Our ministry team

pastor

Rev. Mark Callister

Mark Callister graduated from Tillamook High School, Tillamook, OR in 1979. In 1985 he received a BS Degree in Business Education from Oregon State University.  In 1990 he graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs.  It was there that he met his wife Charlotte and they were married at the Southgate Church of the Nazarene.  He accepted a call to the Church of the Nazarene in West Bend, WI and pastored there for four years.  It was there they received a call from a stranger in Colorado who asked if they would like to adopt her child.  They did, and named him Jeffrey! 

While in Wisconsin, their son Nathan was born.  They began to feel God’s leading to a change of pastorates, and accepted a call to Excelsior Springs, MO.  It was there that their daughter Bethany was born.  In a quote from Mark , he said  “Charlotte and I decided when we first moved to Excelsior Springs it was a community in which we would feel comfortable raising a family.  We made many sacrifices to stay put there for 22 years.  Our desire was to give our children a youth without uprooting them every four years or so.” 

After 28 years in pastoral ministry, God saw fit to call them into camping ministry at Golden Bell Camp & Conference Center in Divide, CO.  Mark has served as the Facilities Director and chaplain.  His wife Charlotte has been the Volunteers Coordinator for Golden Bell.  They have come to La Junta First Church of the Nazarene to serve as our Pastor.

 

 

gary addington, minister of visitation

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denise balicki, children's director

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Jake Martinez, Youth Director

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sarah pierson, facilities manager

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