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, their son Ezekiel, and two daughters Eden and Esther 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 paddleboard enjoying the water.

CLAIRE CRANSTON – 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, as well as 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. He is a gifted young leader, who is beyond his years in maturity and wisdom. He oversees worship, technical areas, youth and loves spending time with his wife Katrina.

SHEM MOSES – PASTORAL INTERN

Shem is a gifted man of God and a great connector, he’ll ensure that you feel welcomed and help you get plugged into Sonrise. He is married to Quinn and they have two wonderful children: Jacob and Zoe.

SHALAN WIEBE – PRAYER LEADER

Shalan is a mighty prayer warrior who loves the Lord and has a heart for the lost. She is married to Gary and they have three children Jacob, Derek, and Vanessa.

THANDI WATKINS – PASTORAL ASSISTANT / COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA

Thandi is a prophetic force who cares deeply about all who attend Sonrise and continually holds them up in prayer. She is faithful and hardworking and challenges the status quo. She is married to Sean.

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 vibrant woman of faith with a great gifting to lead alongside our Lead Pastors. She heads 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.

KEVIN LECHLEITER – AUDIO TEAM LEADER

Kevin leads the team of audio technicians at Sonrise. He is a genius in most areas of technology, him and his team work tirelessly to make we have great for every service.

SHIRLEY LIPPMANN – BENEVOLENCE TEAM LEADER

Shirley is committed to helping people who find themselves in difficult situations, she works with her team to ensure that needs are met and the gospel is delivered in practical ways.

JORDAN DINESEN – PRETEEN LEADER

Jordan is a dedicated leader and is passionate about the next generation and impacting young lives to be the leaders of tomorrow. He models this as he leads our preteens ministry.

CALEB BRANSCOMBE  –  YOUNG ADULT LEADER

Caleb has a passion for the Word of God and mission, and he is gifted with a heart for discipleship of young adults.

TERRY BRECK – SINGLE MOM’S MINISTRY LEADER

Terry leads our monthly evening for single mom’s and their children. She has a great heart for supporting and encouraging moms to grow and resources them to become the women God has called them to be!

AND 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…