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Paul Pladsen

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Paul Pladsen is currently involved in the men’s ministry at Valleybrook and leads the Wednesday night times of prayer. He has been married to Patty for 12 years, and together they have a daughter Avery and a son Wyatt. Paul works for Intel as an electrical engineer and brings to the overseer team a heart for prayer and a willingness to serve.

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Joyce Orth

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Joyce Orth is married to Jeffrey Orth and has attended Valleybrook since 1995. Over the years, she has served at Valleybrook as an usher and member of the Women’s Ministry team. She has an appointed role as board secretary for a local school board. She also volunteers with Fierce Freedom ministries, raising funds and educating others about human trafficking. Joyce brings to the elder team experience serving on boards for non-profit and professional organizations at the local and state level.

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Kathy Bates

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Kathy was born and raised in the Chippewa Area. She has been married to her husband John for 24 years and has 3 grown sons and 4 grandchildren. She has been a member of Valleybrook for 5 years serving in ministries such as the nursery, lil’ brooksters, and greeters. For the past 4 years, Kathy has been a lead staff person at the local homeless shelter. She brings organization skills, a love for teaching, faith, and compassion to the elder team.

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Vic Price

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Vic has attended Valleybrook since 1998 and, throughout this time, has served with the ushers, Valleybrook movers, and construction volunteers. Outside of his Valleybrook ministry, Vic has also been involved in the Good News Jail Ministry in Eau Claire County. Vic brings to the elder team experience working with a wide variety of personalities to problem solve, as he worked for the Soil & Water Conservationist for the US Department of Agriculture for over 30 years.  Vic and his wife Mary now own and operate a 100% grass-fed beef farm in rural Fall Creek called Out To Pasture Beef. They have three adult children: Eric, Erin, and Anna.

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Travis Albrecht

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