Meet Your Leaders

Meet your Women’s Ministry Leadership Team!

Amber Knapp

Women’s Ministry Director

Amber and Pastor John heard and followed the call of the Lord to come to Green Valley to plant a Calvary Chapel in 1998! Every day since has been an adventure, as they have seen the Lord move and do great and mighty things! Amber is the mother of three teenage boys- all serving at the church in ways that honor their individual gifting from the Lord. Early every morning, before the day begins, Amber most looks forward to getting into the Word of God to study and hear from the Lord! In addition to her love of the women in the church, Amber enjoys hiking, cooking and camping with her family! She is often outside riding her bicycle, meeting a friend for coffee at Panera or reading Devotions and Bible Studies, seeking the Lord with all her heart, as well as pursuing and discerning His will for Women’s Ministry.

One of her favorite scriptures is Ephesians 3:20-21.

21Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen

Brenda Arce

Women's Ministry Assistant to the Director, Special Events Coordinator

Brenda has a tender heart for women of all ages! Since early in her marriage, the Lord has consistently opened doors and called Brenda to be a Women’s Bible Study Leader, serving in both California and Arizona. Then, in September 2000, the Lord directed Brenda, her husband Rudy and their twin teenage daughters to Nevada and to CCGV. The Lord again impressed on her heart to serve in Women’s Ministry, even as she also served with her husband in Youth Ministry, and home-schooled their teenage daughters. The Lord has blessed them in this amazing journey, and in 2007, she and Pastor Rudy came on staff full-time at CCGV. Brenda recently became a delighted grandmother of two- with a third blessing on the way! She also enjoys gardening, a good meal with loved ones and hiking in the great outdoors! Brenda is that extraordinary example of a godly wife, mother, daughter and friend.

Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Glenus Cooper

Communications Coordinator and Bible Study Leader Liaison

Married 43 years, Glenus is mother to three adult daughters and loves spending time with her 6 grandchildren, the joy of her life! She believes it is a privilege to serve the Lord through Women’s Ministry and says “I love being part of the fellowship of sisters-in Christ.” Glenus is an encourager who genuinely likes people and loves coming alongside women desiring to walk closer to the Lord. She simply glows with kindness and warmth- and not just from her beautiful suntan. On that note, we will just say that she and her husband delight in amazing travel to warm, tropical and exotic locations! She likes to wear headphones while running so she can worship the Lord, loves reading all kinds of books, especially the Bible, and digging in the dirt- watching new plants grow!

Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Rebekah Garcia

Mom’s Ministry Leader, Social Media and Technology Coordinator

Rebekah has a heart for Mom’s. As the mother of five wonderful daughters, her heart for ministry to Moms weaves perfectly with her many giftings from the Lord! Attending CCGV since 2008, Rebekah and her husband Tom, the CCGV IT Director, have been involved in many areas of service at the church. For years Rebekah has volunteered to coordinate the many complexities of Christmas Tea ticket sales! Her favorite thing is being with her family and she recently returned to homeschooling her daughters. Together the ladies of the house also enjoy crafting and card making. Rebekah is delightfully funny and constantly makes us laugh with her sparkling smile and bright personality. Yet she is also detailed and great with paperwork!

Her favorite scripture is Romans 8:28.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His Purpose.

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