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Leadership

There are hundreds of people serving others 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.

2023 Elder Nominations

The Elder Nominating Committee invites the congregation of Calvary Church to submit nominee names for the Elder Board during the month of January. Recommendations must be made in writing and may be sent by email to  or by mail to Nominating Committee, 1010 N. Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705. We will vote on the new elders in our Annual Members Meeting on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Elders

Executive Team

Eric Wakeling

Senior Pastoroffice: 714-550-2386

Michael Welles

Executive Pastoroffice: 714-550-2313

Shannon Reese

Adult Team Pastoroffice: 714-550-2410

Trevor Behrns

Creative Team Pastoroffice: 714-550-2377

Matt Doan

Reach Pastoroffice: 714-550-2378

Susie Sepetjian

Executive Team Assistantoffice: 714-550-2312

Adult Ministries

Shannon Reese

Adult Team Pastoroffice: 714-550-2410

Kate Walsh

Reach + Adult Ministries Assistantoffice: 714-550-2341

Robert Carter

LifeGroups + Connectionsoffice: 714-550-2332

Eryn Holm

Spiritual Formation + Collegeoffice: 714-550-2340

Tim Nellis

College + Young Adults + Menoffice: 714-550-2391

Natalie Comstock

Communications + Connections + Womenoffice: 714-550-2356

Ron Rogalski

60+ Adults + Worshipoffice: 714-550-2361

John Sherman

60+ Adultsoffice: 714-550-2320

Stephanie Christian

Care + Marriage + 60+ Adults Assistantoffice: 714-550-2455

Desiree Elrod

Prayer Counseling

Jim McCarty

Counseling + Care + Marriageoffice: 714-550-2352

Reyna Bowman

Emergency Needs Assistant

Creative Ministries

Trevor Behrns

Creative Team Pastoroffice: 714-550-2377

Robert Carter

LifeGroups + Connectionsoffice: 714-550-2332

Natalie Comstock

Communications + Connections + Womenoffice: 714-550-2356

Chelcea Cummings

Creative Artsoffice: 714-550-2379

Jordan Kranda

Media Artsoffice: 714-550-2327

Luke Simpson

Media Arts

Lauren McGunigale

Worship, Events, Weddings + Memorialsoffice: 714-550-2109

Ryan Roehl

Technical Artsoffice: 714-550-2329

Kirstin Salazar

Graphic Artsoffice: 714-550-2344

Joshua Wathen

Worshipoffice: 714-550-2316

Helen Weed

Music Arts office: 714-550-2353

Family Ministries

Denise Ristenpart

Family Team Pastor office: 714-550-2338

Rebecca Roehl

Family Ministries Assistantoffice: 714-550-2331

Paula Garcia

Early Childhoodoffice: 714-550-2336

Danika Moubayed

Elementaryoffice: 714-550-2480

Josh Simpson

Middle School + All Church Eventsoffice: 714-550-2429

Christian Hemerling

High Schooloffice: 714-550-2327

Allie Echaves

High Schooloffice: 714-550-2385

Reach Ministries

Matt Doan

Reach Pastoroffice: 714-550-2378

Kate Walsh

Reach + Adult Ministries Assistantoffice: 714-550-2341

Jonathan Smalley

Reach Localoffice: 714-550-2351

Hispanic Ministries

Armando Reyes

Leadoffice: 714-550-2328

Ileana Benavente

Assistantoffice: 714-550-2270

Víctor Millán

Associateoffice: 714-550-2325

Business Administration

Michael Welles

Executive Pastoroffice: 714-550-2313

Susie Sepetjian

Executive Team Assistantoffice: 714-550-2312

Lauren McGunigale

Worship, Events, Weddings + Memorialsoffice: 714-550-2109

Sheryl Larsen

Financeoffice: 714-550-2369

Kayla Jones

Accounts Payable Coordinatoroffice: 714-550-2314

Betty Johnson

Payroll + Benefitsoffice: 714-550-2393

Bill Dietz

Information Technologyoffice: 714-550-2257

Mario Maietta

Facilities Director

Ryan Joseph

Assistant Facilities + School Security

Kristin Shook

Database + Online Giving

Calvary Christian School

Kayla Jones

Accounts Payable Coordinatoroffice: 714-550-2314

David Seidman

Head of Schooloffice: 714-973-2056

Jenny Spencer

Elementary Director

Nicole Boyce

School Admissions Directoroffice: 714-973-2056

Tina Holland

Preschool Directoroffice: 714-550-2151

Lisa Keith

Preschool Assistant Directoroffice: 714-973-1768