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.

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Scott Van Essen

Scott Van Essen

Scott was born in Long Beach, CA. He is the oldest of four and was raised in a strong Christian home. He spent the first 22 years of life worshipping and serving at Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Artesia, CA. His parents and church family were constantly pointing him to Jesus. Scott accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior around the age of six.

Scott met Robin in middle school and began dating in high school. They have been married 17 years and have two daughters, Hannah (13) and Brooke (11). They currently live in Santa Ana. Scott works in the technology industry and loves to surf whenever he gets a chance.

Scott and Robin have been Calvary Church members since 2010. They were members at Mariners Church for ten years and as their children grew and thrived at Calvary Christian School they heard God’s clear calling to make Calvary Church their home.

Scott currently serves as Chairman of the School Ministry Team and has served with the Alpha Ministry, Homes for Hope Mexico and the VBS Salvation team. Together Scott and Robin co-lead a Parent of Teens LifeGroup and Robin works with the Human Trafficking Ministry. This is Scott’s first role as Elder.

Term: July 2016 - June 2019