Staff

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

Assistant Pastor
Pastor Chet has been attending Calvary Rio Rancho since 2015, has been involved with our worship ministry ever since and has a passion for encouraging the body to use and develop their spiritual gifts for the glory of God.  

Jim Beaudet

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

Don Love

Elder
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.

Don Gurule

Elder
Donald and his wife Cathleen have been attending Calvary Rio Rancho since 2004. Donald has recently stepped into an Elder role, currently oversees the Home fellowships, and is blessed to also lead a Home fellowship of his own. 

Roy Weaver

Administrator 
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 Man Up Ministry. He loves sharing God's word with others and encouraging other believers. 

Christian  Chavez

Worship Leader
Christian has been serving the Lord with music for the past 18 years. He has a passion for equipping the saints with scriptural truth through the songs we sing. He and his wife Jillian have five children. 

Cheryl Jensen 

Receptionist 
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 

Bookkeeper
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 has spent some time in focused study at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta,  and is now back on staff at Calvary Rio Rancho. Josh thoroughly enjoyed his time at CCBC and is also glad to be back!

Dan Elliott

Multimedia/Facilities 
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.  

Sarah Force

Calvary Kids Coordinator
Sarah has served alongside her husband, Pastor Aaron for 16 years at Calvary Rio Rancho. They have 3 children, and she considers it a great honor and joy to oversee all the kiddos in Calvary Kids.

Bill Kornrumph

Safety Ministry Leader
A retired Fire Chief, Bill 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.

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.

Sky and Jaylene West

Youth Group Leaders
God has given Sky and Jaylene a heart and vision to raise up Godly youth, equipped to face today’s world.  They have attended Calvary for over 10 years and are raising 3 children of their own. Their desire is to reach all youth and direct them to answer God’s calling on their lives.