OUR LEADERSHIP

Rev. Calvin W. Choi Ph.D.
Pastor

Having grown up in different parts of the world, Calvin has acquired a unique cultural background. He grew up in Korea, Iran, Turkey, India and the United States and now resides in the Greater Boston Area. He is fluent in English, Korean, Persian and Turkish. 

He is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia where he received an M.Div. He holds a post-graduate degree (Th.M.) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Homiletics from London School of Theology, UK. 

He is also an adjunct professor of preaching and a Doctor of Ministry mentor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA. He is passionate about preaching and discipleship and has a zeal for teaching and equipping students to become effective preachers.  

Before coming to Watertown Evangelical Church, Calvin served in churches in Korea, US and Turkey and provided pulpit supply in various churches throughout New England. He is also an active conference/seminar/retreat speaker. 

He enjoys traveling, reading, table-tennis, bike riding and loves to try different ethnic cuisines. He and his wife, are blessed with three children.

James
Community Life & Youth Pastor
Kevin
Worship Leader

James graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, MA with a BA in Christian Ministries and Biblical studies and holds a Masters in Intercultural Studies (MAICS) from Fuller Theological Seminary. Coming to know Christ as a teenager in the Church, James has a passion for discipling and teaching youth about the love of Christ and integrating faith into every aspect of life.

Originally from Brazil, James grew up in Massachusetts and has spent most of his years in and around New England. He loves sports (especially soccer), playing games, cooking, discussing and reading Christian theology, and spending time with his wife Sarah.
 

Dave 
Elder

Dave came to know Christ at a young age and has served in the church for many years.  He has served as Bible study teacher, youth leader, board member, and administrator. Dave currently works as an engineer for the local utility.  He has also worked as a marketing manager and a high school math teacher.  He enjoys working on remodeling projects, riding his bike, and playing tennis.

Tom
Board Member

Tom lives in Arlington with his wife, Rosany. He and his family have been members of WEC since 2012. Tom currently works as an accountant for a footwear company in Waltham and enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters Raquel and Garbriela, and his grandson, Nehemiah. 

Rosany
Deaconess

Rosany lives in Arlington with her husband, Tom. They have been members at WEC since 2012. Rosany enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters Raquel and Garbriela, and her grandson, Nehemiah.  

Jon
Deacon

Jon has been a long-time member of WEC. You will typically find Jon on Sunday mornings upstairs in the balcony handling the sound equipment and screen presentations. During the week, Jon works in project management handling managed IPT, Contact Centers, and security deployments. Jon was born and raised in the Boston Area.  

Leora
Deaconess

Leora, born in Boston MA, gave her life to Christ as her Savior and was immersed, baptized over 30 years ago. Through the years, God had given her a passion to pray for salvation of the lost and she partners with several outreach ministries of the Gospel, Messianic and Christian around the world. She is married and has two adult children, a daughter and a son. She worked as a Graphics Art Editor for Allen and Bacon publishing in the 80's and presently works at Icing On The Cake as a gifted decorator for 20 years and has been a long time resident of Newton. The Lord led her to Watertown Evangelical Church to join the body of Christ and to serve in a fellowship coffee ministry one of many that encourage the believers and also touches the lives of ones not in the Lord' Grace yet. May Blessings follow all who believe in Jesus.

Mike
Deacon

Mike believes we are guided by the Holy Spirit to where God wants us to be. Mike firmly believes the Holy Spirit has guided him to WEC as his spiritual home. Mike is happy to serve HIM and the WEC community. He hopes to learn more through reading and studying the Bible. Mike has been in the medical profession for almost 40 years. He enjoys watching sports (at least his own teams), spending time with his wife and family, and hoping to help WEC grow.

Monica
Deaconess

Monica accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in the summer of 1985, and for thirty years she has had the privilege of attending and serving at a number of congregations throughout the area.  She is thankful and excited to be a member of the Body of Christ at WEC. She marvels at what God is doing in Watertown and the surrounding region.  Monica is a Watertown resident and has three grown children and five grandchildren.

Ken
Deacon

Ken and his wife Lesley have been members at WEC since 2010. Ken and Lesley live in Watertown with their two children, Gunnar and Grace. Ken has been in technology sales for most of his career and has a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University. For fun,  the couple is active with their kids' sports activities. Ken also enjoys to hike, play golf, tennis and ski. Lesley is a volunteer at WEC's Sunday School.

Kevin is a current student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, working towards M.Div. degree. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where he received an MA in Curriculum and Instruction and a BS in Molecular Cell Biology. Before he became a student at the seminary, he was a science teacher in Connecticut and enjoyed working with students. He is passionate about worship and loves to serve the younger generation. He also enjoys exercise, drinking coffee, playing music, and fellowship time with friends.
 

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