Our mission

At MVF Church, we want to help you

Meet Jesus & Live Free

MVF Church is proud to be a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America. 

Click here for more information about the EFCA. 

our story

In 2005, a group of families from Mountain Life Church in Park City began praying about planting a church in the Heber Valley. 

In 2007, Pastor Shane Finley was called from Southern California to plant a church with this handful of families in the Heber Valley. 

On September 7, 2008, after a year of developing a vision, meeting as a Bible Study and reaching out in the community, Mountain View Fellowship was born. Over 150 people showed up to celebrate on that first Sunday to show their support and consider making MVF Church their church home.

From the beginning, MVF Church has sought to help people Meet Jesus & Live Free. We're passionate about serving in our community, and over the years, those efforts  included food delivery, tutoring for kids and students, community events and jail ministry. We've continued to reach out to serve our community and offer events throughout the week for men, women, kids, students and families.

In October 2019, we partnered with a local Wyoming church and opened up a second campus. Formerly known as Gateway Community Christian Church, we are grateful to have them as a part of the MVF Church family now.  

In 2023, we completed our new building in Heber, which allows us to accommodate more people in the Heber Valley area who are curious about pursuing a life with Jesus Christ. We offer two services on Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m., and events during the week for all people ages and stages of life.

Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome at MVF Church. We look forward to meeting you.

our team


    Lead Pastor

    Email: sfinley@mvfchurch.com

    Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

    Trademark saying: The hardest choice is almost always the right choice.

    Interesting fact: I love ice cream, No I am serious, I really love ice cream.

    Favorite verse: Romans 8:38-39 "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."


    Office Administrator

    Email: mburchardt@mvfchurch.com

    Hometown: Rocky River, Ohio

    Trademark saying: "That sounds fun..."

    Interesting fact: I interned with the FBI my senior year of high school. 

    Favorite verse: Romans 12:12 "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

  • Taryn Wright

    Kid's Ministry Director

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    Youth Pastor

    Email: sbeckstrom@mvfchurch.com

    Hometown: Kalispell, Montana

    Trademark saying: "Let me ask my wife."

    Interesting fact: I spend most of my day thinking of ways I can

    stop doing what I am doing and go catch a fish.

    Favorite verse: Luke 15:32 "But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found."


    Associate Minister

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    Tech/Media Director

    Email: admin@mvfchurch.com

    Hometown: Kersey, Colorado

    Trademark saying: "Peachy"

    Interesting fact: I love esports. But when I asked Mandy she said "You focus best with something like tv playing in the background. I think that's weird." So there's that I guess.

    Favorite verse: Psalm 55:16,17 "As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice."


    Gateway Campus Pastor

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    Email: ddgritton@comcast.net

    Hometown: Caseyville, Kentucky

    Trade mark saying: It is what it is.

    Interesting fact: I once taught military history at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Favorite verse: Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."



    Email: msheleretis@mvfchurch.com

    Hometown: Chino Hills, CA

    Trademark saying: "Less is more."

    Interesting fact: I taught myself how to play three musical instruments. 

    Favorite verse: Acts 17:24-28 "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'”



    Email: ryanstack@gmail.com

    Hometown: Lake Forest, CA

    Trademark saying: "It depends..." 

    Interesting fact: I have met three U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

    Favorite verse:  Matthew 6:33-34 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."



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