Pastor Russ Britton
Pastor Russ and his family joined the congregation of DVLC in the summer of 2018. He delights in seeing God at work as he is blessed to serve this outreach focused community. He is compelled by the joy given as gift from God, the mystery that God remains, and the peace and consolation that only God can give. He has previously served congregations in Colorado, Utah, and Minnesota. Along with his wife and son, they delight in reading, fitness, music, and time with friends and family. He would be honored to listen to the sacredness of your story and would be willing to be a part of milestones on your journey of life and faith. Please reach out to Pastor Russ at or connect with him on a Sunday at church!

My Pastoral Rule

Music Director, Valerie Lape
Valerie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, and earned her BA and Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Cal State Northridge.  She spent several years teaching middle school in Los Angeles.  A lifelong Lutheran, Valerie has directed choirs in Southern California, Nevada and Washington.   She enjoys the challenge of creating special services and programs, and adapting to the talents and abilities of the current choir and musicians.  Her other job is real estate sales and property management.
Office Manager, Jennifer Schroeder 



Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church is to reach out and share the good news of Christ's healing love in all aspects of our lives.  To fulfill this mission we will: worship and glorify God, grow in personal understanding of Jesus Christ, share the good news of our Lord with all people, and care for and serve each other and all of god's people.


 Open Hearts; Open Minds.
Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church
A Welcoming, Serving Community.