Pastor

  • Pastor nigel probert

    Pastor Nigel has served Calvary Alliance since July 2016.  He was born and raised in North Wales in the United Kingdom.  While serving on apprenticeship with the British Aerospace Company, Nigel was introduced to the game of basketball, and in 1975, he received a four year full ride scholarship to Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT.  He lettered all four years!  He was the first Welshman in more than 20 years selected to tryout for Britain's 1980 Olympic Team.  He has represented the Welsh under 19 basketball team and Welsh National Team and played in the English National League.  Over the years, Nigel continued to be involved in coaching basketball from grade school through junior college.


    While at Rocky Mountain College, he met and married Pauline who grew up in Missoula, MT.  She is trained as a Registered Nurse and certified as a Faith Community Nurse.  Pauline loves music and the outdoors.  She participated in choir and orchestra and a traveling music group while at Rocky Mountain College.  She is a prayer warrior, teacher, encourager, and mentor to many women.


    Nigel and Pauline have four children - Dan, MaryAnn, Kathryn and Tom - and twelve grandchildren!


    Nigel sensed the call to preach the gospel at an early age.  He finally answered that call and was licensed as a pastor through the Christian & Missionary Alliance in 1996.  He obtained his M.A. in Christian Ministry through Simpson University in Redding, CA in 1999.  Prior to being called to Calvary Alliance, Nigel served churches in NW Montana, Colorado Springs, CO, and Missouri Valley, IA.  He also served as an intentional interim pastor through Interim Pastor Ministries serving Cambridge Springs Alliance, PA and Ebenezer Faith Bible Church in Berwick, PA.

Elders

  • Tim Allen

    elder

    Tim has been serving Calvary Alliance since 1994 and currently works for the US Office of Personnel Management.  Tim was born in Stanley, ND and graduated from Watford City, ND in 1985 - he went on to serve the USAF for twenty years.  Upon retirement from the USAF in 2005, Tim began his civil service career.  He has served in various ministries including Deacon, Sunday school Teacher for youth and adults, Youth Coordinator for teens, Governing Board Member, Discipleship ministries, Properties Trustee, Young Adult Cell Groups, Elder and preaches the Gospel and provides pulpit supply.  Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 2007 and is currently finishing graduate studies with Crown College, St. Bonifaceus, MN.  Tim's passion is sharing God's Word and discipleship ministries.  Tim is married to Darla and they have two grown children and one grandchild.

  • Mike Berglund

    elder

    Mike has served Calvary Alliance since 1997 as an usher, deacon, and in properties and worship ministries; which also includes discipleship making through teaching.  Mike was born in Portland, OR and raised in Kennewick, WA until he joined the Air Force which brought him to Minot in 1985.  He and his wife Sheri were married in 1989 and together raised their family.  They have two adult children - Tyler and Catelyn.  Mike currently works as a detective for the Department of the Air Force and has more than 33 years of law enforcement experience.  Mike enjoys spending time with his family, serving the church, and golfing.


    Mike has served as an Elder since 2015.

  • kelvin yliniemi

    elder

    Kelvin has served as an Elder for a number of years.  Originally from Minnesota, he came to Minot in August of 1981 and started attending Calvary Alliance in 1983.  In addition to serving as an Elder, he also serves as a Sunday school teacher, usher, and as the church treasurer.  Kelvin has been married to his wife, Darla, since December 1, 1989 and together they have three grown children.