Valerie Phillips was a part of the group of friends who started Grace Community Church in the summer of 1987 and in the early years was responsible for both the children’s and women’s ministries. A special education teacher earlier in her life, she returned to school to pursue a degree in counseling and completed a Masters degree at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2007. For the past 8 years, she has been privileged to walk alongside families, couples, and individuals at a private counseling center in Greensboro.
In November of 2014, Valerie joined the staff of our church on a part time basis, leading ministries to women, marriages and a ministry of care called Stephen Ministry. A mother of 6 adult children and grandmother of 4, she enjoys traveling to visit her far flung children, biking, hiking, gardening, studying brain science and creating slightly crazy adventures for grandchildren.