Ministry Staff

Senior Minister
We are actively searching for a new Senior Minister.  For questions or referrals, please contact Wyane Atkinson, who is currently serving as our Interim Minister.


WyaneWyane Atkinson
Worship & Connections Minister
Phone:  623-889-3388
Wyane joined Canyon church in 2017 as our Worship & Connections Minister.  He graduated from Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX and served for 17 years in the state of Arizona, with over five of those years as the Campus Minister for the Churches of Christ at the University of Arizona while also serving the Palo Verde Church of Christ in Tucson as Worship Leader. He then served as the Senior Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ in Glendale for 11 years while he also worked with their Praise and Worship Ministry in a dual role. Before coming to Canyon, Wyane served the Conroe Church of Christ in Conroe, TX as the Outreach/Connections Minister for three years. His wife, Eva is a retired School Nurse with the State of Arizona. Wyane and Eva have two grown, married daughters and a  granddaughter.


DaltonDalton Johnson
Youth & Family Minister
Phone:  623-889-3388
Dalton joined Canyon church in 2017 as our Youth & Family Minister. He received a B.A. in Youth & Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University in 2014 and then went on to complete an M.A. in Theology from Austin Graduate School of Theology in 2017. Before coming to Canyon, Dalton was the Youth & Children’s Minister at the University Avenue Church of Christ in Austin, TX for two years. In his spare time, he enjoys disc golfing, soccer, and reading. His wife, Shelby, is a third grade teacher. She is an avid reader and loves the outdoors. Dalton is passionate about providing a safe, welcoming place where students can come to know and love God and His church. He is also dedicated to equipping parents on how to instill faith in their children.


Davina White
Administrative Assistant
Phone:  623-889-7146
Twitter:  @canyonchurch
Davina has over 20+ years of experience writing and editing printed and online content, as well as providing administrative support within various industries.  She joined Canyon’s staff in 2012 and is excited to be using these talents for her church family and community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Arizona University. When she’s not working at Canyon, Davina is helping her husband, Shawn, run their parachurch ministry, called Smart Faith.  Both her and her husband love the arts and are avid readers, movie-watchers, and concert-goers.


Laura Shewmaker
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 623-889-7146
Laura and her husband, Dan, moved with their three children to Phoenix in 2005 from California.  With a family history in the valley area, Laura easily transitioned to life in the desert and finds beauty in God’s vast creation. Laura’s work experience has ranged from managing the internal customer database for an international pharmaceutical company to managing retail establishments. She came on board with Canyon’s staff in 2015. Laura’s passions are singing and teaching children, which you will find her doing on any given Sunday at Canyon.


Our Mission is to lead people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ...
Loving God • Connecting People • Unleashing Compassion
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