Meet our Leaders
Dr. Bill Vermillion | Interim Pastor
Diana and I are privileged to be able to serve
in this interim role at Canby Evangelical Church.
Our goal is to help each attender and member of CEC
to be fully devoted followers of Jesus
who are established on a firm foundation of Jesus and the Scriptures.
With God’s help and guidance, we hope to do this through an emphasis
on prayer, inductive biblical teaching and preaching and visitation.
We currently serve as Missionaries with One Mission Society
where we are stationed stateside and via short trips, zoom and emails
work with 36 bible schools and seminaries scattered around the world.
We have been in that role since 2009.
As God does with us all nothing is wasted in His economy.
So, Diana’s experience as an RN working in clinic,
doing foot care, serving orphans and the elderly
have given her a heart of compassion and a deep burden for prayer.
My military experience including a stint in Vietnam
caused me to see people and cultures from God’s perspective.
Then my seminary and university education
equipped me to serve in a seminary and as a pastor.
I bring a shepherd’s heart to visit, care and help people grow in Jesus.
We invite you to get better acquainted with us and especially with our Lord!
Merry Doty | Children's Director
Hi, I’m Merry, the children’s director. I have known the Lord for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the church and, at home, it seemed like God was in every corner of my house. Early on, I started working with children at my church and God gave me an ever growing passion to see them learn to love Him as I do. I so enjoy the innocence and energy that children share with the world and I hope I can show others the blessing it is to work with these little humans.
My life is filled with children (nieces, nephews, daycare, babysitting, camp, church!) but, believe it or not, there are times I break away from their sweet, and sometimes exhausting, company. In such times, I like photographing God’s world and writing about the way I see it. I take pleasure in just watching it whirl around me sometimes. And I love to sing and dance and sometimes throw my arms out and run freely along the shoreline (before my lungs give way and I am obliged to collapse). While I will do these things without children, my philosophy is “it’s always better with kids.”
I am always looking for little adventures and those are never hard to find when you work with children. I love people (even the adult sort) and I’m always willing to find a new friend. If you ever want a little adventure, young or old, I’m your girl.