Pastor Val's prayer for St. Paul's is that we join together as one in spirit, all in ministry. She was appointed to serve St. Paul's in 2007. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Seminary in Philadelphia and was ordained an elder in 2005. Prior to becoming a pastor she was a certified social worker, serving as a case manager with a women’s health organization in a state-funded program for pregnant teenagers. She has a B.S. in social work from Stockton State College. Her family includes her husband Glenn, three grown daughters, and six grandchildren.