Leadership Team

Lester Packard

Patti Pyland

Worship Arts 

Jon Pyland

Matt Hecht

Gretchen Hecht

Children's Director

Gretchen is a married mother of two young daughters. She is a vivacious, outgoing leader who loves kids. She is also deeply committed to teaching fundamental biblical truths at a level the Canyon kids can understand and apply to their lives. She joined the team in 2013.

gretchen@canyon-church.com


Sue Pardy

Administrative Assistant

An organized,creative individual with some perfectionist overtones, Sue joined the Canyon team in 2013. She assists Pastor Kent in the day-to-day operation of the church.

sue@canyon-church.com


Kent Simmons

Pastor

As a second-career pastor, Kent uniquely identifies with the challenges of everyday life. As such, his messages are crafted to spiritually inspire and to relate to a wide range of individuals. With a Master's Degree in Liberal Arts in Pastoral Leadership from Grand Canyon University, Kent teaches with an emphasis on biblical application. And, with a full quiver of grown children (and grandchildren to spare), Kent's commitment to faith, family and friends is contagious. Come and see for yourself!

kent@canyon-church.com