Val is one of our AO Campus Ministers at The Westside Church. She is passionate about helping others grow closer to God and mentoring young college women work toward spiritual growth and healing. Val received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology at UC Riverside. Following graduation she moved to Tucson, Arizona to help lead the campus ministry at the University of Arizona with the Tucson Church of Christ. After two years of serving and giving her heart there, she had the opportunity to move back to Los Angeles in 2020 to continue her journey in the ministry.
Val was raised by a single mother in West Covina, she has two brothers that she adores and are two of her best friends. She enjoys hiking, yoga, exploring the outdoors, and continually growing in her knowledge of mental and emotional wellbeing. Val will be continuing her studies by pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
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