Calvary Church Staff and Council

Pastors:

CARLSON, PAUL (Staff)4Pastor Lauren grew up in the Atlanta area before attending Appalachian State for undergrad, where she earned her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2004. Spending many summers at Lutheridge, Lauren began to feel a call to ministry, and spent a year of discernment and service after graduation in Edinburgh, Scotland through the Young Adults in Global Mission program. Not long after that year, she headed to Dubuque, IA where she earned her Masters of Divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary and met her husband, Paul. Outside of formal ministry, Lauren spends her time with their two awesome children, reading, enjoying music and the outdoors, and staying involved in the community.

Pastor Paul grew up in California as a pastor’s kid before heading to San Diego State where he earned his bachelors degree in History. Always feeling called as a pastor, he then took off to Dubuque, IA where he would earn his Masters of Divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary.

 

 

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Email Pastor Paul Carlson

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Administrative Assistant: We are currently looking for this position

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR POSITION – PART TIME
Calvary Lutheran Church, Morganton, NC 28655

Parish Administrator provides administrative support to the Pastors and all church leaders/members as necessary. This position greets members, staff and guests and assists them as needed. Maintains filing system, congregation records, use and maintenance of general office equipment (telephone, fax, copier, printer, computer, etc.), scheduling of appointments and maintains master church calendar. This position is responsible for preparation and distribution of weekly worship materials, monthly newsletter and other materials as needed.

Position requires proficient experience in Microsoft Office.

This is a 20 hour per week position.

TO APPLY: Send detailed resume showing a complete work history to: Calvary Lutheran Church, 119 North King Street, Morganton, NC 28655, ATTN: Personnel Committee. Or you can e-mail a detailed resume to shopgal107@gmail.com. Please include information regarding computer competencies.

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Organist/Music Director:

STEVENS, JERRY (Staff)6
Becky Stevens

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Director of Youth Ministry:

 

Megan Downey was born in Rochester, NY, but was primarily raised in Matthews, NC. She grew up going to the Lutheran church in town and getting involved with anything worship and youth related. After graduating high school, Megan went to Lenoir-Rhyne University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies. During her time in college, she fell in love with outdoor ministries through working at Lutheridge in Arden, NC as counselor and area director. Megan loves to spend time with friends and family exploring the outdoors and going on adventures to new places.

 

 

 

 

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Custodians:

HUNT, Tom & Kathy

Tom and Kathy Hunt have been members at Calvary Lutheran Church for 28 years. Kathy was born in Marion, NC and Tom was born in Hickory, NC. They were married at East Marion Baptist Church on December 20, 1975. They have two sons, Hank and Seth Hunt, who were raised at Calvary and are still members. Tom and Kathy have four beautiful grandchildren Aiden, Cora, Ryan and Campbell and two beautiful daughters in law Jennifer and Andrea whom they enjoy spending time with.

The Hunt family has been maintaining the grounds here at Calvary for three generations.

They are both retired state employees who worked at JIRDC and Kathy also worked part time at Western Piedmont Community College after retirement. Kathy currently volunteers at JIRDC helping transport residents to chapel services. Tom and Kathy have both served as volunteers for Habitat for Humanity for three years. Tom has also been a volunteer for Boy Scout Troop 225 in Drexel since 1994.  Both Tom and Kathy have served on the church council in various positions. Kathy has served as a choir member for at least 24 years and is joined now by her son Hank, daughter in law Jennifer and her granddaughter Cora who also sing in the choir. Tom enjoys wood-working in his spare time and has just recently renovated and added to our Calvary Lutheran church sign. Kathy enjoys crafting and spending with her church sisters from Calvary.

 


Congregation Council:

President: Kreig Spahn

Vice President: Christina Robichaux

Secretary: Tabitha Yates

Treasurer: Joyce Imboden

Financial Secretary: Judie Huffman

Bookeeper: Amber Austin

Jim Voltmer
Joyce Imboden
Ken Whitley
Kreig Spahn
Bill Nybeck
Tabitha Yates
Teresa Gamewell
Christina Robichaux
Sandy Nutbrown
Wayne Giese
Nina Harding