We understand that serving is the privilege of every believer. Most of our team members below are bi-vocational, meaning they lead specific areas of ministry in addition to holding jobs in the marketplace.  Our goal is to best utilize the resources we are given while providing the best opportunity to minister to our community effectively.  We are blessed with incredible leaders that serve our church and community with excellence!



lead team


  • pastor nick poole

    lead pastor

    Pastor Nick and Heidi Poole both grew up in the Pittsburgh area. Nick grew up in Latrobe, and Heidi in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. They became Lead Pastors at Calvary in August of 2011 and are passionate about people, and seeing them discover their potential in Christ. Nick attended Central Bible College and graduated in 2005, while Heidi is an elementary school teacher and attended Duquesne University for her undergraduate studies. They enjoy bike riding, the Steelers, and the many local food hot spots throughout the Pittsburgh area! But they most enjoy spending time with their son.

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  • jon hicks

    worship director

    Jon and Allison were both born and raised in Pittsburgh. They attended the University of Pittsburgh and joined the team at Calvary in the fall of 2011. As our Worship Director, Jon works with all of our worship leaders, along with the musicians, vocalists and tech volunteers to create an atmosphere each week where people regardless of their background can encounter the presence of God.

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  • pastor dave brock

    family life pastor

    David and Michele Brock have been active together in Children’s and Family Ministry for several years now and joined the team at Calvary in August of 2014. David holds a degree in Children’s Ministry and Michele holds a degree in Digital Media and Communications, both from the University of Valley Forge. Pastor Dave loves superheroes, technology, food, reading, and baseball. Michele enjoys painting, graphic design, reading, and cooking. Together they enjoy exploring new places, restaurants, movies, and spending time with friends and family. Pastor Dave works with our entire Family Life Team, which includes our Early Childhood Coordinator, Calvary Kids Jr., Calvary Kids, Royal Rangers, Girls Ministries, and Calvary Student Ministries, and Michele coordinates all of the church's communications.

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  • pastor jon chillinsky

    community life pastor

    Jon grew up at Calvary, and he and Melissa became pastors at Calvary in 2014. Jon & Melissa have been serving together in ministry since they were married in July 2011. Jon attended Central Bible College, and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, while Melissa graduated from Post University with a B.S. in Human Services. Jon oversees our Community Life Team, which is a team of leaders focused on helping people get connected at Calvary and grow through LifeGroups.

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  • pastor ron gale

    operations pastor

    Ron grew up in Ohio, and Becca grew up in Chambersburg, PA. They both grew up as minister's kids, met, and graduated from the University of Valley Forge. They had served as Youth Pastors prior to joining Calvary in February of 2012. Ron enjoys reading, sports, and eating wings! His favorite TV show is The Mentalist, and he is a huge fan of Chuck Norris. Becca enjoys reading and shopping. Ron oversees our Operations Team, and Becca lead Calvary Kids Jr. on every Sunday along with serving as the Admin. Assistant for the Calvary Preschool Center.

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  • amber beck

    calvary cares director

    Amber grew up in the Pittsburgh area and attended the University of Valley Forge where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She also received her Master of Education degree in from California University of PA. Amber began attending Calvary in 2008 and has served in various ministries within the church until she became the Calvary Cares Director in 2013. She currently teaches at Urban Pathways Charter School in Pittsburgh, and as the Calvary Cares Director leads a team of individuals that support our close to 40 missionaries, facilitate our annual missions projects, missions trips, and help meet benevolence needs throughout our community.

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calvary worship team


  • jason weaver

    band director

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  • tom whittaker

    tech team coordinator

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  • scott plummer

    worship leader

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  • lauren butler

    worship leader

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family life team


  • pastor peter kettering

    calvary unplugged
    kids pastor

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  • becca gale

    calvary kids jr. coordinator

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  • jason loffredo

    royal rangers Director

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  • buffy johnson

    girls ministries Director

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  • laura sproull

    event coordinator

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community life team


  • pastor amber stevenson

    overflow pastor

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  • pastor delena thomas

    activities coordinator

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operations team


  • mike israel

    service director/

    facility coordinator

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  • janet good

    office coordinator/ administrative assistant to the lead pastor

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calvary cares team


  • kim madeira

    projects coordinator

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  • pastor delena thomas

    missions trips coordinator

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communications team


  • michele brock

    communications

    coordinator

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