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Love God. Love Neighbor.


Are you seeking a loving community that makes Jesus king over every realm of their lives?

Do you desire:

  • A healthy church family that seeks to love God supremely and their neighbors as themselves?
  • To grow in Bible learning with other Jesus followers?
  • To see your community transformed by the Gospel?

If this sounds like you – welcome to Calvary Nexus.

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Welcome to Calvary Nexus

We are a movement of Jesus followers dedicated to loving God and loving our neighbor.
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We are a movement of Jesus’ followers devoted to loving God and our neighbors, and we want to welcome you into the family of God.

Neighborhood Groups

God is calling us to saturate our community with the gospel through Christ-centered neighborhood groups.

Neighborhood Group Vision
Community Impact

God is calling us to meet the needs spiritual and physical needs of every public school serving elementary aged student in our community.

School Adoption Vision

Through you, God will transform:





into places where Christ is magnified and the Holy Spirit dwells.

Where Christ has led us?

Calvary Nexus began in 1996 with a handful of people meeting at a park. As our church continued to grow, we purchased land and developed our campus on Mobil Ave in Camarillo. We continue to praise God for His faithfulness as we watch people come to know Christ and be baptized.

Where Christ is Leading us?

Over the next 10 years, we want to saturate our community with Christ-centered Neighborhood Groups where we learn to love God and our neighbors better.


Here is a representative overview of the philosophy of ministry and theology of the Calvary Chapel movement and Calvary Nexus. In this concise work, you and others you lead will have a better understanding of the essentials of our philosophy and theology that make Calvary Chapels distinct. We have discovered how important it is for leaders and those who are following to understand these essentials.

What we believe and Why


We’re a gathering of believers who point to Jesus as our Lord and King. As we grow together, our one desire is to know Christ and become more like him through the power of the Holy Spirit.


We’re not part of any denomination – but not because we’re opposed to them. We simply hold fast to biblical truths and leave the denominational divisions outside the walls of Calvary Nexus.

We believe worship of God should be:


We remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.


We give a great place to music in our worship.


Our services emphasize teaching the Word of God so that He might instruct our worship.


We look for His Love in our lives as evidence that we are worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth.

We align with the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith.  

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Neighborhood Groups

Neighborhood Groups are a small group of 6-12 individuals, connecting people in real relationships where they live, work, study, and play. The groups generally meet weekly, and are designed to be the primary place where we learn how to follow Jesus.

Words on a page can only tell you so much about the heart of our church. To learn more about who we are, check out this video:

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Our Team


Pastor of Teaching + Leader Development

Bruce Zachary

Bruce was raised in a Jewish home, and has been a follower of Jesus for more than 30 years. He and Karen, his lovely bride, have been married since 1991, and are blessed by their sons Joshua and Jonathan. Bruce was an attorney for 25 years, and has been an ordained pastor since 1995. In 1996, he planted Calvary Nexus, a Calvary Chapel church in Camarillo, Ca. where he continues to serve as pastor of teaching and leader development. Bruce has authored 18 books, directed a global church planting initiative in the Calvary Chapel movement, and continues to serve in a leadership role within the Calvary Global Network.
Care & Counseling Pastor

Roger Halcomb

Roger grew up in Oxnard and Camarillo, he graduated from Camarillo High School, then went to Bible College at Mission University in Springfield Missouri. After receiving his bachelors degree in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministries he served as Associate Pastor of Youth Ministry in Missouri and California. Roger met his wife Lynn while attending Bible College and they married April 12, 1985. They have two adult children Laine and Mike and two wonderful granddaughters. Roger came on staff January 1, 2006 as Associate Pastor overseeing small groups, prayer, student & kids ministries. Currently he is the Care and Counseling Pastor providing biblical counsel and care to our congregation.
Community Life & Assimilation Pastor

Jeremy Einem

Jeremy has been in the role of the Community Life Pastor since he came on staff in March of 2020. Jeremy was born and raised just outside Detroit, MI. He attended Spring Arbor University where he majored in Pastoral Studies and Biblical Studies. He then went on to receive his Masters from Liberty University in Christian Leadership. He was serving in ministry as a pastor and Next Generation leader at a church in Michigan for 10 years before coming to Camarillo and Calvary Nexus. His wife Caley attended Nexus throughout her student years. They and their two daughters now get to serve this community. Jeremy is primarily responsible for the leadership of the Neighborhood Groups and overall assimilation.
Executive Director

John Richerson

John grew up on a farm near Arroyo Grande, CA and retired from the US Navy in 2013 after embarking on numerous adventures alongside his wife of 30+ years, Lisa. They've been residing in Camarillo, CA since 2016 and have been joyfully serving at Calvary Nexus since 2022. John and Lisa have five grown children; Andrew, Connor, Michael, Jesus and McKenzie who are scattered all across the country. Both actively serve in numerous ministries within the church together. John is deeply passionate about helping people to discover their identity in Christ and supporting them in fulfilling their Kingdom purpose.
Spanish Ministry Pastor

Jorge Rodriguez

Jorge married his wonderful wife and ministry partner Mary Lou in 2006. They have been attending Calvary Nexus since 2008. Together they have led the Spanish Ministry since 2010. Jorge and Mary Lou have 9 children, 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Jorge's hobbies are reading, growing in the knowledge of scripture and keeping fit at the gym. Jorge works full time as a family counselor at a denominational cemetery assisting families through their grief, in addition to his ministry work here at Calvary Nexus. He was born and raised in Colombia and has been living in the USA since 1990. Jorge is a hardworking devoted follower of Jesus Christ and is a blessing to both the Spanish and English speaking congregations.
Tech Ministry Pastor

Jorn Pahnke

Jorn grew up in and around the coastal community of Santa Cruz, CA. He sensed God’s call to ministry through his college years and had a passion for youth ministry, and youth camp ministry, which led him to being on full time staff at a Christian Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains then almost six years as Youth Pastor at a church in Watsonville, CA. Jorn moved to Camarillo in 2008 and has been a part of Calvary Nexus since that time. He was blessed to get hired as a part-time Tech Ministry Assistant and shortly thereafter was offered the position of Tech Ministry Director in 2010. He met the loves of his life at Calvary Nexus when he got to know Jennene and her daughter Savannah. They became a family in 2013 and continue to seek out how God is directing their lives and ministries. Jorn is currently the Tech Ministry Pastor overseeing all aspects of Service Production, Tech Ministry volunteer coordination/care, IT/Networking and ministry technical support.
Worship & Young Adults Director

Austin Palmer

Austin has made Calvary his church home for over a decade and has served on staff since 2019. One of his passions is for worship in all of its facets and expressions. His other vision is the discipleship of Young Adults in our community. He and his wife Mindy met at Calvary Nexus and both serve on staff.
Student Ministry Director

Chase Crough

Chase was born and raised in Fresno, CA. He has been a Christian since he was seven years old and has been serving in church since sixth grade. He is married to his better half, Jenell, and has a beautiful daughter and six indoor cats! Chase went to Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO and has a Double Bachelors in General Christian Ministry and Deaf Communications.
Kid’s Ministry Director

Lizette Halcomb

Lizette and her family have been attending Calvary Nexus since 2006. She loves Jesus and kids! Her favorite verse is 3 John 1:4, "I have no great joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." With a burning desire to team up with her husband to disciple their family in the ways of Jesus, she is excited to be called to lead a ministry that partners with families to train their children to love and follow Jesus as well.
Kids Ministry Assistant & Worship/Young Adults Intern

Sarah Yenney

Sarah grew up going to church with her family, and she grew in her love for Christ throughout her time in college. She started to attend Calvary Nexus in 2021, and has loved getting to be part of different ministries including the Worship Ministry, the Young Adults Ministry, and Kids Ministry. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary School Teaching with a minor in Christian Theology because she is passionate about teaching children of the love that Christ has for his children. Sarah is excited to get to be part of the work that God is doing in the hearts of the children and families in Kids Ministry here at Calvary Nexus!
Kids Ministry Assistant

Erica Lin

Erica grew up in Oxnard and graduated from Hueneme High. She has been a Christian since she was in high school and went to youth groups after school. She always had the curiosity to work within a church and after years of praying, God guided her to Calvary Nexus to work in Kids Ministry. She is married to her loving husband, Michael, has two gorgeous daughters and one handsome dog.
Kids Ministry Assistant

Marcoelle Monahan

Marcoelle and her family have been attending Calvary Nexus since 2021, shortly after meeting Jesus. Her love for children and serving the Lord has grown and led her to serve with Kids Ministry. She is excited to be part of the team working toward the ultimate goal of God's Kingdom here on Earth by discipling children.

Renee Viray

Renee said yes to Jesus in 2011. She loves Him with all her heart and is passionate about others getting to know Him intimately and discovering their true joy. A transplant from Los Angeles, Renee & her husband, Joel, and four kids began calling Camarillo home in February 2022. Renee loves her Nexus community and is excited for everything Jesus is doing at our church.
Nexus Family Center Director

Lisa Richerson

Lisa grew up in Pismo Beach, CA where she met and married her high school sweetheart, John Richerson. She is a mother of five children and loves animals, gardening, painting, and hiking adventures. She has a passionate love for Jesus Christ and a heart to inspire others to know His amazing love. She loves to serve and has been a teacher and leader in the church since she was a youth, from children's ministry to adult ministries, missions, and prayer teams. She has been serving the community of Calvary Nexus since 2022.
Nexus Family Center Assistant Director

Mindy Palmer

Mindy started attending Calvary Nexus in 2007 with her family. She was an intern for the high school and young adult ministries from 2014-2016 where she met her husband Austin, and started working on staff as the admin assistant in 2019. Mindy and Austin live in Camarillo with their children and, she’s excited to help serve and support local families.
Neighborhood Group Ambassador

Peter Vapor

Peter accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1986 in Cerritos, CA. Shortly after high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and retired honorably after 29 years of faithful service. Along his journey, he met his beautiful wife Lannie in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. They married in Dec 1994 and have five amazing and wonderful daughters. Peter has been attending and serving at Calvary Nexus since 2015. He loves serving and growing here at Calvary Nexus because of its simple, yet profound mission statement: Loving God and loving neighbors (Matt: 22:37-39). He loves deep sea fishing, hiking, and cycling. His all-time favorite Bible verse is Matt. 6:33, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
Media Specialist

Yvette Hazeltine

Yvette has been attending Calvary Nexus since she was a freshman in high school, and has been on staff, starting as a tech ministry intern, since she was 18 years old. She is currently the media specialist, specifically working in photography, videography, social media management. In her free time, Yvette loves to rock climb, be in the company of the people she loves, and of course take pictures of anything and everything!
Nexus Preschool Director

Terri Beaumont

Terri is a lifelong resident of Camarillo and has followed her calling as a Preschool Director since 1998. Terri holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and leads with compassion, integrity, patience, kindness and a positive demeanor. She is married to Tim, mother of 4 as well as a "gramma" of 4. Terri enjoys baking and spending time with the grandkids. She loves being able to share the ABC's and Jesus everyday with the preschoolers and witness the moment when they learned something new.

Elder & Deacons

Bruce Zachary

Teaching Pastor – Elder

Roger Halcomb

Care & Counseling Pastor – Elder

Jeremy Einem

Community Life Pastor – Elder

Jorn S. Pahnke

Tech Ministry Pastor – Elder

Jorge Rodriguez

Spanish Ministry Pastor – Elder

Austin Palmer

Worship Director - Deacon

Peter Vapor

NG Ambassador - Deacon

Lizette Halcomb

Kids Ministry Director - Deacon

Church Board

Cameron Draine

Dave Santrella

Mike Holwick