As a community we are living, breathing and growing people. At Lake Ridge it's a great pleasure and privilege to walk alongside people as we all make our way through life. 


Evan Dewald

P. (403) 901-9200

Evan has been a pastor 20+ years and started Lake Ridge Community Church. Evan is a story teller at heart and loves to hear about the ways that God is working in the lives of people in Chestermere. Evan studied at Covenant College, Rocky Mountain College, and Providence Seminary. His sense of humour is legendary, although his teenagers may not always agree. Evan is a master soap box car builder (he's got the certificate and scars to prove it).  Evan is married to Christin and they have four children.

Dr. Preston Pouteaux

P. (403) 880-6486

Preston has been a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church since 2013 and is passionate about exploring the ways that God's grace is at work in our neighbourhoods. Preston studied at Covenant College, Briercrest College, Regent College, Jerusalem University College, and Tyndale Seminary. Preston is an enthusiastic beekeeper and author. You can learn more by visiting He writes a regular column for the Chestermere Anchor. Preston is married to Kelly and has two daughters, Scotia and Ivy. 

Tara Linsley

Tara Linsley
Ministry Support Leader

P. (403) 466-2284

Tara has been attending Lake Ridge Community Church since 2013. She is passionate about communicating, but more than that, she cares deeply about the stories behind the message. Tara comes to Lake Ridge with experience in the non-profit sector and a Bachelors degree in Communications from Mount Royal University. She drinks massive amounts of tea and enjoys practicing yoga . Tara is married to Ryan, who is one of our awesome sound tech guys at church!