Our Mission

We believe that through Canyon Life Church and other churches and believers in the community, God wants to bring transformation to the greater Cascade area. We believe that it is the responsibility of each child of God to fulfill the Great Commission. It is our job to empower and equip them to fulfill this task. One of the main ways we see this happening is through prayer and relational evangelism. We are praying and believing for a shift in the spiritual atmosphere that will begin to permeate every walk of life. Click Here to watch a highlight video of our launch service in September 2013.

Our Beliefs

We believe that there is One True God who sent His Son, Jesus, to die and pay for the sins of anyone who believes.  We believe that when Jesus left the earth and ascended into Heaven that He left for us a helper, the Holy Spirit, who empowers us as believers.

We believe that the Bible is God's word to us that it is true and completely inspired by the Holy Spirit.


These are the core matters of our Faith.  If you have any questions on more specifics, please feel free to visit with us about anything!

Meet The Staff

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, who was just born in January of 2018.


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 have both spent time as Missionaries in Asia before they were married.  Daniel and Valerie are expecting the arrival of their first little bundle of joy in the spring of 2021.


Suzie Nelsen has been on staff officially since January 2020, but volunteering for several years prior, serving as our receptionist and bookkeeper.  Suzie and Dave both have a heart for missions and have lead teams on trips around the world.  She also served as the Missions Director at her previous church.