Pastor LaValley has been serving as the Organizing Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church since its inception.   Having lived and worked in Western Massachusetts for most of his life, and after a career as an Executive Salesman for Sweet Life Inc., he completed his pastoral training at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Jackson, Mississippi and entered full-time ministry in 1999.

He and his wife of 23 years, Kristine (Johnson), have six children:  Matthew, Jessica, Alanna, Victoria, Susanna, and John.  Pastor LaValley’s interests beyond the proclamation of the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ and glorifying and enjoying God forever, include books of theological warmth, the puritans, working with his hands, enjoying his wife and children, fishing and camping!