Elders

Jamie Allen

Jamie grew up in Virginia. He studied civil engineering at Virginia Tech. After college, he moved to Los Angeles where he met his wife Christina. They have two grown children. He has been at Valley Church since 2002. Jamie enjoys working in children’s ministry as well as teaching and learning new things from God’s word.…

Alex Auer

Alex is a native Californian having graduated from CSU, Fresno in Finance and receiving a Graduate Certificate from Multnomah School of the Bible. Alex worked for the County Finance Agency before retiring in 2018.  He leads the Discover Class at Valley Church and helps in developing community groups. He is happily married to Kathy since…

Scott Bartell

Scott grew up in Clovis, California, went to school in Los Angeles, and now works in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. Along the way he met the love of his life, Jennifer, who is from Hawaii. They have three school-age children who keep them busy with sports and other activities. In his spare time,…

Jaime Burnett

Jaime oversees both the financial and facility responsibilities at Valley Church. He is also a member of our elder board. He has been at Valley Church since July of 1991 and has over 30 years of ministry experience. He loves theology, in particular the story of redemption and how the church should grow into the…

Richard de Villiers

Richard grew up on a four generations old sheep farm in South Africa and attended boarding school and university in Cape Town where he studied electrical engineering. Married to Margie in 1981, they moved to Silicon Valley where Richard pursued his career in electronics and Margie was enrolled in a pediatric residency at Stanford Children’s…

Hubert Hsieh

Hubert grew up in Singapore, came to the US as a foreign student, and settled down in Silicon Valley where he is working in the tech industry. He is married to Debbie, who serves in the Valley Church Children’s Ministries. They have 3 kids. Hubert enjoys hanging out with his kids, playing basketball, swimming and…

Kurt Jones

When Kurt became a Christian he told God he’d never be a missionary or a pastor. Despite his slow start, God gave him a passion to see people understand the Bible and apply it to their lives. That’s what opened his eyes as a senior in high school and what moves him to serve God…

Burt Lancaster

Burt graduated from California State University, Cal Maritime. After time in the US Merchant Marine and the US Navy, he returned ashore and worked in the chemical industry. In 2000 he established a US based LED company and another in Xiamen, China in 2003. Now a consultant to companies in semiconductor and technology, his contacts…

See Kit Leong

See Kit is currently the secretary of the elder board at Valley Church. He works professionally in the High Tech industry. He and his wife, Suszan, have two boys. In his spare time, See Kit enjoys hiking and photography.

Glen Miller

Glen taught and coached in the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California from 1966-1978. He and his family joined OC International in 1978 and served for 7 years, with terms in Sri Lanka and the Philippines. He served at Los Gatos Christian Church from 1985-88, heading up the college ministry and…