// Our Staff //

//Get to know the staff here at Calvary Chapel and where we serve//

  • Senior Pastor

    Frank Ippolito

    Pastor Frank was born in 1957 in Chicago, IL. In 1973, he moved with his parents and family to Anaheim, CA where he graduated from Katella High School in 1975. On December 7, 1975, at age 18, Frank asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior and was radically born-again. Frank attended Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa and studied under the teaching ministry of Pastor Chuck Smith. Frank still considers Pastor Smith his pastor and mentor. Sensing a call to ministry, Frank planted a few churches in various places, including Europe, where he served as a missionary for 6 years.


    In 1976 Frank met and married his wife, Tammy, and together they have three children, Anthony, Michael, and Christi. All three are now married and have provided Frank and Tammy with 9 grandchildren. In June of 2006, Frank's wife, Tammy, departed this life and went to be with Jesus . Pastor Frank has since remarried and enjoys life in Vineland, NJ with his wife, Gerri. Gerri has one daughter, Erin, who also has four children. Together, Frank and Gerri have been blessed with and enjoy 13 beautiful grandchildren. All four of their children, and each of their spouses, are actively serving Christ.

  • Pastor

    Russel Sterger

    Born and raised in Southern California , Pastor Russ graduated from CCBC in June of 1995. After graduation he took on a position with Calvary Chapel Bible College of Europe , working as both administrator of the college and one of its lead instructors. Working with various mission field endeavors he has served in Austria, Albania , Romania , Hungary , Uganda, Kenya , Sudan and the Amazon Basin of Peru. He currently serves here at Calvary Chapel Vineland as the Associate Pastor and Finance Administrator, as well as the Director of the CCBC Extension campus, of which he is one of the primary instructors. He received his "Bachelor's in Ministry" from Trinity Biblical University in 2004 and his Masters in Ministry in 2008.

  • Pastor

    Anthony ippolito

    I was raised as a Christian my whole life with my father being in the ministry for as long as I can remember, both as a pastor and as a missionary. While serving as a missionary in Europe I went to the Calvary Chapel Bible College for a couple of semesters. Through this I found a love for worship, music, teaching, the study of the Word of God, and that my hearts desire was to serve God with all my life. While in Europe, I met and married my beautiful wife who is now my greatest help and partner in the ministry.


    After our time in Europe we had the opportunity to serve in Massachusetts where I worked at a Christian radio station for a short time until I felt God calling me to serve with my father in Calvary Chapel of Vineland, NJ.


    Today I, along with my beautiful wife and three kids, serve as the worship pastor and radio editor/programmer here at Calvary Chapel of Vineland . I have never known a greater joy than the joy that I've found in serving God with my whole life.

  • Pastor

    Philip Wojcik

    Born and raised right here in South Jersey, I grew up in a Christian home and have been attending Calvary Chapel Vineland the entirety of my life. I gave my life to Christ when I was 8 at the Harvest Crusade in Philadelphia. However, I didn't understand what God had planned for me until I truly surrendered everything later in life.



    I graduated high school in 2008 and started attending Bible College in Europe in spring of 2008 and studied there for almost 2 years. Upon returning to the United States, I started serving at Calvary Vineland in 2009 and was brought on staff in 2010. 


    I met my wife Rachael while serving at CCV and was lucky enough to marry her in April of 2012. Together with our dog, Daisy, we love to explore God's nature through either walks around local parks, seeing the sights, or simply beachin' it at the shore. 



    Now after being with the CCV team for five years, I run our Media Ministry during church services and take care of all things audio, video, and technology during the week. My beautiful wife and I are also heavily involved with reaching out to and working with the teens in the Youth Ministry. It has truly been a blessing serving at CCV and I can't wait to see what the Lord does next in me and wife's life.

  • Women's Ministry

    Gerri Ippolito


  • Children's Ministry

    Diane Wojcik


  • Dean and Cindy Hickman are married 22 years and are blessed as they share three awesome children together, Dina, Cameron and Chloe. However, life was not always “heavenly” as they both personally experienced the heartache addiction can bring to a life already lost in the wilderness. Through much trial and error, together they realized that Jesus Christ loved them and was the only way out of the pit they dug so deep. Both accepted the Lord as their Savior early in their marriage. They thank God for His tremendous grace and mercy, and want to share that gift with others who wish to be set free from addictions. Jesus said, “…the truth shall make you free.” Called into ministry together in 2008 they continue to help those lost in addiction find transformation and restoration in Jesus Christ. The Lost and Found Ministry was born as a result of the conviction the Lord placed on Dean’s heart as he leads the men and his wife Cindy heads up the women’s/family portion of the Lost and Found. 

  • Usher Leader

    Robert Wojcik