Leo & Donna Kruger

Senior Pastor

Originally from Kentucky, Senior Pastor Leo and Donna were married in 1975, and shortly thereafter moved to Alaska. In November 1977, Leo came to know the Lord, and since that time he has dedicated his life to knowing and serving the Lord. In faith, Leo and Donna moved to Great Falls, Montana in 1981 to help start a church – Great Falls Christian Center. After nearly a decade of faithful service, God called the couple to Gardnerville, Nevada and Valley Christian Fellowship was birthed. 

Leo has a BA degree in Ministry and was a professor for the Northern Nevada Bible Institute. He serves as a Chaplin for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and Triad. He is also the President of the Carson Valley Christian Minister’s Association. Donna serves on the worship team and oversees women’s ministry and the prayer team.

Leo and Donna have four boys – one in heaven and three (Beau, Joel and Caleb) who live with their families here in Carson Valley. Additionally they have seven grandchildren who are a source of great joy to them.

Rob & Anna Simpson

Associate Pastor

Born and raised in Northern Nevada, Associate Pastor, Rob Simpson has a deep passion for the area. He is dedicated to serving the community and reaching the lost with the good news of Christ. Rob and Anna have been a vital part of our leadership team since 1996.

Rob oversees our worship ministry. He can usually be found playing drums Sunday mornings. Additionally, Rob is a part of our jail outreach ministry. Anna faithfully served as a teacher in our children’s ministry for years. 

He and Anna have been married for more than 30 years and have three children (Sabrina, Melissa and Matt). They are blessed with nine wonderful grand children.    

Eddie & Shelly Sims

Associate Pastor

Pastor Eddie and Shelly Sims joined the VCF family in January 2011. Although they are a relatively new addition to us, both have faithfully served God since childhood. Originally from Grants Pass, Oregon, Eddie and Shelly grew up as PK’s (pastor’s kids). Their strong foundation in Christ gave them a deep desire to serve in ministry from an early age. 

In 1997, God called them to Gardnerville to pastor a small church where they served for 15 years. Eddie has functioned as worship leader, teacher, youth pastor and couples pastor. Shelly has served in women’s ministry, church administration and Sunday School.

They have three beautiful children (Jessica and her husband Jake, Justin, Jakeb) and Dominick, their first grandson. The family loves spending time outdoors. Eddie and Shelly are devoted to God and His people, and are eager to be used for His purposes.