Meet the staff

Johnny Wohlgemuth

Lead Pastor

Johnny and Stephanie have been in ministry together for over 20 years and have served as youth pastors at SVCC since November 2012. until January 2023 when they became lead pastors. They have 3 kids, Levi, Hudson and Harper who keep them busy with all their sports and activities. Johnny loves to hunt, rope and do leatherwork in his spare time.

Stephanie Wohlgemuth


Stephanie has her degree in design and oversees graphics, slides and website for the church. In her free time she loves to go to flea markets, read and play Uber for her kids taking them to all their activities!

Russ Weaver

Pastor Emeritus

Russ and Anna Weaver founded SVCC in 1997 and served as lead pastors until January 2023. Before that, they served as home missionaries for the Assemblies of God in the Rodeo and Horse Racing Industries. Russ cohosts Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire on RFD-TV.  In his spare time, Pastor Russ loves to team rope (heeler), build saddles in his leather shop and play music.

Anna Weaver

Church Care Coordinator

Anna has a heart for making sure our church family is loved and cared for. She loves to garden, do pretty much anything outdoors and spend time with her grandkids. 

Brook Deaton

SV Kids Pastor

Brook has played the fiddle since she was a young child and leads worship with her husband, Dusty, on Sunday mornings. She comes from a large family and her and Dusty have 6 kids of their own! She loves working with our SV Kids.

Dalton Thomas

Youth Pastor

Dalton is a pastor's kid and has been in ministry since 2008. He and Bethany married in 2020 and have a beautiful little girl named Wendy. They both come from big families and have a heart for serving the church and the community!

Delbert Russell

Facilities Pastor

Delbert and Dorothea have been married 48 years. They have been involved in ministry for 42 years, serving as lead, Sr. Associate pastor, children's pastor and youth pastors. They have 1 son, Brad, who is married to Lisa, and 3 grandchildren, Bradley, Isaac and Elizabeth. Delbert loves woodworking, furniture restoration.

Dorothea Russell


Dorothea has a gift for details and numbers. She not only takes care of the books for SVCC, but also for the entire state of Arizona's Assemblies of God District.  Her hobbies are sewing and running her AirBnB.

Stacy York

Church Administrator

Stacy has been a foster parent for 18 years and her last 3 babies were just adopted to a wonderful family. She and her husband, Casey, have 4 grown boys. She has worked at SVCC since 2015 in many different capacities. Her hobbies include crafting, boutique shopping and fostering kids and teens.

Marissa Beard

Nursery Director

After finishing her Army contract Marissa is following her passion to work with and shepherd the next generation.  She and her husband, Christian, have 3 beautiful children. She loves starting DIY projects (while barely finishing them), gardening and shopping.

Ed Deaton

Media and Sound

Ed has a background in music and has played in bands and run sound for most of his adult life.