Worship Sundays at 10:00 am.

Valley Lives its Mission

Open Hearts • Open Minds • Opening Lives To God

Reflecting God’s love in thoughtful, joyful worship • Growing with vision and vitality, remembering the spirit of our heritage • Serving the community with concern for the world • Supporting just and peaceful living • Encouraging faith exploration • Enjoying laughter, music and one another • A Christian place of belonging for all!

 

Rev. Richard Buller
Senior Pastor
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My wife, Jean Ann, and I have been married for 34 years.  She is a Wellness Nurse at Sunrise Senior Living in Minnetonka.  My oldest son, Peter, is the Band Director at Maple Grove High School and married to our daughter-in-law Ruth.  Our second son, Martin, is a graduate of NDSU in Fargo and living in Fargo and just completed his Peace Officer training.

I have an Undergraduate degree from Augsburg College in 1981 and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1985 with a Master of Divinity.  

I have been the pastor of two other congregations since I was ordained in 1985. (Pennsylvania and Iowa). But, since 1998 I have been on staff at Valley and becoming the Senior Pastor in February of 2003.

I love people!  And wherever I am, I love to form community and relationships. There are several community groups that keep me busy.  I am the Block Captain of our neighborhood in New Hope and President of our Meadow Lake Watershed Association.   I love to play golf with anyone, but enjoy biking riding with my wife, Jean Ann. My hidden talent is that I can still ride a unicycle and might even be able to juggle three balls as I pedal along.

I have an open mind and an open heart and willing to be friend and pastor to all of God’s people. Life is too short not to enjoy it, so I try to always be positive.

I truly believe that we are all created equal.  All of us are God’s children.  As Dr. Martin Luther King calls it: we are a web of mutuality.  So I am passionate about the church reaching out and providing time and talent and treasures to those in need of assistance.  Valley is a church that not only believes in helping our neighbors, but actually does something.

 

 

 

We are part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination.


We were officially organized on May 20, 1951 when Golden Valley and the surrounding suburbs were first growing in the post-war building boom.


The original chapel, now the Cornerstone Room, was built in 1952.


The Fellowship Hall was added in 1957.


The current sanctuary was added in 1965.


The Education wing was added in 1988.


The current sanctuary was built with space for an organ which took over 40 years to arrive. Read more about the history of our organ.


Valley Church currently has almost 500 members.


Our neighborhood in Golden Valley is experiencing a resurgence of young families.