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Campus pastor

Josh hails from the great state of Tennessee. Traveling to the area in August 2021 for vacation, he and his family became stranded here when their truck broke down and they were snowed in for the winter.  They inevitably decided to stay and “bloom where they were planted.”  Thankfully, God works in mysterious ways and he became part of the CFalls team in August of 2022. He loves his family, Tennessee Volunteers Football, and now, any food with huckleberries.

Cherise Stampalia

kids director

Cherise, her husband Matt, and their three young children decided to chase a dream and found themselves in the Flathead Valley in the Spring of 2021. Before their move, Cherise was an elementary teacher and the elementary team lead at their previous church. Her heart for children and families brought her to the Canvas C-Falls Kids Team as a volunteer, and in March of 2023, she became the Kids’ Director. Cherise enjoys a good book, hiking, skiing, camping, and coffee.

Tahni Baker

Campus Connections

Tahni was born and raised in the Flathead. After graduating with her Bachelor’s from Northwest University, she returned to Kalispell where she met her husband Samuel.
Together they have two children Rhodes and Auburn.
Tahni is passionate about helping people find meaningful connections with each other and with God.

Ben Bridwell

Worship Director

I’m a Montana native, born and raised, with my heart firmly rooted here as home. My life is blessed with a beautiful wife, Olivia, and our wonderful son, Judah. Music has always been one of my life’s greatest passions, so I stepped into worship-leading at about age 15 and have loved it ever since. Over the past four years, Canvas has become our home as I’ve had the blessing of helping lead worship primarily at the Kalispell campus. Now, stepping into the role of Worship Pastor at Canvas C-Falls, I’m filled with gratitude and anticipation for all that the Lord has in store.

Savannah Derks

Campus Admin

Savannah and her husband Zechariah made their way back home to MT and their families in 2018 after finding out baby #1 was on the way. They now have 3 kids; Liam, Eliette, and Finley, and are grateful to raise them in CFalls and be apart of Canvas Church. She enjoys reading, swimming in our beautiful MT lakes, singing, and crafting. Her heart is to help our community experience God and is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Canvas team as they work to make Jesus famous in CFalls!