"Chris has a heart for people of all age groups and demographics and is able to work with them through difficult or confrontational interactions... It has been my honor to work with Chris and Michele and I have the confidence that he has the experience, character and personality to serve on staff at any church."
MATT HALL / ELDER BOARD CHAIRMAN / THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris has shown himself to be honorable, steadfast and obedient to all that God has called him to accomplish. He is a strong leader, a good listener and the picture of a devoted and loving husband and father to his family. Any company, ministry or church would be blessed to have Chris on their staff."
PASTOR ANDREW SMITH / LEAD PASTOR / THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris Calvert is a humble, wise, and gifted pastor. He has a shepherd‘s heart and knows many in his congregation on a personal level. He makes himself available to others and counsels wisely with humility and grace. When leading ministry teams, Chris gives sound direction, grace-filled correction when needed, and freedom to his leaders to grow in their calling. He can be in the trenches with his volunteers, yet still see and communicate the bigger picture. It is evident that Chris enjoys people by his humor, personal interest, and approachability. He can connect to many different types of people in a genuine and thoughtful way. Chris Calvert has much to offer, and would be a gift to any church. "
GAIL HARDING / WOMEN'S MINISTRY TEAM CO-LEADER / THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris Calvert is a man with an exemplary character. For nearly ten years, I had the privilege of working under his extraordinary leadership and outstanding pastoral skill...Pastor Chris is an extraordinary man, who always makes time and efforts to love his Lord, his family, and his whole church body family members."
KEITH CATRON / FRESNO DEAF FELLOWSHIP / DEAF CHURCH PASTOR, THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris is a man with a kind and compassionate pastors heart. He leads with integrity and honesty along with a sense of humor that makes him an endearing and approachable person."
JOCELYN BERGMAN / WOMEN'S MINISTRY LEADER & LIFEGROUP MEMBER / THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris loves (and is excellent at) setting up systems that help the church accomplish its God-given mission...he was absolutely essential in helping our 100-year-old church turn around and focus on making disciples."
DR. DAVID PIETSCH / SENIOR PASTOR / MEMORIAL BIBLE CHURCH
"Working with Chris for over 7 years I have primary experience of his leadership in the ups and downs of church ministry. He is a collected decision-maker, who makes choices that are best for the mission, vision, and values of the church. He sets a positive example for his employees to follow, and his open door policy created a culture of trust and care for the staff and congregation alike."
SUSAN RAMIREZ / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris is one of those rare guys that is great at most things that he strives for, especially in implementation, facilitating change, looking ahead, and putting together teams that achieve. Having worked under his pastoral leadership, I can say that he has a genuine caring heart for those he leads, as well as the flock entrusted to him. Chris understands how to bring about spiritual growth and transformation throughout God's church, making him invaluable. He has been a pleasure to work with."
RICHARD PARR / DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LIFE / THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"I thoroughly enjoyed working for Chris for over 3 and 1/2 years. I have never worked for a supervisor who cared so much about his employees' personal lives and individual growth. He opened countless meetings by talking about what was going on in everyone's lives instead of just talking strictly business. I always left his office feeling encouraged about life and my role as his administrative assistant. His heart for people is evident everywhere he goes, and I am a better friend, daughter, employee, and Christ-follower because of his influence."
JENNA SCHAPANSKY / FAMILY LIFE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris is an exceptional Christian man. Integrity leaks from him and his interpersonal skills are outstanding. He is great at identifying strengths in others, recruiting, pulling teams together, charting ministry strategies, and getting things done collaboratively. He loves Christ, his family and others to a degree which is rare and refreshing. Great friend, effective colleague, vision-focused... an great asset to any church he works at!"
DR. SCOTT HANSEN / SR. PASTOR, CREEKSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH / FORMER SR. PASTOR OF THE BRIDGE CHURCH
"Chris is a champion of champions, quick to cheer on, resource, and encourage those he interacts with. His heart is contagious for people and it's evidenced by those around him. His sense of humor creates a fun and safe working environment and is vital for any team striving for unity and camaraderie."
HAYDEN MCANDREW / STUDENT MINISTRY PASTOR / THE BRIDGE CHURCH