Thousands of pastors and ministry leaders leave the ministry every year. Grace Valley Ministries is making a difference. We minister grace to those who minister by helping them stay refreshed and encouraged in their work.
Cheryl Merrefield was first given the vision of Grace Valley Ministries. She responded by praying that God would bring partners to help fulfill that vision. Cheryl and her husband, Dan, then donated over 11 acres of their land to the ministry. Their example of giving continues to be the philosophy of Grace Valley Ministries. God answered prayer by calling Phil and Sue Engelman as well as Cliff and Melissa Hamilton to minister directly to pastors and their families. God has also provided wonderful board members, advisors, and various individuals who have caught the vision and desire to be a part of what the Lord is doing.
In 2014, God brought Ken and Gloria Stumbo to our team. Ken brought years of experience working with Fairhaven Ministries in Elizabethton, TN, in which he had the primary hand in the building out of the retreat center. Gloria served the ministry faithfully as well alongside Ken. They have added much to our staff since coming and Ken has helped us take our first steps toward building.