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Church Professional Assistant: Vana Valentine


Vana was born and grew up in East Tennessee. She is married, lives in the Marion area, and has one daughter, a son-in-law, and two perfect (!) granddaughters.  Vana graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a BA Degree in Organizational Management.  She has many interests and hobbies.

Minister To Children: Lisa P. Dockery


Lisa is a native to South West Virginia. She grew up in Richlands, Virginia where she attended school.  She married Dennis Dockery from Clinchport, Virginia on April 10, 1982.  Lisa & Dennis have two children, Dustin and Whitney, both of whom reside in Marion, VA.  She graduated in 1982 from Rye Cove High School located in Rye Cove Virginia.  Lisa attended classes at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap Virginia.  She has recently received her Certification in Children’s Ministry from the VBMB in September 2007.

Child Development Program Director: Sandra Osborne

Sandy was born on July 5, and raised in Trinidad. She came to the United States with a missionary group in 1988.  She married Joe Osborne from Marion, Virginia on December 21, 1991.  They have one child, Shabanna.  She attended Wytheville Community College and has studied in Early Childhood Education and continues to take classes to further her education.  She has worked with the Child Development Program since June 1992 and became the Director in May 2006.   She is a member of Abundant Life Christian Center and serves as the Church Clerk, Sunday School Teacher, and the ladies Vice President.

Mister OfMusic and Youth: Ken Smith


Organist: Bill Schermer

MBC is most happy to welcome organist, bill Schermer, as our newest staff person.  Bill actually is returning to MBC, as he was organist here from 1981 until 1985.  He most recently served as organist at Royal Oak Presbyterian Church (1985-2012).  Bill is a graduate of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.  He is married to Linda Bourne Schermer.  They are the parents of one son, Richard, a major in the U.S. air Force, and the grandparents of three grandchildren.