Jaylene Valentine

Executive Assistant

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Family: My husband Greg Valentine and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary on Valentine’s Day 2/14/21.  In our house Valentine’s Day is every day!  We have 6 grown adult children and 2 Grandnuggets, Nevaeh Rain and Eloise Lincoln. In order of birth; Paul David Valentine (fiancé Bella) 3 girls (Brianna, Skyla, Nevaeh); Candice Valentine; Travis (wife Courtney); Jonathan Black (girlfriend Elizabeth); Jeffrey Black (wife Angele & one girl Eloise aka: Lou La Bear); Cody Valentine (wife Cat)

Describe your “job”: Formerly Secretary at Disneyland. I am now here to bring Pixie Dust and create Magic as Executive Assistant to Andrew Brownback and Bruce Swerdfeger here at The Crossing Church.  I mainly support Andrew and Bruce, yet I also assist everyone on the staff.  I guess you can say I’m the team’s Fairy Godmother, I wave my wand to assist any needs that arise. 

Favorite place to eat: Plaza Inn at Disneyland or Maggiano’s South Coast Plaza. 

Favorite drink: Iced Carmel Macchiato from Starbucks

In my free time I enjoy… Disneyland!!! Beach every weekend, bike rides and drives along the coast (we call it the scenic route), just starting to camp this spring, ballet, opera/classical concerts and Museums!   I am a Writer & Poet currently working on Children’s books. 

Favorite thing to do in Orange County… We live in paradise, the beach and ocean within minutes and skiing in our beautiful mountain just a few hours away.  The weather is always beautiful.  

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is… African Safari, Cook Islands, Italy, Constantinople, Greece, Ireland & Scotland.  

Favorite movie of all time: Gone With The Wind & We Bought a Zoo

One thing on my bucket list: Go to Viking countries and see the Northern Lights, live abroad for a couple of years to write, paint and sit in cafés drinking espressos.