Val moved to COTP from Holland, MI. After graduating from Calvin College with an accounting degree, she worked for a small accounting firm in Grand Rapids, MI. Also during this time, Val volunteered with many children’s programs at her church and with the local mission because she felt a calling to work with children. A mission trip to Nicaragua in April 2012 exposed her love of mission work and her desire to continue it. Some of her friends introduced her to COTP and their need for an accountant. After a trip to Haiti in fall of 2012, Val knew COTP was where God was leading her. Val moved to Haiti in May 2013 where she serves as financial coordinator and as of 2016, the house parent in the Faith house.