Our Elders


    Bill is originally from Connecticut and returned here after several moves up and down the eastern seaboard. He has served in a number of large and small churches as a teacher, small group leader, and elder and has been an active leader at Calvary Church for 16 years. Bill accepted Christ as a child and became a fully devoted follower in high school through a vibrant youth ministry. He graduated from Gordon College and attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Gail, have been married for 35 years and have three daughters. He recently retired from a west coast biotechnology company after being with them for over 25 years but considers his calling to be ministry and service to the King.

  • Matt ALLEN

    Matt grew up in a Christian home, and he was saved by Christ when he was a small child. His wife, Lisa, became a believer while attending college. Matt and Lisa, along with their two children, moved to Connecticut from Dallas, TX in March, 2014. They have been members of Calvary Church since the winter of that year. Both have served with Kids Life at Calvary, and Matt has been teaching Adult Equipping classes as well. Matt works for a bank in Stamford, and in his spare time enjoys running with Lisa, reading a good book, and watching his daughter dance and his son play sports. 

  • Kevin DeVos

    Kevin was born and raised in Stamford and graduated from U of CT, Storrs. That is where he met Jesus through the campus ministry of The Navigators and his awesome wife, Janet. They were married here at Calvary in 1986 and have two wonderful children, Gregory and Rebecca. Kevin is a self employed option trader. He enjoys tennis, running and serving the Lord.

  • Kevin Courtney

    Originally from the Chicago area, Kevin and his wife, Shelley are parents to four wonderful children. As a young married couple, Kevin and Shelley committed their lives to Christ and they have been in the Lord’s service ever since. They became members at Calvary in 2015 when they moved to Connecticut from Massachusetts. Over the years, Kevin has enjoyed serving as a community group leader, teacher, short-term missions leader and elder.  Kevin has worked for the past 30 years in the nonprofit sector.

  • Emmanuel Chang

    Originally from Canada, Emmanuel has come to call Calvary Church and Western Connecticut his home. Along the way, he has served in several churches throughout New England as worship director, small group leader, missions team leader, and most recently as Calvary’s Worship Director. Emmanuel works in the I.T. field but considers his role in serving the local church just as important. He has a passion for worship, music, and outreach. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, Korean BBQ, and traveling with his family. Emmanuel and his wife, Sylvia, live in Monroe with their two children.   

  • David LeMaire

    David grew up in Wheaton, IL and was raised in a Christian home. He accepted Christ at the age of 11 while attending a youth camp in Wisconsin. David attended LeTourneau University with studies in aviation and business. Subsequently in 1982, he served as a mission pilot in Zaire, (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). There he met his wife Margaret who was teaching in a local secondary school. They were married in Zaire and went on to serve with a mission using helicopters to reach unreached peoples in several African countries until 1993 when they returned to the US. David and Margaret have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. David is a corporate pilot for an international company. Since moving to Connecticut, David and Margaret have enjoyed serving and being part of the Calvary family. David enjoys travel, many outdoor sports and sharing Christ’s love with others.

  • Peter Smith

    Originally from Connecticut, Peter attended Furman University in Greenville, SC. It was at Furman that Peter met his wife, Kasie. They were married after graduation, lived in Greenville for several years and then moved to North Carolina, where Peter attended Wake Forest University School of Law. After receiving his J.D., Peter practiced law in Jacksonville, FL but felt God calling him to full-time pastoral ministry. He attended and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a ThM in pastoral ministry. Peter's prior ministry experience includes serving on staff at The Howard Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership, serving as a pastor at a church in metro-Atlanta, and most recently pastoring at Community Bible Church in Savannah, GA. Peter and Kasie have four children ranging in ages from 11 to 18.