Our Pastors.


Cliff Simmons

Senior Pastor

Cliff is the lead pastor and primary teacher at Calvary Lake Ozark. He and his wife Marilyn are transplants from Apple Valley, California. In 2004 they moved to Missouri to pastor our church. Cliff and Marilyn have been married for 20 years and have 5 children.


Jacob Ingram

Associate Pastor

Jacob helps run many of the operations of the church including the finances, facility, communications, media, and preaching. Jacob is a transplant from California and his wife, Shannon, is from Ohio. They moved to Missouri 10 years ago to join the Calvary Lake Ozark staff. Jake met Shannon at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murietta Springs, CA. Jacob and his wife Shannon have been married for 9 years and have 2 kids.

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Michael Liebler

Worship Pastor

Michael primarily leads the music & production team, but also helps with leadership development, long term strategy, and preaching. Michael and his wife Emily are transplants from New York. They moved to Missouri 3 years ago to join the Calvary Lake Ozark staff. Michael and Emily have been married for 6 years and are the parents of an amazing Golden Doodle named Amigo.

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Blaise Chrzastek

Student Pastor

Blaise leads Elevate Students, our student service for 6th - 12th graders. He also helps in maintenance, facility, and preaching. He and his wife, Melissa, are transplants from New York. They moved to Missouri 3 years ago to join the staff of Calvary Lake Ozark. Blaise and Melissa have been married for 3 years and have a 2 year old son.


Gregg Peckham

Calvary Kidz Pastor

Gregg is the primary teacher for Calvary Kidz. He breaks down the message from "Big Church" in terms that kids can understand so that each Sunday the whole family leaves hearing the same scripture. Gregg works side by side with his wife Tana, who is our Calvary Kidz Director.


Our Staff.

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Tana Peckham

Calvary Kidz Director

Tana runs all the operations of Calvary Kidz, including planning, preparing, equipping, and coordinating all the lessons and volunteers. Tana and her husband Gregg moved to the Lake from St. Louis 5 years ago and have been a part of the Calvary Lake Ozark staff for 1 year.


Connie Vanderveld


Connie is the glue that holds the entire operation of Calvary Lake Ozark together. She does everything from answering phone calls, scheduling meetings, and sending emails, to assembling the bulletin every week, greeting on Sunday morning, and much more. Connie and her husband Bruce have been a part of Calvary Lake Ozark for over 18 years!


Jonah Wittrock

Facilities Manager

Jonah is in charge of all the facilities at Calvary Lake Ozark. But he's much more than a janitor! Jonah is a dedicated small group leader at Elevate Students, the regular drummer for all of our services, and occasional singer/guitar player in the band. Jonah and his wife Abbey have been married for 1 year.


Our Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church, teaching, shepherding it's people, and modeling for them the christian life.

  • Cliff Simmons (Senior Pastor)

  • Jacob Ingram

  • Bruce Vanderveld

  • Russel Burdette

  • Michael Liebler (Advisor)

  • Blaise Chrzastek (Advisor)