Calvin Chinn is a native San Franciscan born to immigrant parents from China. He grew up in Chinatown, attending public schools in the city —Commodore Stockton Elementary, Francisco Junior High, and George Washington High School. He obtained his B.A. in Pre-Med from Lewis Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
In his youth, Cal was nurtured by the program and ministry at Donaldina Cameron House and was baptized by the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown. He received his M. Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served as the Minister with Youth at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Riverside, California, Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Medford, Oregon., Pastor at the United Presbyterian Church on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Oregon. He then served on the faculty at San Francisco Theological Seminary where he directed the Department of Ministry and taught Hebrew. He returned to his home church, the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, to serve as Co-Pastor. Cal was a Teaching Elder Commissioner to General Assembly in 1996 and served as the Moderator of the Presbytery in 2001. Cal is married to Sharon Wells. He has 3 adult
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Reverend Victor Floyd believes that spiritual care is the heartbeat of the church and he brings a wide breadth of valuable experience and pastoral training to our team. Having worked early in his career at North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Victor’s history with the PC(USA) runs deep. He earned his Master of Divinity at Pacific School of Religion and is ordained with dual standing in the Metropolitan Community Church and United Church of Christ (UCC). Victor is also an accomplished musician. He has completed programs at the Institute for Health & Healing (CPMC), the Robert Shaw Choral Music Institute, the Merola Program (SF Opera) and Indiana University School of Music. Victor grew up near Rome, Georgia and is married to Lou Grosso.
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Joann Lee is Calvary’s Associate Pastor for Community Formation, and brings a strong background in pastoral care and teaching to her role at Calvary. Joann was born in New York City to Korean immigrant parents and grew up in Houston, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois with a Master of Divinity, Joann was ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served as a Lily Pastoral Resident at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. When her residency ended in the fall of 2010, Joann served as an Associate Pastor at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Joann and her husband Mike live in San Francisco with their two furry babies (dogs) and their one human baby (a son who loves dancing and singing in church).
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David Foster has more than 30 years of experience working in the medical and biotech industries. He has been a CFO in several companies, co-founded and served as CEO of a start-up company, and has managed a variety of functional areas. David has made a conscious decision to shift his career focus into the non-profit sector and has recently done consulting work for a large Bay Area foundation. David has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his wife Katherine in San Mateo. His daughter Emily, recently graduated from college, and his son Alexander is working in Shanghai, China.
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David Barnes is Calvary’s Director of Youth & Family Ministries.
After a lengthy career in financial services and 15 plus years as a Sunday school teacher, David decided to accept the call to work full-time at Calvary.
He is responsible for Sunday school and other Christian education ministries for youth. David leads Calvary’s annual mission trips for teens, Calvary’s vacation bible school, and special seasonal activities during Lent and Advent.
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Michael’s musical career extends from conductor, organist, pianist, and singer to arranger, author, and composer. He is grounded in the great canon of Western classical music and is delighted with Calvary’s strong legacy in the classical tradition. He is also very experienced in such other genres as gospel, jazz, folk, musical theater, and cabaret, and believes that there are many ways to connect with the spirit through music.
Michael takes seriously the “ministry” in “music ministry.” He has rich experience as a valued part of worship-planning teams. Moreover, he views himself as providing music that inspires people along their faith journeys. What he counts as most important is the quality of the music and its appropriateness to the worship theme.
Alison Faison is the Director of Children and Family Ministries. She offers spaces for children to notice God’s presence, question, play, sing, and fellowship. She and her husband Westy have been Calvary members for over 10 years and have served with the community through teaching children and youth and leading youth mission trips. They enjoy spending time with their two children. Alison has a Master’s degree in Art History with a B.A. in Art History and Italian and taught ancient art history to freshman high school girls for six years. She was an academic tutor and instructor of prenatal and postnatal yoga, hatha yoga for teens and adults, and children’s dance and music. Alison leads the weekly Wednesday Calvary Playgroup, Sunday Studio, the annual Mt. Hermon retreat children’s ministry and Calvary Camp. She works closely with thirteen caring and qualified childcare team members and several Calvary volunteers.
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Robin L. Morjikian is Calvary’s first-ever Director of Development and Volunteer Engagement. A life-long Presbyterian, she has been a member of Calvary for more than 21 years, having served in a number of volunteer and leadership roles. Robin described this opportunity as, “The intersection of my three greatest passions and professional areas of expertise: placing my Christian faith into action; establishing and maintaining the trust of donors; and increasing charitable giving to improve the lives of all people.” She earned her master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She lives in San Francisco with her daughters, Olivia and Sophia.
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Elders are called to exercise leadership, government, and discipline for the life of the church. Together with the ministers of Word and Sacrament, they have responsibility for strengthening, nurturing, and oversight of the spiritual and theological life of the congregation. Each Calvary Elder works on at least one of five commissions: Education; Fellowship (which includes integration of members into church activities); Serving (which includes outreach to the local and world-wide community); Worship; and Support (which includes management of property, finances, stewardship, and personnel). It is the Elders’ responsibility to ensure that resources of time, talent, and money are used appropriately to meet the goals of the church and its congregation. The service tenure for each Elder is three years.
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Deacons are called to serve as the primary assistants to the staff for pastoral care. Each Deacon participates on at least one committee with activities ranging from providing transportation for the elderly to and from worship services; personal visitation; correspondence and flower delivery to shut-in members; benevolences; and organizing serving and fund raising projects such as hosting Calvary’s Thanksgiving Dinner and Adopt-a-Family with Raphael House. Deacons and Elders share the responsibilities for the offering and communion services. The service tenure is three years. If you are not sure who your deacon is or how to contact him or her, call the office at 415.346.3832, or click here to send an email query.