Meet Our Staff
Pastor Dave and his wife Dee were called to Star Valley in October 2014 and made the move to the Rim Country in April of 2015. Dave is a native Arizonan and Dave and Dee both grew up in Laveen, AZ and have been married for 33 years They have three grown daughters, Kristin, Melissa, and Stephanie. Kristin is married to Mick and they are the proud parents of Shay. They began helping us on staff at RVCC in March, 2017. Melissa lives in the Chicago area and works for the international missions organization TEAM. Stephanie is married to Joel and they are the proud parents of August and Sawyer and live in Phoenix.
Dave worked for Salt River Project in the Valley before starting his real estate career in 1991. Then in 1995, he founded and became Designated Broker of Dave Barber Realty, Inc. which he still manages today. He enjoys playing the guitar, hunting and fishing, and doing just about anything outdoors.
The Barbers have been actively involved in various lay ministry throughout the Phoenix area for all of their adult life. However, it was in 2012 at the children’s summer camp they have been involved with for 21 years that Dave felt God calling him to something more! He immediately enrolled at Gateway Seminary – Arizona Campus, and was ordained into the Gospel Ministry by Star Valley Baptist Church in 2014.
Mick and his wife Kristin were called to serve in Star Valley, AZ in February, 2017 and made the move in March. Mick feels called to work with youth and young adults and teach them Biblical values and foundations that will encourage them in their walks with the Lord.
Mick was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he studied Spanish. He served as a campus ministries director through his church in Lexington for several years before meeting Kristin and marrying in 2015. Mick and Kristin have one son, Shay, who was born in 2016.