Meet The Staff

  • Bill  LaMorey
    Lead Pastor
  • 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
    Director of Youth and Membership
  • Chip  Anthony
    Director of Youth and Membership

    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 Youth Ministry, Service Oversight, Special Events, and Production.

    I am married to the love of my life Amanda and we currently reside in Farmington, CT with our two sons Christian and Thomas. Prior to coming on staff at Calvary I worked as an Assistant Membership Director at the New Canaan YMCA.

    I am a Die Hard New York Yankees and Giants fan and I play “competitive” slow pitch softball and Old Man Basketball every week.

  • Segun  Oshin
    Worship Leader
  • Segun  Oshin
    Worship Leader

    I was born in Nigeria, from where I get my name – pronounced [SHEG-oon] – and sunny disposition. At age 15, I moved to the UK (but not by myself!). There, I got a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering, and a doctorate in Computer Vision (by myself, but not at the same time!) from the University of Surrey in the beautiful town of Guildford. It was in Guildford that I began my development as a worship leader and team builder.

    In 2012, I moved to the US. I lived in Philadelphia, PA, where I met my wife, Linda — pronounced [LIN-duh]and in Summer 2014, we got married, and moved to Connecticut, where Linda, not to be outdone, is pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Being new to the state, we sought a church where we could have community and develop deep friendships, and we found that at Calvary Fellowship. In late 2016, I accepted the opportunity to join the staff in a part-time capacity as Worship Leader.

    As Worship Leader, my heart is to see a church that is unashamed and unafraid in our expression of worship to God, be it during our corporate worship times or in the day-to-day. My desire is that we would be so awed by God’s greatness, and so captivated by His love, grace and mercy that our response is one of complete surrender to His will. This is what drives us at Calvary Worship.

    On weekdays, I am also a Research Scientist at United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, where I’m in the business of making machines see. Linda and I live in Manchester with our excitable dog, Belle – pronounced [BELLE! NO JUMPING!]. I am a fan of Arsenal Football Club.

  • Rebecca  LaMorey
    Accounting and Special Projects
  • 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.

  • Heather  Bruschino
    Calvary Kids Director
  • Heather  Bruschino
    Calvary Kids Director

    I grew up and attended college in New York’s Hudson Valley, where I double- majored in education and psychology. Upon graduation, I taught for five years before moving to CT to begin married life with my college sweetheart, Tony. The move wasn’t far, but I missed home, and was so grateful for our first church home together. For the next five years, I taught in Farmington, CT, and served with my husband in our church’s children’s ministry and leading small groups.

    Not long after, Tony and I settled in West Hartford and, in 2012, expecting our first child, we began looking for another great church closer to home. Enter Calvary Fellowship! Soon, I found myself in another transition– adjusting to motherhood. I was blessed to connect with other moms who needed Jesus, friends, and coffee as much as I did. Together, we created the Pray & Play community for moms, where we connect and support moms, facilitating discussions to build community and faith.
    After our little guy was born, I stayed home, keeping my “teacher heart” full by teaching my son, providing childcare for friends, helping in Calvary Kids and serving as a Nursery to Pre-K Coordinator. In the fall of 2015, I transitioned to the role of Calvary Kids Director, applying my love for Jesus, children and families, and teaching. I look forward to doing my part in equipping children’s ministry teammates, families, and the church as a whole to raise the next generation for Christ.
  • Nicholas  Leadbeater
    Serving Director
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    Nicholas  Leadbeater
    Serving Director

    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.

  • Brian  Wagner
    Family Life Pastor
  • Brian  Wagner
    Family Life Pastor

    Being born and raised in Danbury, CT and attending college and seminary in the Boston area, New England is home.

    I met my wife at Gordon College, where we dated for all four years, and now after 16 years of marriage Kim is still my best friend. We have two boys, Tyler and Gavin, who fortunately for them look more like their mom.

    Before coming to Calvary I was the Director of Emerging Generations and Community Response in Edmond, OK. We are just coming off a year commitment with Hope Force International where we helped establish a community development and Quality Jobs Initiative in one of the poorest counties in the US, McDowell County WV.

  • Crystal  Hall
    Communications Director
  • 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 just enjoying life with her friends. Crystal serves as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin 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.

  • Candace  Fish
    Community Connections Coordinator
  • Candace  Fish
    Community Connections Coordinator

    I was born and raised in Florida, calling the small city of Winter Garden my hometown. I attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida where I pursued a degree in Social Work and met my husband Brian. After graduation in 2012, I moved to Connecticut to get settled in a new home, a new job and hopefully find a church family. After visiting a few local churches, Brian and I found Calvary Fellowship and instantly knew this was the church God was calling us to grow with. Connecticut was starting to feel a little more like home, even for this Florida girl.

     

    After working as a supervisor at Starbucks for a few years, I returned to school and graduated from UConn with a Masters of Social Work in Community Organizing with a focus in International Social Work. During my time as a grad student, I was able to work with Hartford youth, refugees and immigrants to further their goals and reach their aspirations through development and education.

     

    Prior to working at Calvary Fellowship, I worked in the Hartford community as the Program Manager for Hartford Decide$ and as a Contractor at Leadership Greater Hartford. I started working at Calvary in November 2016. As the Community Connections Coordinator, I am tasked with providing a pathway for all interested in Calvary Fellowship to become more connected and involved in the Calvary community. I also work with our global missionaries, area church planters, and local community organizations to foster a stronger relationship with them, as well as update the Calvary community of our support and ways that they can be involved in Missions and Outreach. I feel so blessed that my role at Calvary is a perfect fit!