Rev. Dr. Gerald Kapanka
Interim Executive Director
Pastor Kapanka is currently serving as the interim Executive Director of Valley while faithfully serving as lead pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, a position he's held since 2000. He was part of the original team that started Valley and has been amazed to see the heart and dedication Valley's teacher and staff have for the students. He holds a Bachelor's from Concordia Ann Arbor, a Master’s from Concordia Theological Seminary Ft. Wayne, and a Doctorate from Bethel Seminary. He really loves getting to share with people how special they are to God.
Pastor Kapanka and his wife, Amy, have four grown children. The couple enjoys traveling to new places and have been to Europe five times and Africa once. They are also on a quest to visit all the National Parks in the USA. He states that the best part about following Jesus is "the freedom from fear of death and the joy of living in Grace."