Jim Bird ~ Chariman 2017/2018

Jim Bird and his wife, Diana, have been married for 33 years. They have three children and two grandchildren. He is employed by LTS Logistics. He was ordained as a deacon in 2001 and has since served the church as Chairman of Deacons. He has also served as our church sound technician, on the youth team, as an usher, a van ministry driver, as well as performed in our Valentines Banquets.


Ken Brockman

Ken Brockman and his wife, Judy, have been married for 39 years.  They have three children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Additionally, has served in the Sanctuary Choir, on the Trustees, as a Sunday School teacher, A Room In The Inn ministry and Belarus Missions.


Cody Feekes

Cody Feekes is a 25 year old who has recently graduated from WKU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is the son of Bill and Cindy Feekes and has spent a large part of his life at Valley View. In fact, many of you will remember him as a young boy helping set out tables and chairs (or put them away) for church meals and events. He has served as an usher as well as with fellowship and Wednesday night family meals.


Ralph Hardeman

My name is Ralph Hardeman. I have been married to my wife Fran for 27 years. We have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. I accepted Christ as my Savior in 1967. I retired from the Army after 27 years of service. I have served several times as a Deacon at Valley Baptist Church. I am also a part of the Kitchen Ministry.



Hans Hess

Hans Hess and his wife, Sherry, have been married for 33 years. They have three children.  Currently he is employed by Trideum. He was previously ordained a deacon at Valley View in 2004 and is currently serving at a property steward and as an usher.


Gary Lee

My name is Gary Lee.  I have been married to my wife Kathy for almost 44 years.  We have 2 grown sons, Christopher & Stephen. I retired in 2014 after 41 years in the railroad industry.  I accepted the Lord at the age of 13 and was baptized at Vine Grove Baptist.  We are charter members of Valley View Baptist and I currently serve as a Trustee.



Gerald Lowery

Gerald Lowery and his wife, Wanda, have been married for 48 years! They have two children and four grandchildren. He is retired from Hardin County Schools and was ordained in 2004. He has also served our church as a Trustee, as Chairman of the Personnel team, on the Finance committee, counting committee and on the Ad Hoc Long Range Planning team.


Mike Lucas

Mike Lucas and his wife, Stacey, have been married for 20 years. They have two sons, Chase and Aaron. His is currently employed at the Human Resource Command (HRC) on Ft. Knox in the Soldier Records Branch. Mike has been busy serving our church in the areas of the Sunday Night Youth Rec, the Bus ministry, as well as in the kitchen and as an usher.


Chris Mayhew

My name is Chris Mayhew.  I have been married to my wife Patti for 37 years.  We have 2 grown children, Brennen and Brittany, who are both married, and one grandchild, Tyee.  I retired after 34 years from Reynolds/Alcoa Aluminum and currently work for the city of Vine Grove as Planning & Zoning Administrator.  I’ve been a member of Valley View since 1990 and have served as deacon, trustee, property steward, and chief cook & bottle washer.



Don Schempf

My name is Don Schempf.  I have been married to my wife Melesa for 31 years.  We have one child, Bailey Grace.  I am currently employed by the Department of Defense at Human Resource Command (HRC), and retired from the Army at Fort Knox.  I am currently serving on the Property Stewards Team.  I have also been involved with the Youth.



Shaun Scherer

My name is Shaun Scherer.  I’ve been married to Allison Scherer for thirteen years.  We have two children, Ella who is 10 years old and Clayton who is 7.  I am currently employed by Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown as a Line Tech.  I was ordained as a deacon in 2004.  I’m currently serving as a Sunday school teacher and also drive the van on Sunday mornings.  In the past I have worked serving the Wednesday night meals, as a trustee, and worked with the youth.



Craig Stevens

My name is Craig Stevens, I have been married to my wife Christine for 34 Years. I have worked for the Pepsi  Co for the last 13 years.  I was ordained a deacon on 17 Aug 2003. I serve on the missions committee, I coordinate and lead  the Men’s Monthly Prayer Breakfast, I also sing in the choir. I have been on a mission trip to the Ukraine and desire to do more mission trips to Russian speaking countries.  



Steve Utter

Steve Utter was married to his wife, Ann, for 36 years before she passed. They have one child and 4 grandchildren. He is currently self-employed as well as being involved in our church choir. Additionally, he volunteers at the Second Chance Youth Ranch in Mount Sherman, KY.


Joey Ward


My name is Joey Ward.  I have been married to my wife Cheryl for 19 years.  We have 2 children, Haleigh and Cadence.  I have taught music in the Fort Knox Community Schools for 15 years.  We have attended Valley View since 2008, becoming members in 2010.  Currently I sing in the choir and serve on the youth team, and I have served as deacon in the past.



Sam Young

My name is Sam J. Young.  I am married to Mary Cooper Young and we have 2 children, Chris and Richard, as well as a grandson, Jackson.  I am the 4th generation owner of Young Implement Co., which was started in 1919 by my great-grandfather & grandfather.  I have been attending Valley View for 20 years.  In the past I have served in many areas, such as Sunday School Director, choir member, deacon and Deacon Chair.