Meet The Staff
Bill LaMoreyLead Pastor
Chip AnthonyOperations and Ministry Assistant
Rebecca LaMoreyAccounting and Special Projects
Nicholas LeadbeaterServing Pastor
Dave SwansonInterim Worship Director
Crystal HallCommunications Director
Fernie CosgroveChildren's Ministry Director
Mark DiazDirector of Discipleship
Bill LaMorey Lead Pastor
I was born in Norwich, CT. At age 9, my parents moved to South Florida, and I decided it would be a good idea to go with them.
After a 25-year “vacation” in Florida, I felt God stirring me to return to my home state to establish and lead Calvary Fellowship in early 2005.
Prior to that, I served as the Director of Calvary House at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, and after that as the Administrative Pastor at Calvary Fellowship (Miami Lakes). I am also a graduate of the Calvary Chapel Bible Institute.
As a testimony to God’s grace, I was fortunate enough to marry a beautiful woman named Rebecca who is way outside of my class. We have three lovely daughters named Emily, Lily & Ava.
An interesting fact about me is that I am related to Samuel Huntington; signer of the Declaration of Independence and (according to some) the first real U.S. President. My family tree has thus far not gotten me any special treatment at restaurants or anywhere else…
Chip Anthony Operations and Ministry Assistant
I was born and raised in Connecticut and attended college right down the road from Calvary at CCSU. With a Bachelors Degree in Communication and a minor in Journalism, I have always been striving to find my “calling” in life. Enter Calvary!
I found Calvary Fellowship in January of 2006 and have always felt that it was a place that I could truly feel God moving. I came on staff in June 2009. Some of my duties include Service Oversight/Operations, Membership, Special Events, and Overseeing out capital campaign “Multiply”.
I am married to the love of my life Amanda and we currently reside in Farmington, CT with our two sons Christian and Thomas. In my spare time I also serve as a volunteer firefighter in Farmington, and play slow pitch softball and old man Basketball as often as I can.
Rebecca LaMorey Accounting and Special Projects
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. After graduating, she worked in the accounting department of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (a church of over 20,000 people) from 2000-2003 where she set up the accounting systems for the opening of Calvary Christian Academy, wrote the accounting department policy manual, and traveled as a liaison to other churches and Christian schools in need of accounting assistance.
Rebecca then worked for a CPA firm, John A. Laudadio, CPA, where she assisted numerous churches with their accounting needs. Presently she is the accountant for Calvary and also assists in Calvary Kids Check-in, special projects, quality control, and systems review. Rebecca loves being a Mom and when she has a spare minute she enjoys DIY projects at home, gardening in the warmer months, or reading a good book.
Nicholas Leadbeater Serving Pastor
I am a native Englander now living in New England and am the serving coordinator at Calvary Fellowship. I do not get paid but the job does come with great benefits – working with an outstanding team of people and seeing lives changed through the transforming power of God.
My family are from Birmingham which is in the center of the United Kingdom and that is where I went to school, giving my life to Christ in the mid 80’s. I went to college to study chemistry in a nearby city called Nottingham before going to get my doctorate in Cambridge. In both these places I was involved in serving at local churches. After working at a University in London for five years as a Chemistry Professor, I had the opportunity to move over the Atlantic to join the faculty at the University of Connecticut.
I came over to interview in May and it was sunny. Having only seen sunshine a day or so a year while in the United Kingdom, I decided to take the UCONN position. They did not tell me about the freezing winters and humid summers until I had arrived here. Living in the US has had it perks, however. I met Susan, a Tennessee native who I married in 2005. We live in Southington with our numerous squirrels and chipmunks. We found Calvary in 2006 when they were meeting in a hotel. Coming from the UK and being told that there were lots of strange cults in America, I was convinced that a church meeting in a hotel was going to be bad. However, Susan persuaded me to give it a go and we have been attending ever since – and I can assure you that it’s not a cult. I have a passion for serving in the local church. God has blessed me with the opportunity to get very involved in Calvary, not only recruiting and coordinating the volunteers who are key to our Sunday services but also teaching on some Sunday mornings.
Dave Swanson Interim Worship Director
David has two sisters (one older, one younger) both of which attended Master’s. He met his wife, Elisabeth, 17 years ago when he was a Junior at Master’s and she was a Senior. They just celebrated their 10 year anniversary this past June. They have four children – Cash, Violet, Lydia and Annie.
Music is David’s biggest passion and he runs a recording studio out of his home in Avon. Besides that, he loves spending time with his family doing whatever his kids are interested in at the time. A fun fact about David is that while he was playing in bands that traveled, he got to play 48 out of 50 states in the US as well as playing abroad in six different countries.
Crystal Hall Communications Director
A Texan at heart, Crystal is excited to call the northeast home! She serves as the Communications Director for Calvary Fellowship and handles the social media accounts for the church as well. Prior to joining staff in 2016 she was a reporter for the local FOX station in Connecticut before she felt God calling her into ministry. Not only does she enjoy telling stories, but reading them as well. In her spare time you can find her curled up reading a good book, packing a picnic, dancing to the tune of good music, checking out a local coffee spot and enjoying life with her friends. Crystal serves as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, oversees a Nursing Home Ministry, as well as Calvary Women’s events. She is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin (hook ’em!) with a degree in broadcast journalism. San Antonio will always hold a sweet spot in her heart. If you see her at church or around town, be sure to say hi! She loves meeting new people.
Fernie Cosgrove Children's Ministry Director
My name is Fernie, and my husband and I moved to Connecticut for Him to pursue Dental School. We are originally from the border town of El Paso, Texas and I was raised in Mexico for most of my life. As we prepared to come to Connecticut we knew that we were coming here because this is where God was leading us – although we had no idea what that would look like, or how it would work. Today, we can say that through it all God has been faithful and we have seen His mighty hand leading us and sustaining us through every part of the journey.
I am a social worker by heart and profession, and have both by bachelors and masters in Social Work. I strongly believe this is my God-given gift, mission and responsibility both in my workplace and in our church. I am passionate to make my workplace my mission field, particularly as I work with children and families who have experienced much trauma. I find joy in being able to serve the orphans, the poor and those in need for the glory of Christ. For this reason, I am so excited to be serving as the Director Calvary Kids. Every day I work with children and families and I’m excited to see God use me to serve the children and families of our church, and actively engage in teaching our little ones to know, love, and put their hope in our Savior.
In addition, I love spending my “spare” time encouraging other women to live lives that reflect the calling of our salvation and rejoicing in the hope we have in Christ.
Then, there is my nerdy side that finds herself reading science fiction, fantasy and rewatching all the Marvel movies. I love writing, and inviting people to our home to share life with.
As I step in this journey, I’m excited to see God move and work in all of our lives and ask that you join me in prayer to see God move in the lives of our children and to equip them to know Him and love Him.
Mark Diaz Director of Discipleship
I was born in the Bronx, NY, and moved to CT when I was 6 years old, and except for the four years I was in the Air Force, I’ve lived here ever since. I’ve been married to my wife and best friend Teri for 36 years. We have 3 children: Alyssa, David, and Mallory, and 2 huge Maine Coon cats. I started at Calvary Fellowship in 2019 after retiring from the manufacturing world where I spent thirty plus years wiring, electrically designing, and programming machines including robots. I’ve also had experience working in real estate. I’m definitely a systems guy and deep thinker. I thank God that during those years of hard work I had the blessing of simultaneously serving in ministry. I’ve served as a Children’s Minister, Youth Minister, Usher, Elder, Prayer Team Lead, and taught Bible classes. I’ve had the adventure of traveling on mission trips to Russia, Belarus, and Latvia. All I can think is God is so good, amazingly faithful, and that He can use anyone.
I am excited to take on the role of Director of Discipleship here at Calvary. What is a disciple? A person who chooses to follow Jesus and continues in the incremental spiritual growth to become more like Him. I love people and I deeply desire that they walk in the fullness of the part God has for them in the body of Christ. I’m here to provide every opportunity for us all to grow together to be like our King and to see His Kingdom come!