Valley Vision Magazine & Annual Giving Report | Fall 2021

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Pastor Chase Wiggins – Students Born and raised in Southern California, Pastor Chase Wiggins originally came to San Jose to attend SJSU and play football. While on campus at SJSU, Pastor Chase became enthusiastic about helping his teammates meet Jesus and began feeling called into ministry. For the past nine years, Pastor Chase served as the Young Adults Pastor at Family Community Church, where he oversaw the growth of the young adults’ program from just fifteen people attending to 2,000. In the Fall of 2020, Pastor Chase joined VCS as the Chief Ministry Officer and has enthusiastically provided leadership, direction, and spiritual care for our richly diverse and thriving global VCS community.

Pastor Steve Dang (‘02) - Alumni Pastor Steve Dang (’02) became a follower of Jesus during his junior year at Valley, which changed the trajectory of his life. For the past fifteen years, Steve has passionately served in various ministries around the Bay Area and beyond as an executive teacher and a community, family, and student pastor. His ministry is built on the conviction that the gospel is for everyone, the gospel can change everything, and the gospel is worth giving everything. Alongside his formal ministries, Steve is an innovator for the Fuller Youth Institute, chaplain for stomach cancer patients, and ministry mentor at Westmont College. He holds an M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries from Azusa Pacific University. As VCS’ Director of Alumni Ministries, Pastor Steve hopes to engage and minister to the vast VCS alumni community.

Dr. Steven J. McGriff - Employees Dr. McGriff is VCS’ inaugural Director of Biblical Unity. “Dr. Steve,” as he is known around campus, has a heart to listen carefully, engage in winsome conversations, build bridges that inspire a Christian identity rooted in Jesus Christ, and enhance inclusion and belonging for all people in God’s kingdom. He is primarily responsible for providing biblically sound leadership, direction, and spiritual care to develop a richly diverse, thriving community that loves God and all His children of every race and nationality. A native Californian, Dr. McGriff grew up in the Evergreen/ East Side of San Jose. He joins the VCS community after a thirty-year career as a leader in educational technology, consulting with K-12 school districts, colleges, universities, nonprofits, and businesses around the globe.