Meet our Staff and Students!

We are proud to launch our third annual Calvary School of Missions summer program! This six-week intensive program includes teaching and training on cross-cultural ministry, cultural immersion, church planting, God’s heart for the nations, and the current state of the unreached.

Meet our Staff!

Pastor Tim Pappas

Pastor Tim is our on-the-ground Dean of Students providing pastoral oversight and wisdom to the students as they experience the ups and downs of life on the mission field. Sign up for Pastor Tim’s Email Updates!

Elaine Sedillos

Elaine is our Dean of Women, selflessly serving the students and serving alongside them with the practical aspects of life and ministry. She is the perfect “Momma” for our students! Sign up for Elaine’s Email Updates!

Meet our Students!

Here are our 2021 students!

Aleah Vanrenterghem

Aleah is twenty-one years old and will be taking part in CSOM summer of 2021. She is originally from Portland, Oregon but would consider herself a pilgrim for the Lord, simply obeying His leading in life on Earth until she is home in Heaven. Her heart was burdened for those who do not know His Gospel when she grew in her relationship with Yahweh during her time at Calvary Chapel Bible College. The Lord led her to join CSOM based on a mutual love and passion for the obedience of God’s purpose for His church to reach out to those who are lost in all people groups. 

Sign up for Aleah’s email updates!

Allie Ritman

Ashley Sorenson

Ashley grew up in Southern California. She was raised in a Christian home and was saved at a really young age. As of now, she is a freshman in college and studying to become a criminal investigator. She has had a heart for missions ever since she can remember and has been interested in missions all her life. Calvary chapel saving grace played a huge role in exposing her to the need for missions. So, she was excited when the opportunity arose for her to go to the school of missions this year. After praying and talking to her family it became evident that the Lord was opening the door for her to go!

Sign up for Ashley’s email updates!

Cathryn Dejbakhsh

Cathryn was raised in a Christian home and made her faith her own at a young age.  As she grew she had a big heart for the lost, it just didn’t make sense for her to keep this gift of life to herself.  She was always looking for ways to be a witness to those around her.  To bring salvation to the lost, freedom to the slaves, hope for the hopeless!  She came to CSOM through lots of prayer, surrender and guidance from the Holy Spirit and is so eager to continue seeking how the Lord wants her to glorify Him and serve for His Kingdom.
Sign up for Cathryn’s email updates!

Michael Hacker

Michael came to know the Lord in a men’s home called New Creations in Christ (NCIC) and has been walking with the Lord for 3 years. Michael currently attends Calvary Bible Institute (CBI) to be better equipped for ministry and was wondering what God’s call is for his life. Through his classes he learned about the unreached in the 10/40 Window and the importance of being on mission in foreign places where people have never even heard of Jesus. Michael had a difficult time wrestling with the fact that there are billions of people who have never heard the Gospel and now his heart is set on missions. Through CSOM he wants to be trained in missions work and then sent out in the power of the Holy Spirit for God’s glory. 

Sign Up for Michael’s Email Updates!

Nathanael Douglass

Sign Up for Nathanael’s Email Updates

María Quiliche Matos
Sign Up for Mary’s Email Updates!

Phil Lewis

Sign Up for Phil’s Email Updates!

Victoria Villegas
Sign Up for Tori’s Email Updates!

Juan Esteban Valenzuela Hirata

Esteban was born in Mexico City in 1969. Eight years afterwards, he moved into Estado de México(State of Mexico). There, he grew up and lived until he was 45. His family background from Sinaloa (Mexico) and rural Japan has resulted in him appreciating life from a countryside perspective. He has been blessed by reaching the lost, firstly, during an international missionary experience in Costa Rica (Central America / Easter 2007). During which trip, Esteban received his calling to serve amongst the Zulu children- teenagers who become orphans due to the HIV / AIDS epidemic. Esteban has also served reaching the lost in different Mexican states (Oaxaca, Estado de México, Nayarit, and Sinaloa where he currently lives).
Sign Up for Esteban’s Email Updates!