• Dan Riley, Senior Pastor

    Dan came to Knoxville from Memphis in 1985 to be on staff at Calvary, and became Senior Pastor in 2001. He and his wife Kathy live in west Knoxville and have three children (two married) and two grandchildren they enjoy. They love Calvary's heart to reach people at the university and all over the community as well as around the world. Dan serves on the boards at Grace Fellowship International and Calvary Road Ministries.

  • Joe Drummer, College Pastor

    Joe began following Jesus and was discipled as a college student at Calvary...and even met his wife in the College Ministry here! He considers it a privilege to have served as Calvary's College Minister since 1990. Joe loves hanging out with college students and encouraging them on their spiritual journey...he says it's the most exciting ministry in the world!


  • Kevin Atkins, Worship Leader

    Kevin has been worship leader at Calvary since 2007. His desire is to lead, equip and inspire people of all ages to worship God through the arts. He holds degrees in church music from Carson-Newman University and Lee University. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys movies, basketball, water sports, and keeping up with his three children.

  • Daniel Douglas, Youth Pastor

    Daniel joined the Calvary staff in Fall 2015. He is a native of Maryville, TN and graduate of Carson-Newman University where he played on the tennis team. He is passionate about connecting with students and helping them grow in their faith. He and his wife have two dogs which keep them very busy!


  • Bo Griswold, family ministry coordinator

    Bo became part of the Calvary staff in 2019. He and his wife, Hannah, are both from Nashville and met at the University of Tennessee. They both fell in love with Knoxville and enjoy spending time enjoying downtown as well as the mountains, which they love to explore with their dog, Russell.

  • Melissa Fesler, Ministry Assistant

    Melissa joined the Calvary team in 2018. She grew up in McMinn County and majored in Engineering at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. Married with two children and two cats, Melissa and her family have made Knoxville and Calvary their home since 2008. When she isn't taking care of business in the church office she enjoys family time, crocheting, and knitting. 

  • Amanda Ungleich, Ministry Assistant/Finance

    Amanda is a North Carolina native and Auburn grad who somehow found herself in Knoxville and surrounded by Tennessee orange! She has been a part of Calvary's staff since 2010 and always goes the extra mile to keep our financial records in good order.


Our deacons are godly men who serve the church and minister to the body in many different ways.

Brannon Davis

Scott Eagen

Tom Fethe

Aaron Matthews

Mike Pappas

David Rankin

Andrew Schmudde

Michael Tenpenny

John Williams