Our Pastors

Doug Suvino

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Lead Pastor


Pastor Doug and Angela, along with their two beautiful daughters, Alyssa and Miranda, became lead pastors in November, 2015.


Their passion is to see each person within our community hear a message of hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation which can only be found in Christ.  They are committed to leading people into a relationship with Jesus which sets each person free to worship and serve the Lord. Each week, Pastor Doug speaks encouraging messages to inspire those present to live a life worthy of Christ and engage our culture in love with the Truth of Christ.

Joe Daniels

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Connect Life Student Ministry


Pastor Joe and Cassia have been involved in student ministries for over ten years. They began their ministry together as Missionary Associates in Limerick, Ireland.  There they worked with high school and college age students.  Since then they have been serving the local church as Student and Worship Pastors.  Joe and Cassia feel like they have finally come home since their first Sunday here at ValparaisoFirst.  They have a passion for students to grow in their faith in Christ and to lead the church in worship that is truly heart felt.  They both love students and enjoy investing in each individuals life.  They have four children that are full of life and love.