Leadership at Calvary


Elders are called to exercise leadership, government, and discipline for the life of the church. Together with the ministers of Word and Sacrament, they  have responsibility for strengthening, nurturing, and oversight of the spiritual and theological life of the congregation.

Each Calvary Elder works on at least one of five commissions: EducationFellowship (which includes integration of members into church activities); Serving (which includes outreach to the local and worldwide community); Worship; and Support (which includes management of property, finances, stewardship, and personnel).

It is the Elders’ responsibility to ensure that resources of time, talent, and money are used appropriately to meet the goals of the church and its congregation. The service tenure for each Elder is three years.

Clerk of Session

All Elders

Michael Arnold

Property Mission Team

Jillian Bales

Education, Youth Ministries

Dale Barnes-Anderson

New Members

Will Bondurant

Personnel Team

Jon Bruner

Chair of Worship & Music

Betsy Dodd

Faith in Action

Sally Durgan

Adult Education

Priscilla Dwyer

Personnel, Chair

Alexa Frankenberg

Relationship Building

Teddy Guenin

Young Adults Fellowship

Kathy Hanson

Adult & Senior Fellowship

Susan Hempstead

Membership Nurture & Database

Amy Hockman

Chair of Finance

Jane Manning Hyatt

Faith in Action, International

Erin King

Children’s Ministries

Ruth Ellen Miller

Church-Wide Nominating Committee, Chair

Andrea Polites Stavosky

Worship & Music

Marion Stanton


Ross Wilson

Faith in Action, Bay Area


Calvary’s Deacons embody holy ministries of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Deacons are ordained officers and spiritual leaders among the congregation.  Two co-moderators set the Deacons’ agenda and keep the Board focused.  The Deacons’ ministry is supported by the Minister of Spiritual Care.  

Core Ministries: The Four Pillars

  • Prayer & Spirituality
  • Beginnings (Membership & Newborns)
  • Social Justice 
  • Connections & Correspondence 

Other Deacon Ministry Teams 

  • Homebound Communion & Visitation 
  • Flower Delivery
  • Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast 
  • Annual Community Spiritual Wellness Event 

Deacons and Elders share the responsibilities for the offering and communion services. The service tenure is three years. 


All Deacons