Discovery Christian Community is led by pastors and elders, the governing board, our ministry teams, and various other leaders. Our governing board, which includes the elders, is elected each year by our membership at the Annual Meeting.

As an ordained minister, Pastor John is licensed by and accountable to the Central Pacific District of the C&MA. The pastor and elders meet regularly together with the governing board and the ministry leaders in order to move forward in our vision to help people Discover Christ, Community, and Mission. We publish an updated list of our elders, governing board, and ministry leaders in the Sunday bulletin, our website, as well as our monthly newsletter.


Pastor John Doss

Originally from California, John met his wife, Liesi, while serving as a pastor and church planter in Austria, Europe. They have three boys and joined Discovery in 2016. As lead pastor, John’s heart is to empower God’s people to reach their community for Christ, making authentic followers of Jesus in the unique environment of Salt Lake City.

John enjoys spending time with his family and friends and exploring the great outdoors of Utah. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) and holds a BA in Pastoral Ministry from Trinity College as well as an MDiv in Intercultural Studies from Liberty University.

Governing Board
Pastor, Chairman: John Doss
Vice-Chairman: Dennis Tanner
Elder: Dennis Tanner
Board Secretary: Aaron Thacher
Co-Treasurer: Kathie Manning
Co-Treasurer: Tom Yang
Assistant Treasurer: Christa Evans
Member-at-large: Charles Hines
Member-at-large: Matthew Konsella
Sunday Service Leaders
Welcome Team: Dennis Tanner
Ushers & Security: Chris Anderson
Coffee House: Lisa Del Toro
Communion: Chu & Nuyee Thao
Worship Team: Scott Heffield
Tech Team: Chris Tetzloff
Sunday DiscoveryKidz Leaders
Explorers: Liesi Doss
Adventurers: Sherrie Rose
Navigators: Christa Evans
Discipleship Leaders
Men’s Ministry: John Doss
Women’s Ministry: Lisa Del Toro
Youth Ministry: John Doss
Community Groups: Gabriel Leung
Hospitality: Heide Kraus
Newsletter: Natalie Anderson
Prayer Chain: Sandra Tanner
Maintenance: Matthew Konsella
Evangelism Leaders
Prison Ministries: Charles Hines
Ruth’s Kitchen: Kelsey Gann
Operation Christmas Child: Donna Mead
5929 S. 900 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 266-3600