Pastor Helmer was born in Finland during the Second World War.
With his wife Lanny and two sons: Hans and Karl they served in mission work for 12 years in South America working in the
Inca and Austral Union's. During their tenure they lived in Peru and Paraguay.
His interests include: carpentry, gospel illusion, photography and he is an avid bicyclist.
Lanny & Helmer minister together in the church. They have pastored in the Desert Valley church since 1997.