Staff

Pastor Nate & wife Bethany with kids Hayden, Elise, and Kayleigh

Senior Pastor – Nate Wilks

Nate Wilks joined Calvary as Senior Pastor in August of 2013, following three years as Pastor of Family Ministries in Cochranville, PA. Nate graduated in 2010 with an MDiv. from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. He also holds a B.A. in Broadcast Communications from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. Prior to pastoral ministry, Nate spent a few years as a baseball broadcaster in Augusta, GA, where he met his wife, Bethany. Nate and Bethany have three children – Kayleigh (15), Hayden (13), and Elise (9), and they love Raleigh for its people, weather, restaurants and parks. Nate is an avid sports fan and enjoys rooting for his beloved Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins.

Sarah Lambert
Photo Credit: Jeff Alan Studios

Worship Music Director – Sarah Lambert

Sarah Lambert joined Calvary as worship music director in 2011. Sarah grew up in Raleigh and has attended Calvary since she was in elementary school. Sarah graduated from Covenant College with a Bachelor of Arts in music, and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from North Carolina State University, and an Associate’s degree in Ultrasound Technology. Sarah is married to  Jeremy Lambert, and they live in Raleigh with a dog and cat. When not playing music, Sarah might be found watching North Carolina State football or sipping on an overpriced beverage at Starbucks.

Communications Specialist/Administrative Assistant – Elise Carpenter

Custodian – Rich Kiernan


Volunteer Positions

Gwen Wiggs

Children’s Ministry Director – Gwen Wiggs

Gwen Wiggs, our Children’s Ministry Director, grew up in Maryland and came to Raleigh to attend NCSU as a Forestry major.  She has worked a variety of jobs – in Forestry at both the federal & state level, in Technical Support for SAS, as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant, and as a lower school Admin Assistant.  She is married to Calvary elder, Jeff Wiggs, with whom she has four grown children.  Gwen began attending Calvary 39 years ago as a single college student and became a member 36 years ago.  During her many years here, she has been a Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher & craft leader, served on the Grounds Committee, Missions Committee and Women’s Ministry, and gone on many mission trips! 

Nancy Miller

Nursery Coordinator – Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller became Nursery Coordinator in May of 2021.  She originally came to Calvary in 2017 with husband, Glenn, a Calvary deacon, from Asheville, NC. She says, she is “surrounded and supported by a group of volunteers who love children and have a strong desire to assist parents in nurturing and training all that come to Calvary to worship.” A mother of two and “Nana” to 6, Nancy says, “children are a gift from God with lots to teach us. Remember, we are to come to Christ as little children-full of curiosity and openness. So parents, come, and welcome! Our team is ready for you.”