• Pastor Scott & Kelly Carver

    Lead Pastors  |  pastorscott@pvag.net


    Pastor Scott and Kelly Carver are the Lead Pastors of Pleasant Valley. Scott and his wife Kelly have experienced the overwhelming impact of Jesus in their own lives and have been motivated to love and serve others as a result. They consider it a privilege to spend their lives extending that invitation to others.  Pastor Scott and Kelly moved to the Poconos in 2012, and fell in love with the place and its people. The Carvers have been in ministry since 1997, and previously served as Youth Pastors in the Atlanta and Northwest Georgia areas. They both attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where they met and fell in love. Pastor Scott and Kelly have three children. They enjoy drinking a good cup of coffee, trying new foods, and having family game night. 


    Together their heartbeat is simply to Serve God, Love People and Reach the World! 

  • Pastor Joseph & Nancy Trovato

    Pastoral Care  |  pastorjoe@pvag.net


    Serving the Lord for 35 years, Pastor Joe and Nancy have been on staff with Pleasant Valley since May of 2013 serving as Pastoral Care Pastors and heading up the community outreach ministry. 

    Nancy has a BA degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling.

  • Pastor Andre & Mandy Anderson

    Youth & Family Pastors  |  me@andreanderson.com


    Andre and Mandy are the Family Pastors at Pleasant Valley. Their heart is to partner with parents and help young people truly connect to Jesus and find their purpose. Before they met, Mandy worked for Teen Challenge girls ministry in Illinois and Andre was a Youth/Creative Pastor in Florida. Andre has also been doing school assemblies across the country and has spoken to over 1 million students in the last 15 years. They have 3 children and enjoy drinking coffee and doing life with people. Andre drinks tea though, because his wife doesn’t want him to drink too much coffee, and he loves his wife.

  • Olga Schillinger

    Church Administrator  |  olga@pvag.net


    Olga has worked as the church's administrator since 2003. She has been married to Pete Schillinger for 25 years and have three kids, Sarah, Jonathan and Joshua. She enjoys being a wife, mom, Pastor's helper, and a hairdresser. Most people know how much she loves the hobby of collecting rare teapots that can be used with her loose tea.


    She has served as the Missionettes Coordinator at our church since 2001. She has a passion to teach the young girls about the saving knowledge of Jesus and help them make the right choices in life.

  • Derek & Nadeen Edwards

    Fine Art Directors


    Derek and Nadeen have been serving in music ministry for over 35 years. Their ministry started in Queens, NY.  They have been part of church planting and evangelism in the Poconos since 1990. They are founding music directors of Urbane Gospel Choir at Pocono Mountain School District and the founding directors of East Stroudsburg University Gospel Choir (Voices of Triumph).


    They have been serving as fine art directors at PVAG since 2013. They are in charge of preparing the worship team and band for ministry each week and for managing technical and audio engineers as well as producing special musical events at the church. They are also parents to two beautiful daughters who also serve in the ministry.

  • Samantha Vence

    Creative Director  |  samantha@pvag.net


    Sam has worked as the Creative Director at Pleasant Valley since May, 2017. She graduated in April of 2017 from the University of Valley Forge with a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media: Graphic Design. She is following God's call for her to use digital media and design within the Church. Sam strives to be a woman of joy in all circumstances, a woman who perseveres under trial, a woman who laughs in the midst of heartache and a woman after God’s own heart.