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Pastor

Wes Denham

Wes, the founding Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Troy, Missouri, has a diverse background that shaped his journey. Growing up in Southern California...(click to read more)

Wes, the founding Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Troy, Missouri, has a diverse background that shaped his journey. Growing up in the rich environment of Southern California, he dedicated much of his time to sports and surfing.

During the mid-'80s, Wes served as the North American Representative for Voice of the Martyrs. His experiences included extensive travel throughout the Eastern Block, where he played a crucial role in smuggling Bibles and engaging with the underground Church. Despite the passage of time, his heart remains deeply connected to the persecuted Church worldwide.

In 1985, Wes and his wife Cherisse began their journey together, getting married. They made a pivotal move to Missouri in 1989 to establish Calvary Chapel. Today, Wes and Cherisse find immense joy in their family, blessed with five children and ten grandchildren.

Elder

John Silverberg

Bio coming soon!

Bio coming soon!
Worship Leader

Nick Boyd

Nick serves as the Worship Leader (Chief Musician) at Calvary Chapel of Troy, bringing his expertise to this role for the past 5 years...(click to read more)

Nick serves as the Worship Leader (Chief Musician) at Calvary Chapel of Troy, bringing his expertise to this role for the past 5 years. Additionally, he holds the position of head of technology within the church.

A Missouri native, Nick's journey of serving the Lord through music began at the tender age of 12, and he has continued to contribute his musical talents to various churches in the state.

Nick's primary goal is to uplift and worship the Lord through song, fostering a sense of unity among the congregation and believers. Emphasizing a focus on worship rather than performance or entertainment, he strives to offer an excellent gift of worship to the Lord.

As a published songwriter, Nick finds joy in composing new music inspired by his faith, making his creations widely accessible to others.

In 2006, Nick married his wife Christy, and together they are blessed with five children.

Director of Women's Ministry

Denise Knox

Denise Knox, alongside her husband of 46 years, Dennis, has been an integral part of the Calvary Chapel community for almost 15 years...(click to read more)

Denise Knox, alongside her husband of 46 years, Dennis, has been an integral part of the Calvary Chapel community for almost 15 years. Her journey with Christ began at the age of 9, and since then, she has dedicated much of her life to serving the Lord. In 2003, the Knox family faced a devastating loss when their son succumbed to addiction in a tragic car accident. This profound experience redirected Denise's ministry and ignited her passion for reaching out to the lost, broken, and those grappling with addiction.

Guided by a divine vision, Denise envisioned a recovery facility. Over the next 30 years, she diligently prepared for this mission. The heart-wrenching yet inspiring story of her and her son, Matthew, is eloquently shared in her book, "Promises of Hope" by C. Denise Knox.

Responding to a higher calling, Denise pursued ordination and returned to academia, earning her BS in Psychology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., with a focus on Christian Counseling in collaboration with the American Association of Christian Counselors. Following her ordination, she served as the women's chaplain at the Lincoln County jail, providing counseling and ministry to inmates for nearly 7 years.

Denise expanded her reach, working as a part-time chaplain at Barnes-Jewish-Christian hospital in St. Peters, Missouri, for approximately 8 years. Subsequently, she assumed the role of Director of the Beauty for Ashes Prison Reentry program in Vandalia, Missouri, for 3 years. Venturing further, she collaborated with Mission Gate Ministry, contributing to the establishment of the faith-based reentry home, The Promises of Hope Ranch, in Lincoln County. After this, Denise joined forces with another ministry to establish the Shielded by Faith Recovery Center in Troy, a faith-based, one-year recovery home where women receive support in detox, inner-healing, and nurturing their relationship with Christ.

Currently, Denise Knox holds the position of Director of Women's Ministry at Calvary Chapel, where her wealth of experience, unwavering faith, and compassionate spirit continue to inspire and uplift the community.

Assistant Pastor

Joshua Denham

Though Josh was born and attended Bible College in California, he actually grew up right here in Troy, Missouri. Growing up enjoying sports and music...(click to read more)

Though Josh was born and attended Bible College in California, he actually grew up right here in Troy, Missouri. Growing up enjoying sports and music he later felt called into the ministry. In 2010 he was married to his wonderful wife Kelly while serving as a youth & and music pastor at Calvary Chapel of Troy. Josh and Kelly have been blessed with four beautiful children and they have one more awaiting them in the presence of our Heavenly Father. In 2013 they moved to Illinois and were privileged to serve at Calvary Chapel of St. Clair County and West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton, Illinois for a time. He and his family are now excited to return to Calvary Chapel of Troy and be a part of the wonderful things God is doing here!
Elder

Rick Kleck

Rick and Cindy Kleck celebrate 46 years of marriage, cherishing the journey with four children and twelve grandchildren...(click to read more)

Rick and Cindy Kleck celebrate 46 years of marriage, cherishing the journey with four children and twelve grandchildren. Their story began at Walton Mennonite Church, where the initial eight years of marriage were marked by engagement in a meaningful prison ministry.

Driven by a calling, Rick and Cindy ventured into mission work amidst the picturesque Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Here, they dedicated their time to a camp catering to underprivileged children from New York City, leaving an indelible mark of compassion and service.

Rick's path eventually led them to Missouri, where they found a spiritual home at Calvary Chapel Troy. Rick's commitment to service resulted in a three-decade tenure as an elder, a testament to his unwavering dedication.

Beyond his church role, Rick finds joy in fellowship, surrounded by the warmth of family and friends. He relishes moments spent with his grandchildren and embraces the outdoors through a love for camping. Together with his wife Cindy, Rick continues to weave a tapestry of faith, service, and shared moments that define their rich and fulfilling journey.

Staff Assistant

Kathy Carrera

Kathy, our dedicated Administrative Assistant at Calvary Chapel since 2011, brings not only professional commitment but also a rich personal story...(click to read more)

Kathy, our dedicated Administrative Assistant at Calvary Chapel since 2011, brings not only professional commitment but also a rich personal story. In 1995, she married Carlos, and together, they have nurtured a family of four grown children, each of whom has placed their trust in Jesus Christ. The joy of this legacy extends to seven precious grandchildren.

Kathy's personal journey with Christ began in 1999, a pivotal time in her life while expecting her second child.

Beyond her administrative role, Kathy finds delight in simple pleasures like movies, the beach, and a good cup of coffee. Her greatest joys, however, come from fulfilling roles as a loving wife, dedicated mom, and cherished grandma.

Youth Director

Paul Turner

Meet Paul Turner, a dedicated member of our Calvary Chapel Church Community. Paul, happily married to Gloria Turner, is a loving father...(click to read more)

Meet Paul Turner, a dedicated member of our Calvary Chapel Church Community. Paul, happily married to Gloria Turner, is a loving father to their two young children. His journey with Calvary spans over 12 years, during which he has passionately served the community for almost 11 years.
Paul's commitment to making a positive impact is evident in his longstanding involvement with the youth ministry, a journey that began when he was just 20 years old. His enthusiasm and dedication continue to inspire and contribute significantly to the vibrant spirit of our Calvary Chapel family.
Calvary Chapel Assistant

Gloria Turner

Serving with joy since 2013, Gloria Turner is Calvary Chapels dedicated and passionate assistant children's church director...(click to read more)

Serving with joy since 2013, Gloria Turner is Calvary Chapels dedicated and passionate assistant children's church director. Married to Paul Turner, she is a proud mother to two wonderful children. Gloria's journey with children began in 2010, reflecting her deep commitment to nurturing young minds. She holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, underlining her expertise and dedication to child development. Gloria's life is a testament to her love for Jesus, children, family, and the joy of learning and creativity.
Elder

Don Vincent

Don was raised on a farm in Montgomery County. After his mom's husband passed away, the family moved to town...(click to read more)

Don was raised on a farm in Montgomery County. After his mom's husband passed away, the family moved to town. As the oldest of five, Don took on responsibilities from a young age and has maintained a strong work ethic, holding a job since he was eleven.

In 1984, Don married the love of his life, and together they built a family with two children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Their current residence is on a farm in eastern Montgomery County, where they actively raise Red Angus cows, chickens, and rabbits.

Don's connection with Calvary Chapel spans over 12 years, and he has served as an elder for more than four years. Throughout his professional life, Don worked as a Schwan’s driver for several years and later joined MODOT, where he dedicated several years of service, retiring in 2014.

Nursery Director

Chrissy Kuehn

Chrissy is our devoted Nursery Director at Calvary Chapel. She was blessed to step into this role in 2019...(click to read more)

Chrissy is our devoted Nursery Director at Calvary Chapel. She was blessed to step into this role in 2019. God has given her a great love and passion to care for all of God's precious little children.
Chrissy has been married to her husband Darren for 25 years, and together, they have been blessed with 4 beautiful children and 5 precious grandchildren. Chrissy's love for children drove her to open an in home daycare in 2009, and it is still current. After many years, she believes children are one of God's greatest blessings.
Her journey with the Lord began in 2003 when she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ. The Lord has instilled in her the desire to help those in need and volunteer where she is needed. She prays that the Lord would help her to see people through His eyes and to love like Jesus does.
Chrissy enjoys her hobbies of fishing, playing on the church softball team,doing crafts, sewing, and carrying for their backyard flock.
But her greatest joy comes from spending time in God's word, being with family, loving on the grandbabies, and fulfilling her role as a Mimi.
Director of Love-N-Learn

Alicia Frankenhauser

I've always known I'd work with children, and I consider myself immensely blessed to be living out this calling every day...(click to read more)

I've always known I'd work with children, and I consider myself immensely blessed to be living out this calling every day. Being able to share God's love with His greatest gifts, our children, is a privilege I cherish. I believe deeply that every child, regardless of their circumstances, deserves to feel loved.

My passion lies in ensuring that children, especially those navigating difficult situations such as foster care or being raised by grandparents, find hope, love, comfort, and guidance. At Love-N-Learn, my mission is clear: I want every child who walks through our doors to understand that they are not just loved but inherently worthy of love. Through imparting God's love, my goal is to teach them about His boundless love for each of them.

I genuinely believe that God has entrusted me with a gift, and I am profoundly thankful to be able to do what I love—working with children.

Calvary Chapel Assistant

Martina Treadway

Martina Treadway, also known affectionately as "The Hugger," serves as a dedicated Children's Ministry Staff Member at Calvary Chapel...(click to read more)

Martina Treadway, also known affectionately as "The Hugger," serves as a dedicated Children's Ministry Staff Member at Calvary Chapel. Martina's vibrant personality shines through her love for the color orange, which she passionately explains as the perfect blend of the "passion" of red and the "wisdom" of yellow, mirroring her deep connection to the Bible and her enthusiasm for sharing God's Word.
Though Martina accepted Christ into her heart at the tender age of eight and was baptized at fourteen, it wasn't until her early forties, about a decade ago, that she embarked on the journey of reading through the entire Bible. This transformative experience profoundly deepened her relationship with the Lord and served as a pivotal moment of rescue and renewal in her life.
Gratefully serving in the capacity that the Lord has entrusted to her, Martina finds immense joy in showering both children and adults with love and warmth, making them feel seen, cherished, and embraced within the Calvary Chapel family. Alongside her loving husband, Tony, Martina celebrates 32 years of marriage as of December 2023. Together, they proudly parent three children and three "bonus kiddos," including in-laws ranging in ages from 18 to 31, as well as two delightful grandchildren, aged 6 and 11.
Adding to the joy of their household, Tony recently surprised Martina with a golden doodle puppy, with plans to welcome a golden retriever puppy soon, ensuring that their nest will never feel empty. While their relocation to Troy three years ago brought new adventures, Martina and Tony relish their shared interests in camping and fishing, though they admit these activities have taken a backseat in this busy season of their lives.
Media Specialist

Lucas Mayo

Lucas embarked on a journey of commitment early in life, marrying his high school sweetheart, Casey, in 2009 after having been together...(click to read more)

Lucas embarked on a journey of commitment early in life, marrying his high school sweetheart, Casey, in 2009 after having been together since their sophomore year. Their love story blossomed further with the arrival of their daughter, Braydin, during Lucas's tenure in the US Navy, an experience that profoundly shaped his perspective on family and service.

Transitioning from military life, Lucas found his calling in marketing, where he has thrived since 2015, particularly in the realm of digital marketing which has led to Lucas’s current role in serving as Calvary Chapel Troy’s Media Specialist. Lucas further serves as one of two Men’s Event Coordinator and Saturate USA Representative.

Amidst his professional endeavors, Lucas's true passion lies in working with children, whether through helping lead youth group, devotionals, or coaching softball, as avenues to impart the love of Christ. In addition, driven by a desire to nurture and mentor, Lucas is dedicated to cultivating strong, compassionate fathers and husbands who emulate the example set forth by Jesus.