STAFF AND MINISTRY LEADERS
Pastor Paul moved his family to Ontario, Oregon to start Calvary Chapel Ontario over 30 years ago and has been teaching the Bible ever since. He has been married to his wife for over 42 years and together they have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. His overriding passion is teaching through the Bible. In addition to his regular pastoral duties, Pastor Paul spends his days answering Bible questions via email, writing devotions and working with the CCO staff. Click here for more information.
Aaron was pretty much raised at Calvary Chapel Ontario and now he serves as an Assistant Pastor. His family moved to the area when he was about 7 years old and he grew up at CCO. After 4 years of Bible college he has served in a couple churches before moving back to the Treasure Valley with his wife, Madi. Aaron is a dynamic teacher and loves to serve the Body of Christ.
Sue heads up our Calvary Chapel Women's Ministry and oversees so many other departments around the church. She is a wonderful Bible teacher and has published many women's Bible study booklets over the years that are used by groups and churches all over the country and around the world. She is also a popular women's retreat speaker. She homeschooled all 4 of her children and loves spending time with her precious grandchildren. She and Pastor Paul have been married over 42 years.
Children's Ministry Director
Beth Neisinger directs our growing and vibrant children's ministry at Calvary Chapel and she comes at it with a passionate and joyful heart. She truly loves the kids and works extra hard to make their experience one of discovery and fun. Beth and her husband also started a YouTube channel for children called Bethy's Bible Bites where she shares short messages from the Word of God. You can check it out here.
Audio Visual Director
Taylor Neisinger is the man behind our entire Audio/Visual ministry. He guides and directs everything related to sight and sound at Calvary Chapel, including what you see on our YouTube channel and all our livestreams. Taylor comes at his position with creativity and passion for his art. He maintains everything at CCO from cameras to speakers to lights and whatever else we use to get the Word out online. He also oversees our staff of volunteers who help in the AV booth during services.
Church Administrator/ Business Manager
Evan Smith is a gifted administrator and manager of the daily details of life around Calvary Chapel. Our campus is almost constantly being updated and changed and that means Evan is the man with the details. He also oversees the business end of our fellowship and keeps things running smoothly. Evan and his wife (Dawn) have been with Calvary Chapel over 25 years and continue to be a blessing to everyone in many ways.
When you walk into the office at Calvary Chapel Ontario chances are the first person you're going to see is Salena. She's here to be helpful to anyone who happens along and can even help you in our bookstore if you wish to browse for awhile. Salena designs much of what you see in print form around the fellowship and makes most of our announcement slides that run during our services. She keeps our office running smoothly and efficiently.
Bob Simerly has been a part of the Chapel Ontario family for several years. He also leads our Addiction Support ministry called Broken Chains. But his primary role at CCO is that of Elder. He comes alongside Pastor Paul and helps to oversee all the ministries that happen in our fellowship. His job is to help maintain biblical fidelity and spiritual vitality in all that we do. Bob and his wife Jo have 4 grown children who all attend CCO along with their own growing families.
Jerry Gamb serves Calvary Chapel Ontario as an Elder, with a strong passion for raising up people into ministry positions of leadership. He joins with the other elders overseeing the many ministries that we offer. Jerry and his wife Kathy have three grown boys, two of whom are ministering here at CCO.
Amber oversees and runs our Calvary Chapel Bookstore. She makes it a wonderful place for our members to shop and pick up Bibles are reduced prices or engaging books to encourage your Christian walk. Because our bookstore proceeds go toward missions, Amber is also our Missions Director, informing our fellowship of all our missions activity.
Lionel & Justine Segura
Young Adult Group
Taylor & Emily Conlon
Young Adult Group
Lionel and Justine (far left image) along with Taylor and Emily co-lead our Young Adult Ministry. Can you tell that Justine and Emily are sisters? Both girls pretty much grew up at Calvary Chapel Ontario and now they are serving alongside their husbands ministering to our post-highschool young adults.
Brandy Sorenson heads up and runs our Wednesday evening AWANA ministry. Her positive attitude and great leadership make for a wonderful experience for the kids and all the volunteers who serve in this ministry. Brandy is married to Brian (one of our worship leaders) and together they have 3 girls.
Ryan & Hannah Gamb
Senior High Ministry
Our Senior High Ministry is called Refuge and Ryan and Hannah head up the group. Ryan is a great teacher and loves communicating the truths of God's Word to the kids. Ryan and Hannah (who both grew up at CCO) have been married for a couple years and have one daughter.
Junior High Ministry
Wende leads our Junior High ministry (Solid Rock) and absolutely loves all the kids who attend. She is a passionate supporter of all our ministries to teens and loves to share wisdom from God's Word. Wende is married to Tyson and together they two children.
Larry is our resident fisherman at Calvary Chapel, but when he isn't dropping his line in the lake he's busy taking care of the ongoing maintenance of our facilities. If it's broken or needs to be replaced Larry is the one we turn to. He's faithful to attend every staff meeting and has a love for Jesus that shows through. Larry and his wife Sylvia live in Ontario.