Meet the Staff

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pastor jamie-

Pastor Jamie is from Chicago, IL. He received his BA in Theology from Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL in 2008 and his MDiv from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO in 2013. Pastor Jamie was previously an Associate Pastor at Christ Church-Lutheran in Phoenix from 2013-2016. Pastor Jamie has been serving as the Senior Pastor since 2016 at Mt Calvary and is married to his wife Erin. He has two children: Eloise and Francis.

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pastor del

Pastor Del is the Associate Pastor at Mount Calvary. He has been serving in this role since 2012. Pastor Del leads bible class on Wednesday morning. He and his wife Diane head up the shut-in ministry where they visit those who are homebound. Pastor Del also assists with hospital visits. Pastor Del is from Saint Louis, MO. Before graduating with his Mdiv from Concordia Seminary, Pastor Del was an engineer.

Luther Ashkaba

Luther is the Lay Leader of the Eritrean Kunama Community at Mount Calvary. Luther was born into a Christian family in small village called Fode and raised up in town called Barentu. Luther graduated with an Associate degree in 1997 in Asmara, Eritrea . In 2005, Luther became a refugee in Ethiopia and met his wife and children. In 2008, they came to Phoenix through a Lutheran agency. In 2010, Luther started serving God, and in 2013, he began his ministry at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. 

daniel parsons

Daniel Parsons leads our modern worship at Mount Calvary. Daniel graduated with a B.A. in Social Science from Azusa Pacifica University in 2014. He grew up in Arizona, and is an alumni of Valley Lutheran High School. Daniel says, “It's very special getting to still be connected to a community that has helped shape and guide me.” During the week Daniel teachs History, Theology, and Worship Arts at VLHS. Daniel has a passion for leading worship, from youth-led chapels and church services when he was in high school, to leading periodically over the last few years at various churches. “In all ways, I pray I can be helpful in leading this community in making a joyful noise to the Lord.”

Peter schimm

Peter Schimm leads our traditional worship on Sundays. Peter grew up in Michigan and graduated from Concordia University, Chicago in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. In addition to leading worship at Mount Calvary, Peter, leads the choirs and bands at Valley Lutheran High School and Trinity Lutheran School. Peter is married to his wife Kelly. They have one daughter named Rachel.