Kristen Taylor has been on staff at VBF since 2006. She has held various positions during her tenure at Valley, from Administration to Women’s Counselor. Her current position as Administrator has been a long time in the making. Prior to coming on board at VBF, Kristen worked as a Construction Manager, overseeing commercial real estate projects throughout the state of California and Nevada. She started attending VBF after she heard Pastor Ron on a CD someone gave her while she was in the midst of a personal hardship. She walked into the sanctuary and immediately knew that she had found her church home! She started as a “helper” in Empower Women’s Ministries in 2003 and joined the leadership team in 2004. She has an English Literature degree from Westmont College. She married her husband, Michael, a Fire Captain for the City of Bakersfield Fire Department, in 2009 and they have two young boys who keep her on her toes. She spends her days working at VBF, volunteering at her boys’ school, and sneaking sweets whenever she gets a chance!