MEET THE STAFF

ROD SCHORR

Senior Pastor

Life Verse: John 8:12

Rod and Sharilyn have two sons, James and Dave, and five grandchildren. Prior to his ministry here at Calvary Chapel Old Towne, Pastor Schorr and his wife spent 17 years as missionaries in Taiwan, teaching at a Christian College and planting a church among the Hakka. Pastor Schorr became a Christian during his junior year at Cal State Fullerton where he was studying as a literature major: "I was an arrogant, self-centered, cold-hearted skeptic, very proud of my intellect. But one day a fellow student challenged me: 'So, you're a literature major, huh? Then surely you've read the most influential book ever written.'  I grudgingly began reading the Gospel of John, and didn't get past the first page without being totally humbled and convicted of my sins. I surrendered my life to the Lord Jesus Christ a few weeks later at a Bible Study. It was the greatest moment in my life. Nothing has been the same since."

 

Send Rod an email rschorr@calvaryot.com

DAVID JOHNSON

Associate Pastor 

Hope Verse: Romans 8:28-29

David is married to Lara and has three daughters. Prior to his current role in the church, he served 17 years in youth ministry where the youth gave him the nickname "Pastor Disaster". Regarding the nickname David says,   "I lovingly received the nickname because of one of my first mess ups in ministry. The church building we were using for a Christmas party had no place to play volleyball, so I decided we should remove all the pews. It was a terrible idea and at the same time but very memorable. From that time on when the youth leaders and I were planning events we would ask what are possible pew factors? The youth intended the name as a cool complement, but I always thought it was fitting because the Lord took a disaster and called me to serve His precious church."


Send David an email djohnson@calvaryot.com

BOB BOXER

Associate Pastor

 

As a Christian author, international speaker and musician, Bob’s passion is in offering the best in outreach/teaching and seeing lives changed for Christ. He is dedicated to serving Christ by meeting the needs of the Body each and every day. Bob is an ordained pastor with a M.Div. degree from Talbot Seminary/Biola University in La Mirada, California. He began his career as a “nice Jewish boy” living on the streets, using and selling drugs which led him to the point of suicide. In 1977, he encountered Jesus Christ and his life changed. Bob has shared his testimony and conversion throughout the US, Europe, Asia and on radio. Throughout the years Bob has worked on staff for many churches large and small, as well as various mission organizations. As a counselor Bob has spent 20 plus years intervening with gang members, weekly seeing new lives for Christ. He regularly trains other clinicians and has authored books on addiction and oversees an effective drug rehab program in California. As a musician Bob began playing in bands at age 12.  From there he has performed on concert stages, live radio and in recording studios. His love for God and music has put him in front of groups of 10 to 15,000 or with small groups of missionaries in obscure parts of the world. He has recorded many albums and has been blessed to work with other top professional musicians. The joy of Christ can be seen in him every time he plays. Bob brings high-quality professional Christian teaching, counseling and music.

DR. GUY HOLLIDAY

Music Minister

 

Kim and I began our ministry here in 2004. I was in my second year as the Director of Bands at California Baptist University (my other hat), and was just about to begin a doctoral program.


Now, here we are, more than a decade later (amazing how fast that went by), and we have seen God’s hand of blessing over our ministry. We have a wonderful church family who cares for each other and loves to worship together on Sunday. This church really sings! Our Choir and Worship Team do a great job, not just singing and playing on Sunday morning, but throughout the week supporting and encouraging each other in prayer. And the church is just as friendly today as it was the first day we visited!

GARRETT MARIN

YOUTH PASTOR

My name is Garrett Marin, I have been going to Calvary Chapel Old Towne for many years.  I have been involved in our youth group throughout my teen and adults years.  I am very excited  to serve the church and train to become the youth pastor.  I have a lovely wife, Chelsie, we've been married since August 2016.  We are honored and blessed that God has called us to this Youth Ministry. Chelsie and I can't wait to see the youth come to know the Lord and share their faith.


Send Garrett an email gmarin@calvaryot.com

EDWIN SHORES

Junior High Minister

 

Hi, I'm Edwin (Fact: Danger is my legal middle name). I'm in my 30's, married, and have two daughters . I accepted Christ in the 8th grade and now help others learn about Jesus as the Jr. High Minister (Fact: My last fact sounds mean). In my teen years I made a promise to God that I would go wherever He sent me and do whatever tasks He wanted done  This has led me to live all around the world and also led me into Jr. High Ministry. (Fact: I like corn-dogs)


Send Edwin an email eshores@calvaryot.com

CORI MCGEE

Office Administrator

Favorite Verse: Psalm 68:5-8

Cori McGee has been volunteering as a youth leader for the past 10 years. She is well experienced in adventure to say the least. She accepted Christ as a freshman in High School through our Youth Ministry. What brought her to know Christ was her past. She did not know her real father but through the love the youth leaders showed her she got to know Christ.. Cori came on staff as a Youth Ministry Assistant in 2007 and then promoted into our Office Administrator position. She has a heart for our youth,  a heart for serving our community and of course a heart for travel. Cori has helped lead mission trips with "Pastor Disaster" all around the world. Cori recently married her husband in 2014 and they love being newlyweds.


Send Cori an email cmcgee@calvaryot.com

FRANK DONOGHUE

Administrative Pastor

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

Frank Donoghue joined our staff in June of 2015.   He is married to Linda, has four grown daughters, and four grandchildren.  Frank has been a member of this church community since 2000.  Once a retired manager/ engineer for AT&T, he now works as the church's Administrative Minister.


Send Frank an email fdonoghue@calvaryot.com

MEGAN SHORES

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Hope Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

Megan has been a member of Calvary Chapel Old Towne for many years, she began attending our church when she was in high school.  She felt the Lord's calling to minister to His people and began adventuring on short-term mission trips to the Philippines, Mexico, Paraguay, Chile, and other fantastic places.  Megan met her husband in the church's youth group and they were married over 15 years ago.  Megan has been apart of CCOT staff for 6 years.


Send Megan an email Mshores@calvaryot.com

KRISTEN MORGAN

NURSERY MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Hope Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 

Kristen has been married to Tyler for 14 years and has three little blessings! Presley, Charlotte and Hudson. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Chapman University. Before working in Children's ministry she enjoyed working in the healthcare industry as an Activities Director for persons with brain and spinal cord injuries. Among her favorite Bible verses are "....He that is in you is greater than He that is in the world" 1 John 4:4 and "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:6. Here at Calvary she feels very blessed to be a teacher for our preschool Co-Op and loves the "small town" family feel here! Kristen enjoys spending time with her family camping, antiquing, and making crafts!       


Send Kristen an email kmorgan@calvaryot.com

TIM SHIN

WORSHIP MINISTER

My name is Tim Shin, I was born and raised in California and I am 25 years old.  I've been playing music since I was five years old, and after dedicating my life to Jesus, I gave up my ambitions of being a rockstar, and laid my gifts and talents down at the Lord's feet.  Ever since then, the Lord has opened many doors for me to serve, and has given me more opportunities to grow.  The Lord had been faithful in my calling, and I'm just trying to be obedient to His will.  Wherever the Lord leads, I follow.

Currently, I'm the Worship Minister for the Sunday Night Service for CCOT, as well as the assistant to Pastor Dave Johnson.  I really believe that the Lord has lead me here to do His work, and to help create a body of Christ that can truly worship in Spirit and in Truth. 

HOLLY SANCHEZ

WEBSITE MANAGER/ Administrative ASSISTANT

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 6:10-18

My name is Holly and I was born and raised in Southern California.  I started attending Calvary Chapel Old Towne back when we were known as Covenant Community Church.  I came to Pastor Dave Johnson's youth group in '99 where I learned what true faith and a Christian walk was all about.  I was given the opportunity to go on multiple mission trips with the youth group but my most memorable trip was when I went to Paraguay.  I met my husband who was also on a mission trip from his country.  

I was officially hired on as the Website Manager/ Administrator Assistant at the end of 2016.  I'm so excited to now be a permanent addition to Calvary Chapel Old Towne and look forward to serving the Lord and the church in this wonderful position.  

 

Send Holly an email hsanchez@calvaryot.com