We’re excited to recognize and thank Mary & Leo Handfelt. They are a vital part of our church community! They have helped out in a lot of wonderful ways.

Read more about how God has worked through this awesome family at Canyon Springs.

What Ministry / Group do you Volunteer With?

Hospitality and we are part of the Counting Team for offering on Sundays.


When did you start coming to Canyon Springs?


What made you decide to Volunteer?

All the cool people are on Hospitality!


What is your favorite part about Volunteering?

First dibs on the donut holes.

Do you volunteer with organizations, outside of Canyon Springs

Mary – Prayer Quilting and PICS – An organization that helps immigrant students apply to college.

Leo – Various professional organizations.

*Mary & Leo have a heart for the people of Gula, Uganda in the village of Guru Guru. They have participated in several mission trips to Uganda. Mary brings her gift of knitting to the women and Leo brings his construction expertise! Both bring a heart for pursuing intentional relationships with the beautiful people of Guru Guru.

About You

What is your job/profession?

Mary – College essay coach and art teacher.

Leo – Civil engineer

Where were you born/raised?

Mary – Born in Massachusetts and raised in Connecticut

Leo – Born and raised in Iowa

What brought you to San Diego?

Better quality of life (and tacos)


Married for 30 years.

Two adult children:

Matt, 28 an Aeronautical Engineer in San Diego.

Katie, 25 – Advertising Copywriter in LA.


Stuff & Random Tidbits

What is your favorite food / restaurant in San Diego?

Mary –  Chocolate

Leo – Thai Food

What is one “interesting fact” about you?

Mary – Played piano and danced on pointe.

Leo – Lived in Hong Kong 3 years to design a new airport.

What is one word or phrase that describes you?

Mary – Creative

Leo – Quiet

Thank you Mary & Leo for your serving hearts!

Enjoy a few more pictures of this wonderful family!


Would you like to Volunteer?