Brad has been the Lead Pastor at Vail Valley since the summer of 2018. He received his undergraduate degree in religion from Liberty University and his graduate degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brad has been honored to serve as a pastor to congregations in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Arizona. Brad is married to Cristy and they have one daughter, Lorraine, and are hopeful 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 spending time with his bride, reading good theological books, and learning random facts. The Swartz' 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 as an engineer for a company based in Tucson. Previously, Ryan has served as a staff pastor for congregations in Texas.
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. Trish enjoys flying airplanes when she's not too busy discipling her four kids!
STUDENT MINISTRY LEADERS: COLE & JENNI JACOB
Cole and Jenni currently serve in directing our ministry to students at Vail Valley. They have two sons, Nicholas and Dylan. The Jacob's are crazy about the outdoors whether that's scuba diving in the ocean, riding an assortment of large animals and vehicles, or just hanging out with friends while they hunt and eat meat.