Our Staff
Interim Pastor: Dr. Wretlind

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High School Director: Dakota Messenger
I grew up in the youth ministry at Desert Son and met my wife Danielle here as well.  I graduated from Moody Bible College in 2017 and am honored to able to serve back at my home church with our high school students.  Danielle and I just had our first child, a son named Azariah.  We have three dogs and two cats, so life is always exciting!
Jr. High Director: Bobby Meredith
I grew up in Desert Son Community Church and am very thankful to continue to be a part of the ministry by leading our Jr. High ministry.  My wife Elaine and I have one daughter, Lydia, and have just entered into the world of foster care.  
Worship Leader: Andrew Brown

I’ve been attending Desert Son since I was 9 years old, and started leading worship in our youth group at 16. I’m so grateful for those that served before me and mentored me, encouraged me, and taught me. I owe a lot to some elders, youth sponsors, and musicians that poured into me while I was growing up at DSCC. I also owe a lot to my teachers at Wayland Baptist University. I finished my bachelor’s in Christian Ministry with a minor in Music in 2017, and the lessons I learned there had a huge impact on the minister I am today. Mostly, I am grateful that God’s grace is enough to make up for my many shortcomings, and that He’s enabled me to do what I do today. I’m humbled that I have the opportunity to use my gifts to serve God while leading music and mentoring the next generation at Desert Son. My wife, Jusdina, and I have been married since 2011. We have 2 kids; Asher, 4; and Sienna, born in the summer of ‘18. Parenting is showing us just what an adventure life can be. We also have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a constant need for vacuuming. (Translation: We vacuum in haste once a week before our Life Group comes over.) In my spare time… I’m just kidding, I don’t have spare time with a newborn and a toddler at home. But grab me after any Sunday service and let’s get to know each other!

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Messenger

I serve as the DSCC Administrative Assistant, as well as a small group group leader for our youth and in women’s ministries.   My husband Dakota and I just welcomed our first baby boy Azariah in July 2018. I am currently finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Ministry Leadership with Moody Bible Institute and spend my extra time reading books and writing papers for my classes. One of my greatest passions is Discipling and Mentoring women. 

Kids Ministry Sunday Director: Mark Caniglia
Our Elders
Shawn and Cindy Duell
Bob and Rebekah Meredith
Dan and Erika Fillenberg
Dave and Linda Storey
John and Michele Harkey