We’re excited to recognize and thank Niki & John Wickenhiser as June’s volunteer spotlight!  They have been a vital part of our church community and have helped out in a lot of wonderful ways. Read more about how God has worked through the Wick’s at Canyon Springs Church.

What Ministry / Group do you Volunteer With?

Niki: Oasis (High School), Small Groups

John: Board, Worship Band, Small Groups, Haiti

When did you start coming to Canyon Springs?

Spring 2005

What made you decide to Volunteer?

Niki: I spent years trying to find a ministry on my own and each one didn’t pan out. Then one day, I felt God’s spirit prompt my heart to become an Oasis youth group leader during a promotion service in the summer of 2017. I immediately ran up to Chad after the service and signed up. I have had the same group of girls since they were freshmen and now they are about to be seniors! I have never doubted that it was exactly what He called me to do!

John: I had served in these ministries (board, band, small group) at a prior church and was eager to serve at Canyon Springs. For Haiti, I felt God prompting me to go on a trip and the life changing experience made me want to continue serving there.

What is your favorite part about Volunteering?

Niki: Getting to watch my Oasis girls grow and mature in both their relationships with each other and their faith!

John: When volunteering, I feel like I am a part of something bigger than myself and I experience great joy when I see the ways that God is using Canyon Springs to eternally change the lives of others both locally and internationally.

Do you volunteer with other organizations?

Niki: EBS School Board, Susan G. Komen 3-day

John: SDSU and USD

About You

Where were you born & raised?

Niki: Born in New York, raised in Bay Area (Walnut Creek)

John: Raised in Bay Area (Pleasanton)

What brought you to San Diego?

We both moved to San Diego to attend SDSU

What is your job/profession?

Niki: Kindergarten teacher at EBS

John: Banker at Wells Fargo


Married 27 years. Three daughters – two by birth, one from the heart: Lindsay (21), Kelsey (19) and Savana(17)

Stuff & Random Tidbits

What is your favorite food / restaurant in San Diego?

Niki – Italian

John – Mexican

Our favorite restaurant – Roy’s

What is one interesting fact about you?

Niki: I have walked in the Susan G Komen 3-day seven times. I am an expert at Brady Bunch trivia and know all the Presidents in order!




John: I appeared on a reality TV show and had a movie character named after me.

What one word or phrase describes you?

Niki: Loyal

John: Committed

Thank you Niki & John for your serving hearts!

Enjoy some photos of the Wick Family!

Would you like to Volunteer?

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