Ministry Leaders

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    Carl Austin
    Director of Finance

    704.341.5346 | caustin@calvarychurch.com

    Carl was raised by strong Christian parents in Monroe, NC and trusted in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was 13 years old. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. He is married to Tammy who is from Charlotte. They have two daughters, Natalie and Alison.

    What Carl likes: Spending time with his family, travel, and being outdoors.
    What Carl could do without: Traffic and black olives!

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    Pat Collins
    Director of Calvary Child Development Center

    704.341.5360 | pcollins@calvarychurch.com

    Pat Collins has a heart for serving children and families, and a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with them. A native North Carolinian, Pat and her husband, Buddy, raised their two children in Charlotte. They enjoy spending time with their children and six grandchildren.

    Pat has served as Director of Calvary Child Development Center for 39 years. Having developed this program that serves over 800 children yearly, Pat's background includes a BS and Master degrees in Early Childhood Education, which equips her for leading the CCDC.

    What Pat likes: Teaching and attending Bible studies, the beach, cheering on the Elon Phoenix, and being with her grandchildren.
    What Pat dislikes: Rainy days, melon fruits, and cooking!

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    Dennie Crowder
    Director of Security

    704.341.5341 | dcrowder@calvarychurch.com

    After growing up in Charlotte and receiving Christ as a teenager, Dennie served with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for 30 years, doing a wide variety of security work that included patrol, investigation, crime prevention, and public relations. His background in criminal justice is the foundation for his active involvement in the community and serving at Calvary Church.

    Dennie and his wife, Gayle, enjoy traveling to the mountains and beach and spending time with their twins. And no matter where he happens to be each day, Dennie always enjoys taking a walk.

    One of Dennie’s favorite verses is Psalm 127:1: Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain."

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    Michele Davies
    Director of Media

    704.341.5329 | mdavies@calvarychurch.com

    As Director of Media, Michele serves by supporting a strategic approach across all media and communications channels at Calvary with a particular emphasis on video, web, and social media.

    Michele was born in Charlotte and had the privilege to be raised in a loving Christian home. She received Christ as her personal Savior at the age of nine in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in Communications, History and English and received a MLIS from UNC-Greensboro. For more than 15 years, Michele worked in various roles in marketing, communications, and market research in the corporate sector. Michele and her husband, Jeff, have been members of Calvary since 2012.

    What Michele likes: Old movies, reading, barre workouts, skyping with her brother, and milkshakes!
    What Michele could do without: Fine print, 24-hour cable news, and mayonnaise!

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    Peter Farynyk
    Director of CHAMP Sports Outreach

    704.341.5340 | pfarynyk@calvarychurch.com

    Peter’s passion is encouraging people to live fully in the abundant life of Jesus Christ. He grew up in Charlotte, and he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior when he was 11 years old. Peter enjoys all kinds of sports and has played organized football, soccer, and baseball.

    Peter has a B.S. in Business Administration, a Master of Divinity from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, and a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Peter is married to Mereda.

    What Peter likes: Golf, tennis, ocean air, the mountains, economics, laughing, fireflies, and meditating on Scripture.
    What Peter could do without: Icing, scary movies, and long lines!

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    Brian Harrison
    Technical Director

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    Paul Hundrieser
    Director of Operations

    704.341.5352 | phundrieser@calvarychurch.com

    Paul was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived the first four years of his life three blocks from Wrigley Field. He was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and regularly attended church with his mother. Despite perfect attendance at Sunday School, Paul did not hear the Gospel until he was a young adult. At the age of 23 he was invited to a small Baptist church where he heard the Gospel and accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord.

    Paul received a BS in Chemistry from MacMurray College where he met his wife Betty (on a blind date that was a disaster). They have two sons, Morgan and Jordan, and three grandchildren, Lynslie, Renn, and Cooper. Paul and Betty have been at Calvary Church 36 years.

    What Paul likes: Reading, photography, music, travel, spicy food, baseball (Chicago Cubs), and his grandchildren.
    What Paul could do without: Tasteless food, opera, and meetings!

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    Michael Kocylowsky
    Director of Information Technology

    704.341.5440 | michaelk@calvarychurch.com

    Michael’s parents were born in Ukraine and arrived in the United States via Ellis Island in 1951. He was raised in a Christian home in New Jersey, and trusted in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was 24 years old. Michael is married to Deana, who was born and raised in Charlotte. They have a daughter, Kate, and twin boys, Matt and Trey.

    Michael is a graduate of Montclair State University and formerly was the Director of Communications Media at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City.

    What Michael likes: Reading to my children, camping, fishing, coaching soccer, baseball (New York Mets), college football and basketball (UNC Tar Heels), the ocean, and cooking.
    What Michael could do without: Boiled peanuts, fast food, politics, and long meetings!

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    John Mandeville
    Director of Ministry Support

    704.341.5330 | jmandeville@calvarychurch.com

    God called John to Calvary to apply his education and experience in directing the financial and operational aspects of the church’s diverse ministry. He trusted Christ in childhood, and his godly parents challenged him early to apply his faith to all aspects of life. He is married to Sandy, and they have three children and five grandchildren.

    John is a graduate of Geneva College, majoring in accounting, and is a CPA. The early years of his career were spent in public accounting. God used various management positions in business to broaden his experience and bring him to Charlotte.

    What John likes: Seeing faith applied to life, history, sports, politics, travel, and his family.
    What John could do without: Hot, humid weather, surreal movies, and arrogant athletes.

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    James Moore
    Director of Human Resources

    704.341.5415 | jmoore@calvarychurch.com

    James was raised in a strong Christian home in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been in the Human Resources profession since his graduation from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the Calvary staff in 2003, he worked in both the public and private sectors. He and his wife, Georganna, met in high school in Columbia, SC, and have been married for 46 years. They are the proud parents of three adult children, and loving grandparents to three grandchildren.

    What James likes: The Gamecocks, leisure boating, and saltwater surf fishing.
    What James could do without: Coconut!

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    Donna Peters
    Director of Communications

    704.341.5355 | dpeters@calvarychurch.com

    Donna supports Calvary ministry by creating print and digital media to reach our congregation and community. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in English and Education and a professional background in retail marketing, product development, art, and journalism. She enjoys the creative challenge of designing, writing/editing, and coordinating a wide variety of projects.

    Donna trusted Christ as a child and rededicated her life to the Lord soon after college. She met her husband, Guy, on a Calvary singles’ beach retreat where he was leading worship. They were married at Calvary in 1987. They have a daughter, Elisabeth, and a son, Joshua — but now they’re empty-nesters!

    Donna is a Carolina girl — Go Heels! She enjoys gardening, cookbooks, typography, local dining, arts & music, road trips, and NBA Hornets games.

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    Sibu Rajappan
    Director of Outreach

    704.341.5336 | srajappan@calvarychurch.com

    Sibu serves at Calvary by directing the outreach to the unchurched. An Indian by nationality, Sibu was raised in a Hindu home in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 2002. Sibu is married to Nisha, who is also from India. They have two girls, Anugraha and Emanya.

    Sibu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and worked as a Networking Engineer in India before moving to Charlotte in 2009. Sibu earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte.
    What Sibu likes: Theology, apologetics, world religions, mountains, reading and spending time with family.
    What Sibu could do without: Beaches and tanning!

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    Rob Reece
    Director of Community Life

    704.887.3696 | rreece@calvarychurch.com

    As the Community Life Director, Rob is responsible for welcoming and integrating guests and new members into the Calvary family. Rob previously served as Director of CHAMP Sports Outreach, and continues to maintain general oversight of this ministry. Rob is married to Jennifer. They have two children, Gage and Jae.

    Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from UNC-Greensboro. He also holds a Master of Religion degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

    What Rob likes: Music, guitars, health and fitness, meeting people, outdoor grilling, chocolate (an admitted weakness).
    What Rob could do without: Fried foods, politics, and television!

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    Su Trull
    Director of Children's Ministries

    704.341.5458| strull@calvarychurch.com

    Su loves how God has led her to Calvary where she is able to combine her love of children, God’s Word, education, music, and theater to engage and encourage children to learn more about our Lord! She was born in Nigeria, Africa to parents who were missionaries and was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. She met and married Chuck at Calvary. They have three children, Jonathan, Cassie, and Stephen.

    Su completed her undergraduate studies at Wheaton College, and her Master of Education at UNCC. She taught in our public schools for 10 years.

    What Su likes: Children, the ocean, lakes, the Caribbean, travel, UNC Football (Go Jonathan!), laughing, and spending time with her family.
    What Su could do without: Snakes, spiders, and mosquitoes!