Staff

Staff

MEET OUR STAFF

Say hello to the leadership team at Pine Valley Church. Got questions for the team? Contact us by clicking here or visit the individual staff pages for each team member’s personal contact information. 

Pastor Scott & Carrie Kujath

Scott and Carrie, our senior pastors, returned to Bayfield from California in 2001 when God called them to pastor Pine Valley Church. Pastor Scott approaches life and ministry with a strong focus on relationships. He is passionate about missions and is personally active encouraging and equipping people in their calling for ministry to reach the world. Scott and Carrie recently celebrated 25 years of marriage, as well as 25 years in full-time ministry. Together they share in the love and nurture of four fabulous boys who love and serve the Lord. They love people and are grateful for the blessing of an amazing heritage.Scott also currently serves as the Divisional Superintendent of the Four Corners, serving the Foursquare churches in Southwest Colorado.

Pastor Shawn & Kit O’Reilly

Associate Pastor

Shawn gave his life to Christ more than four decades ago. He and his wife, Kit, have been married for 40 years. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, one adopted daughter, several foster children, and five grandchildren. Shawn and Kit have owned several businesses over the years. Shawn served as a senior pastor in Durango for eight years and has recently become a licensed minister with the Foursquare Church. He and Kit have served with Youth With A Mission, both as students and staff in Kona, Hawaii. Shawn’s passions include Bible teaching, evangelism and missions. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, skiing, rock climbing and rafting with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Pastor David & Carrie Van Hoesen

Youth Pastors

David and his wife, Carrie, have lived in southwest Colorado with their four (now 5) children since 2013. God graciously directed them to Pine Valley Church the following year and led them into serving our youth ministry program. David has only known ministry his whole life, being the son of Salvation Army officers, serving in inner-city mission work. He became a youth pastor for a Salvation Army church and served for nearly 10 years in the Midwest before moving out to Bayfield and the blessed mountain life. As a youth pastor, David fully believes that the key to ministry and reaching others with God’s love is through relationships and living His love through our actions and experiences as we pursue His will together. If you’re looking for David, you’ll either find him out hiking in the woods or brainstorming with teen geniuses about the next wacky and wild youth event!

Lisa Prothero

Pastor of Worship & Music

Lisa has always enjoyed using her musical gifts in the body of Christ. She has been part of our staff at Pine Valley Church since 2005. Lisa grew up in a very musical family. Her and her husband, Terry our Technical Director, have raised ten children of which all are active in music and ministry. Her heart and passion is to provide a place for all who are gifted and willing to participate in the music and a life of worship at Pine Valley Church.

Senior Pastor

Scott Kujath

Scott and Carrie moved back to Bayfield from California in 2001, when God called them to pastor Pine Valley Church. Scott approaches life and ministry with a strong focus on relationships. He is passionate about missions and is personally active in encouraging and equipping people for ministry to reach the world. Scott and Carrie recently celebrated 25 years of marriage, as well as 25 years in full-time ministry. Together they share in the love and nurture of four fabulous boys…
Assistant Pastor

Shawn O’Reilly

Shawn gave his life to Christ more than four decades ago. He and his wife, Kit, have been married for 40 years. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, one adopted daughter, several foster children, and five grandchildren. Shawn and Kit have owned several businesses over the years. Shawn served as a senior pastor in Durango for eight years and has recently become a licensed minister with the Foursquare Church. He and Kit have served with Youth With A Mission, both as students…
Worship Pastor

Lisa Prothero

Lisa has always enjoyed using her gifts in the body of Christ. Being on staff at PVC has allowed her to use them even more broadly. She grew up in a musical family and continues to enjoy teaching and sharing God’s gift of music with her own children, as well as with those who have chosen to offer time and talents to bless the family of God. Her heart is to provide room for all who are gifted and willing…
Media and Tech Director

Terry Prothero

  Terry provides the behind the scenes glue at Pine Valley Church. He has been on staff since 2004. Terry’s media career started in 1980 doing video post-production work at a Youth With A Mission base in Solvang California. Since then, his bag of media skills just keeps growing. He is currently an active member in the AES (Audio Engineering Society), which keeps him on the cutting edge. Whatever media forms he works with, it is truly with the heart of…
Children’s Pastor

Jill Shocklee

Jill joined the staff in 2016 as the Elementary After School Program Director and now serves as the Children’s Pastor. Her long history of volunteering with children has given her a genuine heart for kids. She loves teaching God’s awesomeness on a “kid” level. Jill also leads the Junction 56 small group for 5th and 6th graders, still enjoys the older (Jr. and Sr. high) kiddos, and loves to hold babies! Jill and her husband, Ezechiel, have 4 amazing kid’s…
Youth Pastors

David and Carrie Van Hoesen

David Van Hoesen and his wife, Carrie, have lived in southwest Colorado with their four children since 2013. God graciously directed them to Pine Valley Church the following year and led them into serving our youth ministry program. David has only known ministry his whole life, being the son of Salvation Army officers, serving in inner-city mission work. He became a youth pastor for a Salvation Army church and served for nearly 10 years in the Midwest before moving out to…
Kitchen Director

Linda Walter

Linda is a native of this area and was raised on a dairy farm. She’s been married to her husband, Larry, for over four decades and they have two sons, one daughter and a grand-daughter. She operated a home daycare for nineteen years while raising their children. She later worked at a guest ranch for pastors and missionaries where she served in various capacities. One area was the planning and serving of meals for pastor’s seminars. Linda’s passion is serving people…