Mike Bannier, Praise Team Leader
I have been a member of Calvary Memorial UCC for 24 years. My wife, Bonnie and I have been married for 38 years, and have a daughter and son and three lovely granddaughters. During my years at Calvary, I have served on many committees and groups, including Church Council, Christian Education, Stewardship, Membership, and Pastoral Relations. I am currently the President of the Church Council.
I am so thankful to be able to serve God and my church in music mission and as the Council President.
Maureen Waldvogel-Gaudynski and Abbey Harkins, Choir Directors
Alex Popoutsis, Web and Multimedia Coordinator
I am so blessed to have the opportunity to serve Calvary Memorial as Web and Multimedia Coordinator. I am extremely excited about this opportunity to use my God-given abilities to glorify Him and advance the ministries of this church.
In May, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bradley University. For as long as I can remember, technology has intrigued me, and I strongly believe that there are tremendous opportunities for technology to intersect with the Christian Church.
In 2010, I completed a complete redesign of the Calvary Memorial website, increasing access to information and helping to make Calvary’s online presence a greater tool for outreach. I am continuing to maintain the site so that it is up-to-date, and new features such as sermon video and other multimedia are coming soon. Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to help research and purchase a new video-projection system, which provides new avenues for the congregation to connect with God in worship and in learning.
I am very excited to see what the future holds at Calvary Memorial as we look for new ways to seek God and reach others.