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Steve Esser

Steve Esser

Steve has had the privilege of attending Calvary Church since 1951. It was at the age of 6 that he accepted Christ in a Sunday School class taught by Woody Eumarian at the old Santa Ana campus on French Street. At the age of 12 Steve clearly remembers committing his life to Christ. While in college Steve’s faith and commitment to live for Christ was greatly impacted by the Jesus movement started at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, led by Chuck Smith. In the 70 years that He has been attending Calvary, 49 of those have been with his wife, Clara and their two daughters, Jenn and Becka. Their families and husbands, and 5 grandchildren, are a part of the Calvary family as well, making a total of 4 generations.

Over the years Steve has been active in many ministries at the church from youth to adults. He has served on a number of boards – Elder Board, School Board, Trustees, Adult Ministries, and numerous committees. He has taught classes for New Believers, Money Management, and others over the years, and has always been active in discipling and mentoring men. Steve and Clara have gone on numerous short-term mission trips with both the church and other non-profit organizations.

For 25 years Steve was in the air conditioning business having his own company for 15 of those years. For the past 20 years he has served as the COO/Executive Director of The Master’s Program, a ministry to Christian marketplace and ministry leaders designed to help them get clarity and focus about their Kingdom Calling. Steve has also been a volunteer chaplain at Kaiser Permanente for the past 5 years. He also serves on the board of directors for Priority Living Inc, Angels for Higher, and CROP Ministries.

Steve and Clara enjoy being involved in the lives of their kids and grandkids, taking annual family boating vacations to Lake Almanor, walking and hiking, traveling, cycling, and also motorcycle riding on a BMW GS.

TERM: July 2021-June 2024