Rev. Anne Jernberg Scalfaro
As Senior Pastor, Anne’s responsibilities include 1) Vision & Leadership, 2) Worship & Preaching, 3) Pastoral Care & Staff, and 4) Stewardship & Finance. That said, Anne practices a team approach to ministry; she is blessed to share in leadership with talented and dedicated staff and volunteers that balance her weaknesses with great strength. Anne began serving on the pastoral staff at Calvary in Sept. 2008 and was called as Senior Pastor in Jan. 2013.
Anne is a graduate of Austin College in Sherman, TX (B.A. Religion) and Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA (M.Div.) and was ordained to ministry in 2008 at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, TX following a two-year pastoral residency program. During her time at Harvard Div, she served as a Seminarian at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard and as a CPE chaplain at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Anne loves good Tex-Mex, afternoon thunderstorms, and the word “y’all.” An introvert at heart, Anne enjoys learning, reading, poetry, travel, Netflix, game nights, and good coffee conversations. Her main spiritual and physical practice is yoga, and she is renewed by spending time outdoors with her husband, Damon, and their golden retriever, Deacon. They live in the Montclair area of Denver.
Anne believes that faith is a journey best shared in community; this is why she loves the local church: “My calling is to pastor a congregation through creative preaching, meaningful worship, nurturing presence, and servant leadership. Rooted in God’s faithfulness, empowered by Christ’s love, and sustained by the living Spirit, I understand the Christian church to be a mosaic of God’s people, a steward of God’s resources, and a beacon of God’s hope and justice to the local community and beyond.”
Rev. Morgan Caruthers Fletcher
Having been raised in Arvada, CO Morgan has found it a beautiful journey to return to the Denver area in June 2014 after being gone for 15 years. During the 15 years away from Denver she attending Covenant Bible College in Strathmore, Alberta CAN before attending Baylor University where she earned a BA in Religion. While in Waco for school Morgan found a love for the community work she was doing so she stayed committed to the Waco community and continued her education receiving a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Master of Social Work in Community Practice from the Diana Garland School of Social Work at Baylor. During her final years of graduate work, Morgan interned at Calvary Baptist Church - Washington DC as their Social Work Pastoral Intern. Morgan's love for the community at Calvary - DC resulted in her being called for ordination with them on July 8, 2012. Her denominational connections find home with the Alliance of Baptists. Following grad school, her first church appointment was at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin Texas. Morgan was hired at Calvary in June 2014 as the Pastor of Youth and Young Adults. In January 2017 her role changed to Pastor with focus areas on Mission and Outreach, Intergenerational Ministries, and Youth Ministry.
Outside of church work Morgan is passionate about her family, community around the world, and her dogs. She believes the world is changed through stories and finds it to be a vital expression of discipleship and peacemaking. Morgan finds self-care practices through spiritual direction, a good cup of coffee or tea, music, hiking, reading, and time with cherished ones.
Rev. Alice Horner-Nelson
Alice is a recent arrival at Calvary. She began her work as the Pastor of Communications and The Gathering on Easter Sunday 2018. Her job is two-fold: she oversees all internal and external church communications, and she is a the designated pastor for the new Saturday service called The Gathering. She received her Masters of Divinity from the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA where she also met her husband Matt, a fellow M.Div and Rev. who happens to be a very talented church musician. Prior to Calvary, she worked at the Communications Director at Hendricks Avenue Baptist in Jacksonville, FL. She hails from Baltimore, Maryland (but doesn't like crab sadly), and loves bringing her 'Yankee' flair to Denver. She comes from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship world and is excited to connect with her new American Baptist network. She has two cats, Molly and Mary Todd. In her free time, she loves discovering new coffee shops, reimagining the interior design of her apartment, and shopping.
Rev. Mary Armacost Hulst
Mary thinks of Calvary as her extended family in Denver and it has been that for the Hulst family since she and her husband, Jack and two sons, Douglas and Stephen, joined in 1977. Calvary is a place where deep relationships are nurtured. Those family-like connections continue to be a focus for her ministry. Mary joined the staff as a children's worker in l978, was commissioned as Minister of Christian Education in l980, Graduated from Iliff School of Theology in l985, Ordained at Calvary in l985, called as Senior Pastor in l993 and retired in 2006. Mary Served as President of American Baptist Churches USA in 2008-9 and was an officer of the denomination for 6 years. She now coordinates the program for an annual national gathering of American Baptist Women Pastors. She is currently serving at Calvary as a Pastoral Associate with a visitation ministry to home bound and residents of care facilities members.
Angela has been at Calvary for 25 Years! Beginning her role as Children’s Ministry Coordinator September 2017. Angela has chosen to work at Calvary as the Children's Ministry Coordinator because there is nothing better than watching children develop in their faith, and finding indestructible joy and love in the Lord. There is nothing more wonderful than working alongside your own church family.
Becky has been a Preschool Paraeducator for Aurora Public Schools since 2014. She has also worked for the Cherry Creek School District in the special ed program and their "Before and After" Program from 2004-2017.
Becky has been a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church, attending since 1986 and becoming a member in 1996. She was married in at Calvary in 2012 and in 2014 dedicated her daughter Aliyah.
Becoming Calvary’s Nursery Coordinator in August 2017 she has enjoyed every minute of the work. She has such a passion for working with young kids, watching them grow and experience God's wonderful love.