A Kingdom culture starts with it’s leaders and then develops through the rest of the church body, like a head sets the tone for our natural body. Our Executive team of Pastors along with the Core team are dedicated to developing a Kingdom led ministry that not only impacts our church, but also our city and region. Our desire is to develop a culture that chases after the King and His Kingdom.


Pastors Craig and Karen Schlesinger

Lead Pastor

Pastor Craig is the lead pastor at Garden Valley Church. He has been married to Karen for nearly 50 years and share a daughter in Roseburg and a son in Oceanside, CA, while also being a proud papa of four exceptionally gifted grandchildren. A “born again Jew” with a rich heritage of Judaism and Charismatic Christianity, he brings a unique perspective as a Bible teacher and a strong prophetic voice in his community and state. When speaking, he is dynamic to listen to and brings a strong appeal to men and young adults, tackling every and any issue that we face in today’s culture and climate. He has pastored for over thirty years, with over twenty in Roseburg. Craig oversees numerous churches regionally and helps lead Grace International. Craig also oversees the GVC Executive Team, which presides over several ministries and campuses in and around Roseburg.

Pastors Shaun and Wyndee Konopaski

Executive Pastor

Pastor Shaun is the executive pastor at Garden Valley Church. He has been married to his amazing wife, Wyndee, for over twenty years and share two amazing children. Carrying a passion for leadership and development, his greatest joy in ministry is helping people discover their true Kingdom identity and to see them flourish while walking it out. He carries a deep-rooted vision and heart to see the Northwest impacted by the Kingdom of God and to see the prophetic vision released.

Pastor Nancy and John Carter

Administrative Pastor

Pastor Nancy is the Administrative Pastor at Garden Valley Church. She has been married to her incredible husband, John, for almost forty years and together they share two children, a son and daughter, and five dynamic grandchildren. Nancy has a background in bookkeeping but her true passion has rooted itself in ministry and she has served churches for the better part of forty years in varying capacities before completing her pastoral licensing with Grace International. She carries a passion for the motherless, fostering the next generation and supporting those in the midst of crisis and grief, while supporting the executive team in bringing their visions to life.

Pastors Shelly and Brian Bandelman

Associate Pastors

Pastor Shelly is an Associate Pastor at Garden Valley Church with over forty years of ministry experience. She and her husband, Brian, have recently returned to Roseburg after a season as missionaries in East Africa and she brings a unique perspective to life and ministry. She lives life abundantly, believes that God is way bigger than any situation, and is dedicated to bringing unity to the generations, helping others encounter God and move into all that He has for them. Shelly and Brian also share six wonderful children, joining the family by blood, marriage and adoption, and one grandchild who lights up the room.

Pastor Lynn and Richard Ferder

Associate Pastor and Prayer Strategist

Lynn is an Associate Pastor at Garden Valley Church and the director for the House of Prayer in Roseburg. Married to her husband Richard for over forty years, they share four grown daughters, 20 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She is a retired R.N., Bible teacher, speaker, harpist, and author. With a passion for theology and the behavioral sciences, she brings wisdom and simplicity of difficult topics in a time where it is so desperately needed within society. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and dogs.

Matt and Sheri Brady


Matt is an associate at Garden Valley Church. Married to his wife, Sheri, for over 25 years and share three children together, two daughters and a son who is in the military, along with two grandchildren. Born and raised in Roseburg, Matt has served in his local church for more than 20 years. Dedicated to serving pastoral leadership in practical ways, he uses his technical background and experience at solving problems to bring excellence to every area of ministry at GVC. He also owns and operate a a computer services company serving business and individuals in Douglas County and also served as an Adjunct Professor at the local community college for four years.


Laura Gislason

Office Manager

Laura is the office manager and sits at our front desk for Garden Valley Church. She and her husband, Reid, have been married for over twenty years and share two fur babies, four children and four grandchildren! With a background as a logistics manager, Laura navigates the complexities of the church business with patience and grace. She is passionate about her family and seeing the face of Garden Valley Church be representative of the heart behind our ministry, something in which she excels at while communicating with any and all people that walk through the doors.

Pastors Mario and Ely Deramond

Garden Valley Espanol Pastors

Mario and Ely are the GVC Español pastors and serve as local missionaries for the Spanish speaking community. Together they share a young son and a drive to reach those in Roseburg in a personal and impactful way. Mario has spent over 20 years as an ordained pastor serving throughout the world and Ely has spent 20 years within pastoral service and functioned within church planting through the nations. Together they lead the Español Ministry at Garden Valley church, a Hispanic church that lives enjoying the life of Christ in a spontaneous way focused on constant renewal.

Chris and Andrea Miner

Online Engagement Directors

Chris and Andrea are the Online Engagement Directors at Garden Valley Church. They have been married for over forty years and together share two children and six energetic grandchildren. Chris is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt (a fancy title for Efficiency Expert) and manages a manufacturing facility in the aerospace industry. Andrea has retired from office administration to better serve her favorite job of “Gam” (aka. Grandma) and prayer ministry. With a background in music and theater, they bring over forty years of various ministry experiences and a passion for loving Papa God’s children to our growing online family. To many, from all arenas of life, Chris is known as Papa C and Andrea is known as Mama C. In their free time you are able to find them playing with their grandkids, traveling or taking long drives in their convertible.

Tawny Wells

Worship Ministry Director

Tawny is the Worship ministry Director at Garden Valley Church. Her and her husband, Karl, have lived in Roseburg for over 24 years and have been involved in ministry in the local church as Youth Pastors, on worship teams, and every facet of church service. Tawny has a passion to see people live their lives to the fullest in what God has to offer. She loves her team and loves leading everyone with love, unity and creativity.

Harmony Klingenmeyer

Children’s Ministry Director

Harmony is the Children’s Ministry Director at Garden Valley Church. She is married to her husband, Scott, and together have parented 19 children in foster care and adopted three sons out of that program in Oregon. She is a mother, teacher, author, minister, and speaker across the country. Harmony believes that the heart of Papa God is to father a generation of fatherless children, and she and her husband are dedicated to seeing His will happen on this earth. In her spare time, she speaks nationally, advocating for the orphaned, bringing life-giving revelation from scripture and accurate prophetic ministry to those hurting.

Brandon Stone

Remix Youth Ministry Director

Brandon is the youth director at Garden Valley Church with a heart and passion to see young people equipped with the tools and ability to go out and change the world around them, living their God-given potential, facing life’s challenges. The founder of clothing line, band and movement RUVCH, he has a unique perspective on building a community within his company and the youth group. He is also the oldest of six siblings and many spiritual siblings who he loves, a favorite uncle to the kids in his family and a coffee addict. Brandon is also the inspiration and driving force behind GVC’s Youth Culture podcast.


Garden Valley Church
3047 Garden Valley Rd.
Roseburg, OR. 97471

(541) 673-1293


Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Sunday Morning Service
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sunday Español Service
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm