Scott Cox, Pastor
Scott grew up in a small town in Western Colorado and lived a fairly typical American boy’s lifestyle. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a degree in geography, and landed a job in Northern California as a cartographer (map maker) in 1991. While in California, he met a young woman, Nancy, who was a Christian.
Nancy immediately invited Scott to Bible study and church (Calvary Chapel Modesto) with her. Scott began reading the Bible and praying, but he wasn’t saved.
Over the course of the next 5 months, all of Scott’s objections to Jesus were answered. One evening, alone in his car, Scott surrendered his life to God. He asked for forgiveness of all the horrible things he’d ever done. And the weight of all the sin he’d been carrying for years was lifted.
Scott and Nancy married and in 1993 moved to Colorado Springs. They attended Rocky Mountain Calvary and began volunteering in various ministries, including teaching children.
In 1998 Scott started teaching Bible studies with workmates and later led a home Bible study group through the Gospel of Matthew. Scott found that promotions and raises were no longer motivating him. God was redirecting his life toward ministry.
In 2005, Rocky Mountain Calvary hired Scott as part of their pastoral staff. But the burden to begin a new work for God’s kingdom was still strong. In the summer of 2006, the Coxes sold their home and moved to Windsor to start Calvary Chapel Windsor. They knew only one family in town.
They started a Thursday night Bible study at their home, going through the book of Acts. God gave Scott a job with the City of Greeley as a map maker. In October 2006, Calvary Chapel Windsor was officially born, with Sunday services at the Windsor High School cafeteria. Since then, God has blessed the teaching of His word by changing lives, growing His church, and providing a new location for the church.
Favorite verse: The LORD, the LORD, the gracious and compassionate God; slow to anger, abounding in mercy and faithfulness, showing love to thousands of generations, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. – Exodus 34:6-7
Ryan Orvis, Worship & Youth
Ryan was born in Lindale, Texas and moved to Kailua-Kona, HI when he was one. He was raised in Hawaii and grew up in Youth With A Mission (YWAM) as his parents were – and still are – staff at the University of the Nations in Kailua-Kona.
Ryan was raised in a Christian household and believed in God from a young age, but only began to walk in personal devotion and relationship with Him when he was in eighth grade.
After graduating high school in 2009, Ryan attended a Discipleship Training School with YWAM in Tauranga, New Zealand for six months. He returned home and then left again for Simpson University in Redding, California. Ryan graduated in 2014 with a degree in General Ministries.
Following this, Ryan moved to Tainan, Taiwan and taught English to local Taiwanese students. After eight months overseas, Ryan received a call from Scott about possibly taking up a Youth and Worship Leader position at Calvary Chapel Windsor. He accepted! He is now happily freezing cold and enjoying his time ministering to the youth and leading others into the presence of God through musical worship.
Ryan believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and, by living out the truths contained in it, believers can walk, know and worship Jesus in incredible, life-giving intimacy. He believes in the committed pursuit of the presence and Word of God that leads to a life filled with the truth and power of Jesus.
Favorite verse: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7
Nancy Cox, Children’s Ministry
From her earliest memories Nancy was involved in church and Sunday school. She remembers playing tag with church friends at her house while the parents were in Bible study. Vacation Bible school and Sunday school were highlights of her younger years. Playing sports and knowing Christ defined her teen years. She taught Sunday school, led Bible studies for teens, went on several missions trips to Mexico, and played basketball and softball every chance she got.
Upon graduation, Nancy attended a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in southern California and then went on to earn a journalism degree from Asbury University in Kentucky.
Nancy worked as a journalist and freelance writer and editor for several years and then stayed home with her boys when they were young. She obtained a master’s degree in elementary education from Grand Canyon University and now teaches gifted and talented students in the public school system, in addition to serving in the children’s ministry at Calvary Chapel Windsor. Nancy’s experience in church as a child and teen have fueled her passion to help kids know Jesus. She has served in a variety of ministries within the church, but feels most at home working with kids.
A favorite verse: Psalm 1:1-3. Blessed is the man who … (puts) his delight in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.