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Our Leadership and Staff


Pastor Chris Dawes

Lead Pastor

Pastor Chris Dawes has served our congregation for over 30 years.  He is married to Emily, and they have four children: Jonathan, Julia, Jocelyn and Josiah.

Assistant Pastors


Dr. Richard Suberi, Pastor

Nepali Pastor

Dr. Richard Suberi & Esther Lepcha Suberi have 3 children. Samuel, Seth & Shekinah. Dr. Richard serves as Assistant Pastor at Valley Christian Church in Bhutanese Nepali Congregation since 2022. Previously he served as an International Director of Himalayan International Ministries based in Himalaya. Dr. Richard Suberi is a passionate man and has a heart for the unreached Asian and Bhutanese Nepali community.


Pastor Sam O'Donnell

Berean Studies Pastor

Pastor Sam leads the Berean Studies at VCC.  He received his credentials through the General Council of AG in 1997. He and his wife Kim moved to Grand Forks through the Air Force in 1995, began attending VCC in 2004, and have stayed in GF since his retirement from the Air Force in 2011.  They have two grown, married sons and two granddaughters.

Volunteer Pastors

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Pastor Commander Dave Sundine


Pastor David Diseth

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Pastor Dwight Netzer

Church Staff

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Susan Ritchie

Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Betsy Horn

Financial Manager

Gary Baker

Director of Operations



Volunteer Leaders

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Pastor Commander David Sundine

Royal Ranger Outpost Coordinator


Darci Walsh

Girls Ministry Director


Laura Vaughn

Women's Ministry,
Nursery and Kings Kids Coordinator
Children's Ministry Volunteer Coordinator

Church Board

Our Board Members are Elected and Serve 3 Year Terms


Cheryl Sundine


Elvira Nixon

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Jai Rasaily


David Diseth

Wavy Net

Rick Hanson

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