Last Sunday, the Valley Baptist Church family overwhelmingly approved the recommendation of the Search Team to call Jonathan Juedes as the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries. Later that day, Jonathan enthusiastically accepted that call. Jonathan will be on site here at Valley no later than August 1st. Jonathan is married to Colleen and they have four children, Jack, Ella, Quinn, Ivy and a baby who is expected to arrive at the end of May.
Both Jonathan and Colleen are natives of Wisconsin. Colleen is from the Eau Claire area and Jonathan grew up in the Fox Valley and graduated from New London High School. Jonathan has been the pastor of a Southern Baptist church in Texas for the past five years. He received a Master of Divinity degree from what is arguably one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the world, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (my alma mater).
I have prayed for some time that God will provide the leadership in all areas here at Valley who will be used of God to bring us into the future God has in His heart for His church.