Enjoys ministry work's variety, with special interest in music and worship, mentoring young people, preaching and teaching Bible stories, cross-cultural experiences and social justice.
Shirley Kalina brings great experience and passion for the sake of our kids. In a variety of educational experiences and just plain fun, our children learn the fundamentals of faith.
Isn’t it great to see our church busy with so many activities? Our head custodian Marlin Hovde thanks everyone for helping us keep our building looking great.
Russ Bunker has served Calvary since 1986. He selects, composes, arranges and plays worship music, creates worship musical notation slides, and directs our praise team, choirs and vocal groups.
Shirley Pauna has been on staff since 1994 and a member since 1975. If you have any concerns, she will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to the proper person.
Sue Delaney has been on staff since 1996. Her primary responsibilities are Calvary's web site and social media as well as the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter.
Shirley Bunker is our main projectionist for worship and coordinates our projection ministry schedule; contact her if you'd like to help. She also assists with sound and video.
Mitch Groethe shares his sound and video talents at worship each week and makes possible our radio and television broadcasts and webcasts.
Coordinator Shirley Bunker is here to help you plan for these two important life events at Calvary.
Tracy Bieger brings a real passion for youth ministry to Calvary. She earned a Music Education degree from North Dakota State University. Tracy and husband Ross have two children, Jonah and Elsa.
- Pastor Phil Holtan
- Interim Pastor Steve Dahl
- Tracy Bieger
- Russ Bunker
- Shirley Bunker
- Sue Delaney
- Mitch Groethe
- Marlin Hovde
- Shirley Kalina
- Shirley Pauna
FROM OUR COUNCIL
Calvary’s church council is excited to announce the appointment of Pastor Steve Dahl to serve on an interim basis. Pastor Dahl will help us in two capacities. First, he will serve as our full time lead Pastor during Pastor Holtan’s sabbatical. Pastor Holtan will be on the first leg of his sabbatical leave May 6-June 15. During that time Pastor Dahl will preach and teach the Word of God, lead worship, preside at Holy Communion, visit those in need and provide for the pastoral needs of the congregation.
The second capacity that Pastor Dahl will serve is to fill a number of ministry needs when Pastor Holtan returns.
This past year we have had a number of vacancies in part-time ministry positions. Calvary’s council has been struggling with how best to fill these needs and support Pastor Holtan in the mission of the church. As we enter a strategic planning process, it is impossible at this time to be sure what direction Calvary will be headed when we complete the process. The strategic plan will direct the personnel makeup needed to fulfill the plan. In the meantime, we have a lot of areas of important work that need to get done. Pastor Dahl will serve as an interim to meet those needs. In order to be good stewards of and not to exceed our budget, we will use him in a 2/3 time capacity. He will direct his energies to our Stephen Ministry, Social Ministry, new members, adult education and pastoral ministry as directed by Pastor Holtan.
Calvary is a growing and active congregation and we are excited to have Pastor Dahl to help us meet our mission. Because of the nature of the interim process, Pastor Dahl will not be eligible for permanent call to any position within Calvary.
Pastor Steve Dahl is an experienced intentional interim pastor, having just completed interims at Bethlehem in Ulen and Immanuel in Wadena. He and his wife Candice are also members of Calvary; they love their lake home and neighbors on Big McDonald Lake. You may have seen Steve chanting Holden Evening Prayer or singing in our choir.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Pastor Dahl.