meet our pastors


I was born and raised in Phoenix, Az. Ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I’ve been in church. I responded to the gospel at the age of eight and found Jesus after my dad, a pastor, held me under the water during my baptism for an extended period of time. After completing a degree in History and Biology at Grand Canyon University with the idea of teaching high school and coaching basketball the Lord graciously invited me to collaborate with HIM in the redemption of the world by focusing on the least, the last, and the lost – which God is pursuing with reckless abandon. I married the love of my life, Patty, and then trotted off to Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, now Gateway Seminary, earning my Masters of Divinity degree, and began my first pastorate at All Nations Fellowship of Alameda, California. Seven years later moved by divine providence I began serving at my second pastorate First Baptist Church of Burley, Idaho. After 11 years of God doing the impossible through the improbable, God, again moved my wife Patty, daughter Lindsey, and son Kaleb and myself to Valencia Hills Community Church in 2012 where I serve with joyful anticipation of God’s supernatural activity in our community. - Pastor Dennis
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Dan Broyles is a care pastor at Valencia Hills Community Church and has been working at churches since 2002. Previously, he was a social worker for the County of Los Angeles, where he helped children who were abused and neglected. Mr. Broyles has a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University at Northridge. In addition, he has received a B.S. in Biblical Studies and a B.S. in Human/Family Development from Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Broyles is licensed as a pastor and as a Marriage Family Therapist. In 2019 he was the recipient of the “Kathryn Barger Commitment to Service Award’ (Los Angeles County) and in 2021 he was the recipient of the “Citizen of the Year” for the state of California by the National Association of Social Workers.” He has been a guest speaker at many universities, non-profits, churches, and government organizations. He also has spent time in Haiti teaching community members about trauma. Currently, he is the co-chair for the Faith Collaborative for the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles County. For six years he has been the chairman of a local task force in regard to human/sex trafficking. He is author of the book Helping Teens at Risk of Suicide and also has a podcast called “Stories of Hope.” During the past 18 months, he helped co-start a new non-profit called “Saga” that helps others with mental health needs. He is married to his wife of 24 years, Carli and they have two teenagers.
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I’m not much for change. I was born and raised in Van Nuys, California, only 17 miles from VHCC. I retired from the State of California, after 38 years, as a surveyor. I have been married to my wife, Elizabeth, for 33 years and have lived in the same home for the last 32 years. My brother and I were raised by a single mother and even though we had little money, she always made sure we had everything we needed. In fact, God used our monetary situation to help me find Him. I loved sports and we did not have enough money for me to play in an organized league, so I was directed to a league run by the First Baptist Church of Van Nuys. It was there that I got to play ball and there that I accepted the Lord as my Savior. I married my wonderful wife at the ripe old age of thirty and we have two amazing daughters, Sierra and Devon. I retired from state service at the age of 62 and decided to become a Missions Pastor a year later. I have, with my wife and two daughters, been in the missions field for the the past 17 years locally in Santa Clarita as well as internationally in Mexico, Guatemala, and Haiti. My wife and I have been at VHCC for over 8 years now and I have been given the honor of serving the Lord through VHCC’s Missions Ministry. - Pastor Randy
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Pastor Mike has been in ministry for 54 years in 8 local churches and has helped lead a prison ministry for more than 11 years. He has been a part of VHCC for the past four years. His education is from Grace University (BRE), Talbot School of Theology (M.A.C.E) and Temple Baptist Seminary (D.R.E.). His focus of ministry at Valencia Hills is Men’s Ministries – helping men to be godly men, fathers, and grandfathers. Mike has been married to Debbie for over 51 years, has two sons named Dan and Jon and 7 grandkids.
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meet our staff

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Elizabeth Bonaventura
Business Manager
Women's Ministry Director

Damian Barajas
Worship Director
Production Team Lead

Giovanni Bonaventura
Student Ministry Director

Jessica Shickle
Kids Ministry Director

Carol Hadjiandreou
Awana Ministry Director
Engagement Coordinator

Rick Penaranda
Men's Ministry Director

Angie Romero
Bookkeeper Admin

Anissa Simon

Anissa Simon
Communications Coordinator

Liz Goff

Lilium Jones

Shirley Nunez
Care Ministry Assistant

Alexandra G

Alexandra Gilbertson
Family Stress Support Case Manager

Pat W

Patricia Weaver
Family Stress Support Case Manager

Leslie Z

Leslie Zeller
Family Stress Support Case Manager


Carlos De Leon
Men's Care Coordinator

Maria Soler

Maria Soler
Family Stress Support Case Manager

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