Eric Cartier – Senior Pastor

I realized at a young age that the Lord was calling me to reach those without Christ. Through teachings at Applegate Christian Fellowship and Calvary Bible College, God began to equip me for a life of ministry. In March 2000, I accepted a permanent position with Rocky Mountain Calvary that grew into overseeing and ministering to both teenagers and young adults. After five years of service, I was offered the position of senior pastor. I believe the Lord’s house should be one of prayer and that the Bible should be taught verse-by-verse. This allows God’s word to challenge and encourage us to walk in obedience. My desire is to lead by example, to be a disciple and make disciples, and to share God’s loving kindness. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Amber, for 10+ years and we have four children, Hannah, Adelyn, Ileanne and Wyatt.

To contact our staff, click on a name to send an email. To contact by phone, call the church office at 719.597.1133 followed by the phone extension next to each staff member.

Robert Beech – Assistant Pastor

I came on staff as Rocky Mountain Calvary’s Children’s Ministry director in 1996. In 1998 I became the assistant pastor. I oversee most of the day-to-day operations of RMC and work closely with Pastor Eric Cartier to provide oversight to the Ministerial Staff. My wife Lisa serves in Women’s Ministry and we have two children, Lauren and Robby.

Linda Cosco – Senior Pastor’s Assistant

I began attending Rocky Mountain Calvary in March of 1993 and came on staff September 1996.  I have been blessed to see God’s Spirit moving throughout this fellowship for so many years.  I continue to witness His miracles, answered prayers, and see people’s lives changed.  I am assured that with God all things are possible…. I serve with my husband, Jim, and we have 2 grown boys, Keith and Kevin.

Rich Baley – Pastoral Care and Counseling / Men of Calvary Pastor

God began nudging me towards Pastoral care in 1984, and by 1991 it had become a reality in my life. I have enjoyed that calling in my life ever since.Having come from a dysfunctional home, God has placed in my heart a huge burden for men and their families. I yearn to be used by God to encourage men, as iron sharpens iron, to be steadfast men of God. I desire for men to love God zealously, love their families passionately, and to lead and serve biblically. Christ, in His grace and mercy, truly invaded my life as well as my wife Diane’s life in 1983. We are blessed to have four adult children that love and serve the Lord.

Bob Guevara – Pastoral Care and Counseling

I have attended Rocky Mountain Calvary since late 1997.  I have witnessed the Lord doing many great things in my life and in this fellowship through His abundant grace. My desire is to see God’s people know and rely on His love for us; to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; to grow to maturity in Christ Jesus; and to walk in the good works that God has prepared beforehand for us.  My wife, Terri, and I have been married 35+ years.  We have four adult children and one beautiful granddaughter.

Dan Hooker – Pastoral Care and Counseling / School of Discipleship

Serving God day by day, minute by minute.

Matt Patterson – Pastoral Care and Counseling / IT Administrator

I felt a call on my life for ministry while in college.  After finishing my degree in Behavioral Science, I went into student development work, construction work, and then on to computers.  About 10 years after my initial calling, God called me to serve full time at Rocky Mountain Calvary.  For those who might think “What the heck is God doing with my life?”, be patient.  He’ll use all of what you are going through for His divine purpose!  Oh yeah, and I LOVE my awesome wife, Brandi, and 3 beautiful kids, Elli, Ryan, and Molly.  I treasure God’s blessing of family.

Sean Rafferty – Missions Oversight Pastor / Small Groups

I have been pastoring within Calvary Chapel for over 17 years. I am married to my wife, Lisa and have four daughters.  My wife and I have had the incredible privilege of traveling to over 20 countries leading teams and sharing the gospel with the hurting and the lost.  I was also a church planter for 6 years, pioneering a new work in Chihuahua, Mexico, but recently have returned to Colorado to fill a pastoral role here at RMC.  My responsibilities include oversight of Missions, staff development and community building inside the church.

Dan Johnson – Missions Pastor

I have been attending RMC since 2007 along with my wife and three kids. In spring of 2015 I was invited to join staff at RMC leading the missions department. It is my greatest desire to help people find the joy of a life committed to serving Jesus and reaching their neighbors and the nations with the good news of peace with God through His son Jesus!!

Melanie Romero – Missions Assistant

It is amazing the doors God will open when we allow God to do His work in us.  I consider it a true joy and privilege to serve God in this ministry and I pray, as the body of Christ, we may be a place of refuge and eternal refreshment for a hopeless joy-seeking world of people who do not know they are starved for the glory of the gladness of God in Jesus Christ.

Lauren Kipp – Pastoral Care Assistant

Jesus laid down His life to save mine; I am humbled and grateful that in His great love He has chosen to adopt me (Ephesians 1:4-5). I am a native to Colorado Springs and adore going on adventures in this beautiful state with family and friends. I count it a gift from God to serve the pastors and others here at RMC. I am excited to see how He will continue to use my gifts and passion for His glory.

Donna Graham – Women of Calvary Director

It’s truly my honor and joy to serve the Lord at Rocky Mountain Calvary–especially meeting with the Women of Calvary each week for Bible studies and special events.   Each year brings a greater realization that God’s Titus 2 plan for women is so sweet, as we walk together, facing the joys and challenges of this life.  It’s glorious to see women take hold of God’s promises. I am constantly overwhelmed by the goodness of the Lord; He is so gracious and kind! “The love of Christ constrains me…” 2 Cor. 5:14

Janette Cheney – Women of Calvary Assistant

My family and I have attended RMC since 2001.  I became involved in Women’s Ministry through attending retreats and Bible studies. This eventually led to my volunteering in several areas of the ministry. I am blessed to be a part of this amazing ministry and serving and working alongside the women.  Our vision for Women of Calvary is to live out Titus 2 by bringing women of all ages and stages of life together and to glorify God in our lives. It is truly a blessing to a part of Women’s Ministry and to serve on staff.

Cody Maxwell – Cafe Manager

I have attended Rocky Mountain Calvary since 2005, and came on staff in 2007 in the cafe. It has been a great joy and blessing to see how God has and still continues to work through all the events we get to do.

Andrew Krause – Senior High Pastor

I have been attending Rocky Mountain Calvary since October 2008. Since then I have had the privilege of serving the youth of this church. I am passionate about seeing the youth of today reached and changed by the agape love of Jesus Christ. I have great expectations for what the Lord is and will continue to do in this generation as they truly began to love and follow Him!

Tim Balagat – Junior High Pastor

I have been attending RMC since 2003.  I attended the RMC School of Discipleship and the School of Ministry.  I started serving in the Jr. High as a leader in 2010.  The junior high years are the crossroads in a young person’s life, and I understand that we need to keep them on the narrow path walking with Jesus.  I am committed to build their faith and dependence on the Word of God.

Deb Rumsey – Elementary Children’s Ministry Director

I love teaching this generation the Word of God and seeing them fall in love with Jesus.  What a privilege!

Jennifer Ledbetter – Preschool Director

My family and I have attended RMC since the summer of 2000. After teaching in the public school system for six years, I became a stay-at-home mom. The Lord then led me back into teaching, this time at the preschool level. The next year I was hired at RMC as a part of the café staff. Then, in June of 2011 I was called to Children’s Ministry. I am truly blessed to teach the next generation and watch them fall in love with Jesus!

Joetta Graner-Smith – Nursery Coordinator

I have served in the nursery for many years. It is a calling from my heavenly Father. Children are a blessing from God and it is an honor and privilege to care for them.

Bethany Almado – Children’s Ministry Assistant

Growing up in a Christian home has been a wonderful blessing.  I came to know Christ as a young child, but never experienced a personal relationship with Him until my pre-teens.  My goal is to share Christ in a way that the kids not only believe in Him but also realize the personal relationship Christ wants to have with them.  I don’t want them to think they have to “try harder”  to change to be more like Christ, but rather be changed supernaturally by an intimate relationship with Christ that results in denying our flesh daily.

Billy Dimirra – Worship Pastor

For most of my life my family has been really involved in Church and serving the Lord, but it wasn’t until I was in High School that God really became a real thing for me. I was really lucky to have a support group around me who loved and cared for me enough to make sure my life was changed. After getting saved I attended Oceans Edge School of Worship in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and graduated in 2011. Since then I’ve been involved with a couple different Churches leading Worship in various capacities. Im really grateful and humbled at the opportunity the Lord has provided for my wife Laura and I to move to Colorado and be a part of what God is doing here at RMC.

Chris Combs – Technical Director

I was invited to a service at RMC on June 28th, 2009. After fighting a personal battle wrought with spiritual warfare, attempted suicide and general hatred or disbelief toward the things of God, I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. He radically changed my heart that day and continues to do indescribable works in my life. I began drumming on the worship team later that year and then God moved again and opened the door for me to become the technical director of RMC. I joined the staff on May 9th, 2012. This is an amazing group of people and I’m honored and humbled by serving the Lord with them.

Dan Champion – Technical Assistant

God has moved in amazing ways in my life to capture my heart, and it is my desire to see others realize the necessity of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I love having the opportunity to serve in His ministry with the gifts He has given me. I started attending RMC in early 2013, and I love the Christ-centered atmosphere and small church feel. There has always been a tugging on my heart to serve, so I began volunteering in the fall of 2013 with the Audio/Visual Team.  I was brought on staff in the spring of 2014.

Donnie Stockman – Facilities Manager

I have been the facilities and grounds manager of RMC since December 1998. I am responsible for overseeing building maintenance and special events setup. I also supervise community service workers assigned to Rocky Mountain Calvary.  I am truly thankful to the Lord for allowing me to minister to people’s hearts as well as providing them work to do with their hands.

Randy Knowles – Facilities Assistant

I came to know Jesus personally in 2000 and was blessed to start serving the Lord and His people at RMC in 2003. I assist in facilities, maintenance and the community service program. It is my desire to live in His will, worship Him in spirit and truth and to share the good news of God’s forgiveness and grace.

Rhonda Deridder – Receptionist

After 18 years of walking my way, I re-dedicated my life to the Lord in January 1999 and have been attending Rocky Mountain Calvary ever since.  I married Joe in 2000 and together we are raising my son, Reno.  I am Rocky Mountain Calvary’s full time receptionist which gives me the opportunity to meet new people and share God’s love with those who walk through these doors.  I love to ride motorcycles, counsel women, and lead Bible studies.

Cecile Hulbert – Wedding and Funeral Coordinator

I have attended Rocky Mountain Calvary since moving to Colorado Springs from Florida in 1997.  I am blessed to serve all of the ministries here as well as volunteer leaders and members of the fellowship.

Michele Davis – Controller

I was raised in a very religious home but did not meet Jesus until I was 18.  Once introduced I accepted His free gift of salvation and my life was dramatically transformed.   We were transferred to Colorado Springs with the Marine Corps in 1996 and discovered RMC in 2001.  My children have grown up in this church and now my grandchildren are a part of our church family.  I started working at RMC in 2003 after volunteering in the Café and Bookstore.  My husband Mark and I have been married for 30 years, and we have two grown and married children and two grandchildren.  I am a 2004 graduate of Regis University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.   It is such a privilege to serve at Rocky Mountain Calvary.

Jeannette Hernandez – Accounting

I started attending Rocky Mountain Calvary in 1996 and came on staff in 1997.   It has been quite a journey!  It has been amazing to see all God has done through the years.  I started as receptionist, then moved to accounting, then on to pastoral assistant for 12 years, and I have recently moved back to the  department.  It is a blessing and true joy to serve the Lord through the Accounting Department.   My husband Hernando and I have been married for 5 years and are blessed to be a part of this fellowship.

David Franklin – 719 Young Adults Pastor

Ever since Jr. high, the Lord has laid on my heart a desire to serve his church through intentional community, servanthood, and love. God has given me a burden to pursue an Acts 2:42 community within the church that reaches out to those who are hurting, desire fellowship with other believers, and seek to grow in their relationship with the Lord. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Sarah, for 4 years. We recently moved from the hills of Kentucky where I was a youth/associate pastor for a small Baptist Church. We love Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Calvary, and getting to know the people the Lord has placed in our lives.

Savannah Borden – Volunteer Coordinator

I have attended Rocky Mountain Calvary since 2000, but I didn’t know what it meant to truly know the Lord until I was sixteen years old. Through darkness and depression God was able to reveal to me His perfect love and remarkable faithfulness. He truly saved my life by giving His Son’s life for my own. Now I strive daily to serve as a living example of His goodness. I am blessed to be part of RMC’s staff as a volunteer coordinator, a junior high leader, and a student in the School of Discipleship.

Samantha Halaseh – Events Coordinator

  I am so blessed that God opened the door for me to be the Event Coordinator here at Rocky Mountain Calvary. It truly is amazing to see all that God is doing within the various ministries and individuals in and outside of the church body. Since attending RMC, God has provided many opportunities to get plugged into things that I absolutely love such as: School of Discipleship, volunteering in the Bookstore and Women’s Ministry. My husband David and I have been married for 5 years and we have two fur-babies!