Rev. John & Rev. Melony Paulus


We are blessed to Co-Pastor some of the best people in the Church of the Nazarene.  We came to Valley Mission as a Pastoral Team from our home state of Michigan.  We have a healthy thriving church with unlimited potential to do great things for Jesus.

We are a blended family.  If you are looking for pastors with a story book perfect life, well that’s not our story.  We have seen life at its finest and have survived life at its very worst.  Through the broken and painful times of our lives, God remained faithful and good.  We are real, we have faced all that life can throw at us, and we will walk with you, pointing you to the peace and joy of a life lived for Christ.        

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Heather Ritter

Family Life Director

I am sure that you have heard the saying, “All roads lead to home.” Well, for me that is true. I had lived in other cities and another state, until unforeseen circumstances brought me back home to Bedford. Of course, coming back home wasn’t the plan at the time, but the Lord knew what was best and He had a plan for my life. A plan that brought beauty out of the ashes and that plan has worked out far greater than I could

ever have imagined. It is my privilege to be able to serve the people of my home church, Valley Mission, as their Family Life Director. It doesn’t matter what I am doing, my desire is to live for Jesus and that means service in His House and for His Kingdom!

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