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Valor Global Board
Joey is a coach, consultant and speaker who passionately challenges his clients and audiences to raise their standards, be intentional, and give back to society in impactful ways. In 2013 he started Intentional 360; a coaching and consulting company that helps individuals and organizations be intentional about their vision, strategies and actions to achieve peak performance. He serves on the board of three nonprofit organizations focused on empowering youth both locally and globally. He married his longtime best friend, Stephanie, in 2009. They live in Beaverton, Oregon with their three children, Lucy, Joshua and Andrew.
P.M. Varghese was born and raised in India and immigrated to the USA in 1998 along with his wife Susan and two sons Anup and Arun. His academic credentials include graduate level degrees in Economics and Management. While in India, he worked for Living Media India Ltd as a cost center manager. He has been employed with U.S. Bank since 2000 and is currently part of the Credit Risk management and Compliance team. His past experience includes working with Christian non-profit organizations in India and in Portland. His passion is to serve Lord’s people in every way possible and is involved with various missions in India. He attends Living Hope Fellowship. He is a cricket fan and loves to travel with his family and friends, especially to third world countries on mission trips.
Sam Sady grew up on the East side of the Columbia Gorge in The Dalles, Oregon. After graduating from High School Sam attended Trinity Western University – a private Christian University on the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada where he met his wife Jenna. Sam graduated with a business degree and in 2001 Sam and Jenna married and moved to Hillsboro where Sam went to work for Wells Fargo Bank. In 2009 Sam joined State Farm and opened up his own agency in Beaverton in 2011. Sam holds licenses in life, health, property and casualty insurance, in addition to being mortgage licensed and carrying series 6 and 63 securities licenses. Sam and Jenna have two boys ages 10 and 8. Mission trips have played a key role in developing Sam’s faith starting with mission trips to Mexico in high school to spending a year overseas in South Korea and Japan through YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in 1997/98. When he has spare time, Sam enjoys Basketball, archery, and most anything outdoors.
Marshall Bex grew up in Gresham, Oregon. He attended Portland Christian School until 8th grade and then went to Centennial High School. He completed his junior and senior years at Mountain View High School in Bend, Oregon. It was during his senior year that he met his wife, April, and they married in 1999. Marshall earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Technology from University of Oregon, where he was also active with Campus Crusade for Christ. Marshall spent 10 years at Nike in various roles within Nike Brand Design and in 2010 started Mode Adjust, a design and production studio. Marshall has three children that attend Valor. He enjoys leading worship, mountain biking, camping, off-road driving and spending time with his family.
Lori has worked at Nike for nearly two decades doing strategy and process work. Following her passion for helping women achieve their potential, she also formed an employee network dedicated to empowering and connecting women through inspiring events and informative classes. And she recently began hosting a monthly meet up for Christian working women in the Beaverton area. Lori married her high school sweetheart in 1994. They live in Hillsboro with their two kids, Ian and Calla. As a family they enjoy camping and cheering on the Hillsboro Hops.
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Michael Rau was born and raised in Massachusetts and attended Syracuse University earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In a 21 year career with Nike Inc, spent primarily in Sourcing and Manufacturing Michael was able to live in Indonesia, Taiwan and Korea before finally landing in Oregon. He currently works for Dean Shoes, one of Nike’s largest footwear manufacturers splitting time between Portland and parts of Asia. He is a member of Beaverton Four Square Church and is active in their men’s ministries. Michael married Alice in 2002 and they have 2 children, Eden and Noah, who both attend Valor. In his free time Michael enjoys playing sports with his kids, working out with his wife and golfing with friends.
Amber Burnett grew up in Eugene, Oregon. She has a bachelors degree from the University of Oregon and a masters degree in Early Elementary Education from Pacific University. Amber works for the Beaverton School district and has taught grades 2, 3 and 5. She serves as a district mentor through Oregon State University in the Teach For Beaverton Program. Amber lives in Beaverton with her husband, James, and their daughter, Charlotte who is a student at Valor. In her free time, she likes to play golf, draw, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.
Matthew was raised in a Roman Catholic home, but it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he received Jesus as his Savior after his dad shared the Gospel with him.
Matthew graduated from the University of Washington in 1989, applied to law school and was accepted. But he declined the offer because he felt the Lord leading him into pastoral ministry. Soon he started working part-time at a small church in Bothell, Washington as the assistant pastor.
Matthew eventually moved to Hillsboro, Oregon to study at Multnomah Biblical Seminary and work at Calvary Chapel Worship Center (C.C.W.C.) as the assistant pastor. In 1996, he moved to Dallas, Texas to continue his education at Dallas Theological Seminary. While in Dallas, Matthew pioneered a Calvary Chapel where he served as the senior pastor for eight years. In 2005, he moved back to Hillsboro and once again served on staff at C.C.W.C. Matthew then worked for an Internet Marketing firm for five years, where he eventually became the Vice President of Operations. In February of 2013, Matthew was invited to come back on staff at C.C.W.C. He currently serves as the associate pastor and is the main teacher of the Sunday night service. Matthew completed his master’s degree in the Spring of 2018 and is currently working on his doctorate at Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Matthew and his wife, Heidi, enjoy raising their children and working together in ministry.