Our Pastors


Ryan Nuñez

Lead Pastor

Ryan Nuñez has been a pastor at Palm Valley Church since 2001. He and his wife Adrienne were part of the PVC launch team under the leadership of our founding pastor, Greg Rohlinger, and his wife Lori in their living room. Ryan has an incredible family. His wife Adrienne and four kids keep him on his toes and full of fun and crazy stories! As a third generation pastor, Ryan took a fun detour in his college years by studying to be a scientist. After many years of school and finishing his doctoral degree, he felt called to full-time ministry.


Ryan is passionate about reaching people far from God, the same passion on which Palm Valley Church was founded. He transitioned into the role of Lead Pastor after a serious illness forced our founding Pastor, Greg Rohlinger, to retire.


This team works directly with Pastor Ryan to advance the ministries of Palm Valley Church.

Brent Hodges

Chief of Staff

Mark Grochocki

Executive Pastor

Darius Sanders

Buckeye Campus Pastor

Mike Vaughn

Executive Pastor Administration

Fernando Orona

Executive Pastor
Worship Arts

Greg Rohlinger

Founding Pastor  |  December 11, 1969 – December 6, 2015

Greg Rohlinger, along with his wife Lori, are the co-founders of PVC. Greg was a graduate of Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix. He spent five and a half years as the youth pastor at Desert Springs Community Church in Glendale until feeling the Lord’s call to plant a church in the Goodyear area.


God has grown Palm Valley Church from a core group of four couples meeting in a living room to a church with weekend attendance of 4000 people under his leadership. In the spring of 2011, Greg was diagnosed with Multiple Systems Atrophy, a disease that eventually forced him to retirement.


In December of 2015, Greg passed away and is forever in the presence of the Lord. He has been healed in an eternal way.  He left a legacy that continues to change lives and glorify God.