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 are blessed with four children, which they consider to be their highest calling in ministry and discipleship.

Brandon and Katelyn Gould

Youth Leaders

Brandon and Katelyn started attending Canyon Life in 2022 and felt instantly at home. When the opportunity to help with youth group opened up, they immediately felt a calling to assist. They both have a passion for helping youth build  a lasting relationship with God. Brandon and Katelyn live on their family ranch in Ulm with their two kids, Oneida and Quinton. 

Tina Mann

Children's Ministry Coordinator

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. 

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.