As a pastor, Jarryd is passionate about teaching the Bible and seeing God’s people strengthened in their faith and being equipped to play their part in the life of the church and in fulfilling the Great Commission. Jarryd grew up in Anglican and then Baptist churches before finding a home at Calvary Wellington in his late teens where he was drawn to the teaching of God’s Word. Jarryd considers it a privilege to now pastor the church he has grown up in. Jarryd comes from a musical family and leads worship on occasion playing guitar and singing. Jarryd met his wife Katie while studying at Calvary Chapel Bible Institute and together they have three young children. Interests include discussing theology, sports – particularly cricket and rugby – and pottering in the garden. Prior to becoming a pastor Jarryd studied at Victoria University completing a BA / LLB with majors in History and Classics. Jarryd has worked as an employment lawyer and in various employment relations roles primarily for Wellington-based government departments.
Elder & Worship Leader
Greg hails from northern England and has been a member of Calvary Wellington since moving to NZ in 2011. The following year he took on leading Calvary’s music ministry, and joined the Eldership in 2019. Greg teaches a few times a year and leads worship most weeks from either the guitar or the piano. A church’s songs usually reflect its theology, and Greg’s primary concern is to ensure that Calvary’s musical canon is Christ-centred, focused on God’s worth and works (not our feelings), and liturgically comprehensive. He embraces modern hymn-writers who share this vision, and has written a few songs himself, while firmly guarding against the less Biblically-grounded trends in much of modern worship music. If you’re looking for Hillsong and Bethel, you’ve come to the wrong place. Greg has been married to Julie for over 25 years, and they have three teenagers (plus an evil ginger cat and an expanding flock of chickens). He works as a medical doctor, has served in the NZ Navy (where he led worship on a warship on deployment), and randomly also has a History degree. Greg loves black coffee, his Martin guitar, and lifting weights.
CHEE KAI &
PECK CHOO CHAN
Ministry Leaders & Life Group Hosts
Chee Kai and Peck Choo have been part of our Calvary family for many years and have a heart for serving in the church. Chee Kai heads up our Sunday Set-Up Team and Peck Choo leads our Hospitality Ministry. Together they host our Lower Hutt Life Group in their home. Chee Kai and Peck Choo have been a part of Life Groups for many years and see this as an essential part of church life. Life Groups provide a great opportunity to build more meaningful relationships with one another through sharing, caring, encouragement, praying studying and discussing God's Word. The informal and relaxed Life Group atmosphere also provides a good environment to invite unchurched friends. Originally from Malaysia and Singapore, Chee Kai and Peck Choo both work in Wellington and have three adult children.
Elder & Life Group Leader
Cristian has been involved with Calvary for many years and leads our Lower Hutt Life Group. Cristian was born in Romania and grew up in the Romanian Orthodox Church before coming to a personal faith in Christ later in life. Cristian has a heart to support and serve in the church wherever he can. Cristian immigrated to New Zealand in the early 2000's and works within the banking sector.
Gone Fishin' Street Witnessing Ministry
Craig has been a part of Calvary Wellington for a long time and leads our Gone Fishin' Street Witnessing Ministry. Craig is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and seeing believers in the church equipped and encouraged to share their faith. Craig grew up in Christchurch and is a huge Crusaders fan! He met his wife Jan in Wellington where they have lived and worked for many years. Craig and Jan are active in the church across a number of other ministries. Together they have one son.
Youth and Children's Ministry Leader
Josh had previously been serving at Calvary Chapel Bozeman, Montana, in the United States for several years before attending Calvary Chapel Bible Institute New Zealand (CCBI) in early 2019. Sensing the Lord calling to serve Him in New Zealand, he moved to Wellington at the end of 2020 after graduating from the CCBI internship and is serving as our Youth and Children’s Ministry leader. Josh has a heart to impact the youth of New Zealand with the truth of the Gospel through the teaching of God's Word and to see them wholeheartedly follow Jesus as dedicated disciples. Josh met his wife Meliagi as they served at a youth discipleship programme in 2020. She now serves alongside Josh in our Refuge Youth Group.
Warren & Christine clark
Life Group Leaders
Warren and Christine Clark have been attending and serving at Calvary Wellington since 2012.
They both became Christians at a young age and have served the Lord in various capacities over the years.
Warren leads the Stokes Valley Life group, and Christine leads our monthly Women In Touch get-together.
They are both passionate about seeing the family of God encouraged and built up to be the people of God that he desires.
They have two adult children and five grandchildren.
Mike & Di Tashkoff
Life Group Leaders
Mike and Di joined Calvary Wellington in 2020 after being convicted to find a Church that is Bible-centred and where the focus is taken off self and placed rightly on God. Their love for God and for His Word has grown exponentially since joining Calvary Wellington. Mike leads the Western Hills Life group and the Growing Strong Discipleship course, and they both enjoy supporting Church activities and serving the Lord as a way of thanking God for their salvation. Mike and Di have 3 adult sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law and 2 gorgeous mokopuna. In their spare time, they enjoy being with family, camping by the beach and watching cricket.