Full Time Staff
Rev. Jeff Lopo
Jeff Lopo was born and raised in San Diego, and is blessed to be married to his best friend Kylene since 2011. They have one son, Silas, who is adorable because he’s small and that’s how it works. Jeff received his Bachelor’s of Science in Pastoral Ministries from Nyack College in 2012. Jeff has served at Canyon since 2013, first in the role of Youth and Young Adult Pastor, and now as Pastor. He was ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 2017. Jeff has a desire to see the body of Christ grow deep and wide in its knowledge of the Word and confidence in the power of Christ, “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). His vision is to see Canyon be a benefit and blessing to the community; so that, by using the gifts and resources God has given us, we may lead as many as possible to a saving faith that endures to the end.
Some of his hobbies include roasting and drinking plenty of coffee, reading, and enjoying time together with his wife, son, and their dog Coco.
Facilities & Multimedia Manager
Jeryan Hanns was born in Orange County and grew up in Long Beach. He married his wonderful wife Hillary at Canyon in 2016. He received his Associate of Sciences from Long Beach City College. With his knowledge of quadratics he then... worked as a warehouse manager, a project manager and now the manager of facilities and multimedia at Canyon since December 2017. Jeryan wants to see all ministries at Canyon equipped with the space and resources they need to be the hands and feet of Christ to all the world.
He loves watching 90's cartoons with his wife, his fluffy dog Watson, hymns, really old books and rocking chairs. Some of his hobbies include board games, puzzles and reading textbooks (he insists they're better if you read the pages in order).
Part Time Staff
Elizabeth Batchman, CWM
Elizabeth Batchman was born and raised in Orange County, CA and moved to San Diego 26 years ago when her husband Chuck began work for Lamb’s Players Theater. Liz has a masters degree in education and a BA in Liberal Studies and Bible from Vanguard University. She has been serving at Canyon for over 20 years in many capacities, but often in teaching and leadership. Liz was licensed and Consecrated with the Christian Missionary Alliance in November of 2016 and now serves on staff as the Director of Discipleship. This position includes facilitating and writing curriculum for our Small Groups, heading up Women’s Ministries, teaching in our adult education classes, and running our Rite of Passage program for young adults. Liz believes that our connection and love for one another, through Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, is our greatest witness of God’s tremendous love for the world, (John 17:20-24).She and her husband Chuck have had the privilege of raising four wonderful children who are each serving in some capacity of ministry. They are eagerly awaiting the birth of their third grandchild…(best part ever!)
Corwin is epic. Corwin was born and raised in Chula Vista and has been a "Canyonite" since birth. He currently attends San Diego State University working towards his bachelor's and maybe one day a teaching credential. At Canyon, he is responsible for keeping the facilities clean and as of late, digging holes. Corwin uses his bombastic personality in his role as a Sunday school teacher to get kids excited about the Bible.
His hobbies include playing soundtrack music with his woodwind, the X-Wing miniatures board game (2.0) and sleeping.
Jeff Lopo also serves on the Elder Board.
Kylene Lopo, CWM
Kylene has lived in Chula Vista most of her life. She is married to Jeff (2011), and they have one son, Silas (2019.) She earned a Masters of Arts in Biblical Literature (Old Testament emphasis) from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2012. She became a licensed worker with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in 2017, and became a Consecrated Woman in Ministry with the Alliance in 2020. In her role as Ministry Assistant at Canyon, Kylene:
- serves as a research assistant
- helps build out class lessons and tests
- works on this website
- (If you like the current design - great! If you don't - know she works for free and you get what you pay for.)
- does a lot of behind-the-scenes organizing of volunteer schedules
- is Missions Mobilizer
- aka, she keeps in touch with the missionaries we prayerfully support
In addition to her volunteer work at Canyon, Kylene works full-time in Mission Valley as a BI Reports Developer. Kylene has a passion for prayer, studying the Bible in its historical context, and encouraging others to love God with their minds through the faithful study of His Word. “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Rom. 15:4. Some of her hobbies include reading about biblical archaeology, pining to go rock climbing, eating good food, taking power naps, and spending time with Jeff and Silas.
Cheryl is a retired Information Technology (IT) manager who serves as the office manager at Canyon. She is originally from Small Town U.S.A. (aka Sayre, PA). She is responsible for organizing, coordinating and facilitating administrative duties and efficient office procedures.
Cheryl has served on the Board of Administration as Secretary and more recently as Board Treasurer. She loves tea, animals, technology, butterflies, family, God and all things purple, although not necessarily in that order!