Pastoral & Office Staff

Pr. Jeff – Senior Pastor, (920) 494-2431 ext. 104 or pastorjeff@calvarygb.com

Greetings in Christ’s name and thank you for looking a little closer into our website. I hope that you’ll come a little closer than the web and visit us at Calvary. This congregation is a great community of people celebrating grace and our mission in the Green Bay area. 

I am entering my fourth year of ministry here at Calvary and am excited about what is happening as we emerge from the COVID limitations of the past two years. Working with a special team of people from within the congregation and a coach from outside the congregation to guide us, we have built a vision plan that will guide Calvary in our life together throughout 2022. The plan focuses on Worship, Community and Mission. If that sounds like the same old same old, you can rest assured that the plans are filled with projects to grow and express our faith in intentional new ways.

To stay fresh and connected to the community and the abundance of nature around Green Bay, I continue to ride bicycles and now often commute to church. Our dog Leo, rides along with me in his trailer and comes to the office to keep an eye out for treats from the staff and visitors to the church. Hiking through the woods along the nations’ “third coast” of lake Michigan are a passion for Joy, my wife, and I. 

Much like others we have learned new ways to stay connected. We daily facetime with the grand children who live in New Mexico and with the rest of the family back in the Chicago area. They have grown to enjoy the delicacies of Wisconsin and are becoming fluid in Cheese Curds, Sausage, Beer, the Packers, and Supper Clubs! 

I invite you to come to Calvary or watch us on YouTube and you might find a place that fits for you, your family, and your faith journey.

Pr. Rufus – Associate Pastor, (920) 494-2431 ext. 103 or pastorrufus@calvarygb.com

I came to Calvary in October of 2019. I have served the Lord in ministry for over 15 years.

It is a pleasure to be a part of the Calvary Church family. I am passionate about sharing the Word of God, connecting, and helping people of all ages. I enjoy discovering new ways to be a church in a changing world.

I am married to Lucinda and we have been blessed with two beautiful girls, Princess and Rufina. I’m  a graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

I like fishing, walking, traveling, and meeting new people. I love watching football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer.

Kent – Music Coordinator, Choir Director, Organist (920) 412-0391 (text) or kentpaulsen5@gmail.com

My name is Kent Paulsen and I am the Organist, Senior Choir Director, and Worship and Music Coordinator at Calvary.  I have been working at Calvary leading worship for more than 20 years, was married at Calvary, and all of my kids were baptized at Calvary.  Calvary has been my church home for nearly half my life! In the past I have been the Stewardship Director, taught 7th grade confirmation for a few years, and was the chair of the Long Range Plan Committee.  I have been a part of more weddings and funerals at Calvary than I can count and I cherish the connections we have all made together.  

In addition to working at Calvary, my "real job" is as the Artistic Director of the Dudley Birder Chorale, the Director of the Knights on Broadway, the Music Director for Summer Music Theatre, the Executive Director of the Youth Orchestra Program, and an Adjunct Instructor of Music, all at St. Norbert College.  My wife Emily and I have 3 children, Elli, Gretchen, and Miles.  I am grateful to all the many people I have worked with and my family at Calvary.  Since other people are listing their hobbies, I may as well conclude by saying I have no hobbies.

Lynn – Finance Coordinator (920) 494-2431 ext. 101 or lynn@calvarygb.com

I have been working at Calvary since 1997 and have held the roles of Administrative Assistant, Office Manager and now Finance Coordinator during those years. I have been a member of Calvary most of my life, along with my husband Mark and our two sons. 

In my free time I enjoy training and competing with my dogs, reading, puzzles and spending time up north at "The Hideout".

Kris - Office Support, (920) 494-2431 ext. 102 or kris@calvarygb.com

I grew up and belonged to Calvary Lutheran Church along with my four siblings and parents, Paul and Florence Trondson.  You may know my brother, Paul Trondson, and my sister Katy Tomlanovich who are also currently members.

I am married to Mark and we have one son, Benji, who is 17 years old and attends Ashwaubenon High School. Benji was confirmed at Calvary last year.  Our family moved from the Milwaukee area to Green Bay a few years ago after Mark retired from the police department in West Allis.  We are thrilled to be back home in Green Bay and to be members of Calvary!

 Angel - Youth and Family Ministry Director, (920) 494-2431 or angel@calvarygb.com

My name is Angel and I have been living in Green Bay for about 5 years now! I am originally from Delavan Wisconsin until I came to Green Bay for college. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay with a bachelor’s in human development and psychology. 

I love to skate: roller skating or ice skating even if I am not that good. I love yellow and bright colored things.  My favorite football team is obviously the Packers, but I also really like the Buffalo Bills too! 

Melanie – Sunday School Coordinator, (920) 494-2431 ext. 108 or melanie@calvarygb.com

I have been a member of Calvary Lutheran Church since 2004. After teaching Sunday School for 12 years, I joined the Calvary staff in 2018 as the Sunday School coordinator working with children 4K to grade 5 and the volunteer teachers. I am blessed with 2 wonderful children.   

Some hobbies enjoyed are reading, camping and gardening.  I also enjoy crafting and often make greeting cards for family and friends.

April - Director/ Teacher Genesis Preschool, (920) 494-2431 ext. 110, or april@calvarygb.com

I have been a teacher at Genesis Christian Preschool for 18 years. For 13 of those years she has also been the director of the preschool program. Genesis hold a special place in my heart as I have been with the program since graduating from college. I love watching the kids learn and mature throughout the school year. I have met many wonderful families and have created many lasting memories working with the children. 

I am married to Jesse and together we have three very active boys. Much of our time is spent in the bleachers cheering for our boys out on the wrestling mat or on the baseball diamond. I love going for walks with my dog Archie and spending time outdoors with my family. During the summer, my family and I enjoy many camping trips together. 

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