Valerie Brandt

Answering the call to pastoral ministry was a long and winding road for Valerie. Although serving, leading, and working in a variety of faith communities had been a part of her story from childhood, she only began seminary later in life. This led to her ordination as SummitLIFE’s administrative pastor in 2020. She originally joined SummitLIFE in 2015 after her son Aaron, a founding member, invited her to check it out.

Missions and outreach are Valerie’s passion, and she is active in a number of community outreach organizations including Faith Community Liaison for the Northern Arizona Coalition Against Human Trafficking, the Interfaith Alliance for Hope House for homeless moms and kids, and Meals on Wheels, as a driver.

Valerie is an avid reader, loves gardening and growing things, hiking, and visiting national parks. She has four adult children who live in Arizona and Oregon.


Now that we’re meeting in person, we’re excited to see you as long as you feel healthy and are not at high risk for infection. Otherwise, please join us live online!

Masks are required. If you can’t wear a mask for some reason, please feel free to join us and do what you can to consistently maintain the social distancing guideline of 6 ft.

Also, we ask that you not congregate near the entrance and leave two seats between your group and any other groups seated in a row.

SummitLIFE is ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY, but the following things that are normally such an important part of our gatherings are TEMPORARILY suspended:

  • Hugs and Handshakes
  • Coffee and Snacks
  • Community Time (aka Meet and Greet)
  • KidsLIFE
  • Our cushioned chairs (Plastic sanitizes SO easily)

For those who prefer in-person giving, the Giving Bucket and envelopes will be available. It’s BYOP (Bring Your Own Pen)!

We’ve missed our SummitLIFE community and our guests. WELCOME BACK!