Pastor Joe & Michelle came to LVC in August of 2018. Pastor Joe has served in Alliance Churches since 2001 in the roles of lead pastor, church planter, assistant pastor, and solo pastor. He has a Bachelor of Ministry from Prairie Bible College, a Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Alliance Theological Seminary. Michelle has a Bachelors in Communication from Southern Connecticut University, and a Masters in Counseling from Liberty University. She is a published author, a literary agent for WordWise Media and speaks at various conferences. You can learn more about Michelle at www.MichelleLazurek.com.
Joe and Michelle are passionate about communicating God's Word, seeing people walk deeply with Jesus and developing leaders. They have 2 children, Caleb and Leah, and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Cookie.
Carlos and Dania are the newest addition to the team at LVC. Carlos is the new Associate Pastor of Worship and Students. Carlos and Dania are both graduates of Toccoa Falls College with a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Worship Arts and recently graduated with their Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership from Crown College in 2020. Carlos loves to lead Spirit-filled, joyful worship services that honor God and help people discover life with Jesus. Dania loves to lead people deeper into God's presence by weaving in elements of prayer, silence and stillness before the Lord. They both enjoy leading worship from guitar and piano and are excited to share their God given talents with LVC. Carlos has been involved in youth ministry for over 7 years and is excited to help students at LVC discover, develop, and demonstrate life with Jesus. Carlos and Dania are parents to Daniel (9 months) and Cooper, their Golden Retriever (4 years).
Janet and Roger started attending Locust Valley Chapel in June, 2006. Janet has been involved in children's ministry as a teacher, coordinator, or helper for more than 40 years. She has taught elementary school for 4 years and ran a pre-school in Allentown for 22 years. She recently retired after 10 years working for Hallmark Cards.
Janet and Roger have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. They enjoy camping, traveling and lending a helping hand whenever possible.