Being invited to come on staff at CCO in 2000 was a special thrill and honor for Jeff Atchison! It began with a simple phone call Pastor Lance that went something like this: “Hi, I’m Pastor Lance Ralston from CCO, and… I don’t really know why I’m calling you. I found your name on a note on my desk, but I can’t remember why I needed to talk to you. Who are you and what do you do?” Ah, what an amazing call to ministry and service! Actually, there was no easy answer to Lance’s question: Jeff had been teaching junior high Bible, music and computers at a private school in Simi Valley – but CCO really had no use for someone with this particular skill set! Lance was still stumped and the conversation just got stranger and stranger, until Jeff pointed out that he had been a youth pastor before… and Lance exclaimed, “That’s it!” The rest was history! Jeff graduated from the Master’s College in 1993 and has been serving in youth ministry since 1987. His lovely wife is Geneva, and they have three quirky and amusing children. He has served at CCO as youth pastor, and occasionally in preaching, leading worship and driving the church bus. Jeff also teaches Bible and Worship at CCS school.
Alicia grew up in Lomita, California. Her mom was Catholic and her father, Mormon. In college, she was invited to church by a high school friend, and that is where she came to know Her Savior, Jesus Christ. At church, she also was reintroduced to her future hubby, Jerry. She actually knew him in 7th grade! Since their first date, they have been pretty much inseparable for 24 years, married for 23. They have raised two sons, who both know and love the Lord.
After 18 years of working at home, Alicia was encouraged by the Lord to put in her application here at CCO, and was invited to join the ministry team nearly 5 years ago. In her spare time, she loves to quilt, read, and spend time with her family.
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I have three children, two grandchildren and one on the way. We have homeschooled for 15 years and will be graduating our 2nd child next year!!! I love serving in the children’s ministry. I have served along side Suzanne for about 19 years. What a joy! It has been such a blessing having my kids grow up in a church where the leaders and teachers are really committed to the Lord. I am looking forward to being able to serve more when I’m done homeschooling!!!
Brent committed his life to the Lord in 2001 while attending college. Since then, he’s been serving the Lord as a carpenter, electrician, postal worker. In 2011, his family moved from Thousand Oaks to Camarillo to serve in the ministry at CCO. His wife Carrie and their son Jonathan enjoy going to the beach and reading.
Sharon has lived in Ventura County since 1984. She is married to Dennis and they have 3 sons, Brandon, Salem and Nolan. Her love for fellowship among family and friends, in addition to her life experiences, has equipped her to serve the Children’s Ministry at Calvary Chapel since 2004.
After finishing a career in the hospitality industry, Eric made himself available to the Lord for a new season in his life. By being sensitive and responsive to what the Lord wants to do through you, many good and wonderful things will happen in life! Trust in the Lord, He will surprise you with what He will do through you! Eric’s ministry bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11-13.
John was raised in a loving Catholic family, yet lived with a great emptiness in his heart. An emptiness he tried filling with drugs, alcohol, all this world has to offer. In 1994 he met the “love” of his life-Jesus Christ. Jesus loved him just as he was with no prerequisites. Today, his heart continues to be filled with the love of Christ. John now serves as the Spanish Pastor for Capilla Calvario, the husband of Laura and father of Jessica, Saraí and Jonathan.