Rick Bartlett

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Rick joined the Elder Board in 2010 and currently serves as Chairman of the Elder Board.

Call to Ministry:
"I came to know and love Jesus at a young age. Eventually, I came to understand my need for a savior and the joy that comes from knowing Christ as Lord. Over the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to see God at work in my life; growing my faith, blessing me with a family, and giving me the desire to know Him better as my life goes on. Today, I’m grateful to serve our church and humbled that God would use me in this capacity. As an elder, I’m committed to seeing Calvary as an impactful, Christ-centered place where children come to know the Lord, families grow strong together, and each of us are challenged to live out our faith wherever we are."

Favorite Scripture Verse: Philippians 4:4-9 - "…Do not be anxious about anything. But in everything, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. Whatever you have learned or heard or received from me, or seen in me, put it into practice and the God of peace will be with you."

Larry Carignan

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Call to Ministry:
"Knowing and serving Christ has always been part of my life. In my early 20’s, feeling something missing in my faith, I began searching for a deeper personal relationship with Christ. Through that journey I found Calvary where I was re-baptized. Born again, I am thankful for having Christ who is the foundation of my life with the hope and guarantee of eternal salvation. In 1998, I was approached to be an Elder at which time I began reading and praying about the responsibility and accountability outlined in Timothy and Titus. Being assured that God would equip me to serve Him in this capacity I said yes to His Call. It has been humbling and an honor to serve God and Calvary to this day."

Favorite Scripture Verse: Isaiah 40:31 - "...Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Mark Davis

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Mark, his wife Tricia and their daughters Hannah, Martha and Rebecca became part of the Calvary family in 2001. They have felt the Lord's hand growing them, sustaining them and challenging them ever since. Mark spent his early professional years as an actor and college professor. Tricia and Mark followed God's leading into the marketplace and since 1991, Mark has been working in the field of finance as an advisor and senior vice president. Mark has served in many different capacities at Calvary, with a particular passion for worship ministries, Buyamba missions in Uganda, Hume Lake camps, and other ministries that tangibly impacted their family's life.

Harry Frum

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Call to Ministry:
"Twenty two years ago, God called me to be a part of the Elder Board. For many years, I served within our Student Ministries in the High School Ministry and for years also served in leadership of the Usher volunteers."

Favorite Scripture Verse: Matthew 5:16 "Psalm 46:1, 2b, Joshua 1 6-9, Eph 3:20, Phil 2:10-11 - "...That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Craig Hardy

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Craig and his wife Karen joined Calvary in the spring of 1999 and Craig joined the Elder board in 2017. Craig currently serves as the President of ACI International, a branded footwear company located in Los Angeles.

The Hardys have been married since 1986 and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. They are passionately committed to serving in missions, especially through Buyamba in Uganda as well as hosting and leading their small group family for the past 6 years. They have also have served on the Board of Directors for Cornerstone Network, where Craig has been the Chairman for the last 10 years.

One of Craig's many favorite verses is, “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow” Isaiah 1:17

Doug Hume

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Doug, his wife Suzanne and their daughters Ashley and Alexa joined the Calvary family in 2003. Doug has served as part of Children's Elementary Ministry for a number of years. He has taken short-term missions trips to Mexico, leading teams to work in the community and distributing Christmas Shoebox gifts. Doug continues his passion for children and families both in our community and beyond.

Ryan Liljegren

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Call to Ministry:
Ryan feels that God has led him into the business world, but has given him a heart for ministry. From a ministry standpoint, Ryan has led worship for adults and youth, he has been leading a small group at Calvary since 2005, and has mentored several men. Ryan is also on the board of directors at Stillpoint Family Resources. He is particularly excited about seeing the Calvary body grow deeper in their walk with God, and seeing Calvary's children's ministry continue to grow as a place where kids can learn the truths of scripture in a dynamic and fun environment. He has been married to Kim since 1997, and they have three children.

Favorite Scripture Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."

Bert Overholt

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Call to Ministry:
 "Serving the King of Kings."

Bert Overholt has been serving as an elder for over 5 years. He has been married to Ann for over 35 years, and they have two grown children. Bert has led many trips to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and he spent the first 14 years of his life as the son of missionaries in Brazil and is fluent in English and Portuguese. Bert's father established a Youth For Christ camp located there. Bert is also the Clinical Director and Co-founder of Family Phases Counseling Center, working with individuals and couples and enjoys helping his clients find and experience new aspects of resolve as they pursue deeper connectedness.

Dan Smith 

email: elders@calvarycc.org

Call to Ministry:
"I am excited and honored to serve the Lord as an Elder here at Calvary. I have served in ministry over the past three decades both at Calvary and in other ministries here in Southern California. Through the years, the Lord has given me a passion to encourage others by helping them develop an accurate view of God as revealed in Scripture so that they might become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Next to following Jesus, the greatest joy in my life is being the husband of Jennifer for the past 27 years; and being called dad by our three sons, Kyle, Connor and Tyler. One of my guiding passages of scripture comes from Jesus in Mark 12:29-31 where Jesus is questioned about which commandment is most important. In reply he says,“The most important one,”answered Jesus,“is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” To love God and to love others is the heartbeat of my life and the focus of my leadership."

Shawn Thornton

Senior Pastor

email: pastorsoffice@calvarycc.org
blog: www.pastorshawn.com
twitter: twitter.com/shawnthornton
phone: 818.575.2278

Pastor Shawn also serves as Senior Pastor.

Pastor Shawn answered the call to lead Calvary Community Church in September 2008, moving to the Conejo Valley from West Virginia, where he had spent over a decade pastoring Bible Center Church.

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