9:30 & 11 a.m. Sundays


What I do: lead the Reach Ministry

Favorite part of my job: helping people find their passion for compassion

Little known fact: I have been to 18 countries and counting!

I’d rather be: in Kenya or Vermont!

Cheryl Lynn had been trying to get to Africa for about 10 years until she finally realized that in many ways, God had already brought the nations here. With this realization came a freedom to use her gifts in the place she was, serving as a host family for newly arrived refugee families as well as coordinating an annual fair trade bazaar to benefit artisans in developing countries.

She is excited to bring these experiences to The Sanctuary as well as stretch us to ask ourselves, “what’s my passion for compassion?”

She loves cooking ethnic foods, debating almost any topic and exploring world music.  She is on this adventure with her husband Grant and their three adorable children, two boys and a girl.

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Pastors & Staff

Pastor John Jou
Associate Pastor

Pastor John has been the associate pastor at The Sanctuary since August 2015. John oversees the church’s youth ministry, from birth to college. His passion is helping young people use their gifts and talents to serve God, not just in the next generation, but as an important and vibrant part of today’s church. Read more.

Pastor Ronn Smith
Lead Pastor

Pastor Ronn has been the senior pastor at The Sanctuary since the church began in September 2000. Ronn’s passion is meeting new people and sharing with them the good news of Jesus Christ. Read more.


The pastors and staff are held accountable by our elders. Read more.

Randy and Linda Smith
MIssions Team directors

Randy and Linda Smith are the directors of the Missions Team. Read more.

Cheryl Lynn Cain
Reach Ministries Director

Cheryl Lynn Cain is the director of Reach Ministries. Read more.

Jeff and Julie Holtz
Guest Services

Jeff and Julie Holtz are the Guest Services directors at The Sanctuary. Read more.

Michele Smith
Office Manager

Michele Smith is the office manager at The Sanctuary. Read more.

Stephani Suwanski
Office Manager

Stephani is the office manager at The Sanctuary. Read more.

Rainie Curtiss
KidsTown Director

Rainie Curtiss is the KidsTown Director at The Sanctuary. She loves finding creative and fun ways to lead kids into a lifelong relationship with Jesus. Read more.

Emily Neal
Communications Director

Emily Neal is the communications director at The Sanctuary. Her passion is finding creative ways to communicate through print and digital media, social networking, video and photography. Read more.

Jeremiah Higgins
Worship Leader

Jeremiah Higgins is the worship leader at The Sanctuary. He is a multi-talented musician who loves teaching people to lead a life of worship not only on Sunday mornings, but throughout the week. Read more.