ABOUT US

PASTORS / STAFF

John Van Gorkom

LEAD PASTOR
Pastor John is strange, but is never satisfied to be a stranger to anyone. He works hard to remember everyone’s name, but in the last two years he is finding it more difficult. Please overlook his age. He loves Jesus, loves people, and loves golf. His early background in business management makes him a strong leader. His life-long background in Biblical truth makes him a trustworthy pastor.  If you can handle the truth, you will find him to be graciously blunt and relationally inviting. After all, he’s been around here for over 20 years.
 

Josh Van Gorkom

FAMILY LIFE AND DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

Pastor Josh is a unique combination of passion, love, and coffee. But one thing is for sure: he LOVES serving the Lord! Pastor Josh desires to see people grow in their relationship with Christ which is why he oversees all Family Life & Discipleship. He and his wife Brittany have 4 children and love spending time as a family, especially when eating popcorn and smoothies for dinner and gathering around for a good movie! In his personal time, Pastor Josh enjoys trying to “one up” his dad on the golf course as well as many other outdoor activities and hands on projects. If there are shenanigans or a prank around the office, Pastor Josh is probably not too far away!
 

James Alan Hall (JAH)

WORSHIP ARTS PASTOR
Pastor JAH has a renewed vision for the Levitical heart of worship. He strives to be the help minister to the lead preaching Pastors by preparing the music, graphics, decor, set up, tear down, and all other creative elements used to give God Glory, allowing those Pastors the freedom to excel in the calling God has placed on their lives!! Pastor JAH and his wife Whitney have been leading worship for over 25 years, having toured the world while leading for 12 of those years. They have 6 awesome Kids. Pastor JAH enjoys all sports, really likes Cars, but above all enjoys using the creative gifts God has given him to Praise the King of all Kings…JESUS!!!
 
STUDENT PASTOR
COMING SOON!!

Fred Whyte

CONGREGATIONAL CARE PASTOR
Pastor Fred has been a pastor for 30 plus years.  It has been a joy to serve The Lord during this time.  He has been known to enjoy fishing for fish as well as men.  His wife Sandy helps him and looks after him because they really love each other.  Their four girls have grown into wonderful women and mothers.  His motto has always been “You can call on me”.  As pastor of Congregational Care, he is continuing that ministry at Calvary Baptist Church.
 

Christina Seid

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR
Christina is the children’s Ministry Director at Calvary. She has a wonderful husband, Robert, 5 children and 1 grandson. After praying for God’s direction for their family they were led to the beautiful city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Christina is so grateful that God has allowed her to use her passion for children to minister full-time at Calvary. She is grateful to serve side by side with a dedicated group of teachers and helpers who are committed to connecting children to God. The ministry is blessed with children excited about learning as much as they can about their Heavenly Father. Our desire is that each child will come to know the amazing love of God in his/her life. We want to partner with parents to help these kids become solid in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
 

Sue Moss

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Ms. Sue loves coming to work each day and is thankful she can serve the Lord and the Calvary family through the office.  She and her husband Sheldon are proud of their 2 sons and daughters-in-law and can be seen quite often at one of their 5 grandchildren’s sporting events.   In her personal time she enjoys her weekly date night with her husband at Fazoli’s, scrapbooking and card making.   She does a good job of dodging

the Nerf darts and ignoring the Pastor’s shenanigans while maintaining a professional atmosphere in the office.

Scott Soden

FACILITY MANAGER
Scott is quiet and compassionate. You will often find him with a child attached to his hip, as he has a passion for loving and nurturing children. He is gifted with working with his hands which is why God has put him in the perfect job as a Facility Manager. Scott and his wife Kayleen, with their sons Elliott and Nathan, enjoy sports, the great outdoors and camping. When Scott is not with his family he’s twenty feet up in a tree with his bow and arrow looking for the next animal to put on the dinner table or to mount on the wall. Most importantly he has allowed Jesus to be intertwined into every aspect of his life, listening to the Holy Spirit for counseling and direction.
 

Erin Selvig

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Erin Selvig is happy to serve Calvary Baptist Church as the Office Administer. When she’s not busy stuffing weekly connectors or sending out prayer chain emails at work, Erin is caring for her family which consists of 7 high energy kids (Isaac, Colman, Savannah, Geneva, Grace, David, and Faith) and 1 crazy husband named Matt. Erin enjoys spending time on the lake relaxing during the summer, traveling , and watching the kids at their extracurricular events. Erin’s dream vacation would be to spend 2 weeks in Greece and Italy and she is a history buff. Above all, Erin loves the Lord and is thankful for the many blessings He has bestowed upon her.
 
 
 
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