John Weems is Calvary’s Pastor and Head of Staff. He cares deeply about the connection between faith and the realities of life, including relationships, work and money. John and his wife Colleen have two sons, and take in as many Giants and Warriors games as possible. Prior to becoming a pastor, John spent 10 years in business marketing. Prior to joining Calvary, John served as Associate Pastor for Mission, Outreach, and Family Ministry at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church. John’s passion for mission service in the local community and beyond has been nurtured as he led numerous mission trips to the Gulf Coast, Guatemala, and Zimbabwe. He is nearing completion of his Doctor of Ministry degree at Columbia Theological Seminary with an emphasis on teaching and preaching that helps people of all ages discern God’s vocational calling.
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Joann Lee is Calvary’s Associate Pastor for Community Formation, and brings a strong background in pastoral care and teaching to her role at Calvary. Joann was born in New York City to Korean immigrant parents and grew up in Houston, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois with a Master of Divinity, Joann was ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served as a Lily Pastoral Resident at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. When her residency ended in the fall of 2010, Joann served as an Associate Pastor at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Joann and her husband Mike live in San Francisco with their two dogs and this last January, they welcomed their first child.
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Reverend Victor Floyd believes that spiritual care is the heartbeat of the church and he brings a wide breadth of valuable experience and pastoral training to our team. Having worked early in his career at North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Victor’s history with the PC(USA) runs deep. He earned his Master of Divinity at Pacific School of Religion and is ordained with dual standing in the Metropolitan Community Church and United Church of Christ (UCC). Victor is also an accomplished musician. He has completed programs at the Institute for Health & Healing (CPMC), the Robert Shaw Choral Music Institute, the Merola Program (SF Opera) and Indiana University School of Music. Victor grew up near Rome, Georgia and is married to Lou Grosso. Lou and Victor like to joke that they are tolerated as necessary houseguests of an outspoken Schnauzer named Dervish. E-mail Victor: email@example.com.
David Foster has more than 30 years of experience working in the medical and biotech industries. He has been a CFO in several companies, co-founded and served as CEO of a start-up company, and has managed a variety of functional areas. David has made a conscious decision to shift his career focus into the non-profit sector and has recently done consulting work for a large Bay Area foundation. David has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his wife Katherine in San Mateo. His daughter Emily, recently graduated from college, and his son Alexander is working in Shanghai, China. E-mail David: firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Barnes is Calvary’s Director of Youth & Family Ministries. After a lengthy career in financial services and 15 plus years as a Sunday school teacher, David decided to accept the call to work full-time at Calvary, where he is responsible for Sunday school and other Christian education ministries for children and youth. David leads Calvary’s annual mission trips for teens, Calvary’s vacation bible school, special seasonal activities during Lent and Advent, a weekly playgroup for infants and toddlers that is open to the community, and arts and music programs for infants, toddlers and pre-teens. E-mail David: email@example.com.
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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: Education; Fellowship (which includes integration of members into church activities); Serving (which includes outreach to the local and world-wide community); Worship; andSupport (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.
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Deacons are called to serve as the primary assistants to the staff for pastoral care. Each Deacon participates on at least one committee with activities ranging from providing transportation for the elderly to and from worship services; personal visitation; correspondence and flower delivery to shut-in members; benevolences; and organizing serving and fund raising projects such as hosting Calvary’s Thanksgiving Dinner and Adopt-a-Family with Raphael House. Deacons and Elders share the responsibilities for the offering and communion services. The service tenure is three years. If you are not sure who your deacon is or how to contact him or her, call the office at 415.346.3832, or click here to send an email query.
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