Rev. Calvin W. Choi Ph.D.
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.
Community Life & Youth Pastor
Deacon/ 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.
Young has been a member of WEC since 2013 and is currently serving as a deacon and worship leader. Outside of WEC, Young works as a finance lead for a consulting firm. Having grown up in Boston most of his life, he is a die hard Boston sports fan. Fun fact, he ran into Robert Kraft at the Brookline Reservoir. Young enjoys to cook and post on his food blog in his spare time. When the weather is nice, you can find him fishing, playing softball, or exploring nature with his wife and daughter.
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.
Ian is a program manager and active-duty Air Force officer serving at Hanscom Air Force Base where he leads advanced technology acquisition programs. Ian is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and attended graduate school at the London School of Economics and the London Business School in London, England. Born and raised in Wyoming, Ian enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling to new destinations with his wife, Taylor. He enjoys playing and listening to music and is a guitarist on the WEC worship team.
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, 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 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 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 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.