Staff

Rev. Merrill Kanouse

Rev. Merrill Kanouse

Reverend

Born and raised in Southern Ohio, Rev. Merrill has degrees from Asbury College, Asbury Theological Seminary and New York Theological Seminary.  He also attended Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute of Psychiatry and Religion and San Francisco School of Theology Post Graduate Program. 

He has pastored for nearly 50 years in Ohio, Kentucky, New York and Nevada. He has participated in 161 Mission Trips throughout the United States, Mexico, Honduras and Haiti. 

Rev. Merrill has also served on the boards of a variety of non-profit organizations.  At the present time he serves on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and the Prayer Plan Mission and has served as Retreat Leader and Evangelist for churches, conferences and districts in 16 states. 

His vision for the churches he has served is Christ-Centered with emphases on spiritual growth and commitment to serve.

Belinda Bertolozzi

Belinda Bertolozzi

Church Office

Belinda was born and raised in Iowa.  She went to college in Omaha Nebraska and met her future husband on Halloween in 1973 and were married in December 1974. Through the Air Force they lived in Omaha Nebraska and Las Vegas Nevada.  Belinda and her husband have 2 grown sons, one that lives in North Carolina and the other lives here in Las Vegas.

She has been active in church most of her life and met Rev. Merrill in 1995 while she was the secretary at Sunrise Mt. United Methodist Church. Merrill was the Director of United Methodist Social Ministries at the time.  Belinda joined Rev. Merrill at the Community Church of Henderson on March 15, 2001.

She truly enjoys working as a church secretary.  You can reach Belinda in the church office between 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (but she is generally there 40+ hours per week).

Belinda’s hobbies have been working with babies and children, crafts, needlepoint, sewing and reading. She has also been active with the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years, holding many positions in the pack and troop.

Jerry Hilse

Jerry Hilse

Church Maintenance

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Linda Riggi

Linda Riggi

Lay Preacher, Pianist, Church Clerk, Sunday School Teacher and Fellowship Leader

Born and raised in WNY, Linda grew up and was very active in St. Peter's United Church of Christ. She was baptized and confirmed there, taught Sunday School, VBS, was pianist, and served on the Church Council and the Trustees. Linda tremendously enjoyed directing drama plays, which included fundraisers and also conducting drama's during church service and Sunday School.

She also became a Lay Minister under the mentorship of Rev. Patricia Ludwig, which allowed her to substitute for numerous pastor's in many different churches in the area which she truly enjoyed. After her corporate career ended in 2008, she moved to Henderson, Nevada at which time she became a member of the Community Church of Henderson.

Linda continues to enjoy her passion which is being pianist and involved in special music, teaching Sunday School, being Fellowship leader, serving as church clerk, being on Church Council and the Trustees, and serving as lay preacher as needed by Pastor Merrill.

Daniel Gutierrez

Daniel Gutierrez

Lay Preacher

Bio on it's way!

Leris Fadael

Leris Fadael

Lay Preacher

Bio on it's way!

Dave Kaspick

Dave Kaspick

IT Guru

Bio on it's way!

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