Meet Our Staff

Bryan Parish

Lead Pastor

Pastor Bryan has been Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel La Mirada since 1985 and Mission Calvary since 2015. Bryan graduated from Biola University in 1985 with a B.S. Degree in Bible. In 1995, he received his masters’ degree in Divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary.
Bryan teaches at the Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School and has taught at Calvary Chapel Bible College at Murrieta Hot Springs. He has also taught at Calvary Chapel Bible College extension campuses at Downey and South Bay.
Pastor Bryan met his wife Lisa in 1981 when they were attending Point Loma College. They were married in 1983. They have five lovely children: Anneliese, Bryan, Candace, Dylan, and Ethan.
 

Bryan Bowers

Associate Pastor

Pastor Bryan has been Associate Pastor at  Mission Calvary since 2015. Bryan received his undergraduate degree in computer information systems at Cal Poly, Pomona, and his MBA from UC Irvine.  He graduated from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in 2012.
Bryan teaches at Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School.  He’s served in ministry at Calvary Chapel Rancho Santa Margarita and Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano.  He’s served internationally in Mexico and Ecuador.
Bryan married his high school sweetheart, Larina, in 1992.  They have two adult children: Sean and Breanna.

Chris De Ruyter

Associate Pastor

Chris has been serving as an Associate Pastor at Mission Calvary since 2016.  He currently serves in the Marriage Ministry, Worship, Outreach and leads a home fellowship.
Chris has also served as a pastor at various Calvary Chapels over the years. He has also been privileged to share the Good News of Jesus Christ  all around the world through missions.
Chris and His wife Charlotte have been married since 1991. They have 2 children and enjoy spending time with their 2 grandchildren.

Stephen Wayne

Associate Pastor

Stephen has been attending Mission Calvary since 2017 and has been serving under Pastor Bryan Parish since 2009 at Calvary Chapel La Mirada. Stephen has been involved with youth ministry since 2009, graduated from the Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School in 2014, and is currently leading the youth ministry at Mission Calvary.
Stephen met his wife Lena in 2014 while attending Calvary Chapel La Mirada and they were married in 2015. They have two children: Oliver and Meadow
"shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock" (1 Pet. 5:2-3)