Pastor Niall Philyaw accepted the call to serve as Senior Pastor of Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church and began his ministry in September of 2012.  He grew up in Chillicothe, IL near Peoria.

Niall graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Bethel Seminary with a M.A. in Transformational Leadership.  He served 10 ½ years as the youth pastor of Waushara Community Church in Wautoma, WI. 

Pastor Niall loves the Packers, preaching the Word, biking, family activities, and dates with his wife (though not necessarily in that order). Niall and his wife, Christy, reside in Three Lakes and have four wonderful children: Derek, Brayden, Katelyn, and Grayson.  

Niall can be reached via email at

Cana Elmhorst began serving at Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church as the Youth Coordinator in September of 2016.  She grew up living in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and vacationing in the Northwoods. She recently graduated from UWSP with a BS in Psychology in May of 2016.

Cana has experience working in  youth ministry from serving as the Program Director at Riverside Bible Camp, and as Program Coordinator at a YouthWorks mission site. She also had a lot of ministry opportunities from leading in her Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Chapter at UWSP during college.

In her spare time, Cana enjoys playing and writing music, volunteering with Cru at Nicolet College, having conversations at Jesus, and relaxing in her hammock by the lake.

Cana can be reached via email at