Leadership Bio’s

PRC Elders

Providence Reformed Church presently has 5 men who serve as elders—one paid pastor and four lay elders. We also have two deacons.

Pastor Travis Peterson

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Travis serves as the pastor of Providence Reformed Church. He has been married to Mitzi since 2000, and they have three children—Abigail, Josiah, and Owen. The family is originally from southern Illinois, and moved to Las Vegas in 2015. The Petersons now live in the northwest corner of Las Vegas.

Travis has a Master’s of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has served as a pastor, church planter, and worship leader in a variety of contexts over the years of his ministry. He enjoys reading, sports, and music.

Mitzi is a hard-working, stay-at-home mom. She has a Master’s in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Mitzi enjoys showing hospitality, learning from and teaching women in the church, and artistic creativity.

 

 

Lay Elders

Grant Rae

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Grant is husband to Danielle and they have been married since 2002. They have three children, Connor, Ramsey and Breeli. They currently live in the Henderson area. He has worked for over a decade at a small insurance brokerage as IT administrator. Grant is a native of Las Vegas and received his Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

By the grace of God, Grant serves PRC as the Elder chairman, occasional teacher, and helps in the music ministry. He enjoys date nights with his wife, family time, DIY, woodworking and the 2nd Amendment.

Danielle works as a health and fitness coach and is a professional family photographer. She enjoys being a wife and mom, family time, her work, reading, crafting and card games.

Harold Wright

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Harold and his wife Mary have been married since 1985 and have 3 adult children. They have lived in the Southern part of the valley since 1991. Harold serves in the church as an elder, worship leader, and Bible study leader. Mary participates on the worship team and is active in women’s ministry.

Harold has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and works as a Software Engineer. His hobbies include wood working and golfing. Mary has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. Having homeschooled their children, she now works for an online Christian school. Both Harold and Mary enjoy hiking and camping adventures.

 

 

 

 

PRC Deacons

Russ Mueller

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My name is Russ Mueller and I have lived in the Las Vegas area for the past 41 years, moving here with my family in 1974.  My father served in the Air Force for over 23 years, therefore, our family traveled quite extensively throughout the USA and Europe.  It was an awesome experience to learn about other cultures, languages, histories and geographical locations of differing types of people in the areas we visited and lived.  I married my beautiful wife Sally in July of 1990 and we became a blended family of five with our three children, Kandyce, Ryan and Andrew.

I have been working as a delivery driver for a distributor in Las Vegas for the past 32 years.  I serve, by the grace of God, at Providence Reformed Church as one of the Deacons alongside the other leaders in the church.  I assist in the preparation and accommodations needed for Sunday morning services and in whatever capacity a Trustee of God is required to do.  For over 22 years, Sally has been working as an office accounts manager for plastering companies based in Nevada and Arizona.  She spent many years teaching preschool through elementary age Sunday school.  Currently she helps organize women’s ministry events to encourage fruitful fellowship among the women in the body of Christ and also is a student of Bible Study Fellowship.

We enjoy outdoor activities such as camping and fishing, especially spending time at home cooking together and coming up with our own special recipes.  We cherish time with family and the fellowship with other believers.  Two great joys we’ve been able to witness, is the believer’s baptism of our sons and seeing them experience the same joy in the Lord that we have.  Their hearts desire is to live for God and serve His people.  Amen..!

David Gonzales

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David Gonzales has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Math and works as a software engineer. He has been developing software for over thirty years. He has been married to his wife Jan for almost 15 years. David was born and raised in England and has lived all over the world being the son of an Air Force father. David moved to Vegas in 1972 and now lives in the North part of town.

David’s hobbies include all things technical and is responsible for all audio and technical aspects of the Church including the media sermons and web site. His hobbies include reading approximately 30 books a year, listening to sermons, discussing the Bible with Jan and learning about new technologies.

Jan has lived in Vegas since 1965 and worked for the Las Vegas Hilton for over 34 years. She is retired but still is involved with her passion for creative art including Venetian Plaster. She is active in attending various artistic conferences and training to further her creative talent. She also loves to listen to sermons and study God’s Word.