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Preschool Spiritual Growth


Christ Centered
& Child Focused

We project Christ’s love throughout every facet of our program. Our teachers are all believers and teach Bible stories, Scripture memorization, Biblical character traits, Christ-centered values, and worship songs to sing at our daily opening circle and weekly chapel. We pray with our children at the start of each day, at mealtime, and throughout the day. Our goal and desire is to provide a place where students learn about Christ and can grow in their relationship with Him.


Calvary Church has several pastoral staff who, in addition to their other responsibilities, serve as Campus Pastors to preschool staff, parents and students. Our heart is to minister to the families of Calvary Christian Preschool by:

  • speaking at school chapels
  • connecting with kids at lunch
  • providing care and support in times of need
  • being available to answer questions
  • coming alongside in prayer
  • offering Marriage + Family series and seminars

Paula Garcia

Early Childhood Pastor

Denise Ristenpart

Family Team Pastor

Shannon Reese

Adult Team Lead

Eric Wakeling

Senior Pastor


Calvary is a Bible-teaching church in Santa Ana centered around the life-changing message of Jesus, making a difference in Orange County and around the world since 1931. We are an inter-generational and inter-cultural community that truly believes life is better together because of Jesus.



At Calvary Kids, we provide fun and faith-building programs each week, plus special events throughout the year, for kids in Nursery through 5th Grade.  We are here to walk alongside you as you answer God's call to spiritually lead your children and help them develop a lifelong faith following Jesus.