Elders


Todd Langille

Todd Langille has been an Elder at VBC for over 20 years, and has been attending the church with his wife Pat since 1991.  He has also been employed at Dartmouth College since 1991, where he serves in the Computing Services department as the Director of Business & Research Administration systems.  In his free time, Todd enjoys fishing, gardening, team sports, travel, and any kind of fellowship gathering involving food.


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Charles Marrin

Charles grew up in England and still has the remains of his English accent. He and his wife, Marian, have been coming to Valley Bible Church since 1982. They have one daughter, Minet, who teaches Latin at St Paul’s School in Concord, NH Charles was a heart and lung surgeon at Dartmouth for many years, and is now retired. Marian is also a doctor. They enjoy daily walks in the woods with their dogs. He is an avid reader, especially of history and biography. He considers it a great privilege to serve the Lord and the congregation as an Elder at Valley Bible Church.


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Brian Dellinger

Brian and his wife, Eva, have attended VBC since 2001. They have four children and live in Windsor, Vermont. Brian works at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and recently started to learn to play squash and ultimate frisbee (both poorly) in an effort to get fit. He loves to study the Scriptures surrounded by a pile of books authored by his favorite, long-dead people like Spurgeon, Whitefield, Bunyan, and some guy from Geneva.


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Neal Patel: Senior Pastor

Neal has been the senior pastor since September 2014. He has a passion to preach God's Word, and to see the fruit of that preaching in lives that are transformed for Christ. Before moving to the Upper Valley, Neal served 15 years at the Galena Bible Church in Illinois. He earned his M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College and also a graduate of the Cornhill Training Course in London. In his spare time, Neal can be found enjoying his family, cycling, hiking, and embarking on gastronomic adventures.


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Todd Renninger

Todd Renninger is an artist and a teacher.  He lives in White River Junction, VT with his wife Jill and their three sons. For 15 years, he has been teaching adult Bible studies, serving on the youth ministry team, planning and participating in youth group, retreats, and teaching middle school Sunday School. Todd is an active member of the community where he volunteers with the Lebanon Outing Club, leads Wyldlife, serves as a Cub Scout leader and has been a foster parent to several young children. In addition to serving, Todd enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and cooking.


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Wesley Leuthauser

Wesley and Jonica have been married since 1998 and have 3 children, Jorgen, Keenan and Kenzie. As a family they have been a part of the Valley Bible Church community since 1998 (Jonica since birth) and have served in many different arenas over the years. Wes works as an Operations Manager at a small high tech company in the area and helps coordinate the youth ministry at Valley Bible Church. He enjoys playing and coaching all types of sports and spends many Fall Saturday mornings in a duck blind.


Paul Coats

Paul enjoys serving at Valley Bible as the youth ministry coordinator and lay pastor for middle school and high school youth. He and his wife Kristen desire to share the love of Christ with young adults through discipleship, service and sharing life together. Paul has a deep love for the outdoors and enjoys connecting people to nature and activity. He is a member of the Upper Valley Running Club and has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. His faith in Christ drives his passion to serve and love others at Valley Bible and throughout the Upper Valley. 


Staff

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Neal Patel: Senior Pastor

Neal has been the senior pastor since September 2014. He has a passion to preach God's Word, and to see the fruit of that preaching in lives that are transformed for Christ. Before moving to the Upper Valley, Neal served 15 years at the Galena Bible Church in Illinois. He earned his M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College and also a graduate of the Cornhill Training Course in London. In his spare time, Neal can be found enjoying his family, cycling, hiking, and embarking on gastronomic adventures.


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Ruth Swift: Office Team Coordinator

Ruth loves to encourage and disciple women in the Upper Valley. God has transformed her into a woman who deeply loves Him and longs to serve Him. What a joy it is to share the truths of scripture and to see God's Spirit change and transform lives as women grasp a deeper understanding of His Word and His amazing love for them! Ruth is married to Jerry and has two grown daughters.