Our mission

Simply put, our aim is to raise up and multiply world-changing disciples.

We love God and people, period. Our mission is, “Giving All to Love All,” and everything we do stems from this.

MVF Church's vision is to CONNECT people to the body of Christ, COACH people in their faith, that they might grow in His Likeness, and CHALLENGE people in their walk with Christ, that they might grow His kingdom.

Transformation - Being transformed by God rather than by our own efforts. #Rom12:1-2

Serving - Putting to use the gifts God has given us to serve His purposes. #1Cor15:58

Mission - God gives each of us mission and purpose in this life. #Eph2:10

Spirit - Allowing God’s Spirit to work in us and through us. #Gal5:25

Love - Jesus calls us to love in radical ways; Him and others. #Matt22:35-40

Family - The church is the family of God. #Eph2:19-22

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 people from Mountain Life Church in Park City started dreaming about what could be if a church was planted in the Heber Valley. They shared their dream with Mountain Life and together they worked to save the funding to see a church planted. In 2007, Pastor Shane was called from Southern California to plant a church with this handful of families in the Heber Valley. On September 7th, 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, show their support and consider making MVF Church their church home.

From the beginning, MVF Church has sought to proclaim to the Heber Valley and beyond that Jesus is enough. The gospel of Jesus alone has the power to bring people into a relationship with God. We have found ways to connect to the community through various avenues of service, including food delivery, tutoring, community events, and jail ministry to name a few. 

Over the next few years, the church grew from an average attendance of under 100 to over 275, as well as baptizing over 100 people from all different backgrounds into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

With a passion to see the message of the grace of Jesus spread throughout Utah, MVF Church is not content to concentrate all of its focus in Heber. We recognize the great void of the gospel throughout Utah and desire to bring the gospel to many of the rural and progressing rural towns throughout the Wasatch back and beyond. We started our second campus in Kamas on Easter Sunday, 2016 with over 170 in attendance, and by the end of its first year had grown to over 75 people in regular weekly attendance. 

As of October 2019, we have officially adopted our third campus. Gateway Community Christian Church came to us towards the end of 2018 to see how MVF Church could assist in building the kingdom in their area, whether through adopting them as a campus or other forms of assistance. Through multiple conversations, it became evident that adopting Gateway as a campus would be the most effective way to further the gospel. We are very excited to have them as a part of the MVF Church family.

Today MVF Church has a regular weekly attendance of approximately 450 people across the three campuses, but we don’t plan on stopping there. We are committed to raising up leaders and people with a heart to see Christ proclaimed, and sending them throughout Utah to plant more campuses. 

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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