Valerie Bertrand Director of Discipleship
It is our pleasure to introduce to you Valerie Bertrand as the Director of Discipleship for John Wesley United Methodist Church. Valerie and her husband Joshua have two children.
Valerie has a degree in Business and also holds a Music Education degree with a K-12 All Areas Music Certification. She is a certified instructor with Les Mills International for BodyJam as well a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. Valerie's passions include hosting online bible studies and in home bible studies. When asked, "What makes John Wesley the right place for you?" She replied, "I am looking for a place that encourages me to be creative, to plan big, to create community, to connect with others, and to have fun. I am also looking for a community where I can raise my kids and that will support my family. I want to be respected for what I bring to the table and pushed with love to grow spiritually and professionally. This position allows me to use my gifts to build upon the strengths of the ministry team to create meaningful experiences for the kingdom, while at the same time giving my family and myself a community to be a part of and grow with. The opportunities to grow in my administrative and exhortation skills in this position, to write and create resources and curriculum, is exciting to me."
When Valerie and Joshua are not working, they love being active: hiking, biking, working out at the gym, climbing 14ers, or chasing their kids around the playground! Their family verse is Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one man strengthens another." They are strengthened by their love for God and each other in all things.