Pastors & Staff

Mark & Jessica Nelsen

Lead Pastors

Mark and Jessica Nelsen view everything as a team; marriage, family and life! Why should pastoring be any different? As co-pastors of Canyon Life Church, they enjoy sharing the responsibilities of the Church and using their individual giftings to their advantage. Mark and Jessica met at Trinity Bible College where they both received ministry degrees and they have both served in a variety of staff roles in previous churches. They have two daughters, Anna and Joelle and a little man-cub, Gideon.

Daniel & Valerie Winkowitsch

Associate Pastors

Daniel and Valerie Winkowitsch joined the Canyon Life Family in June of 2020.  They both have a passion to see God move in lives, communities and around the world!  They desire  to make disciples, whole hearted lovers of Christ, who listen to God and do what He says, who are operating in their God given identity and gifts. Both have spent time as Missionaries in Asia before they were married and still do missions within the US.  Daniel and Valerie just had their firstborn, a loving baby girl. 

Tina Mann

Children's Minister

Tina Mann moved back to her "hometown" of  Cascade in 2017 with her husband and three kids. She currently works as the secretary for the front office at Cascade Schools and loves working there as well as being able to see the kids everyday. She believes God has called her to both the school and church to help bridge the gap in building lasting relationships with the church and families from the school. 

Suzie Nelsen

Bookkeeper and Relations Pastor

Suzie Nelsen has been on staff officially since January 2020, and serves in a number of ways. Suzie and her husband Dave both have a heart for missions and have lead teams on trips around the world.  They also are committed to building the Kingdom of God through relationships, hospitality and service. 

Cheryl Jones

Office Assistant

Cheryl Jones started as a secretary in September 2021. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and animal lover. She loves serving others through intercessory prayer, women's groups, and kid's church.