Paul Murphypaul@calvarystcloud.org(320) 251-4825 Ext 12
Paul J. Murphy grew up in Southern California, where he came to a personal relationship of faith in Christ during his teen years. He met his wife during college (in Santa Barbara), attended Denver Seminary, and served as senior pastor in 21 churches — Calvary will be Paul’s 20th “intentional interim” pastorate. Paul serves churches in transition or crisis with Converge, Evangelical Free, Evangelical Covenant, and several other denominations and two nondenominational churches.
He has served churches with Sunday attendance ranging from as large as 1300 to as small as 60, in urban, suburban, and rural settings - from Hollywood to Green Bay, to a town of 2,000 population in Iowa - and everything in between. Paul’s first interim was at the urging of Truett Lawson, who was Converge Executive Minister at that time. Paul and Liz have three adult children and five delightful grandchildren. They live in Apple Valley.
Josh grew up attending Calvary. When he began volunteering with the youth group he never thought that God would call him into full-time ministry. Josh considers it an incredible privilege to watch God work in the lives of the students at Calvary. After going through rough years in high school, he wants to make sure that students feel that they can put their trust in the promises of Jesus Christ, and that they can be part of a community that loves and encourages them.
Josh enjoys golfing in the summer and pond hockey in the winter; he loves spending time with family and friends watching a good movie. Josh and his wife Rachel both enjoy working along side each other in student ministry. They have two daughters, Tatum and Payton, a son, Cooper, and an overly hyper husky, Everest.
Greg Trunkgreg@calvarystcloud.org(320) 251-4825 Ext. 19
Greg Sr. is originally from Princeton, MN; after the Army, he moved with his family from there to St. Cloud to finish his schooling. Work transferred him around the state and to Wisconsin. He felt pulled to be closer to home and moved back here five years ago. He and his wife, Sherre, will soon be married 44 years. They have one son, Greg, who has a beautiful and talented wife (yes, we are Shannon's in-laws) and four wonderful children: Abigail, Charlotte, Anthony, and Liam.
Greg has had a heart for serving others all his life and feels incredibly privileged to serve the Calvary family. While he and Sherre have only been here a short time, they immediately fell in love with the body of Christ here. He looks forward to helping the church fulfill its mission. Greg enjoys being a grandfather, golfing, woodworking, fishing, hunting, and playing games.
Worship & Production / Ministry Events Coordinator
Laurie is the Worship & Production and Events Coordinator at Calvary. She is certified in event management and public relations, and enjoys helping plan/coordinate events and organizing teams. She also has created and oversees the Events Team and Wedding Team, making sure that events and weddings run smoothly and our renters are satisfied with their rental experience at Calvary.
Laurie is married to Jeff and has two grown children, Adrianna and Joshua. She has been involved in ministries in the church ever since she was a teen at her Grandmother’s church on the Iron Range. Jeff and Laurie moved to Saint Cloud in 1995, and the Bovitz family has been at Calvary since 2008. In Laurie’s spare time she loves to travel (especially cruising), spend time on the water, and being with her family whenever she can.
Growing up in a Christ-centered and musical home, Christy’s love of music began at a young age. She was classically trained in violin, piano, and voice, and was in ensembles throughout college. She stepped into the worship scene in college, and after moving to Central MN for children’s ministry, God provided open doors for music ministry to unfold. The Lord grew her desire for ushering others into his presence, and feels it is one of the most awesome, overwhelming privileges in life!
Christy came to Calvary to serve as an interim in 2014, fell in love with the Calvary family, and has been here ever since! In addition to leading worship at Calvary, Christy also serves as the elementary music teacher at Calvary Classical Academy. Her loves include creating music, time with friends and family, and being at the lake. She married her high school sweetheart, Chris, and they have three children: Caden, Clara, and Corin.
Michelle and her family have been attending Calvary for 21 years. She has been involved in Calvary Kids since the beginning, and she has been on staff as Calvary Kids Coordinator for 6 years. Michelle loves to see the awe in children’s eyes as they hear stories about Jesus.
To see her own children now teaching and leading worship in Sunday School, Kids Club, and VBS is a blessing to her. Michelle lives in St. Cloud with her husband Jeremy. Michelle loves getting together with family and friends. She loves to read and enjoys scrapbooking. Michelle enjoys seeing her adult children helping in the different ministries at Calvary.
Director of Campus Outreach
While attending the U of MN Twin Cities, Eric got involved with Campus Outreach. God used the people in Campus Outreach to transform his understanding of what day-to-day ministry looked like. As his understanding grew, he became more convinced he wanted to continue to share Christ with college students who were asking foundational questions about their lives. Eric and his wife Holly have two children, Evelyn and Liberty. They enjoy having others intersect their lives within their home. The longer they walk with the Lord the better they understand why Jesus came for us as sinners rather than as people who "have it together." As they grow in seeing God's incredible love for them (incredibly broken people) they hope to extend that love to others.Email ✉