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About Ministries at Calvary

When Jesus ascended to sit at the right hand of the Father, He gave gifts "for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God." Earlier in this reference, Paul reminded us in Ephesians 4:11 what those gifts are, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. Then in 1 Corinthians 12, Paul also mentions the gifts of Helps. These gifts are the foundation for ministries to flourish in our congregation. These Five Fold Gifts plus one are recognized as what most would refer to as Department Heads at Calvary.

Fellowship Groups

Led by: John Nu'uali'itia

Provides leadership over the various expressions of ministry whose main goal is to provide a place for members to nurture lasting relationships.

  • Women’s Ministry: Maima Fruean

  • Bible Study: Various Leaders

  • Women’s Small Group: Christa Gubser 

  • Shabbat Gatherings: Led by various

Worship Ministries

Led by: Taimane Kaopua

Provides leadership in every worship gathering and includes prayer initiatives, intercessions, prophetic acts, decrees and proclamations.

  • Worship Team: Pearl Matsuwaki with Maima Fruean

  • Sound and Techs: Derwin Nunes

  • Prayer Ministry Team: Gordon and Charlene o’Connor

  • Wednesday Morning Prayer: Sharon Carrington

  • Sunday Intercession and Prayer Initiatives: Taimane Kaopua

  • Altar Decorations: Taimane and Marlene


Led by: Kahu Kealoha Kaopua

Provides the overall main leadership for the church, spiritually, financially and in all the ways that make us visible to the community including development of property.

  • Kūpuna Council: Advisory Group

  • Administrator: Erica Burrill

  • Accountant: Lisa Vos

  • Board of Directors: Kealoha Kaopua, Milton Alcos, Erica Burrill, Tiki Kaipo

  • Leadership Team: Kealoha and Taimane Kaopua, Milton and Nance Alcos, Mike and Sheri Hamilton, Erica Burrill, Nancy Cavalla, Tiki Kaipo

  • Team Five: Taimane Kaopua, Mike and Sheri Hamilton, Erica Burrill, John Nuuali‘itia, Rita Chow

Discipleship Ministry

Led by: Erica Burrill

Provides leadership over areas that bring education and disciple people in the ways of God and includes, children, youth and adult ministries.

  • Beginner’s Church: Kathy Matsuwaki

  • Nursery: Different Members help Setup

  • Kid’s Church: Erica Burrill

  • Youth Sunday School: Vaitulu Pua

  • H.A.L.A.U. (New Members) Course: Erica Burrill and Nancy Cavalla

  • L.U.N.A. (Quarterly Leadership Training): Erica schedules

  • Mana in the Ohana Parent Workshops: Jacob & Erica

Service Ministries

Led by: Rita Chow-Mores

Provides leadership for ministries within the congregation which are essential to compliment, assist and serve all the other areas of ministry.

  • Greeters: Tiki Kaipo and Rita Chow-Mores

  • Lei Making: Stuart and Annabelle Barte

  • Hospitality and Communion: Marvalee Banagan

  • Special Events Cook: Laura Castaneda and Aliu Brown

  • Chair Wipers: Various Members

  • Quarterly Mālama ‘Āina: Rita

  • Pasture and Ho‘onani Garden: Susan Smith

  • Dinner and Movie Night: Tiki Kaipo and Derwin Nunes

  • Counters: Various Members (Erica Burrill schedules)

Outreach Ministries

Led by: Mike and Sheri Hamilton

Provides the leadership and is the driving force behind community and global outreach efforts that focus on saving the lost, sharing the Good News and multiplying ministers.

  • Hotel Ministry: Mike and Sheri Hamilton

  • Hula Hālau Ministry: Sheri Hamilton

  • Hospital Chaplaincy: Glenn Matsuwaki (main contact)

  • Hualālai Elderly Housing: Tiki Kaipo (main contact)

  • Christmas Bell Ringing: Pastor David

  • Christmas Shoe Boxes: Darlene Farrentino and Jennifer Kailimai

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