Meet Our Team


    senior leader

    Marios is an international speaker, author, and consultant. He has served as Senior Leader of Valley Shore in Old Saybrook, Connecticut USA since 2005. Marios has published numerous books, including: Weaponized Honor (2017), Sexy Laundry (2017), Government Collision (2013), and two spy thrillers under the pen name, Trace Evans. Marios’s speaking engagements and publications encourage and edify the body of Christ, while also establishing a platform for influence in the realms of business and government.

  • Tim D'Albenas


    Tim and Robin have been married for 37 years and have two daughters and two grandsons.  They have served in many areas of ministry including administration, counseling, pastoring, teaching and international missions.  Their heart is to mentor rising leaders and see disciples formed into the image of Christ.


    Pastor of small group network

    Tim and Robin d’Albenas grew up in different parts of the world; Tim in the Bahamas and Robin in the United States, yet both came to Christ in the same year, 1976. They met in Illinois while doing graduate studies, and have been married for 37 years. They have two daughters. Robin has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Timothy a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In the 90’s they immersed themselves into the charismatic world from the evangelical, and were powerfully touched by God. They have served in many areas of ministry including administrative, counseling, pastoring, teaching and international missions. Their heart is to mentor rising leaders and see disciples formed into the image of Christ. 


    Pastor of healing ministries and kingdom prayer

    Janet was radically invaded and saved by the Lord Jesus when he appeared to her as the transfigured, resurrected Son of God in all His Glory.  The Lord continued to rock her world of life and work in NYC with revelatory encounters including a sovereign deliverance.  In obedience to revelation, Janet pursued study in the word, revelation, apostolic, prophetic and practical prayer ministry receiving a Master of Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute.  She has a passion for supernatural revelation grounded in the Word and obedient action - the "GO" of God. God is using Janet to teach, train, equip, impart, activate and mobilize strategic apostolic/kingly prophetic/priestly prayer, healing & deliverance and communing with God.  She has the Lord's heart for revival, awakening, transformation, reformation and restoration of ALL things and for His mature sons and the Bride of Christ intergenerational army to rise up.  Janet is mightily blessed with two children, three step children and eleven grandchildren.  All honor and glory is the Lord's.


    worship DIRECTOR

    With a heart that can only be described as 'worshiper', Danielle exalts His mighty name with no agenda, in total abandonment to the Father.  She seeks His presence with everything within her, bringing every person in the congregation along with her, collectively and individually.  Her heart is to see Heaven on earth established to bring freedom to the people of the church.  Her love for her Father is evident and overflows into every song, into every lyric, into every note.  Danielle began attending Valley Shore's youth group in December of 2005 and quickly joined the youth group's worship team.  Knowing she was called to be a worship leader, Danielle attended Bethel's School of Supernatural Worship in 2008.  Danielle met her husband, Jason, at Valley Shore. They now have two children: Jaya and Jovial.   



    Bill joined the Valley Shore staff in 2010 as the Church Administrator. He has an Associates Degree in Management and Administration and comes to us with 20 years of experience as a Religious Program Specialist in the U.S. Navy. Bill and his wife, Esther, have 3 children at home and a daughter and 4 grandchildren in Texas. 


    youth directors

    Mohit and Vanessa are passionate to see the youth of this generation worshipping Yahweh with total abandon and following His guidance in every aspect of their lives. They have a desire to see the youth of Valley Shore grow and mature in their relationship with the Lord and their trust in what He has for them. They want to see each youth’s individual gifts develop. Most of all, for them to know the depth of relationship they can have with Yahweh. Mohit and Vanessa have called Valley Shore their home since 2012 and have been the youth directors since 2016. They have 3 young boys.


    children's ministry director

    Beth is married to Vinny and has four grown children. Before having her own children she was a 2nd grade teacher and currently is a paraprofessional in an Elementary school. Beth enjoys gardening, taking walks, going to the beach and spending time with her family. Beth greatly enjoyed being a Mom and raising her children to love the Lord and go after Him with all their hearts. It is such an honor for her to have the opportunity to encourage other children to encounter a loving Heavenly Father. 


    head intercessor

    Mavi loves intercession and worship. She leads Burning Ones prophetic intercession on Tuesday nights. Her heart is to help us learn who we are as a new creation and therefore pray from our seat in the heavenly places. Mavi lives along the shoreline with her husband, Allan. 



    head counter

    Denise leads a dedicated team of counters. She lives in Old Saybrook with her husband Art. Together they engage with God to grow and help others to do the same. 


    men's ministry director

    Sinco Steendam was born in Holland, raised in Canada and moved to Connecticut in 1976. He is married with 4 sons and 5 grandchildren. Some of the activities he enjoys are camping, backpacking, motorcycling, sailing, fast cars, and bicycling. He has a passion for life and fun and can be quoted with his sense of humor, “If I’m not having fun then I will create it!” Sinco recently retired from the nuclear industry. Previously he served as a full time church pastor for 3 years and a men’s pastor for 11 years. Coming to Valley Shore, Sinco’s passionate desire is to see men connect to their Heavenly Father and each other. His dream is to equip men for God’s Kingdom purposes and fulfill the gifting and calling in their lives. Sinco says, “Getting men connected is a great way to help the women and children in their lives.”


    women's ministry director

    As of 2018, Susan is beginning her third year in her staff position at Valley Shore.  Besides the monthly Daughters of Destiny meetings, she has supported several other activities at Valley Shore including the INREACH Fellowship and conference ministry.  In 2017, Susan completed training for certification as a Transformational Coach.  She works with individuals one-on-one and in groups as they seek to understand, launch and progress in the vision and call God is cultivating in them to further His Kingdom work on earth.  Susan is the Clinical Services and Marketing Director for a home health agency.  She is blessed to be able to use her education and training as a nurse and social worker to convey health, healing and wellness to the community as well as among the Body of Christ at Valley Shore. 


    minister of compassion & visitation

    Melissa has been with Valley Shore since 2010, and in addition to being the Minister of Compassion & Visitation, she is on the Healing & Deliverance and Altar Ministry teams. Melissa is passionate about assisting people with walking out of what diminishes them and/or holds them back, and into the freedom, wholeness, peace, and destiny that is available to all.


    head usher

    Laurie has been attending Valley Shore since 2012 and has happily served as an usher for several years before being asked to take the position of Head Usher. She hopes to continue growing a unified team of ushers who are friendly, helpful greeters that give clear direction and ensure the safety of our attendees. She joins with the staff in embracing the Core Values of Valley Shore, and feels it is an honor to serve the Kings and Priests of the Kingdom.