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Lead Pastor Search

Lead Pastor Search

We're so thankful for all God has done during this interim season in our church. And we're looking forward to what He will do as we search for a new Lead Pastor. Each month, we plan to give updates about where we are in the search process, where we're going, and what we can all be praying together during this important time in our church. We'll post updates on this page as they become available. Please pray with us now and in the coming months as God continues to work in and through Calvary and prepares the next person to lead our church. 

We have partnered with Vanderbloemen Search Firm in our search for a new Lead Pastor. Below is an update from Pete and the search team.

Past Updates

On September 5, we sent out a the following letter to the congregation.

On Sunday, September 10, we held a congregational meeting where we discussed the Lead Pastor Search and ongoing ministry updates of Calvary. If you want to read any of the packets mentioned in the meeting, click on the links below.

A brief update about what different teams have been working on recently.

Download Here

A letter from the Advisory Team sharing updates on the work streams initiated before a new Lead Pastor is hired.

Download Here

Check out the Video Update Here

An update on the transition and staffing.

Check out the Video Update Here

If you would like to request access to the document referenced in the video, please CLICK HERE.

Advisor Paul

Paul Utnage, Interim Lead Pastor of Calvary Church

Paul comes to Calvary with over four decades of ministry experience. He has served as a Youth Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Executive Pastor in churches of all sizes and in regions as diverse as Alaska, Arizona, Texas, Ohio, and Montana. His teaching and pastoral roles have taken him to international settings in Russia, Africa, Vietnam, and China.

Over the years God placed Paul into a number of church situations that needed immediate, intentional restoration and change from unhealthy leadership or organizational cultures. He has a zeal for gospel-oriented ministry, organizational development, team development, missional engagement, coaching leaders, strategic planning, change management, and consulting with churches to bring about health and growth in creative and enthusiastic ways. His personal passion is for “healthy leaders, healthy teams, healthy churches, and a healthy impact for Christ.” We're very excited to welcome Paul as he leads Calvary Church into this next season!