We’re excited to recognize and thank Linnea Miller as May’s volunteer spotlight!  She has been a vital part of our church community and has helped out in a lot of wonderful ways. Read more about how God has worked through Linnea at Canyon Springs Church.

What Ministry / Group do you Volunteer With?

Children’s, Hospitality, Elder Board (3 yrs) . . . Open to help where needed!

When did you start coming to Canyon Springs?


What made you decide to Volunteer?

I’m a helper by nature! I am also a teacher so love working with kids! The main reason I would say I volunteer is that God has placed a value and priority for relationships which is super accessible in volunteering!

What is your favorite part about Volunteering?

I would probably say I LOVE check-in! I love greeting the kids/parents, catching up with them and meeting new families! I also enjoy brainstorming, problem-solving and supporting in any holes that may be left open!

About You

Where were you born & raised?

Upland, California

What brought you to San Diego?

I came to San Diego at the ripe young age of 17 to go to Point Loma Nazarene College. I found my home here and never left! I’ve lived in 4 corners of this city (Point Loma, Encinitas, North Park, Scripps Ranch) and have loved every part of it!

I found Scripps Ranch in my first teaching job over 20 years ago and only dreamed to raise my family here!

What is your job/profession?

I am a teacher at San Diego Unified School District and currently teach at our local Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary!


Married? YES! This was a blessing I prayed about for many years and God brought me Blake! We’ll have been married 12 years next month! He’s my best friend and partner in life and sometimes in crime! ;)

I have 2 children that are my loves! They love me and strengthen me to be the better myself!

Lucy is 9.5 years old and in the 3rd grade! She is a lover of people and is one of the most adaptable persons I’ve ever met!

Landon is turning 7 next month! He’s all boy and though he looks like he’s 10 years old he’s a sweet little pea inside. He teaches me patience and and loves and accepts me with the dearest affection despite all my mistakes!

Stuff & Random Tidbits

What is your favorite food / restaurant in San Diego?

I would l say any food that is tangy or lemon based! I have this strange addiction to lemon and my closest friends know about my hidden relationship with “Tajin!”

What is one interesting fact about you?

I am a runner. God gave me this activity many years ago in my solidarity. It is a way for me to pray, grow close to God, release stress, get endorphins galore. I have a 21 year long streak with my very first race….the La Jolla Half Marathon!!

What one word or phrase describes you?

Word? Nah. Phrase? Not so much. Maybe a verse…”Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. For the Lord. Your God….. will be with you wherever you go! ..Joshua 1:9 ….a chant I learned in High School and have leaned on this verse in my fear and strength and now have passed it on to my kids!

Watch One “Chilling” Flaw of Linnea’s



Thank you Linnea for your serving heart!

Enjoy some photos of Linnea and her Family!

Would you like to Volunteer?

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