Meet our staff!

Ben Chavez

Senior Pastor 
Pastor Ben has been a Pastor at Calvary Rio Rancho for 13 years. He started in children's ministry and has overseen Trail life, American Heritage Girls, MOPS, Home School, Youth Groups and was instrumental in the startup of the Billy Graham phone ministry at Calvary. The Lord has recently called him to lead God's sheep as Senior Pastor.

Veronica Chavez

Women's Ministry Leader
Veronica started helping in children's ministry more than 21 years ago and has taught Mid-High girls for about 18 of those 21 years. She is currently overseeing the Women's ministry.

Tracy Burns 

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Tracy came on staff in June of 2018.  He has a passion for the lost and is excited and blessed to be able to serve the Lord full time. 

Aaron Force 

Assistant Pastor 
Jesus is Pastor Aaron's everything.  He has enjoyed every moment walking in His light as he serves his family, the church, and the community for His glory.  

Robert Hall 

Pastor Emeritus 
Pastor Robert and his wife have been instrumental in building the church at Calvary Rio Rancho.   He served the Lord as the Senior Pastor for 30+ years and is currently overseeing our Trail Life and AHG ministries.

Tom Campell

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Tom is one of our volunteer Pastors.  He has served faithfully for several years in our Benevolence and Home Fellowship ministries.

Mark Mason

Assistant Pastor 
Pastor Mark is one of our volunteer pastors who loves reaching people through missions, hospital visits, and prison ministry.  

Chet Evans 

Worship Pastor
Pastor Chet has a passion for training the next generation of worshipers and encouraging the body to use and develop their spiritual gifts for the glory of God.  

Jim Beaudet

Jim is a volunteer Elder who oversees our prayer ministry and also faithfully serves in our Calvary Kids ministry.  

Garry Swafford 

Garry and his wife, Susan, have faithfully served in the Home Fellowships, fighting for the unborn, and providing healing for those affected by hurt and pain of abortion.

Don Love 

Mr. Love has overseen our Servants Ministry for many years.  He is one of our prayer warriors and serves as one of the Holy Fire Bookstore volunteers.

Cheryl Jensen 

Cheryl is a great example of the redemptive work of God in how God can make all things new.  She has been on staff for 10+ years and has discipled many ladies who have sought to be free from the addiction of drugs and alcohol. 

Terri Wade 

The Lord has been very kind to Terri, to draw her here, to this Church.  During her time here, she has grown in her walk with the love and support of the Staff and the body of believers here at Calvary. She has been blessed to be able to serve in many areas and looks forward to what the Lord has for her to still do. She loves encouraging others in their walk with the Lord and is very grateful and thankful to be here. 

Isaiah Chavez 

Graphic/Web Designer
Young Adults Leader
Isaiah has been attending Calvary Rio Rancho for 22 years. Throughout this time he has been blessed to serve in Calvary Kids, The Gathering Café as well as the Worship Team. Nearly a year ago he was been blessed to join the staff as Calvary's graphic designer/website designer. This year he has also taken on the role of the Young Adults leader and is beyond blessed to be in that role. 

Janet Smith 

Bookstore Manager 
Janet became the Holy Fire Bookstore Manager in 2019.  Her passion is for God's Word, books, and equipping the saints with the tools they need to enhance their walk with Jesus.  

Debi Kornrumph 

Café Manager
Along with serving the body of Christ in the Cafe Ministry, Debi also oversees our Hospitality Ministry.  She is kind-hearted and loves to see people enjoy Christian fellowship.

Sarah Force 

Calvary Kids Leader
Sarah grew up here at Calvary Rio Rancho, and also met her husband, Pastor Aaron, here over 20 years ago; they are now raising their own 3 children in this sweet fellowship of believers. She is greatly blessed to come along side the families and children of Calvary Rio Rancho as she serves as the Calvary Kids Director.

Josh Chavez 

Administrative/Worship Assistant 
Josh has been a part of Calvary his entire life. He served in children's ministry for 5 years and has been part of the worship team for 7 years and currently has been blessed with the opportunity to attend Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California. 

Dan Elliot 

Dan has served for 16+ years in our sound ministry.  He enjoys serving the body of Christ behind the scenes.  Ever wonder who turns on the lights on Sunday mornings?

Bill Kornrumph 

Safety Ministry Leader 
Bill's heart is to provide a safe environment for those who desire to come and worship God.  He and the rest of the Safety Team have been trained in medical aid, self-defense, and assisting others.

Dave Chiarelli

Youth Group Leader
Dave (Davo) has been overseeing the Altared Youth Group several years in addition to serving on the safety team and the Sunday morning worship team. 

Kent Powderly

Bookstore Assistant
Kent has authored and edited many books.  He is our walking dictionary, Bible Thesaurus, and history buff.  If you have a question, ask Kent, he probably has the answer.