Dr. Paul Martin - Senior Pastor
Paul has been the senior pastor of Laramie Valley Chapel since September, 1984.
He accepted Christ at a young age and grew up in a Pastor’s home. His father ministered in Wheatland, Wyoming where Paul learned to love the West. After serving 4 years in the President’s Honor Guard, U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, in Washington, D.C., Paul prepared for ministry at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and Central Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Kristi were married in 1973 and have six children and nineteen grandchildren. In 2010 Paul received an Honorary Doctorate from Shepherd’s Theological Seminary. Paul was an assistant football coach and strength coach at Laramie High School for 11 years. The strength of his ministry has been preaching the Gospel, personal evangelism and discipling men to be spiritual leaders.
Lynn Howe - Associate Pastor
Lynn Howe was born in Texas and raised in New Mexico and Wyoming on ranches. He came to know Christ as savior his senior year of High School. Hunger for the Word led him to Bible College to learn the Scripture. While in Bible College he met Peggy and they have now celebrated fifty years of marital partnership. The Lord has blessed their marriage with three sons and daughter in-laws, and now ten grandchildren. Lynn spent three years in seminary in California to earn a M Div., and served churches in Minnesota, Wyoming, California, Illinois and Montana. Lynn and Peggy moved to Laramie in 2016 where Lynn joined the staff of Laramie Valley Chapel after forty-two years as a senior pastor in Montana. The Lord has allowed the Howes over fifty years of pastoral leadership. The ministry of shepherding at LVC is a source of great joy and anticipation. To conact Lynn email firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Pickard - Executive Pastor
Karl has been a Staff Pastor at Laramie Valley Chapel since August 2017. He was born and raised in Laramie and has always considered the West and Wyoming his home. Karl accepted Christ in his mid-20’s after serving as an airborne infantryman in the U.S. Armies 2nd Ranger Battalion. After 15 years as an electrician and 13 years of serving in lay ministry, Karl enrolled at Shepherds Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Arts in Church Ministry through The West Institute. Karl is currently working on completing his Master of Divinity through STS and hopes to finish in the Spring of 2019. He has been married since March 22, 1998 to his wife Valerie and they have two sons, Triston and Matthew. To contact Karl, please email email@example.com.
Jason Nelson - Director of Worship and Snowy Mountain Lodge
Jason accepted Christ in 2002 while attending the University of Wyoming where he earned a bachelor degree in Journalism. Jason is a graduate of Shepherd's Theological Seminary through The WEST Institute with a Masters of Church Ministry. He is continuing his education with STS towards a Masters in Divinity. Jason has been on staff at LVC since 2013. Jason leads worship Sunday mornings, has been the youth pastor and youth camp director, and is the director of Snowy Mountain Lodge, a retreat center located in the Snowy Range west of Laramie. Jason has been married to his wife Gretchen since 2003, and they have 4 children, Andi, Parker, Emry, amd Inzie. To contact Jason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Barnes - Church Administrator
Don accepted Christ as his Savior in 2004. Don has been married to his wife Vonda since 1993 and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Don enjoys spending time with his family and golfing. Don is a servant in all things at LVC, including finances, building maintenance, church organization, and much more. You can contact Don at email@example.com.