Meet our staff!

Ben Chavez

Senior Pastor 
Pastor Ben has been a Pastor at Calvary Rio Rancho since 2006. He served 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. In January of 2019, he officially stepped in to lead God's sheep as Senior Pastor.

Veronica Chavez

Women's Ministry Coordniator
Veronica has helped in Children's Ministry since 1998, teaching the Mid-High Girls class for most of those years. A servant in every way, she has worked in the café, taught discipleship classes and now oversees the Cultivate Women's Ministry. Veronica's heart is to see each woman actively using whatever gift God has given her for His glory.

Tracy Burns 

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Tracy and his wife, Genie have been a part of Calvary for several years. His passion is community outreach, overseeing the Prayer Walk Ministry with a fervent heart for the lost.

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, Juanita have been at Calvary Rio Rancho since its inception.   Having served the Lord for more than 30 years as Senior Pastor, he now supplies leadership for Trail Life, American Heritage Girls, and our adopted school, Rio Rancho Elementary.

Tom Campbell

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Tom has served faithfully for many years as one of our volunteer pastors, currently overseeing 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 worship leaders 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.  

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.

Roy Weaver

Roy and his wife, Dana, have been attending Calvary Rio Rancho since 2012. Roy currently leads a Home Fellowship, The Helps Ministry as well as the Men's Breakfast. He loves sharing God's word with others and encouraging other believers. 

Cheryl Jensen 

Greeting you with a welcoming smile comes from Cheryl's heart of gratitude for the amazing redemptive work God has done in her life.  She has been on staff since 2005 and has discipled many ladies who have sought to be free from the addiction of drugs and alcohol. 

Terri Wade 

Terri came on staff as our receptionist in 2002 and now works diligently keeping track of all things financial. With a heart to disciple and come alongside women, and a great love for God's Word, you can frequently find Terri encouraging others with her cheery countenance and wise words.

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 Café Ministry, Debi also oversees our Hospitality Ministry. Come meet our fun-loving Debi in the Gathering Café and let her serve you one of her delicious coffee creations! 

Isaiah Chavez

Graphic/Web Designer
Young Adults Leader
Isaiah has been attending Calvary Rio Rancho since 1997. He has been blessed to serve in Calvary Kids, The Gathering Café as well as the Worship Team. Our young adults are thrilled with Isaiah's willingness to step up to lead a ministry especially for their age group of 18-30 year-old's, besides using his talents as our Graphic -Website Designer.

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 since 2012. Josh is presently enjoying a time of focused study at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California with the hope of learning all he can about our amazing God and how to serve Him in every way. 

Dan Elliott

We think Dan is the best sound man around! He has been handling our Sound Ministry since 2001 and loves his behind-the-scenes, essential job.  Ever wonder who turns on the lights on Sunday mornings? Dan is your man, because he is also our Facilities Manager. 

Bill Kornrumph 

Safety Ministry Leader 
A retired Fire Chief, Bill's has a passion 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 

Kent Powderly

Bookstore Assistant
Besides regularly helping out with Sunday morning worship "Davo" and his wife Wendy oversee the Altared Youth Group that serves our 7th-12th graders in the church. Our young people are well-protected with Davo because he's also a part of our Safety Team.
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.