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Leadership

PASTORS & STAFF

Ed Taylor

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Ed Taylor grew up in Southern California.  Having responded to the gospel in 1991 at Calvary Chapel Downey, he spent eight years learning, growing, and serving there.  In July of 1999, sensing the call of God, Ed and his family moved to the Denver area hoping to be used by God.  In December 1999, Calvary Church began Sunday services in Aurora, CO and today impacts the community for Jesus in wonderful ways.
 
Pastor Ed's heart is to be transparent from the pulpit for he truly desires that everyone, from all walks of life, will embrace Jesus and grow in His grace. Ed and his wife, Marie, have been married for over 27 years and have three children – of which their oldest son, Eddie, went to be with the Lord in 2013.  Ed and Marie also have a precious grandson, Eddie’s son, Levi.

Ed is the author of the book "Ordinary Servant," the host of the Lead2Serve Podcast, and the Bible Teacher of Abounding Grace, a national radio broadcast.

Marie Taylor

WOMEN'S MINISTRY OVERSEER

Marie was born-again on February 28, 1991, at Calvary Chapel Downey, CA.  Coming from a Catholic background, she knew about God but it wasn't until she began reading and studying the Bible for herself that she understood God's love for her in sending His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for her sins. When she accepted God's gift of salvation things began to change in her life.  She recognized her sinful nature, and was ashamed of living a rebellious life doing what she thought was right in her own eyes. God's forgiveness of her sins helped her forgive her husband's and He restored their marriage.  He also gave her a desire to serve Him which she has the privilege of doing at Calvary Church in Aurora.  Her life verse is Matthew 16:24, "Then Jesus said to His disciples, 'If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.'"  Marie is privileged to be a pastor's wife and the women's ministry overseer.  She enjoys encouraging and exhorting women to love God, obey His Word, and to identify with who they are in Christ.  She is blessed beyond measure to be a daughter of the King of kings.

Everett Padilla

ASSISTANT PASTOR - ADMIN | FACILITIES

Everett was born and raised in New Mexico. After getting saved as a child, Everett began to live out his walk with the Lord when he re-dedicated his life to Jesus shortly after getting married to his amazing wife Billie, and having his first daughter in 2001.
In July 2005 he moved his family to Colorado and they found their church home at Calvary Church in Aurora, shortly after their second child was born in 2009.
This is when he and his family really grew in their relationship and love of the Lord. After serving Jesus and His Church for about five years the Lord brought Everett into full time ministry in April of 2016.

Joshua Taylor

ASSISTANT PASTOR - ADMIN | MEDIA | GRACEFM | YOUTH

Born in Southern California, Josh came to know the Lord at the age of 5 at Calvary Chapel Downey. He later moved to Colorado with his family after they felt the call to plant Calvary Church in Aurora, CO. He graduated Calvary Chapel Bible College with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies Degree in 2013. Josh then came on staff in January of 2014 as a Pastoral Intern, he completed the internship in February of 2015 and now serves on the Pastoral Team.
As an Assistant Pastor, Josh is a part of the administrative team and directly oversees Calvary Church's Media, he is also the General Manager of the GraceFM Radio Network, and currently serves as Calvary Youth's High School Pastor. He considers it a blessing to witness all that the Lord has done through Calvary Church here in Aurora, and is excited to see what the future holds.

Jason Austin

ASSISTANT PASTOR - ADMIN | MARRIAGE | MEN | SINGLES

Jason grew up in many places (domestic and oversees), as his dad faithfully served in the Air Force for over 20 years. Jason also served in the Army, so the idea of moving every few years was what he knew for a long time. He has found Colorado to be a wonderful place to call home, and has now lived in Colorado longer than anywhere else. He and his amazing wife, Cassandra, have been married since 1991. Both gave their lives to the Lord at a Harvest Crusade in Colorado Springs in 1995. The Lord has blessed them with opportunities to serve in various ministries through the years. In January 2012, the Lord gave Jason the privilege of joining the terrific staff at Calvary Church in Aurora, CO.

Ian Dizon

ASSISTANT PASTOR - WORSHIP | YOUNG ADULTS | SCHOOL OF WORSHIP

Ian grew up in Southern California, where he was raised in a Christian home, but in high school he struggled to live for the Lord. In his junior year of high school he dropped out due to a rebellious heart.  The Lord moved his whole family to the Philippines that same year and it was then that he truly started to live for the Lord.
At 16, he went into full time mission work and began leading worship on trips throughout the Philippines and in South East Asia. Ian has been coming to Calvary Church since 2005 and is am currently involved with leading worship and oversees their young adult’s ministry, The Grove.  
His life verse is Psalm 119: 10-11, “With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!  Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”

Michael Grosbach

ASSISTANT PASTOR - CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

In 1992, my wife, Shandelle, and I moved from Phoenix, AZ to Denver with our 2 little kids and one on the way. Around 1994, we moved to our home in Aurora and having re-dedicated our hearts and lives to Jesus, we began attending a metro area Calvary Chapel. In our next home church, Horizon Christian Fellowship in Littleton, we began to grow in ministry (along with our kids) and served with the blessed pastor in a Saturday night fellowship outreach in Aurora. Shortly, Pastor Ed Taylor would join our outreach group and in late 1999, began Calvary Chapel Aurora as its new shepherd on Sunday mornings. My wife and I would team-lead the Children’s Ministries in all these endeavors until 2008, when I was invited to join the staff of Calvary Aurora as an assistant pastor. Overseeing the Children’s Ministries of our church has fully enriched my life, and I pray I have enriched kids and adults here alike – always steering us to Jesus and His immense LOVE! Personal interests include US History (19th C.) reading, recreational bicycling around our beautiful metropolis, and historical (20th C. air & armor) scale-model building. Biblical reading favorites will always include The Jesus Style and On Being a Servant of God (Erwin; Wiersbe,) and a personal favorite 

Avant Ramsey

ASSISTANT PASTOR - PRAYER

Although Avant could say he grew up in the church, he would also add he knew of Jesus Christ but didn’t have a personal relationship in Christ of any kind. Avant hung out with believers and those who didn’t believe. He remembers coming home from a basketball game ( a Christian league), and felt the weariness of running from the Lord. He knew many of my friends had been praying for him. Avant remembers looking into the rear view mirror of his car and noticing his eyes, and he began to ask God to please change him. He had to stop running from the Lord. He answered his cry.
Avant began listening to Calvary on the radio and twelve years ago he started to attend when services were held in Columbia middle school on Sundays. Whenever he reflects on my coming to the Lord, he always adds that someone was praying for him. And praying has become a wonderful part of Avant's life. God continues to move his heart to Watch and Pray as needs and petitions come to my attention.
Luke 11:1 “Lord teach us to pray.”

JJ Hedden

ASSISTANT PASTOR - MISSIONS

After watching The Passion of the Christ in March of 2004, Jesus captivated JJ for who He is and he was born again. Jesus saved his soul, his marriage, and set him and his family on a path of seeking Him wholeheartedly. Liza, their two boys, and JJ started attending Calvary Church in August of 2009 and they were clear that the Lord had planted them in the right spot.
Having moved around a lot, they didn't know what a fellowship family was but they quickly found out. It was a miracle to watch the Lord grow them and prompt them to serve. They started serving in children's ministry together in 2010 and JJ is still serving there to this day. The Hedden's opened up their home and hosted a Life Group. JJ would then meet Dave, at the time the current Missions Pastor at Calvary in 2011, and went on a short-term trip with him to Peru. That trip led to many more and eventually to JJ's role as the Missions Pastor when Pastor Dave left with his family to plant a church in Thailand.
JJ believes this walk is a beautiful thing! Jesus is REAL and there is nothing greater in this world than to be used by Him.

Micah Claycamp

ASSISTANT PASTOR - GRAPHIC DESIGN | CALVARY CREATIVE

Micah was born in Hillsboro, Oregon but lived most of his elementary, teen, and college years in Arizona. He moved from there to Colorado for a short time, got married then moved back to AZ. Four years later, he, his wife along with their 3 kids moved to Ukraine to serve the Lord with Calvary Chapel Kagarlyk. Six years later, the Lord led them back to Colorado where he now serves at Calvary Church in Aurora, Colorado. Raised as a PK (pastor’s kid), he has been involved in ministry his whole life following where God leads and trusting Him along the way. Micah enjoys CARtooning on the side, working out, VW's and spending time with my family.

Bob Claycamp

ASSISTANT PASTOR

Bob was raised in a Christian family but strayed in his teen years, getting involved with rock bands, drugs and the occult. But after graduating from high school he and his girlfriend, Jeanne, surrendered their lives to Christ. They soon married and became involved with a youth group that had recently moved up to Oregon from Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California. Bob and Jeanne served the Lord in that ministry for over 8 years.
In 1978 they moved down to Arizona and Bob worked as an insurance agent. In 1981 he began pastoring Calvary Chapel North Phoenix, where he served for the next 29 years. After transitioning the church to his second son, Jesse, in 2010, Bob and Jeanne joined the Poimen Ministries, a small group of long-time Calvary pastors, whose mission is to strengthen pastors to strengthen churches. This led them to serve in the UK for over 6 years, ministering in both the UK and Europe.
In the autumn of 2019 Bob and Jeanne moved their ministry base to Calvary Church in Aurora, Colorado to continue assisting pastors and wives through Poimen Ministries.

Keegan Withers

ASSISTANT PASTOR - YOUTH

Keegan is a Colorado native born in Denver and has lived in Aurora since 1992. He came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ in December 2011. God truly changed his desires, repaired his marriage, and has given him a heart to serve others. Keegan has been serving in the Junior High Ministry of Calvary Youth at Calvary Church in Aurora since April 2013. God has really given him a burden for the youth. He loves Psalm 40 because he believes it truly reflects how the Lord saved him from destruction and how He has worked in and through him since he gave his life to Jesus.

Jason Klein

ASSISTANT PASTOR - WORSHIP | MEDIA | AUDIO VISUAL | SCHOOL OF WORSHIP

In 1993, Jason began serving the Lord at Calvary Chapel Downey in California. He served in high school ministry, sound, worship, and various other ministries. In June 1998, He married his high school sweetheart, Staisha, and then from 2002 to June 2015 he served as the Worship Pastor at Calvary Downey. During that time they were blessed with three beautiful children.
A theme verse for he and his wife has been Jeremiah 6:16 - “This is what the Lord says: 'Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.'"

On July 1, 2015 they answered the Lord's call to move to Aurora, join the pastoral staff of Calvary Church, and begin a School of Worship to train up worshipers and worship leaders for the region. They are amazed by the Lord's faithfulness and excited for this new season of life and ministry.

Roy Stigall

ASSISTANT PASTOR - RESURRECTION COFFEE | CALVARY CHURCH BOOKSTORE

Roy is a Colorado native born and raised in the southwest side of Denver. Shortly after moving to Aurora, Roy started attending Calvary Church where surrendered his life and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior on March 18, 2007. Prior to joining staff Roy served in several ministries including High School, Security, and Greeting and is a graduate of our first School of Ministry.
Roy has been married to his wife Nicci since 2000 and they have three children, Jordan, Matthew, and Grace.
Roy's Life Verse is Philippians 1:6  "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete [it] until the day of Jesus Christ"

Cassandra Austin

PASTOR ED'S ASSISTANT - CALVARY CHURCH

Cassandra was born & raised in San Diego (also has lived in San Antonio & Omaha) moved to Colorado in May of 1992 (Colorado Springs) and realized it wasn’t about a religion but a relationship with Jesus and she gave her life to Him on Sept 21, 1995 at the Colorado Springs Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie.

Caitlin Taylor

SOCIAL MEDIA - MEDIA

Caitlin was blessed to be born into a Christian family who also serves in the ministry. She accepted the Lord at five years old but began following the Lord faithfully during her freshman year of high school. Calvary Church has always been a second home to Caitlin, and she counts it a privilege to serve in various capacities—whether it’s teaching the kiddos in Sunday school or in the Creative Team taking pictures of around the building.

Debbe Block

PASTORAL ASSISTANT - CALVARY CHURCH

Debbe went to visit her boyfriend in California, and wound up attending a Baptist youth camp at Forest Home (only because he was going).  The beautiful surroundings appealed to her hippie–ness, but it was the beautiful, genuine love and honesty from the other teenagers that began to touch her heart. The simple worship choruses were profoundly emotional, and spoke of Jesus in a fresh way.  By the middle of the week the Holy Spirit had won, and she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior.  Debbe says, “I absolutely fell in love.  I devoured the Good News for Modern Man New Testament as if it were written just for me.”

After many years of serving in various capacities, Debbe now finds herself back home at Calvary Church here in Aurora, using the experiences Jesus slyly built into her life. She believes God surprises us with the very best.

Tonya Sharon

EVENTS COORDINATOR - CALVARY CHURCH | GRACEFM

Tonya was born in Key West Florida and had faithful grandparents that took her to church every weekend as a young child. However, this introduction to Jesus was much more of a religion than a relationship and resulted in a list of dos and don’ts that left her feeling like she never quite measured up.
After believing the world’s lies for several years, the Lord captured her heart and she rededicated her life to the Lord in 2000. She started attending Calvary Church in 2010 with her husband Tom and 3 kiddos: Trevor, Kaylee and Marissa. She is amazed every day of the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness as she watches Him work. Tonya is excited to serve the pastors and the church as she assists with events.

The verse the Lord gave her for this new season is Isaiah 43:19, “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the wasteland.”

Kevin Kulpa

OPERATIONS MANAGER - GRACEFM

Kevin is a Colorado Native who has attended to Calvary Church in Aurora for over 10 years. He enjoys traveling, and has been to six countries.
He has loved Christian radio since he first got a car and discovered the preaching of Skip Heitzig and Raul Ries during a lunch break while attending Eaglecrest High School. Kevin also became convinced of the need to attend church after hearing a particular sermon by Alastair Begg during a study in the book of Hebrews. Considering how much he has been blessed by Christian radio, Kevin counts it a great privilege to be a part of blessing others by working for 89.7 & 101.7 GraceFM.

Abner Portillo

FACILITIES MANAGER

Abner was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He grew up in a church, as a pastor's kid, he was also very involved in music (percussion/Congas).
After High School his dad suffered a stroke that left him numb from the right side. During that time some family from Colorado came to visit so he hitched a ride for some needed time away. After realizing he did not have enough money to return to Chicago, AB stayed in Colorado and began to chase after money.
As time passed (years) he drifted away from God, lost his job, was divorced, and made bad business choices, and also spent time in jail. He had no place to turn but to God and he did. He has attended Calvary Church since 2015 .
AB appreciates Philippians 1:6 as it says God is faithful to complete the work he started. So now he seeks HIM and hopes to hear the words one day. Enter well done, good & faithful servant.

Curt Weurflein

MEDIA | COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

Curt was born and raised in a Christian home in Richfield, Minnesota. He then felt the Lord calling him to the United States Air Force. Working as a C-130 engine mechanic he served in Fort Walton Beach, Florida for 5 years. After his commitment was up, he moved to Denver, Colorado to pursue his passion for photography at the Art Institute of Colorado. Then after working for a few retail and e-commerce companies the Lord brought him through a trial which led him to a LifeGroup at Calvary Church. It was in that group where he was able to rebuild his life, dedicated it to the Lord, eventually found his wife Jessica, and learn how to live a life trusting in God and His leading. Curt currently lives in Aurora with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys skiing, taking pictures and spending time with his family.

Matt McDaugale

IT | NETWORK SPECIALIST | MEDIA | AUDIO VISUAL

Matt was born in Leadville, Colorado and grew up here in Denver.  He met his wife in high school, and they married shortly after graduating.  Matt served in the US Navy during the first Gulf War and then in the Army National Guard after 9/11.  Matt came to know the Lord later in life at the age of 37 and has been serving in various ministries ever since.  He graduated from the Calvary Church School of Ministry in 2019.  Matt and his wife have led the Jewish Community Outreach Ministry (JCOM) since 2016.  They have a true love for Israel and the Jewish people.  They enjoy traveling to Israel where they have been on tours and mission trips, and they are looking forward, Lord willing, to the next opportunity to return there.  Matt's life verse is Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

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CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STAFF

Shandelle Grosbach

CALVARY ACADEMY - ADMINISTRATOR | PRINCIPAL

Shandelle grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and met Jesus while reading the Bible as a young girl of 8 years old.  After a season without discipleship in her teens, Shandelle recommitted her life to Jesus at a Calvary Chapel service in 1993.  Together with her husband, Michael, she has attended Calvary Church in Aurora, Colorado since 1999. She has loved the privilege of serving the children in the fellowship through the Children’s Ministry of Calvary Church and in the community through Calvary Christian Academy.
An emphasis in serving the children this year comes from Psalm 78:6-7, “…That the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born, That they may arise and declare them to their children, That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments”

Jill Burke

CALVARY ACADEMY - VICE PRINCIPAL

Jill was born and raised in Northern Colorado. She grew up in a Christian home and came to the Lord at a young age.
She believes her husband Kevin and two girls, Kyla and Ariana, are daily proof that God loves her. The three of them returned (July 2016) from their first family mission trip to Sayulita, Mexico! They were all in love and cannot wait to return again to the mission field to serve God! As a family they also spend many hours at the pool in the summer and enjoy hikes and, of course, the mountains.
Serving in the academy in many capacities she has taught all grades from 3 to 7!
Jill loves facilitating Running Club for the Academy, as well. God is doing great things in their lives- her prayer is that you can grow in His love and wisdom as you daily seek Him. One of her favorite verses from the mission trip is Psalm 28:7. She loves the promises God gives in those verses! 

Angela Trunkenbolz

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Angela was born and raised in Brighton, CO in a Christian home with one older brother, surrounded by godly parents and faith-building grandparents. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 7 and through a church play, she rededicated her life at age 15. Since then, Angela's walk with the Lord has been an adventure with several mission trips, growing and learning more of who He is and how He orchestrates everything according to His plan. She made Calvary Church in Aurora, Colorado her home church in 2014 and is humbled to be a part of the ministry, serving the students and families.
One of her favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11 because God has a plan for each of us. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Amanda Fouse

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Amanda Fouse became a Christian at the early age of six and followed after Christ ever since. When her family moved from Arizona to Colorado in 2010, they started attending Calvary. Throughout her time at Calvary, Amanda has served in Jr High, High School, and Children’s Ministry. Currently, she serves in the Young Adults Ministry and Worship Ministry. Amanda first joined the Calvary Christian Academy staff in 2012.

Her life verse is Galatians 2:20.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Bill Ramadei

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Bill is originally from the east coast – New Haven, CT. He has two grown daughters and one granddaughter.  In 2009, the Lord began calling him from what he describes as his "idolatrous ways," and he accepted Jesus in August of that year. His sister found Calvary Church for him in September of '09 and he has been attending ever since. Bill has been involved in various ministries at Calvary Church including Children's, Calvary Men, Media, and Worship. One of his life verses is Psalm 71,
“In You O Lord, do I take refuge.  Let me never be put shame.  In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline Your ear to me and save me.  Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may continually come….” 

Christina Seraile

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

One of Christina's favorite verses is Isaiah 26:3, "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."
Christian first placed her trust in Jesus as her Lord and Savior when she was a young child, and has been trusting in Him ever since.
Although she is very grateful to have had that foundation from a young age, the older she grew, the more Christina found herself lacking discipleship. She spent most of her life in Aurora, Colorado and was first introduced to Calvary when she was in middle school.
Many years later, Christina returned to Calvary, but this time as a broken, humbled college freshman seeking healing and discipleship. She got involved in the young adult's ministry and also joined women's intercessory prayer and the worship team. She found it so exciting (and humbling) to finally have believers speaking into her life! As she grow in her walk with the Lord, the Lord taught her more about Himself, His love, and the constant surrender that is required to be His disciple. She has been at Calvary since Jan '12 and since then, the Lord has continued to refine her faith in Him and her passion for serving in ministry. She is overjoyed to have been given the opportunity to join the team here at Calvary as one of the Academy Faculty!

Dee Lemberg

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

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Erin Crumley

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Erin gave her life to Christ in 2009. The ministry she is involved in at Calvary Church is Resurrection Coffee (the Rez). Erin has held a variety of roles in our Academy and has been a consistent blessing to our Church Community. She has a daughter who attends the Academy.
Erin's favorite verse is Philippians 4:13,
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
She believe this to be more true now in her life than ever before.

Jacob Olerich

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Jacob's journey of knowing and serving Jesus began 10 years ago.  A handful of men and women from the young adults’ ministry, his coworkers at that time, along with his two managers (also Calvary folks) kept inviting him to church and gently telling Jacob about Jesus and His desire for his life. As God’s Holy Spirit softened Jacob's heart to their words, he began attending services at Calvary Church, which met in a middle school cafeteria at the time. He eventually surrendered his life to Jesus, and since then, has been led by faith into the mission field and back home where he is currently living and growing a family with my wife, Christi. Having recently completed a teaching program at a local university, God later opened up the door for Jacob to serve our church body as a middle school teacher in the Academy. He looks forward to partnering with Calvary Church’s families in order to fulfill Proverbs 22:6 to “train up a child in the way he should go [so that] even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Lauren Huber

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Lauren has been with us ever since she was a young 8th grader, and has been steadily growing in her relationship with Jesus since then. She has had the blessing of growing up in a strong Christian home and gave her life to Christ on her living room floor when she was seven years old. Lauren has always lived in Aurora and it she considers it a blessing to have found such an amazing church where she can worship and grow her foundation in her hometown. Lauren met her husband, Tucker, at Calvary’s young adult Bible study, they married in 2014. She is so grateful for the privilege of teaching at Calvary Christian Academy. To have the opportunity to love on such sweet little souls and teach them about Jesus is something she considers to be a special opportunity!
As Lauren continues in her walk with the Lord and goes deeper in her relationship with Him, a couple of verses consistently come up in her life for strength and encouragement. They are Psalm 27:13-14, “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!”

Nancy Funk

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Nancy grew up in the San Diego area and arrived in beautiful Colorado after High School. Nancy met her best friend Loren in Colorado. They have been married for 36 years, have two grown sons, and four grandsons. Nancy and Loren enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking and relaxing in their back yard together.
While in junior high Nancy attended a home youth Bible study where she was saved. She arrived at Calvary when a friend invited her to their baptism and has been active at Calvary ever since. Nancy has served in the Children’s Ministry for a number of years in various capacities and currently has been called to teach first grade at Calvary Academy. She enjoys sharing Gods love with her students through their lessons.
Her favorite verse is John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that who so ever believes in him shall not perish but have ever lasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Rita Reinhart

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

For the most part, Rita has lived in the Denver area from a very young age. Following a series of trials in her life and alienation from God due to her own sin, the Lord orchestrated events and people in her life to bring her into a personal relationship with Himself. Forgiveness and salvation set Rita on a discipleship course that brought her to Calvary Church in early 2001. She and her husband Pete have 4 children. She homeschooled them from 2001 through 2014. Rita has served in various capacities through the years and is now blessed to serve as one of the middle school faculty for the Academy. Her background in secondary math education combined with her love for Jesus Christ and for children, is being used for Christ’s Kingdom through teaching students to understand their perfectly ordered world and the incredible story of God’s plans for His people through the study of the Old Testament.
Rita's favorite verse especially as it relates to her students is “So teach us to number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom.” Ps. 90:12

Samantha Cribari

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Samantha grew up in Washington state in the beautiful Skagit Valley. She knew very little about God until hearing the gospel through a Christian outreach for high school students, where she received Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of 15. She was privileged to have excellent discipleship,  which established a foundation for her faith which would be needed for the many different seasons of life and growth which would follow. She and her husband, Mark, have 5 children that they consider their incredible gifts from the Lord. Their family has been attending Calvary Church since they moved to Colorado in 2007. The whole family has been blessed to grow in their faith as a part of this fellowship. Samantha considers herself blessed to serve on staff with the Calvary Christian Academy. She is continuously encouraged in her faith by Jeremiah 29:11-13.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. "

Shirley Varghese

CALVARY ACADEMY - FACULTY

Shirley and her family moved to Denver from India in 2004. She was born and brought up in a loving Christian home and accepted Jesus as her personal Savior at an early age. Shirley later rededicated her life to Him in High School. Her family, which includes her husband, George, and their children, Esther and Jonathan, has been a part of Calvary Church since 2006. Shirley has been teaching at Calvary Christian Academy for many years. The ‘theme’ verse which she and her husband chose when they got married and continue to hold on to is Psalm 48:14, “For this is God, Our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even to death.”
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Pastor Ed Taylor
Pastor Bill Gehm
Robert Busch
David Wurst
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