Meet the Team
Rev. Dr. Steve Jones
Interim Senior Pastor
Hello Calvary Church, I’m a retired United Methodist Clergy who served the Virginia Annual Conference for 42 years. I currently live in Virginia Beach with my wife, Jan, and our rescue dog, Reilly. We have two sons: Tim and Danny. Both sons work in IT/Tech; Tim lives in San Francisco with his wife, Natalie, and their daughter, Beatrice. Danny lives in Tulsa, OK.
I have been a runner, cyclist, hiker, and reader most of my life. In retirement, I worked part-time for six years at the Virginia Beach REI, which fit with my interest in being outdoors. I’ve also been a volunteer tax preparer for the IRS VITA/TCE program. Finally, I’ve been a substitute preacher for a number of churches, and was a member and a leader of mission trips to Palestine.
In coming to Calvary UMC, I am very aware that Calvary has been in the midst of a very unusual season. I have felt called to serve over the coming nine months because of the perspective that my years and experiences provide. I am someone who has discovered that the times of unexpected transitions have often been the times when my faith in Christ has grown stronger, and I have found God to be more real and powerful than I had previously known. I hope that over these months all of us will together discover again this strength that is found in faith in Christ. -Pastor Steve.
Rev. Jan Phillips
Having been raised in a Christian home, I came to a personal relationship with Christ at a young age. My father encouraged me to share my story with anyone who would stop and listen, which sparked an evangelistic spirit within me. While in college, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel the U.S. on two ministry teams. Upon graduating with a B.S. in Performance Studies with a minor in theology, I began working at Saint Andrew UMC as the assistant music minister. During my tenure at Saint Andrew, I transitioned into the role of Director of Worship and earned a M.A. in music and worship. I am currently pursuing a M.Div at Wesley Theological Seminary, as God has called me into pastoral ministry. Being a native of New Jersey, I greatly enjoy the Jersey shore and love wake boarding and boardwalk pizza.
Family Ministries Director & Calvary Preschool Director
Born and raised in Alexandria, VA, Beth also administers and teaches in our preschool, Calvary Children’s School. Beth Posey has worked with children and families at Calvary since 1998. Her master’s degree from George Washington University in Education has been supplemented by work with Fuller and Wesley Seminaries to include religious education for children and youth. She has also completed additional coursework in Early Childhood Education through UVA and NVCC.
Church Administrator & Director of Communications
Evan Shively, a native of Dumfries, VA, grew up attending Good Shepherd, a United Methodist Church in Dale, City. He obtained a Master’s Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in DC while working full time as a program manager for the campus life office. He also has a background in political science and experience working with non-profit organizations. With a passion for music and theology, Evan enjoys connecting to God through music and the Bible especially through the book of Psalms. Outside of the office, he likes coding, gaming, playing guitar, and hiking with his girlfriend, Katie.
Nursery Supervisor / Youth Assistant
Facilities Maintenance Manager (10-15 hours part time): Currently the church facilities are used for multiple worship services, community gatherings, mission events, and a long running preschool. The Facilities Manager for Calvary UMC is crucial in ensuring that the church continues to be an inviting faith home for the Arlington community. The Facility Maintenance Manager will perform general maintenance and repairs for the Calvary United Methodist Church buildings. This includes the church sanctuary, office and general use spaces, and the Calvary Preschool Skidmore building. This is a part-time position with flexible hours and an expectation of 10-15 hours on site during the week. To apply email your resume to: email@example.com. To see the full job description: Click Here.
Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington, VA is seeking a part-time Music Director to lead the development and implementation of Calvary’s music ministries. Duties include coordinating music at all worship services in conjunction with the pastoral team and in alignment with our sermons, scripture, and mission; directing the Calvary Chancel Choir during the 11AM Sunday Service and other special services; supervising direction and periodic production of other music programs; hiring as needed and supervising music staff. Work is estimated at 15 hours per week with expectation of more hours during high holy weeks. Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music or equivalent, and piano skills. Physically must have the ability to lift up to 35lbs and to climb steps. Must be a strong team player, collaborator and self-starter and model robust Christian faith. 3+ years of contextual music leadership experience, church music program experience a plus. To apply please send a brief cover note and resume to Calvarystaffjobs@gmail.com
Our Church Lay Leadership
Church Council Chair