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Volunteer to Help Meet People's Needs The “We Are Calvary Campaign” is an effort to identify and meet needs of the Calvary family and other needs about which they become aware. It’s about connecting people who have needs to people who can help.

Serve at Calvary

Do you have a conviction that big things happen in small groups and desire to lead or host those groups? Your contact is Ingrid Ansell.

adult sunday morning leaderAdult Sunday Morning Leaders help adults meaningfully connect to others and grow in our relationship with God on Sunday mornings.  If you are interested, contact Tim Nelson.

Sunday School TeacherAre you good with children? Are you interested in teaching or helping out?

Contact Pastor Brian Martin, if you have any questions.

  • Sunday Morning Teachers and Assistant Teachers: During the school year and the summer, but taking off significant holidays. Sunday school puts the power of the Word into ways our kids can understand and interact with. We hope your kids LOVE it. Teachers, assistants, and substitutes are needed for grades 1-5. Training, supplies and substitutes are provided.
  • Awana: Awana is an acronym from 2 Timothy 2:15: “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, handling accurately the Word of Truth.” Awana combines scripture memory, fun, teaching, and significant connections between kids and adults all in one packed evening! Awana meets September through early May on Wednesday nights from 6:25-8:00 pm. We can use people to listen to verses, substitute for leaders and helpers, and occasionally help for special events.
  • Sunday Morning Calvary Treehouse: Some parents like to attend the 11:00 am service as a family. Others prefer their child gets more age-focused worship and teaching. Calvary Treehouse’s goal is age-focused worship and BIG IDEA teaching to build a foundation of love for God and get basic life truth into our kids grades 1-5.
  • Thursday Morning Childcare Worker: Assist with Thursday Morning Childcare during the women’s Renovare’ Bible studies during the school year from 9:00 am – 11:30 am.
  • Wednesday Evening Childcare Worker: Assist with Wednesday Evening Childcare for parents serving in Wednesday AWANA, Youth Group, or Worship rehearsals.

Coffee ConnectionWhat’s the first thing you do as a host when your guests start to settle in? Well, in Minnesota you offer them something to drink or eat. It tastes good and wakes us up, but it does more for guests. It provides a comforting distraction that makes them feel less awkward.

Coffee Connection is a team of people who, much like our welcome people, love to nourish people, reduce stress, and set the table (literally) for new people to make connections. You can work behind-the-scenes (making premium coffee or cleaning up) or out front with people (serving them sweets or floating around greeting). If this person is you, you need to talk to Pastor Tim Nelson.

facilitiesVolunteers groom our property, care for our plants, and often set up rooms just right for use.  God wires some people to love working behind the scenes — sweating the details that together make things safe, lovely, and efficient. If you are that person, you should contact Joel Minchinton, our Facility Manager.

Do you desire to be an active part of Men’s Ministries?

Contact Pastor Larry

office volunteer

Office Volunteers with administrative skills of all kinds are needed to keep our ministry humming. If you have a few hours free each week contact Pastor Tim Nelson.

prayer and careJoin a group that gathers to pray for and visit members of Calvary who are home bound, have been recently hospitalized, or are in assisted care facilities and unable to attend church. We go in pairs to visit and pray with individuals or couples and are privileged to share the love
of Christ through comfort, compassion, and encouragement.   Contact Ann Knodel for more information and to get involved.

Youth Sunday SchoolDoes it excite you to be a part of a lifesaving station that is rescuing, teaching, and equipping students to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ?

Contact Pastor John Chaco, if you have any questions.

  • Sunday Morning Middle and High School Teachers and Assistant Teachers: During the school year and the summer, but taking off significant holidays. Sunday school puts the power of the Word into ways our youth can understand and interact with.
  • Wednesday Evening Middle and High School Group Leader: Assist with Wednesday Evening Youth Group.

GreeterWelcome Teams meet new people at the doors and serve as their guide. God has wired some people to love people and make them feel comfortable. If they do not feel both welcome and comfortable, they won’t stick. If you are a make-a-person at-home people-loving person like that, you need to contact. Contact Pastor Tim Nelson, if you have any questions.

Do you desire to serve in Women’s Ministries? Many opportunities are available. Your contact is Ingrid Ansell.

Worship Team

Join the Worship Team. Worship Team members serve on a rotating schedule. Rehearsals are Wednesday (11am service) or Thursday (9am service) evenings. We need you! Singers, guitar and keyboard players, drummers… “O magnify the Lord with me. Let us exalt His name together!” Contact Dorkham See by email or phone at (507) 282-4612.

Other Worship Ministries Opportunities

  • Communion Preparation – We celebrate communion at Calvary about once a month. The communion team prepares the elements on the Friday preceding communion Sunday. Contact Marion Henry.
  • Music Ministry – Worship Team, Worship Chorale, Instruments (including keyboard, guitars, drums/percussion, strings, brass and woodwinds). Your contact is Dorkham See
  • Prayer Ministry – Trained Prayer Ministers are available after each worship service to pray personally with individuals who request prayer. 
  • Technical Arts Team – Sound, Projection, Lighting and Video support needed. We are always in need of more individuals to serve in this vital area of ministry. Training is provided. Sound and projection technicians serve on a rotating basis in our services. Your contact is Joel Minchinton.
  • Ushering Team – Ushers welcome worshipers into the sanctuary and serve in various ways to ensure that the worship services proceed without distractions. Usher teams serve once a month, and include men and women, ages 14 and up. Contact Eric Andringa or Bob and Wendy Speary.

Interest in serving in the Worship Ministry?  Contact Dorkham See to learn more.

Larry Orth

Pastor of Care & Community Outreach

Calvary Missions

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Missions efforts at Calvary Evangelical Free Church are focused on helping fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8) in this generation. These efforts involve both supporting career missionaries and encouraging missions involvement by Calvary attenders.
Please contact John Chaco, Missions Ministry Team member, if you have questions about our missionaries or missions program.

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Community Engagement

Learn more about and how you can help with our Care and Community Outreach serving Rochester MN and surounding communities.

Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Children's Heart Project
Camp Victory
New Life Family Services
Salvation Army
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Network for Life
Arrive Ministries
Together for Good
Christian Hospitality
National Community Resource Center
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Larry Orth

Larry Orth

Pastor of Care and Community Outreach

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John Chaco

John Chaco

Youth Pastor & Mission Team Lead

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Ingrid Ansell

Ingrid Ansell

Women’s Ministries & Interim 11am Worship Coordinator

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Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson

Executive Pastor

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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Family-Equipping Pastor

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Joel Michinton

Joel Minchinton

Facilities Manager & Technical Arts

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Ann Knodel

Shut In’s and Prayer & Care Contact

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Dorkham See

Dorkham See

Worship Director and Lahu Pastor

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Dianne Orth

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