Calvary San Mateo Staff

Jason Frei - Pastor

Pastor Jason went to Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA, moved back to Albuquerque, NM, and in 2004 moved from Albuquerque to San Mateo, CA with his high school sweetheart/wife Shannon. He served as Youth Pastor at Calvary San Mateo for 12yrs before being called to become the lead Pastor. You might think that's a long time to be a youth pastor, and you'd be right - it is - but it was an amazing time! Though Jason still has a heart to see young people walk with Jesus during the best years of life, he knows that God has called him to lead this Church and see an entire unique and diverse community serve the Lord all the days of their lives. He is passionate about building a Kingdom culture, and also enjoys surfing, rock-climbing, hiking, iced-lattes, reading, one-wheeling, burpees, designing stuff, and sitting under the waterfalls in Yosemite. He and his wife have three boys and live in San Mateo.

Beth Marsh - Calvary Kids Director

Beth has been serving with our Kids ministry faithfully for 20+yrs! God has definitely gifted her to work with, and have an impact on children's lives as she is also a school teacher outside of Church. What a blessing to see her in her element and instilling priceless values into all the kids that have come through our Church - they've all spent a lot of times in Miss Beth's class! You will likely never see Beth without a smile on her face and a skip in her step - she is exuberant and filled with the joy of the Lord. She believes that the Word of God is for real lives today and the Bible continues to be our standard for living. She enjoys swimming, snorkeling, gardening and is a master-organizer (keeping us all sane). She has been married 39yrs, has two daughters, and lives in Foster City.

Roz Robertson - Women's Ministry Lead

Roz began her Christian walk in the early '70's during the "Jesus Movement" while attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, during the 'tent days' studying under Pastor Chuck Smith for 25yrs before moving to the Bay Area. During that time she was involved in Woman's Joyful Life studies with Kay Smith, and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College. Since moving to the Bay Area she has been involved with Woman's Ministry, Bible studies, and intercessory prayer. Her passion is to see women grow in the Grace & Knowledge of the Word, have a personal daily walk with their Savior, and be a godly example to their families. Her hobbies include baking, painting, and feeding people. She has been married to Mr. Wonderful for 46yrs, has one daughter, and two adorable granddaughters.

Chris & Angela Yu - Youth Leaders

Chris & Angela have been a part of our fellowship for several years and are extraordinarily gifted. They often lead a worship team (FYI - they are amazing) and last year were called to lead our Jr. High/Sr. High youth ministry (CHARGE Student Ministries). Youth ministry is not for the faint of heart and they have taken on the commitment with zeal and perseverance to see the youth of our church and community grow in Christ. It also helps that they seem to have endless energy - mostly fueled by boba - and a willingness to be stretched in service to the Lord. They enjoy good sermons, discovering worship music, playing worship music, writing songs, board games, telling (and laughing) at jokes, finding good deals, boba, coffee, and spending time together as a family. They've been married for 14yrs, have two energetic boys, one lovely daughter, and live in San Mateo.

Jay Lopez - Worship Leader

Jay has been serving at Calvary San Mateo for a solid 15yrs! He has served in youth ministry, A/V, Kids, Thrive, and currently leads our Worship ministry. Ironically, he and Pastor Jason went to Calvary Chapel Bible College at the same time, but don't recall ever meeting each other. As providence would have it, they'd be called to serve together at Calvary, and sink in deep roots here. Jay is also a methodical Bible teacher and fills in every now and then on a Sunday. He is deeply knowledgable in God's word, and keen on applying it to peoples' lives which makes him a very adept biblical counselor as well. There are aspirations to lead a foundations and new believers class, but for now the focus is Worship which God has used him (and the team) for many years. He enjoys a good prank, paintball, driving, deep-thoughts, coffee, sleeping, hiking, reading, napping, local sports teams and spending time with his family. He has been married for 14yrs, has one daughter, one son, and lives in Redwood City.