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Our Team


Lead Pastor (retiring)

Ron Smith became the lead pastor of Calvary Chapel McMinnville over 34 years ago. He and his wife, Marleen, have served and loved this community and faithful taught God’s Word. Ron enjoys classic cars, motorcycles, and exploring God’s creation. Ron will be retiring at the end of August, 2018. We look forward to celebration Ron and Marleen’s ministry as they transition to retirement.

Brian Carlson

Lead Pastor (incoming)

Brian joined the staff of CalvaryMac in 2017 and will be taking over as Lead Pastor in September 2018. Brian has been a pastor for almost 20 years. While Brian grew up in the Portland area, he and his family lived in Colorado for the past 20 years. Brian enjoys Colorado Rockies Baseball, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. He lives with his beautiful wife, Beka, and thier three teeangers in McMinnville. While his oldest son is married and lives with his wife in Idaho.

Josh Allen

Media Arts

Josh is an accomplished worship leader and musician who has performed across the country with multiple bands. While Josh grew up at CalvaryMac, he recently returned from Calvary Chapel Bible College with a passion to see CalvaryMac engage a new generation in worship and with God’s Word. Josh is known as a “tone snob” who loves to get the best sound out of sound systems, and the many instruments he plays. Unfortunately, he is left handed so he plays everything backwards (just joking Josh 😉 )

Dan Bellows

Pastor of Spiritual Development

Dan Bellows has joined the CalvaryMac team after years of serving as an elder at Calvary Chapel, and working at ADEC, the worlds leader in Dental office chairs and furniture. Dan is married to Julie Bellows, our Children’s Ministry Director. They have three grown children and live in Carlton, Oregon.

Wess Root

Youth Pastor

Wess Root found Christ at Calvary Chapel McMinnville. He went off to Calvary Chapel Bible College and returned three-years-ago to take over as our Youth Pastor. Wess enjoys wild hair, bike riding, and hanging with his amazing kids. Wess and his wife, Lauren, live in McMinnville with their three kids.

Julie Bellows

Director of Children's Ministries

Julie Bellows brings 15 years of experience in leading Children’s Ministries to our team. She has a heart to see kids and their families engaged with the truth and power of God’s Word. Julie and her husband, Dan, live in Carlton and have three adult children.