Staff & Leadership:

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Pastor Allen Orr        

    Pastor Allen and his wife Lisa moved to Tulare in the spring of '06 to be our pastor. Before coming to VCC he started out in ministry in 1993 at Sagemont Church in Houston, TX. Since then they moved out west and lived in the Bay Area for 13 years. During those years he worked as a full time Youth Pastor before he went back to get his pastoral degree at San Jose Christian College (now William Jessup Univeristy). Once he graduated, he worked for the college leading the students on several International mission trips and local outreaches. He also attended Western Seminary while working for the college. He has two kids - Brandon born in December 2010, and Grayson who was adopted in 2015.

    Pastor Allen loves photography, how the history of the Holy Lands relates to our everyday lives, and God's creation of the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Lisa & Pastor Allen have been married since 1993. She attended University of Houston and graduated with her engineering degree before receiving her master's degree at University of Nebraska. She works as an Ergonomics Consultant (keeping employees healthy at work). She has also been on multiple mission trips around the world. In her spare time she enjoys bible journaling and scrapbooking. They have two kids - Brandon who was born in December 2010, and Grayson who was adopted in 2015.

  • Nicole was born and raised in Tulare, graduating from Union. She went on and graduated Cum Laude from Fresno Pacific with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts, emphasis on teaching. She has been involved in church from a young age, and has served at VCC since 2011. She has one daughter, Juliet, born in 2010. If you want to get on her good side just bribe her with Dr. Pepper. 

  • Tawna Godlewski

    Heart Team

  • Tyler moved a lot as a kid, living in five different states before the age of 9.  He and his family moved to Tulare halfway through his freshman year of high school so he considers Tulare his hometown.  He graduated from Tulare Union and moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University.  Tyler suffered a significant injury while attending SDSU which put his schooling on hold.  Several years later, he went back to school at Fresno Pacific University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership.  Tyler grew up in a very musical household and started playing instruments at a young age.  He married Sarah, the love of his life, in July 2017 and their son, Simeon, was born in September 2019.

  • Roger Wilson