Pastor

Ben KillerlainBen_Headshot
Phone: 218-233-3921
ben@calvarychurchvg.com

Ben Killerlain was born in Denver, CO and to this day considers himself a Coloradan. He attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and Dallas Theological Seminary. By God’s grace he was hired at Scofield Church in Dallas in late 2002, just in time to hear a missions speaker named Pam Pierce. By early 2003, Pam was also hired by Scofield and later that year Ben finally convinced her to go on a date. Ben and Pam were married in October of 2007, and made the move to Memphis and First Evangelical Church where Ben served as the College Pastor. During their time in Memphis, they added three incredible kids to the family- Pierce, age 8, Anna Kate, who loves Frozen, age 6, and Claire, age 4. On January of 2014, Ben and Pam accepted the call to come to Calvary and they are excited to see what the Lord is going to do at Calvary!

Staff

Katie Carlson2384
Position: Director of Children’s Ministry
kj.carlson.nd@gmail.com

Calvary Church has been home to Katie since she was kid and she continues to be wowed by the way God works in the lives of His people!  Katie is married to her farming husband, Aaron, and they have three busy, inquisitive, and incredibly special boys – Austin (6), Ben (4), and Cody (2). Katie is grateful to spend much of her time caring for her family, working part-time at Touchmark retirement community, and volunteering to serve as Calvary’s Children’s Ministry Director.  She also likes to work in the garden, play games & sports of all kinds, and share a cup of coffee with a friend.  In her years at Calvary, she has had the opportunity to work with just about every age and gets excited about helping lead kids and families toward Jesus and the never-giving-up, always and forever love He has for them!

HOLLENBECK, Shane copyShane Hollenbeck
Position: Director of Youth Ministry
ShaneandMelinda@gmail.com

Shane Hollenbeck has been at Calvary since June of 2009 and has been invested in the Youth Ministry just as long. Prior to coming to Calvary, Shane attended the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. Shane married Melinda his high school sweet heart. The pair were brought to Fargo-Moorhead by Shane’s career as an Air Traffic Controller. Shane is currently the director of Camp Joy Bible Camp and volunteering his time to serve as Calvary’s Director of Youth Ministry. Since being in Fargo-Moorhead Shane and Melinda’s family has grown to include an energetic boy named Micah (4) and a newborn son named Gabriel. Both Shane and Melinda are humbled to be part of a body of believers passionate for reaching their community and world for Christ. Shane and Melinda love what God is doing with Calvary.

DOLAN, Avis copyAvis Dolan
Position: Administrative Assistant
Phone: 218-233-3921
office@calvarychurchvg.com

Avis joined the Calvary family in June, 2011. Tom and Avis have been married 35 years and have two spoiled Chihuahuas, Hobey (Baker) and Rocco (Grimaldi 3rd). Tom and Avis are hockey fans with Avis being a Sioux fanatic.

Leadership

We believe that the local church is to be led by a group of godly men (cf. Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; James 5:14-15). The Elders are responsible to oversee and care for the church (1 Pet. 5:1-4). The Pastor serves full time as an Elder.

Our Elders are: Marc Bauer, Herb Siemens, Scott Wavrin , Aaron Carlson, Ron Torkelson, Kent Heck, Roy Jacobsen, Aaron Romaine and Lenny Luecke .