Sonrise Church

Our Team

MINISTRY TEAM

CHRIS WESTBY – LEAD PASTOR

Chris joined the Sonrise Church team in July 2014 from the Regina Apostolic Church after serving on staff for 11 years. On May 1st 2016 Chris and Sherri accept the “shepherd’s crook” to lead Sonrise church into the next season. Sherri, son Ezekiel and daughter Eden live in Cloverdale.

NOEL SANTOS – ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Noel joined the Sonrise Ministry Team in September of 2017 after serving at Peace Portal Alliance Church as the groups Pastor. Noel is married to Crista and they have a wonderful son named Kai. On days off Noel might be found on his stand up paddle board enjoying the water.

CLAIRE CRANSTON – CHILDREN’S PASTOR AND ADMINISTRATOR

Claire moved to Cloverdale from Saskatchewan to join the Ministry Team at Sonrise in April 2016. Her love for administration, organization, getting things done are a huge gift to Sonrise. As well, her enthusiasm for life and love for children and families are a great fit at Sonrise.

TYLER YOUNG – ASSISTANT PASTOR

Tyler joined the ministry team in May 2017 after completing Bible College at PLBC. Tyler is a gifted young leader, who is beyond his years in maturity and wisdom. Tyler oversees worship, technical areas and youth and loves spending time with his wife Katrina.

SHEM MOSES – PASTORAL INTERN – NEXT STEPS LEADER

Shem is a gifted man of God and a great connector at Sonrise Church. He’ll make you feel welcome at Sonrise and make sure that you have a chance to connect at Sonrise. He is married to Quinn and they have two wonderful children: Jacob and Zoe.

CALEB BRANSCOMBE  – PASTORAL INTERN – YOUNG ADULT LEADER

Caleb has a passion for the Word of God and mission. He is a gifted and called young with a heart to disciple those who have graduated high school and are in their 20’s +

KEY LAY LEADERS

MARYANNE LECHLEITER – CHAIR OF THE DIRECTORS BOARD

Maryanne and her husband Kevin have been involved in Sonrise for over 10 years. She is a dynamic woman of faith with a great gifting to lead alongside our Lead Pastor. She leads the board of directors as they provide leadership and accountability for Sonrise Church.

 

AL MILLER – ORPHAN CARE LEADER

Al has provided leadership to our Sonrise Africa Orphan Care ministry projects. Through his leadership local African pastors are caring for orphans, leading churches and developing sustainable projects to provide funds for current and future ministry. You can get involved in this project by investing about $35/month.

KEVIN LECHLEITER – AUDIO TEAM LEADER

Kevin may not be in front of people all the time but he makes a huge difference at Sonrise. He leads the team of audio techs at Sonrise to make sure we have great sound during Sunday mornings. Kevin is a genius in most every area of technology so without him we’d be lost.

MIKI KNOWLER – PRETEEN LEADER

Miki has been serving at Sonrise for several years. She has also served as part of the summer staff overseeing our summer camps and leading kids and preteens. Our Jumpstart events happen on Friday nights and they connect those in grade 4-7.

 

TERRY BRECK – SINGLE MOM’S MINISTRY LEADER

Terry leads our monthly evening for single mom’s and their children. She has a great heart to support and encourage moms to grow and resource them to become awesome!

SHIRLEY LIPPMANN – BENEVOLENCE TEAM LEADER

Shirley has a great heart for those in need. Sonrise has dedicated funds and people to care for those who need help with a practical or financial need. Shirley will work with her team to ensure that those needs are met and that the gospel is delivered in practical ways.

MANY MANY MANY MORE…

There are many more fantastic key lay leaders at Sonrise: Worship Leaders, Children’s Ministry Leaders, Elders, the list go on and on…