Meet the Staff!


Justin Lefto


Loving, learning, and living happen every day at The Benton Church and it is Pastor Justin Lefto’s honor to lead the church forward. He and the church family extend a warm welcome to all visitors of The Benton Church.
Justin began serving with The Benton Church congregation in the summer of 2017. He is passionate about living for Jesus and sharing God’s Word in understandable, practical, and personal ways.
Justin, his wife, Kara, and their three sons are originally from Minnesota. He graduated from Northwestern University in St. Paul with degrees in Bible, Christian Education, and Youth Ministries. He later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. In 2008, God led the Lefto family to Kansas, and since 2016, Valley Center has been their home. During the last three decades of Christian ministry, Justin has served as a youth ministry leader, camp director, campus ministry director, conference staff, associate pastor, and senior pastor.

Tyler Sperry

Youth Director


Leslie Davidson

Office Administrator


Dana Schiesser

Pre-school Director


Becca Shideler

Awana (Kids) Director


Corinne Sperry

Nursery Coordinator


Deanna Massey