Calvary Nexus

Youth Pastor/Director



Why I Love This Opportunity

Ryan Latham


Calvary Nexus is located in the beautiful coastal city of Camarillo, CA. Known for its deep investment in the community and its small-group ministry model, Calvary Nexus is passionate about teaching God’s Word and helping people live it out. Camarillo, with its beaches and mountains, is an ideal location for those who love the outdoors.

About This Organization

Calvary Nexus has served the community of Camarillo, CA for over 26 years. The church was founded by their teaching pastor, Bruce Zachary, in his home. The church has since moved to several locations throughout the area and continues to grow. Calvary Nexus has always been focused on being a solid Bible-teaching church that tangibly meets the needs of the surrounding community as they grow in love for God and neighbors. As Calvary has grown, they have never lost that sense of community and belonging they started with when Bruce first started in their home.

Position Description

The Student Ministries Director oversees the middle school and high school groups at Calvary Nexus while working alongside Mark Chua and the Family Ministries team. This role will be responsible for creating and implementing the vision for Student Ministries.


Key Responsibilities:

Weekly Tasks:

  • Lead Thursday night youth service
  • Oversee Sunday morning youth service
  • Attend and support staff meetings
  • Meet with Family Pastor for weekly overview
  • Care for the Nexus body and submit Care Report
  • Lead the Student Ministries Neighborhood Group
  • Coach volunteer Student NG leaders

Monthly Tasks:

  • Meet with Family Pastor for leadership development and discipleship
  • Meet/connect with volunteer leaders (in-person, call, text, email, etc.)

Quarterly Tasks:

  • Review Leadership Development Plan
  • Review Ministry Evaluation goals
  • Review Student Ministries budget

Bi-Annual Tasks

  • Perform Ministry Evaluations (mid-year & year-end) with Family Pastor

Annual Tasks

  • Review upcoming year’s ministry budget
  • Events Calendar creation/distribution
  • Review of curriculum/teaching schedule
  • Review & prepare vision statement


What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • INTENTIONAL RELATIONAL LEADERSHIP – the Student Pastor will focus on the Great Commandments and the Great Commission, helping students and leaders excel at creating disciples who wholeheartedly love God
  • EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT – The Youth Pastor should cast a compelling vision, lead the volunteer team, and develop leadership pipelines for student leaders, and adult leaders
  • PROACTIVE, FOCUSED, RESILIENT – Calvary Nexus staff need a “make it happen” mindset. The new leader will cast vision, communicate clearly, and show resilience in overcoming obstacles
  • GOSPEL-CENTERED – Calvary Chapel emphasizes verse-by-verse teaching. The Youth Pastor should teach the Bible clearly and passionately, aligning with adult services and midweek studies
Salary Range:

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