Pastor OJ Zerbin
He sees his six children, one son-in law, and two daugher-in laws as a wonderful blessing from the Lord. They have been blessed with two granddaughters and one grandson thus far and are looking forward to many more grandchildren in the future. He is blessed to see all of his children actively serving the Lord. His passion for his family and for the congregation is that each one would grow into the full potential that God has for them.
He grew up on a farm outside of Edmonton where he developed a strong work ethic which he carries with him in how he approaches ministry. After studying Administrative Management at NAIT he joined the Edmonton Police Service in his early 20′s. It is at that time he started attending Calvary and began wooing his wife Barb. They married and began having children a few years later. After serving 12 yrs in various roles in the police service he transitioned into business. He pioneered several businesses as well as working in the corporate setting in marketing management. His combination of policing and business experience have given him a unique combination of insights and skill sets to effectively connect with the different demographic groups in society. He is equally comfortable serving in a downtown mission or presenting to a group of corporate executives.
While being involved at Calvary since the late 70′s serving in various volunteer roles he completed his theological studies. He served on the pastoral team parttime for a number of years before he joined the pastoral staff full time in 2001.
O.J. desires to lead the church deeper in prayer and personal application of biblical principles resulting in transformation both of our own lives and our community. He believes that the local church when it is functioning as Christ has intended it to function, is the greatest place on earth and the practical hope for a broken and hurting society. That is why he serves in the local church and desires that Calvary be a safe place for you to both heal and grow in an authentic way.
Around the office OJ can be found laughing and making jokes, besides this he leads the pastoral team and provides vision and direction to the daily operation of the church. Preaching and teaching on Sundays, as well as the many ministry responsibilities and meetings with various people from the community and church during the week keep him on his toes.
Pastor Bev. Sesink
Individually, and with his wife Mandy, he ministers to individuals, and couples, experiencing serious personal and relationship challenges. Mandy works as a Parent Educator in the Parents as Teachers program of the Family Futures Resource Centre. This involves supporting parents in their parenting journey. She also ministers in prayer care and counseling to people working through a variety of life challenges. She is knowledgeable and experienced in the area of trauma and recovery.
Pastor Doug Zieber
His role is to provide the overall administrative structure and leadership to the daily operations of Calvary Community Church and Millwoods Christian School Society under the direction and delegation of the Lead Pastor and governance of the Board of Elders.
Together Doug and Tina, his wife of 31 years, are involved in Pre-Marital and Prayer ministry, as well as other teaching opportunities and Tina is a key part of the women's ministry team, leading a weekly ladies' Bible study and assisting with women's counselling.
Outside of the ministry, Doug also serves on two different political boards.
They have 3 grown children and one wild grandchild. They are excited about their next grandchild in the near future and are passionate about seeing people's lives changed.
Pastor Nathan Zieber
He and his wife, Hannah Zieber, have a son named Adian, which means "fiery one", and they are expecting their second this fall! Pastor Nathan also enjoys a variety of hobbies from carpentry, coding, to prop making and hunting!
Bruce & Renate Richards
Bill & Lynn Stott
Byron & Angela Martens
Dennis & Claudia Wald
Rafael & Greta Carballo
Chair of Prayer
Caleb & Leah Rempel
Other Staff: (Photos coming soon)
Joie Shapcott - Administrative Assistant, Facility Reservations, ext 389
Rob Guetre - Facility Manager, ext 398
Crystal Martinez - Pre-School, ext 377 or 378
Sherry Ramcharan- Head Accountant, ext 385
Dahlia Braucht - Office and Accounting Assistant, ext 384
Valerie Weatherly - Out of School Care, ext 383
Barb Zerbin - Women's Care Coordinator, ext 382