Meet Our Staff

 
 
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Miles M. McMahon

Senior Pastor

209.694.5806

Pastor Miles McMahon is the founder and senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Sonora. He and his wife Joyce along with their oldest daughter moved to Sonora in 1992. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and received his Master of Science from Cal Poly in International Agricultural Development. He has pastored previously founding Calvary Chapel of North Fork in 1982 and at the Filmore Christian Gardens for 6 years in Fresno. While serving as director of Survival Ministries in Kenya, East Africa he founded a small pastors training school and returns often to visit many of those same men. He also served as a missionary in Latin America for two years. He has traveled to over forty countries, and preached in over thirty countries; thus our church is a very missions minded congregation led by a missionary pastor. Pastor Miles believes that Ephesians 4:11-12 is the key passage for his ministry here in Sonora, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”. As a result, he spends the bulk of his time in teaching the Bible and training leaders in how to study and teach the Bible.


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Justin Flores

Assisting / Youth / Administrative Pastor

209.352.0474

Justin grew up in Southern California, and moved to Las Vegas when he was 21 where he met is future bride, Becki. It was there that she introduced him to Jesus. After they moved to Lodi California, Justin stepped into a "born again" church for the first time. As Jesus began to reveal Himself to Justin, he surrendered to the True and Living God! He and Becki were married in 1995, and they were transferred to Sonora for work. It was there at Calvary Chapel Sonora that Justin became a disciple and committed himself to follow the Lord wherever He would lead. Justin ended up getting his dream job working in radio, and had his own morning show, for over 16 years. Then in 2012, he was asked to join the staff at CC Sonora. Justin was ordained and now serves his beloved family of believers, along side his wife, as the church Administrator, Assisting Pastor, and Youth Pastor. Justin wants others to see the amazing grace of God as he sees it and wants to love others as Jesus does. He desires to become an ultimate communicator of God's Word. Justin and Becki have been married since 1995 and have 3 children. Their daughter is a nurse, their middle son is at CCBC Mexico, and their youngest is in high school.


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Lane Wettengel

Missions Pastor

 


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Jamie Acker

Children's Ministry Director

209.559.6288 (text only)

Jamie, a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Teaching. Before joining the staff at Calvary Chapel Sonora, she taught school for 14 years at Mother Lode Christian School and was a Middle School Principal for three years. Jamie has been on staff at Calvary Chapel Sonora since 2004. She leads the Women’s and Children’s Ministries. Jamie has a heart to see children come to Jesus at a young age and to grow strong in their faith. As director of Women’s Ministries, her desire is that the women of Calvary Chapel Sonora would feel welcomed and would have many opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth. She and her husband, John, have been married since 1981. They have two sons, Jacob, who is married to Adrianna, and Joel.


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Audrey Dorset

Bookkeeper

Audrey has lived most of her life here is Sonora and graduated from Sonora Union High School.  She has worked in various office positions here in Tuolumne County as well as Office manager and bookkeeper of a local church before coming to Calvary Chapel Sonora.  Her husband of 38 years, Ben, brought her to Christ while they were dating.  They have 3 children (a boy and 2 girls), and 3 grandsons.  She loves spending time with family, reading, doing crafts and camping.


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Rachel Bruce

Secretary

Rachel accepted Christ as her savior as a young child, in a church where her Grandfather and Uncle were pastors and her father was an elder. During the high school years, she realized she had a strong desire to help others which led to a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Psychology from Fresno Pacific College. She utilized that degree by working as a social worker in a group home for girls in Fresno and an activity director at Adult Health Care Center in Sonora before joining the staff at Calvary Chapel Sonora. She has been married to Alan since 1993 and they have four children. Rachel loves singing, spending time with her family, watching the San Francisco Giants and the Green Bay Packers.


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Alicia Frese

Children's Ministries Assistant

Alicia wears two hats for Calvary Chapel Sonora as our children’s ministry assistant and part time secretary.  She is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus to children and their families. If she’s not at church organizing cabinets or planning events for her kids’ school, Alicia is watching college basketball.  Originally from Montana, she met her husband, Adam, at the University of Montana and they have been married for over 20 years while living in sunny California and raising three children.