Calvary Leadership

The pastors Reverend Dr. Sean Lee and Reverend Sarah Lee resigned as pastors on January 29, 2019 due to health reasons.

Calvary has a search committee to look for a future pastor. 

Structure of Calvary Baptist Church


Calvary’s Church Council has the responsibility of “governing and guiding” the congregation. The Church Council directs the activities of the church in accordance with its purpose, polity, doctrines, and decisions. The Church Council is responsible for the ministries, programs, properties, finances and business transactions of the church. Within the Church Council there are two groups -Trustees and Program Directors. These groups meet separately to carry out their specific responsibilities in addition to meeting as one to encourage cohesiveness and open communication. 


The Trustees include:

  • Trustee of Finance/Treasurer - Helen Ross
  • Trustee of Buildings & Grounds - Dave Glenn
  • Trustee of Stewardship/Financial Secretary - Ann Ray
  • Trustees at Large - (2-3) 
  • Terry Dunkin
  • Rudraksha Jhaveri


The Program Directors include:


  • Director of Education-Children & Youth -Susan Edwards (Chair)
  • Director of Education- Adult
  • Director of Evangelism & Missions - Brenda Rann
  • Director of Worship - Kathy Wright
  • Director of Communication - Wendy Wallace
  • Director of Church & Family Life


The Trustees and Program Directors each have an elected chairperson. For specific duties of each Trustee and Program Director please refer to the Church Bylaws. Our Church Moderator is Fred Ray and his responsibilities include presiding over meetings and overseeing the temporal administration of the church. Our Church Clerk is Ann Coughlin and she is entrusted with all minutes and church records. 


Calvary’s Executive Council is made up of the Church Moderator, the Church Clerk, an elected chairperson from the Trustees and Program Directors and the Pastor. The primary role of the Executive Council is to collaborate with all ministries of the church in planning and implementation and “oversee” emergency situations that may arise. More details are found in the Bylaws.


Lastly but very importantly, the Deacon Ministry is responsible (in accordance and conjunction with the Pastor) for the Ministry of Pastoral Care. Deacons are chosen to support the Pastor in the intentional care of the individual people of the church. Again , refer to the Church Bylaws for details. 

Calvary’s Deacons include : 


  • Paul Akaolisa
  • Phyllis Cooper
  • Cheryl Dunkin
  • Tammy Geelhaar
  • Nancy Medinger (Chair)
  • Joyce Keedy

    Organist & Adult Choir Director

    Joyce is a lifelong Towson resident. She started playing piano at age 5 and organ at age 17, and graduated with a BA degree in music. She was organist of another church from 1981 -2010 and joined the staff here at Calvary in 2016. Joyce now plays many different musical instruments and enjoys teaching music students of all ages. She delights to write both words and music to the glory of God, and also enjoys walking, drawing and painting.


    "Grace so endless, mercy so new,

    Lord, I'll love You forever,

    Take my heart, I give it to You,

    Jesus, magnificent Savior."


    (from Little Blond Child, © 2014 by Joyce Keedy)

  • Drew Wright

    HandBell Choir Director, Motley Choir Director, & Recording Engineer

    Drew Wright graduated from Loch Raven High School in 2008 and went on to study music at UMBC. He graduated with a BA in music composition and recording technology in 2012. In 2013, he began leading the youth choir at Calvary Baptist Church. Today, he leads the Motley Choir, Children's Choir, and Bell Choir, and records, edits, mixes, and masters the music and sermons to be posted on the website. He also teaches voice/guitar/bass/drums/keys and coaches bands at Lutherville Rock School.

  • Toan Dang

    Church Custodian

    Toan and other family members emigrated to America from Vietnam in 1980, sponsored by Calvary Baptist. He began work as Calvary's chief custodian in 1985. His mother and sister joined him here in America in 1992. Toan loves to cook native dishes, and often prepares special treats for the church.

Helen Ross

Church Secretary