There are hundreds of people serving here at 1010 N Tustin Ave and around the world. The men and women listed below represent a small piece of that larger picture of the body of Christ at work as they guide the ministries of Calvary Church. Whether on staff or a voluntary member of the Elder Board, all those who provide leadership for Calvary need your encouragement and prayers.

Learn more about Pastor Eric Wakeling, the process up to this point and the journey ahead at calvarylife.org/pastor

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Leah Hess

Leah Hess

Head of School (K-8)office: 714-973-2056

What do you do at Calvary?

Every day at Calvary, I joyfully serve the teachers, students and parents by sharing my love for Jesus. Often times you will find me bustling around campus caring for students, collaborating with teachers, being a detective, selling snacks to raise money for special programs, organizing community service events, singing silly songs during spirit assemblies or playing wiffle ball at recess.


How did you become a follower of Jesus?

I came to know Christ through the love that was shown to me by a very special lady, who later became my mother-in-law. Linda was, and still is, a mentor and spiritual leader in my life. When I really needed guidance, Linda showed tremendous care and concern by loving me through her servant's heart. The encouragement I received stretched and challenged me to own my own faith. I am so thankful to be able to experience His love and grace everyday as a result of the influence Linda had, and continues to have, in my life.


Hometown: Philadeplphia

Education / Training: Shippensburg University BSEd, University of California Educational Therapy, Trained in Seeing Stars by LindamoodBell, Dyslexia Solutions, Gesell Developmental Assessments, and studied00 at the Benchmark School, a research-based school, with an amazing out

On Staff At Calvary Since: 2012

Favorite Bible Verse: Micah 6:8

Children: Austin, Sage, Ellah, Taffy (dog), Leo (cat)

Married to: Josh

Married since: 1994