of different events, God called me to serve at Light in the Valley. I am truly grateful to be a part of Light in the Valley and to see what God is doing through the church! 
I am very much a social person, so I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing sports. I am out in nature as much as I can be, hiking, biking, exploring the world! Motorcycles are pretty cool too.

Phil and Lexi Beatty

Youth Pastors

Hello, we are Phil & Lexi Beatty. We are the youth pastors here at Light in the Valley.
Our lives looked very different growing up. I have lived in Sugarcreek, Ohio all of my life, while Phil grew up overseas in the country of Senegal as a missionary with his family, and was originally born in Canada.
In 2014, we met in Thunder Bay, Ontario while I was on a short term missions trip and Phil was studying at the university. We got married in December 2018 and that is when Phil began attending Light in the Valley, the church I was blessed to grow up in.
In July 2019 we stepped into the role of youth pastors and feel blessed to be a part of walking alongside youth as they serve and worship Jesus. We are very passionate about creating a community where youth can be honest about what is happening in their lives and support them by pointing them towards Jesus through everything.

Murray & Rachel Schlabach

Childrens Pastors

Having 4 kids, we are excited to be working with the kids at LIV. Our goal is to help them grow spiritually and inspire them to shine their light to make an impact on the world. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” We have been married for 19 years and live in the Sugarcreek area. Having 4 kids ranging in age from 15 to 5 makes for an interesting and very busy life. We love anything outdoors and spending time together at the lake.

Duane and Karen Miller

Family Life Pastors

We are Duane & Karen Miller. Our position at church is Family Life Pastor. We started attending LIV in 1991 and got married in 1992. God Blessed us with 4 wonderful sons. We love the people at LIV and were blessed with the opportunity of raising our family here. We love spending time with family and friends, sports, and beach vacations. We look at everyday as a wonderful gift from God and an opportunity to shine God's light everywhere we go. Matthew 5:16, "in the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in Heaven."

Jeremy & Marlene Erb

Awana Directors

I started attending LIV in 2009 and met Marlene in 2011. We have been married for 5 1/2 years and we have a son named Benson who just turned 4. Our position at church is Awana Directors, which we have been blessed and enjoy very much. We lead the Wednesday evening Awana Bible memory program. It is very rewarding seeing the kids grow in their walk with he Lord, learning more about Jesus & the Bible.

I enjoy spending time with family and in my spare time enjoy fishing, hunting, and shooting sporting clays.

Randy & Cathy Raber

Elder

Randy is an elder at Light in the Valley, and he and his wife Cathy have been married for 8 years and have 3 boys, Liam, Matteo, & Pruitt. Randy is self-employed as a dairy nutritionist. 
As a family they like spending time with family & friends, and also enjoy the outdoors.

Maynard & Ruby Beachy

Elder

Light in the Valley has been our home church since we got married in 1989. We love the people we fellowship with and loved raising our children here. Maynard serves as an elder on the leadership team. We have 4 children; Donovan(Samantha) Beachy, Erica (Derek) Moser, Alexandria (Philip) Beatty, and Sara.

We enjoy spending time with family, friends, and meeting new people! We also enjoy riding motorcycle, going to sporting events, or just spending time together. We look at each day as a gift and strive to be lead by His Spirit!

Dan & Ruby Troyer

Elder

I am married to Ruby, the love of my life, for 22 years. Together we have 3 children; Kyle, Jessica, & Claudia. Kyle, who married Shannon in June 2018, Jessica is in missions in Honduras, and Claudia is in 7th grade at Hiland Middle School. We have attended LIV for the last 22 years. I am currently serving as an elder on the leadership team. In my spare time I love hunting and fishing. As a family we enjoy camping, nature walks, Sunday afternoon bike rides, or just relaxing on our back deck. Also enjoy game nights with friends and family.

Craig and Marneta Saltzman

Elder

We are Craig & Marneta Saltzman. We have been attending Light in the Valley since 2002. We love attending LIV and have made a lot of memories & friendships here. We look forward to serving on the leadership team. We have one daughter, Nevaeh, who truly is a gift from God. We enjoy spending time with family, friends, camping or just relaxing at home.

Shelly Miller

Administrative Assistant

I am married to my best friend, Tim, since October 1999. We have been attending Light in the Valley since we’ve been married. We have 2 sons, Jaxon and Damon, and a spunky dog named Cooper. I have been working in accounting/bookkeeping for 25+ years, and have enjoyed working with different companies. I was asked to join Light in the Valley staff in 2015 as Administrative Assistant, which has been a growing experience. In my spare time I love to be with friends and family, beach vacations are the best, and date nights. As a family we love the outdoors, camping, boating, and campfires.

Sara Keim

Nursery Director

I grew up attending Light in the Valley on a regular basis. I spent four months overseas volunteering in orphanages after graduating high school. After coming home I knew I needed to get connected and this was a perfect opportunity! My prayer is that my team and I can create an exciting and safe environment that the kids look forward to coming to and a place that parents feel comfortable leaving them in. We’re excited to watch and help guide the youngest generation of LIV grow in their relationship with Christ.

Some of the things I enjoy doing on my spare time is drinking coffee, traveling, playing sports, and hanging out with family and friends.

One of my favorite verses is 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline".  I’m excited for where this step can take Light in the Valley!

Pat & Trish Miller

Kids Church Directors

I(Trish) am very passionate about children’s ministry for the simple fact they are the future. We are hoping to teach the kids just how much our Father cares & loves them. Matthew 19:14 is just one example of how important Gods children are. With that being said, we just want to show these kids how to love God, love people and then they will impact the world.

We have been married for 3 years and we have a little boy who we love running after! We like to spend a lot of time outside and fishing. I enjoy making leather bags in my spare time which I don’t have to terribly much of with an almost 2 years old.

Kelly Miller

Valley Kids Preschool Director

Hi, I’m Kelly, the teacher of Valley Kids Preschool. I have been married to my husband, Jordan, since 2015. I love hanging out with family and friends, reading, spending time outside in the sunshine, and baking chocolate chip cookies. I have always had a passion for working with kids, I am so excited to be working with and impacting the kids in our community through Preschool.

My favorite verses are Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.”

Robert & Rosie Miller

Church Photographer

We started attending LIV in 1985, we married in April of 1984. We have one son and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our first grandchild in October. Robert enjoys taking church photos!  We love to spend time with family and friends around a campfire and playing games. Robert loves fishing, hunting mushrooms & sports. Rosy enjoys working in her flower beds and reading.