pic - Pastors - Ron Bio picDr. Svendsen has served at Valley Presbyterian Church as Senior Pastor for the past 28 years. A native of Southern California, he attended college locally and received a Masters of Arts in Religion from Cal State LA, a Masters of Divinity Degree from Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Ron received a call to preach God's Word early and began preaching in Los Angeles coffee houses at the age of 17. By God's grace he has never lost his passion to make known the Gospel. He and his wife, Gail have raised three wonderful children, Andrew, Graham, and Sydney, who by God's electing mercy have come to faith in the Savior.

Ron enjoys time with his family, a good read, and fly fishing in Montana.

Pastor Ron can be reached at: or 818-894-9200


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Rev. Petterson serves as Associate Pastor of Valley Presbyterian Church (PCA). He was ordained and installed as a minister of Word and sacraments in the Presbyterian Church in America on February 6, 2011 at Valley Presbyterian Church.

Pastor Petterson holds a Master of Divinity degree (2009) from Fuller Theological Seminary. It was during his time in seminary through the instruction of Drs. Richard A. Muller, John L. Thompson, Donald A. Hagner, and many others that he became further acquainted with the riches of Reformed theology and ecclesiology.

Pastor Jason has a passion to see God, through the good news of the Gospel, change and transform lives. One of his favorite portions of Scripture comes from the book of Ephesians:

By grace you have been saved  through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not the result of works, so that no one can boast. For we are his worksmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:8-10).

Jason enjoys time with his family and friends and an occasional round of golf.

Pastor Jason can be reached at: or 818-894-9200 ext.6