Pastor and Staff


Rev. Christine Elliott

Rev. Christine was appointed as Calvary’s pastor in 2007. She grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Earlham College and Andover Newton Theological Seminary. Before coming to Calvary, she had stints as interim pastor at churches in New England (including during summer 2006 at Calvary!) and served in churches in Everett and Gloucester. She lives in Watertown with her husband, also a pastor, and their cats, who rule the household.

Office Administrator

Susan Goetcheus

Susan G. joined the Calvary staff in January 2014. Her job includes publishing the Sunday bulletins and monthly newsletters, updating the web page, managing rental requests, answering phone calls and email, and watering the choir room piano. She was raised in the United Methodist Church and started attending Calvary when she moved to Arlington in 1998. Before becoming the office admin, she was a stay-at-home, PTO-president, minivan-driving soccer mom, and in her previous work life was a technical writer at IBM. In her free time, she reads, knits, sews, skis, and referees her daughters’ interactions.

Music Director

Sue Paro


James Garro