Ministry Staff

  Name:  Rev. Randy Reese  Staff Position:  Directing Pastor  What do you do at Calvary?:  I am privileged to preach, to teach, to administer the sacraments, to nurture, to heal, to gather the community in worship, and to send them forth in witness. I am charged with the leadership of the people of God through the ministries of Service, Word, Sacrament, and Order. The Church's ministry of service is a primary representation of God's love. In a general yet somewhat concise manner, through my personal faith in Christ and my commitment to him as Savior and Lord, I nurture and cultivate the spiritual disciplines and patterns of holiness, teach and model generous Christian living and giving, give my myself completely to ministry following Jesus' pattern of love and service, communicate the Christian faith in both oral and written form, lead the whole church in loving service to humankind, be a person in whom the community can place trust and confidence, accept the Scripture as containing all things necessary for salvation through faith in God through Jesus Christ, and lead the church in making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. My wife Debbie and I share the role of Co-pastors at Calvary UMC, having been appointed by Bishop Jonathan A. Keaton to serve God at this church.  Favorite Food:  Steak  Favorite Film:  The Ten Commandments  Favorite Bible Verse:   John 3:16, Proverbs 3:3-6    Email Randy

Name: Rev. Randy Reese
Staff Position: Directing Pastor
What do you do at Calvary?: I am privileged to preach, to teach, to administer the sacraments, to nurture, to heal, to gather the community in worship, and to send them forth in witness. I am charged with the leadership of the people of God through the ministries of Service, Word, Sacrament, and Order. The Church's ministry of service is a primary representation of God's love. In a general yet somewhat concise manner, through my personal faith in Christ and my commitment to him as Savior and Lord, I nurture and cultivate the spiritual disciplines and patterns of holiness, teach and model generous Christian living and giving, give my myself completely to ministry following Jesus' pattern of love and service, communicate the Christian faith in both oral and written form, lead the whole church in loving service to humankind, be a person in whom the community can place trust and confidence, accept the Scripture as containing all things necessary for salvation through faith in God through Jesus Christ, and lead the church in making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
My wife Debbie and I share the role of Co-pastors at Calvary UMC, having been appointed by Bishop Jonathan A. Keaton to serve God at this church.
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Film: The Ten Commandments
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16, Proverbs 3:3-6
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  Name:  Ray Slaubaugh  Staff Position:  Managing Director of Operations  What do you do at Calvary?:  Handle all the business operations of the church.  Favorite Food:  Seafood  Favorite Film:  National Lampoons Vacation  Favorite Bible Verse:   First Corinthians 13    Email Ray

Name: Ray Slaubaugh
Staff Position: Managing Director of Operations
What do you do at Calvary?: Handle all the business operations of the church.
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Film: National Lampoons Vacation
Favorite Bible Verse: First Corinthians 13
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  Name:  Dr. Isaac Gaff  Staff Position:  Managing Director of Worship and Creative Arts  What do you do at Calvary?:  I have the privilege of shepherding both our worship design process and those who serve in our worship services. These include musicians, visual artists, technical and media artists – anyone who shares gifts in worship for the building up of the church.  Favorite Food:  Anything with peanut butter  Favorite Film:  A Late Quartet  Favorite Bible Verse:   Romans 11:33-12:2    Email Isaac

Name: Dr. Isaac Gaff
Staff Position: Managing Director of Worship and Creative Arts
What do you do at Calvary?: I have the privilege of shepherding both our worship design process and those who serve in our worship services. These include musicians, visual artists, technical and media artists – anyone who shares gifts in worship for the building up of the church.
Favorite Food: Anything with peanut butter
Favorite Film: A Late Quartet
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 11:33-12:2
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  Name:  Lori Short  Staff Position:  Managing Director of Family Ministry  What do you do at Calvary?:  I oversee Calvary programs for birth through 12th graders (KidVenture, Student Ministries, Kid Connection Preschool and Mom2Mom), working closely with the directors of each program. I also directly design KidVenture Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade programs, creating opportunities for kids to experience God working in their lives! I love having the opportunity to partner with kids and families as we all grow to know Jesus more!   Favorite Food:  Brownies  Favorite Film:  Shawshank Redemption  Favorite Bible Verse:   Philippians 4:6-7    Email Lori

Name: Lori Short
Staff Position: Managing Director of Family Ministry
What do you do at Calvary?: I oversee Calvary programs for birth through 12th graders (KidVenture, Student Ministries, Kid Connection Preschool and Mom2Mom), working closely with the directors of each program. I also directly design KidVenture Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade programs, creating opportunities for kids to experience God working in their lives! I love having the opportunity to partner with kids and families as we all grow to know Jesus more!
Favorite Food: Brownies
Favorite Film: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6-7
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  Name:  Mary Harsh  Staff Position:  Co-Director of KidVenture  What do you do at Calvary?:  I have the privilege of partnering with parents and grandparents in sharing the love of Christ with kids.   Favorite Food:  Spaghetti  Favorite Film:  Toy Story  Favorite Bible Verse:   Proverbs 3:5-6    Email Mary

Name: Mary Harsh
Staff Position: Co-Director of KidVenture
What do you do at Calvary?: I have the privilege of partnering with parents and grandparents in sharing the love of Christ with kids.
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Film: Toy Story
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
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  Name:  Michael Pitzer  Staff Position:  Director of Sr. High Ministries  What do you do at Calvary?:  I am privileged to oversee Calvary's junior and senior high youth ministries. Everyday is different and can consist of mentoring over coffee or icecream, playing volleyball or basketball, going to a soccer game or school play, teaching and preaching, event planning as well as many other things! The best part of my job is getting to journey alongside our awesome and passionate youth as they come to know Jesus!   Favorite Food:  Steak and Desserts!  Favorite Film:  Star Wars (4-6)  Favorite Bible Verse:   Psalm 51:7-12    Email Michael

Name: Michael Pitzer
Staff Position: Director of Sr. High Ministries
What do you do at Calvary?: I am privileged to oversee Calvary's junior and senior high youth ministries. Everyday is different and can consist of mentoring over coffee or icecream, playing volleyball or basketball, going to a soccer game or school play, teaching and preaching, event planning as well as many other things! The best part of my job is getting to journey alongside our awesome and passionate youth as they come to know Jesus!
Favorite Food: Steak and Desserts!
Favorite Film: Star Wars (4-6)
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 51:7-12
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  Name:  Tina Carby  Staff Position:  Nursery Coordinator  What do you do at Calvary?:  I'm responsible for scheduling, training and overseeing nursery care at the church.   Favorite Food:  Crab Legs  Favorite Film:  The John Hugh's Classics  Favorite Bible Verse:   Psalm 121:1-2    Email Tina

Name: Tina Carby
Staff Position: Nursery Coordinator
What do you do at Calvary?: I'm responsible for scheduling, training and overseeing nursery care at the church.
Favorite Food: Crab Legs
Favorite Film: The John Hugh's Classics
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 121:1-2
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  Name:  Kellen Lemler  Staff Position:  Director of Jr. High Ministries  What do you do at Calvary?:  I have the wonderful privilege of leading the Jr. High Ministry here! So anything from equipping parents, leaders, and students to love and follow Jesus as best they can.   Favorite Food:  Anything Mexican and Donuts  Favorite Film:  Stranger Than Fiction  Favorite Bible Verse:   1 Corinthians 16:13-14    Email Kellen

Name: Kellen Lemler
Staff Position: Director of Jr. High Ministries
What do you do at Calvary?: I have the wonderful privilege of leading the Jr. High Ministry here! So anything from equipping parents, leaders, and students to love and follow Jesus as best they can.
Favorite Food: Anything Mexican and Donuts
Favorite Film: Stranger Than Fiction
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
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  Name:  Rev. Dr. Ray Owens  Staff Position:  Pastor of Visitation  What do you do at Calvary?:  I am privileged to be serving as the Pastor of Visitation at Calvary UMC. I make hospital, nursing home, and home visits to members and friends of our church family. I am also available to assist Pastors Randy & Debbie in any other way that would help them.   Favorite Food:  home-made lasagna  Favorite Film:  Blues Brothers  Favorite Bible Verse:   Romans 8:28    Email Ray

Name: Rev. Dr. Ray Owens
Staff Position: Pastor of Visitation
What do you do at Calvary?: I am privileged to be serving as the Pastor of Visitation at Calvary UMC. I make hospital, nursing home, and home visits to members and friends of our church family. I am also available to assist Pastors Randy & Debbie in any other way that would help them.
Favorite Food: home-made lasagna
Favorite Film: Blues Brothers
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28
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  Name:  Val Funk  Staff Position:  Preschool Director  What do you do at Calvary?:  I am responsible for the day to day operation of the preschool including religious content, curriculum, accreditation & licensing standards, Preschool staff, Preschool children, and Preschool families.  Favorite Food:  Pizza  Favorite Film:  Argo  Favorite Bible Verse:   Matthew 25:21    Email Val

Name: Val Funk
Staff Position: Preschool Director
What do you do at Calvary?: I am responsible for the day to day operation of the preschool including religious content, curriculum, accreditation & licensing standards, Preschool staff, Preschool children, and Preschool families.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Film: Argo
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 25:21
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  Name:  Amanda Nesby  Staff Position:  Congregational Care Coordinator  What do you do at Calvary?:  I help keep track of our guests and members using our database. I manage the prayer chain and follow up with families needing prayer and assist them with various other needs as well. I help connect people with community agencies as needed. I also help people get involved in service opportunities, membership and baptism. I am what you might call the "Calvary Social Worker." People come to me with their questions and I help them get connected to the area they need.   Favorite Food:  Sushi  Favorite Film:  Selena  Favorite Bible Verse:   John 16:33    Email Amanda

Name: Amanda Nesby
Staff Position: Congregational Care Coordinator
What do you do at Calvary?: I help keep track of our guests and members using our database. I manage the prayer chain and follow up with families needing prayer and assist them with various other needs as well. I help connect people with community agencies as needed. I also help people get involved in service opportunities, membership and baptism. I am what you might call the "Calvary Social Worker." People come to me with their questions and I help them get connected to the area they need.
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Film: Selena
Favorite Bible Verse: John 16:33
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  Name:  Angie Bicknell  Staff Position:  Office Coordinator  What do you do at Calvary?:  Handle all office responsibilities and scheduling of church calendar.   Favorite Food:  Cream Cheese  Favorite Film:  To Kill A Mockingbird  Favorite Bible Verse:   Mark 11:24    Email Angie

Name: Angie Bicknell
Staff Position: Office Coordinator
What do you do at Calvary?: Handle all office responsibilities and scheduling of church calendar.
Favorite Food: Cream Cheese
Favorite Film: To Kill A Mockingbird
Favorite Bible Verse: Mark 11:24
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  Name:  Sharyl Jennings  Staff Position:  Receptionist/Volunteer Coordinator  What do you do at Calvary?:  I welcome guests to the church, answer the phone and direct callers to the appropriate staff member, coordinate hospitality volunteers, and record attendance.   Favorite Food:  Chocolate  Favorite Film:  Sleepless in Seattle  Favorite Bible Verse:   Isaiah 26:3    Email Sharyl

Name: Sharyl Jennings
Staff Position: Receptionist/Volunteer Coordinator
What do you do at Calvary?: I welcome guests to the church, answer the phone and direct callers to the appropriate staff member, coordinate hospitality volunteers, and record attendance.
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Film: Sleepless in Seattle
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:3
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  Name:  Larry Gamblin  Staff Position:  Director of Building and Grounds  What do you do at Calvary?:  Oversee maintenance and operation of the Building and Grounds and direct the custodial staff with cleaning of the building. Monitoring and repairs all the systems to keep building in operation, the grounds upkeep including the the mowing and parking lot. This also includes doing some repairs.   Favorite Food:  Pizza  Favorite Film:  None  Favorite Bible Verse:   Psalm 23:1    Email Larry

Name: Larry Gamblin
Staff Position: Director of Building and Grounds
What do you do at Calvary?: Oversee maintenance and operation of the Building and Grounds and direct the custodial staff with cleaning of the building. Monitoring and repairs all the systems to keep building in operation, the grounds upkeep including the the mowing and parking lot. This also includes doing some repairs.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Film: None
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23:1
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  Name:  Al Behrens  Staff Position:  Outreach Coordinator  What do you do at Calvary?:  Actively coordinate outreach efforts throughout the various groups and ministries of the church for local, national and global projects.  Favorite Food:  Carrot Cake  Favorite Film:  The Sting  Favorite Bible Verse:   Luke 9:62    Email Al

Name: Al Behrens
Staff Position: Outreach Coordinator
What do you do at Calvary?: Actively coordinate outreach efforts throughout the various groups and ministries of the church for local, national and global projects.
Favorite Food: Carrot Cake
Favorite Film: The Sting
Favorite Bible Verse: Luke 9:62
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  Name: Sandy Theile   Staff Position:  Accountant  What do you do at Calvary?:  Accounting    Email Sandy

Name: Sandy Theile
Staff Position: Accountant
What do you do at Calvary?: Accounting
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