Pastor Steve Thayer has served Calvary Church since November of 1996. He is responsible for preaching and teaching the Word of God, providing vision for the life of the church, and encouraging and supporting staff and leaders in ministry. Pastor Thayer is a graduate of Alma College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has done further academic work at Boston University and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Prior to coming to Calvary Church, Pastor Steve served congregations in Herrin, IL, Craftsbury, VT and Saginaw, MI. Pastor Steve and wife Melissa have three grown children and six exceptionally cute grandchildren.
Donna Yanosy is serving Calvary as Parish Associate. She has a passion for seeing people of all ages grow in their relationship with God, with a great interest in spiritual formation practices that support this process. She is a graduate of CCSU, Smith College (Education of the Deaf), and Trinity School for Ministry, and also holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction. Before returning to Connecticut, Donna pastored a church in Slippery Rock, PA. Donna and her husband Paul have four grown children and five amazing grandchildren.
Meet Joan Lawson, Calvary’s Director of Discipleship since 1999. Her love for Christ combine with her enthusiastic desire to see others grow in their walk with the Lord, ensuring a climate where relationships flourish and faith deepens. She overflows with the joy of the Lord as she oversees the Ministry of Welcome, People Enjoying People, Adult Sunday School, Women’s Ministries, Alpha, and numerous outreaches into the community.
Lori Bourret comes to Calvary from previous positions as a substitute organist, pianist and choir director for various churches. Previously, she was the Music Director for the Poquonock Community Church, Congregational for many years. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Hartt School of Music.
Lori is a member of the American Guild of Organists, and she has served as member-at-large for the Springfield and Hartford chapters, as well as on the professional concerns committee for the Hartford chapter. She sings with the City Singers of Hartford, volunteers at the Bushnell, and enjoys outdoor activities including gardening, golfing, bicycling and kayaking. Lori and her husband Bob live in Enfield. Lori encourages you to share your musical talents at church, singing or playing an instrument!
Katy Lee is a life long member of the town of Enfield, and has been attending Calvary Presbyterian Church for over 10 years. She was originally drawn to Calvary because of its vision to be a presence in the Enfield community and its desire to reach out to our townspeople and meet them where they are.
Katy has a background in education and parenting three children has prepared her for the position as Calvary’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Her main ministries are children’s Sunday School and providing safe and nurturing nursery care to our youngest members.
Leslie OBrien has been active in several Calvary ministries before God led her into youth ministry. Leslie, the Youth Group leaders, and Sunday School teachers are nurturing youth from Enfield and surrounding towns in worship, discipleship, evangelism, ministry, and fellowship. Leslie loves animals, gardening, and music. Leslie lives in Enfield with her family and several furry friends.
Rick has been part of the Calvary staff since May of 2005. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from American International College in Springfield, Mass. Prior to beginning work here, Rick worked as a Warden for the Connecticut Department of Correction and later as an administrator for private security companies. He is an Elder and has served as a Deacon during his years as a member at Calvary. Rick is married to Sandy Wezowicz and has a son and seven grandchildren.
Evans Farrell has been attending Calvary Church for over 30 years. During that time he has served on the Session, Board of Deacons and several other committees. He started working at Calvary in 2005 after retiring from the airline industry with almost 38 years of experience. Evans and his wife Penny been married over 40 years and have 2 grown children and enjoy their many grandchildren. It is a blessing to be able to help take care of God’s house.