Brad is the Lead Pastor at Vail Valley. Before arriving in Tucson, Brad pastored congregations in Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana. He received his gradate degree from from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his undergraduate degree from Liberty University. Brad is married to Cristy and they have one daughter, Lorraine, and are excited for God to continue to grow their family. Cristy enjoys spending time with her family, epic road trips, and exploring Tucson's culture. Brad enjoys DIY projects, reading theological books, and learning random factoids. The Swartz family's favorite activity is fellowship with friends!
DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR: RYAN BIRD
Ryan and his family have been active members of Vail Valley for many years. Ryan serves as a Discipleship Pastor in a lay capacity at Vail Valley. He currently works in Information Technology for a company in Tucson. Previously, Ryan has served as a staff pastor for congregations in New Mexico.
Ryan and his wife, Tricia, have four children: Jasmine, Chance, Asher, and Noah. Ryan enjoys hunting, house remodeling projects, and spending time with his family. Tricia is an avid reader and loves learning alongside her children!