Valerie was born and raised in Brenham, Texas. She grew up attending church and surrendered her life to Christ in Jr. High while at Church Camp. Valerie holds a Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a first-grade teacher. She and her husband, John, joined New Life in 2016 and have two children, Theodore and Gracelyn. 

Valerie loves the expositional preaching and focus on missions that she finds at New Life. She has served in multiple roles in New Life Preschool, most recently as a Supervisor, and leads a Life Group with her husband. A consummate teacher, Valerie enjoys building relationships with kids and watching them grow spiritually, academically, and developmentally. She is passionate about teaching children to read and sharing gospel truths about Jesus with them. In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time with her family and reading.