Our Team


North Valley is a staff led, board protected church composed of qualified Elders, that are non-staff, except the Lead Pastor. The purpose of the board, on behalf of the congregation, is to see to it that the church (1) is protected and the Lead Pastor is protected to ensure the church can achieve her mission to fulfill the great commission and great commandments. (2) Observes biblical standards. The specific job of the board is to ensure the implementation of its primary and occasional responsibilities, which include but are not limited to the following…

  • The board prays for the congregation, the pastoral staff, and themselves.
  • The board oversee the church's spiritual condition.
  • The board oversees and authorizes written church policies.

Lead Pastor / Founder / Governing Board Elder: Ryan Rice serves the church as the primary preaching pastor. He leads both the staff team and church’s overall vision and direction. Ryan is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and is happily married to Leslie. He also is the proud father of Sam and Riley, Maya.

Executive Pastor: Jonathan Seabourn works closely with the Lead Pastor. He primarily oversees the administration needs of the church, assimilation, manages the campus operations and the Sunday morning services at North Valley. Jonathan is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and is married to Meredith.

North Valley Kids Director: Meredith Seabourn serves on the church staff to lead North Valley Kids. She is a certified teacher and worked as a teacher in the Texas public school system.

Jonathan and Meredith are parents to Luke, Natalie, and Nathan.

Seabourn Family

Deal Family

Governing Board Elder: Dr. Randy Deal serves the church as a non-staff Elder. He is a Doctor of Pharmacy, a Pharmacist since 1985, as well as a PhD candidate with Trinity Theological Bible College and Seminary, in full-time ministry since 1998. Pastor Randy is married to Dena, with 5 children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, 4 grandchildren and loves being a “Papa.”

Governing Board Elder: Lee Stephenson

Lee is the Executive Director of Church Planting for Converge Worldwide, based in Orlando, FL. He and his wife Melissa started Harvest Community Church in Mesa from 2009 to 2015, where he also served on the Vision Arizona LEAD team. He has been in pastoral ministries since 1998.

At North Valley, Lee has served as a coach to Pastor Ryan since 2012, and Interim Elder to North Valley since 2015. He helps support, encourage, and think strategically about key decisions of leadership dynamics, vision, and overall direction.

 Lee Stephenson