Meet our Leaders

Rob Dressler | Pastor

June and I are profoundly grateful to serve in the pastoral role at Canby Evangelical Church. As lifelong members of the body of Christ in various locations throughout the United States, our heart is in the work of the church as a resource for God’s truth, light, and love.


As God - through His people - has nurtured us along our spiritual journey, we recognize the necessity for each individual in the body to encourage one another, “for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith…”  (Eph. 4:12-13). We are dedicated to the ministry of reconciliation lived out in authentic relationship with one another.


Rob has a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He is currently completing his MA in Ministry with a specialization in Biblical Studies from George Fox University.  June has a BA in Management of Human Resources, MA in Counseling from George Fox University, and a PhD in Counselor Education from Oregon State University. June currently teaches at George Fox University and provides administrative support in the church office.


We treasure time with our children and grandchildren - going to volleyball tournaments and soccer games, cheering at swim meets, enjoying Dressler movie night, and dog sitting Pickle - an energetic Jack Russell Terrier and perpetual motion machine . . .


While at CEC, we hope to use our experience and love for Christ in service to His people - within this historic building, throughout the city of Canby, and beyond. We would love to hear from you!

Debra Doty | Worship Leader

I'm Debra Doty

I can truthfully say that being  a member of the worship team is one of my very favorite things. Working with music and helping others have opportunity to praise God together is a privilege and a joy. I have been a part of the team for almost 10 years now as a pianist and, just recently, as the leader.


I get to worship God all week long in song as I practice and think about the songs we will sing together on Sunday. That is a big boost to my own relationship with God and helps me prepare for a song service that is, hopefully, both glorifying to God and encouraging to the church. 

My husband, Jonathan, and I have 10 amazing children. I am continually active with all of them, but especially my two youngest, Charity and Ezekiel, whom I homeschool. Most of the older kids live close by. Five are married, and we have 11 grandkids. Needless to say, there is always some activity going on in our household and extended family. And, thankfully, many of my children are also musically inclined and are helpful on the music team. What could be better? 

There is always room for more musicians, singers, and tech people on the team, and it's a great way to get to know people, as well as to be encouraged and uplifted. I'd love to hear from you if you want to get connected.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Merry Doty | Children's Director

Hi, I'm Merry Doty! I am the Children's Director at CEC. When I am not doing that, I work in Early Childhood Development as a daycare provider. My life's calling is in children's ministry and I've been doing that since I was young. I am surrounded by children in a lot of areas of my life, some of those being my nieces and nephews. There is nothing I find more fulfilling than working with kids.

I'm pretty busy a lot of the time but my perfect nights off consist of messing around with my ukulele, playing with my bunny, running with a friend, and, in all likelihood, eating something quite unhealthy and re-watching my favorite television show. 

I'd love to connect and hear about you!