Our Pastor
Pastor Ron and Vicki Groschel

Bio: Pastor Ronald Groschel, D.Min.

Pastor Ron is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and resides in Prior Lake. In 2017 he celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary with his wife Vicki. They have been greatly blessed with four wonderful daughters, four Godly sons-in-laws, and ten wildly energetic grandchildren.

During his college years he attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate degree at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Mathematics and Business Economics. After graduation he worked for a Midwest Regional Bank, was an instructor at Hamline University, and worked as a budget consultant for the State of Minnesota.

In 1979 God put a compelling desire in his heart for pastoral ministry. Pastor Ron then commenced his theological training at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The seminary conferred on him the Master of Divinity degree in 1983. In 1993 he received a Master of Theology degree and, then, in 2010 a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Pastor Ron is an ordained minister who served first in Youth Ministry at Faith Baptist Church, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1982. Then in 1983, Pastor Ron ministered as an Assistant Pastor at Fourth Baptist Church, Minneapolis, from 1983-1994. In 1994, he became the Senior Pastor of Prior Lake Baptist Church and School from 1994 -2014. Currently Pastor Ron serves as the Pastor of Valley View Baptist (2016 - ).

In addition to his pastoral ministries, Pastor Ron has served as an adjunct professor at both Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN as well as Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Minneapolis. In 2015, Pastor Ron together with Dr. Pat Casey were invited to begin a Pastoral Training Center in Kazan, Russia. Later that same year, in conjunction with a group of Russian Pastors, the Advanced Bible Training Center in Kazan was launched. Since that time, he has taught in Kazan on several occasions. Currently, Pastor Ron serves on three non-profit boards and is involved in a very fruitful jail ministry in Scott County.




Welcome to our church website. It is a good place to learn what Valley View Baptist Church is all about. In a nutshell, we strive to pattern our fellowship – as close as possible – to the Bible’s example of a New Testament local church.


More specifically, by that we mean that the exaltation of Jesus Christ is our common passion. We concur with the words of the apostle Paul who said: “For to me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” We love to point others to Jesus, and then to grow together, more and more, in His likeness.


At Valley View, God’s word is at the center of all we do. The Bible is our divine road map for the spiritual journey of life; a treasure trove of God’s wisdom for every area and every season of life.


Come and explore its riches together with us. Experience also the great joy and satisfaction of worshiping and serving the Lord Jesus in the fellowship of a loving and caring community of believers! We would love to have you join us for a Sunday Service or for our Midweek Prayer and Bible Study.


 Enjoy our website; and I hope to see you soon!



All for the Glory of God,


Pastor Ron