our pastors/staff


  • PASTOR DAVID AYER

    SENIOR PASTOR

    Pastor David and Denise have served together in ministry for the last 18 years as Youth Pastors, Assistant Pastors, Church Planters, and Senior Pastors. David was born in Connecticut but raised a Cheesehead. Denise is a born and bred Wisconsinite. They met in Milwaukee when set up by dear friends & a family member, and were married in August of 1997. A year and a half later, they were blessed with their first daughter, Gavrielle. Two years later, daughter #2, Moriyah was born in Columbus, Ohio where they were serving as Assistant Pastors. And just to make it official, yes they are Buckeyes.


    Pastor David holds two Masters Degrees in theology. He loves to train, read and watch movies and football. More than anything, he loves to spend time with Jesus, his three girls and their American Staffordshire puppy-girl, Maya.




    Contact Pastor David  at: dayer@newlifechurchcanton.org

  • PASTOR DENISE AYER

    Family Pastor

    Denise has served as a short-term missionary to El Salvador, earned a degree in Theology and holds a BA in Education. Denise was raised "in the church" and always had a desire to do something for the Lord. Denise is passionate about her faith, family, and Student/Family Ministries.


  • LU ANN KNAPP

    ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT & RECEPTION

    Sally has been the New Life Church Administrative Assistant and Receptionist since her employment in 1997. She is the friendly voice that greets callers each day on the phone, along with capably attending to all the responsibilities that come with the position. Sally has been a great blessing to the church, bringing a spirit of cooperation and joy as she willingly goes the “second mile” to help the office run smoothly. Sally is mother to three sons and one daughter, and 11 grandchildren who call her “MiMi.” 


    Contact Lu Ann through the main office: office@newlifechurchcanton.org