Pastoral & Office Staff

Pastor Ben Williams - Lead Pastor, (920) 494-2431 ext. 104 or

I began my ministry at Calvary in November of 2023. Prior to serving in this community, I did my undergraduate studies at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL and my seminary formation at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN. I then served at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cicero, WI. It is a joy to walk with communities of faith as we learn to follow Jesus and listen for the Holy Spirit among us!

Alongside pastoring, I am a husband to Adelle and father to Harper. I am also a musician, an avid soccer fan, and a board game enthusiast

Dawn Frehse  - Office Support, (920) 494-2431 ext. 101 or

I have lived in Northeastern Wisconsin all of my life.  I am very blessed to be a part of Calvary Lutheran Church.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and pets.  I like to do gardening in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.


Kent Paulsen – Music Coordinator, Choir Director, Organist, 

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 Des Jardin – Finance Coordinator (920) 494-2431 ext. 108 or

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".

 Angel Castro - Youth and Family Ministry Director, (920) 494-2431, ext. 109 or

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 Brown – Sunday School Coordinator, (920) 494-2431 ext. 105 or

Welcome to Calvary Lutheran Church. I was born and raised in Northeast Wisconsin and joined Calvary over 17 years ago. I have enjoyed teaching Sunday School for 12 years before joining the church staff as the Sunday School coordinator in 2018.  In addition to working at Calvary, I work as a Claims Manager at Schneider. 

I have been blessed with two wonderful children.  When I am not working, I enjoy spending some quiet time at my camper.  Some of my other hobbies are reading and crafting. 

April Peterson - Director/ Teacher Genesis Preschool, (920) 494-2431 ext. 110, or

I have been teaching pre-school at Genesis Christian Preschool since 2002.  In 2007 I became a director as well.  I have met many wonderful families and have created lasting memories working with the children.  I love watching the children learn and mature throughout the school year.  Genesis is very dear to me as I have been teaching here since I graduated from college!

My husband Jesse and I have three boys.  Much of our time is spent sitting in bleachers as we cheer them on in their different sports.  In my free time, I enjoy going for walks with our dog Archie, playing piano and being crafty.  One of my favorite family activities is visiting different state and national parks and exploring their trails.

Stephanie Macedo - Web/Media Specialist, (920) 494-2431 ext. 102 or

I have been a member of Calvary Lutheran Church since 2003.  I have served Calvary in many capacities such as a Council Member, Secretary of Church Council, Assisting Minister, Communion Assistant, a member of the Executive, Long Range Planning and Membership & Evangelism committees and 6th/7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Co-Leader. 

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Public Relations.  In addition to working at Calvary 10 hours a week, I am a Business Analyst for a local Insurance Company. My husband Leo and I have one daughter, Majriela.

In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, jet skiing and spending time outdoors working in the yard/planting flowers.  I also enjoy crocheting and spending time with my family.