meet our team

Meg Shank

Children's Ministry Leader & Women's Group Leader

Meg gave her life to the Lord in 1996, while attending First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton.  It was this church that Meg met her husband, Robert, where they would be wed on January 6, 2001.  Meg attended California State University Fullerton, as well as Calvary Chapel Bible College.


Meg and Robert have four beautiful children together, Luke (age 18), Hannah (age 15), Jonathan (age 10), and Joseph (age 6).  Meg has one older sibling, Matt.  She likes music and science and enjoys playing tennis, hiking, camping, and making crafts for Operation Christmas Child shoe-boxes.  Meg has been homeschooling her children since 2007.

Joni Miller

Worship Leader

Joni was raised in a Catholic home in Ohio.  She graduated from Akron University with a degree in mass media broadcast communications.  From ages 19 to 25, Joni performed as the lead singer with various small bands.  At the age of 27, the Lord started grabbing hold of Joni and bringing her to Himself.  In 1994, Joni attended the Harvest Crusade in Anaheim, and gave her life to the Lord.  Joni joined the worship team at Calvary Chapel Mid Valley in 2014 and in 2020, Joni became the worship leader.  She currently leads on vocals and plays the keyboard.


Joni worked for the Disney Studios for 23 years.  She has two younger siblings, a sister and a brother.  She likes rollerblading and going to the beach.

Grace Retreage

Administrator

Rick Nau

Elder

Rick went to the University of Nebraska and majored in political science with minors in history and English.  Rick furthered his education at DePaul University in Chicago with studies in math and science, as well as studying abroad in Germany.  Rick spent three years in the Air Force, working on the space program.  From the early 1980s until today, Rick has done private tutoring in math and science.  Around 1986 Rick picked up a Bible and started reading it.  When he came across Psalm 22:1 and read the words "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?" it was then that Rick realized that this Psalm of David was prophesying about Jesus death and it was at that moment Rick put his trust and faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior.


Rick met his beautiful bride, Bettina, in 1983 and they have been married ever since.  Rick also played football in high school and was avid at running 6 miles a day in his younger years.  He also enjoys skin diving, snorkeling, reading, and writing; to which he has written numerous books, articles, and publications.  Rick has been attending CCMV for the past 20 years.

Anna Gonzalez

Greeter's Team Leader

Anna was born and raise in a Christian home, from her home country of Chile.  She has been living in Los Angeles County for the past 36 years, attending various Calvary Chapels since 1990.  Anna officially surrendered her life to the Lord around 1995.  She has been going to Calvary Chapel Mid Valley since 2013.

 

Anna comes from a family with five sisters and three brothers.  She loves photography, making jewelry, cooking, and hiking.  She can always be seen around the church with a smile on her face and a love for Jesus.

Robert Shank

Senior Pastor

Robert was raised in a Christian home and attended the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton for 22 years.  It wasn't until the summer of 1992, while at a youth camp called Forest Home, that he surrendered his life to Jesus. God then called him to study at Calvary Chapel Bible College where he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors in theology.  Robert has attended Calvary Chapel churches since 2000 and has been a part of Calvary Chapel Mid Valley since 2012.  On July 19, 2020, Robert was raised up as senior pastor over the church.  Robert's passions are studying and teaching the Word of God, as well as evangelism.  Robert also has a heart for missions, especially Mexico.

 

Robert and his beautiful wife of 20 years, Meg, have four children.  Robert has one older brother, James.  His hobbies include playing the piano, ping-pong, pool, foosball, tennis, skiing, hiking, camping, and photography.  Robert has a Christmas lighting side business that he has been operating for the past 19 years.