Rev. Anne Jernberg Scalfaro ’03 received the Presidential Scholarship to attend Harvard Divinity School. She graduated in ‘06 and is now Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.
As Senior Pastor, Anne’s responsibilities include 1) Vision & Leadership, 2) Worship & Preaching, 3) Pastoral Care & Staff, and 4) Stewardship & Finance. That said, Anne practices a team approach to ministry; she is blessed to share in leadership with talented and dedicated staff and volunteers that balance her weaknesses with great strength. Anne began serving on the pastoral staff at Calvary in Sept. 2008 and was called as Senior Pastor in Jan. 2013.
Anne graduated from Austin College in 2003 with a B.A. in Religion and Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA with an M.Div. and was ordained to ministry in 2008 at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, TX following a two-year pastoral residency program. During her time at Harvard Div, she served as a Seminarian at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard and as a CPE chaplain at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Anne loves good Tex-Mex, afternoon thunderstorms, and the word “y’all.” An introvert at heart, Anne enjoys learning, reading, poetry, travel, Netflix, game nights, and good coffee conversations. Her main spiritual and physical practice is yoga, and she is renewed by spending time outdoors with her husband, Damon, and their golden retriever, Deacon. They live in the Montclair area of Denver.
Anne believes that faith is a journey best shared in community; this is why she loves the local church: “My calling is to pastor a congregation through creative preaching, meaningful worship, nurturing presence, and servant leadership. Rooted in God’s faithfulness, empowered by Christ’s love, and sustained by the living Spirit, I understand the Christian church to be a mosaic of God’s people, a steward of God’s resources, and a beacon of God’s hope and justice to the local community and beyond.”