MEET THE TEAM

MATTHEW McKENZIE

Senior Pastor

Matt is married to Nancy and has four children. Pastor Matt has a passion to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other. He spends many hours alongside ministry leaders empowering and encouraging them in their specific ministries. He is gifted in his ability to sit down one on one with someone and walk with them through life’s difficulties. Matt also works heavily on the administrative side of the church. He often handles the details that would otherwise fall between the cracks. Matt’s unique perspective of balancing task and relationship are a blessing to the ministries of Community Alliance Church.

pastormatt@cacdl.com

MARK SHEA

Youth Pastor

mark@cacdl.com

NATE WAGONER

Pastor of Children and Family Ministries

Nate is married to Laura and has 3 children and has lived in Detroit Lakes since 2004. He has a passion for working with the next generation of Jesus followers and discipling them into a deeper relationship with the Lord. Family connection is crucial to parents raising up their children in the faith and his goal is to really bring together church families. Nate oversees all the children activities from birth through 5th grade which range from Sunday School to Nursery to Wednesday nights to VBS. He is always excited when families come along side their children to raise them up in faith in Jesus!

nate@cacdl.com

MANDI LaCHAPELLE

Bookkeeper / Receptionist

She is married with 2 boys and wears many "hats" in our office.  She functions as the communications hub for our church.  She is the warm smile that greets everyone that walks in the door and the one that keeps the gears turning.  Mandi is often pulled in several directions at the same time.  Although she is often knee deep in numbers, she also has the God given gift to make people feel valuable.  Mandi is an invaluable asset to Community Alliance Church.

mandi@cacdl.com
OLIVIA JOHNSON

Office Assistant

olivia@cacdl.com

PAUL EDWARDS

Custodian/Maintenance

BLAKE FRANKLIN

Sound/Tech Coordinator

Blake grew up attending Community Alliance Church until his Senior year of high school, when God called him to Experience Church in Detroit Lakes. It was here where God truly showed Blake how lead and love the church in the same ways Christ did. After Experience closed it's doors, Blake spent a year as the worship leader of a local startup before returning to Community Alliance Church as tech coordinator. While often quiet on the surface, Blake is a kid at heart, and always full of energy and excitement for Jesus.

PRESCHOOL TEAM

NELAINA DAGGETT

Preschool Director

SUMMER JOHANNSEN

Preschool Teacher

HARRIET JOHNSON

Preschool Helper