Val is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY. She grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida and at the age of 8 accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. In 1986, she married Stu. They have 3 grown children and 1 granddaughter. She homeschooled her children for 13 years and then went to work for Albuquerque Public Schools as a Secretary/Bookkeeper. Val and Stu have been members at Faith since 2004.