about us.

Our Team

Jessica Campbell

Women's Ministry Director

Jessica and her husband, Dane, moved from Santa Barbara to McMinnville in 2017. She earned her BA in Sociology with a focus on relationships and a minor in Education and then went on to earn her elementary teaching credential.  She was a teacher for 12 years before leaving California. She has a passion for creating community among women and sharing the wonder of Jesus. Jessica is a busy lady coaching elementary cheer, teaching part time, and coordinating events at The Douglas on Third; she may be a SoCal girl, but she loves life in the Willamette Valley!

Megan Ashton

Director of Worship

Anyone who experiences Megan leading worship walks away with three things: 1) She has one of the best voices they’ve ever heard. 2) She has zero pretension about herself. 3) She absolutely loves Jesus and loves leading people into His presence. Megan studied worship at Desperation Leadership Academy in Colorado Spring, Colorado. She was there for two years and graduated the program. She lives with her husband, Bryant, in McMinnville.

Brian Carlson

Lead Pastor

Brian joined the staff of CalvaryMac in 2017 and has been the Lead Pastor since September 2018. Brian has been a pastor for almost 20 years. While Brian grew up in the Portland area, he and his family lived in Colorado for the past 20 years. Brian enjoys Colorado Rockies Baseball, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. He lives with his beautiful wife, Beka, and their two teenagers in McMinnville. His daughter lives in the French Alps, and his oldest son is married and lives with his wife in Idaho.

Dan Bellows

Pastor of Spiritual Development

Dan Bellows joined the CalvaryMac staff team after years of serving as an elder at Calvary Chapel, and working at ADEC, the worlds leader in Dental office chairs and furniture. Dan is married to Julie Bellows, our Children’s Ministry Director. They have three grown children, one beautiful granddaughter, and live in Carlton, Oregon.

Wess Root

Youth Pastor

Wess Root found Christ at Calvary Chapel McMinnville. He went off to Calvary Chapel Bible College and returned in 2015 to take over as our Youth Pastor. Wess enjoys wild hair, bike riding, and hanging with his amazing kids. Wess and his wife, Lauren, live in McMinnville with their three kids.

Julie Bellows

Director of Children's Ministries

Julie Bellows brings 15 years of experience in leading Children’s Ministries to our team. She has a heart to see kids and their families engaged with the truth and power of God’s Word. Julie and her husband, Dan, live in Carlton and have three adult children and one extremely loved granddaughter.

Bryant Ashton

Young Adult Ministry Director

Bryant and his wife Megan are key parts of our staff team at CalvaryMac. Bryant is currently enrolled at Northwest University pursuing a Bachelors in Ministry Leadership. Bryant not only has his finger on the pulse of current thinking, but a heart to engage people’s minds with how current realities intersect with God’s Word. Bryant is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He also was once on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno after having discovered a Woolly Mammoth on the banks of the Yamhill river when he was a twelve-year-old.