Robert Case graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art. During and after Robert's college years, he was immersed in the music scene playing in nightclubs throughout the Western United States and Canada.
The emptiness of such a pleasure-seeking lifestyle caused him to consider the greater purposes of God and His plan of salvation. In 1977, he put his faith in Jesus Christ but it wasn't until the dawn of 1980 that he heeded the call to full-time ministry.
For the next 10 years he traveled throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia with the Robert Case Band singing and preaching the gospel of grace. During that time they produced praise/worship albums in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian. In 1990 he joined the pastoral staff of Calvary Fellowship, Seattle where he served for 7 years overseeing such ministries as the School of Discipleship, Worship, Missions, and Media (books & radio). On December 1, 1996 he joyfully assumed the pastorate at Calvary Chapel Eastside.
Robert has been very happily married to Kim since 1984 and together have become the proud parents of Allison, Ian and Austen.
Merlyn Linden has lived on the Eastside of Seattle all of his life and since 1990, with his wife Lisa and two kids Nathan and Lindsey. At a young age, God bought him to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. From high school on, in one shape or form, Merlyn has been in leadership. He began overseeing the fifth through six grade Sunday school classes at the Issaquah Church of the Nazarene, then onto the Junior and Senior high ministry then served on the church board for two years.
Merlyn was hired as the executive pastor at Calvary Chapel Eastside in 1999. He loves to disciple men, outreach to the community, has been on dozens of mission trips, and cares for the multiple needs of those who attend CCE in various ways as the Lord, and the senior pastor, Robert, directs.
The verse he quotes most often is Hebrews 10:24 “...and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.”
Mike Monjay is one of the Associate pastors at CCE and a native to the PNW. He was forever changed by God’s love when he was 10 years old at a Christian summer camp in Montana, and there made a decision to follow Christ. He received pastoral training from Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California where he also met his wife Nichole. After Bible College Mike and Nichole worked at Calvary the Bridge in Palm Springs California before moving to the Seattle area in 2002. Mike and Nichole have been serving at CCE ever since.
Mike and Nichole have the great joy and honor of raising their son Noble Zane Monjay, and seeing the love of God radically touch every area of their lives.
Dave came to know and follow Christ at the age of 22. He has been attending CCE and serving in youth ministry since 1998. In 2014, he was hired full time as an associate pastor. He has a passion for young people and for missions.
Sue has been a Christian since she was a young child, never having had a "conversion" experience, just always loving her Jesus. Her second love has been kids, and sharing her First Love with them. It's been Sue's great desire to find and teach in a creative and entertaining way that excites kids to know more about their Creator & Savior. She loves using attention-grabbing illusions, storytelling, visual media and puppets to minister to kids.
She has been involved in teaching children since 1987. Sue began as a Sunday School teacher when her own kids were very young because there was a need. She firmly believes that if God shows you a need, He wants you to fill it. It's important to her that our kids know they can serve Him right now, they can have an impact for the kingdom and don't need to wait until they are grown ups. So it is her objective to provide opportunities for them to use their gifts and talents at their ripe young age. How glorious to be a participant in His great plan!
Katie came on staff as the Office Administrator at Calvary Chapel Eastside in 2013. She attended Bible College at the Calvary Chapel Bible College extension campus in Mountlake Terrace for two years. Her experience there was pivotal in helping her build a solid foundation on the only true rock: Jesus. In addition to serving in the office, she handles the social media and designs many of the graphics used in the church's advertising for events. For her, it is a joy to be able to combine working in ministry with creativity on a regular basis.
She and her husband, Brendan, are both from the Northwest and love to play music, swing dance, hang out with friends, go on adventures, cook, and create art.
Kim is an avid reader, crafter, and party planner. Currently, she is pursuing her Master's degree in counseling, but she loves teaching the Bible and being present with and for others. She couldn't live without Jesus.
Kevin and his wife, Karen, have attended CCE since 1988 when they moved here from So.Cal, where they had attended C.C. Costa Mesa. They were married in 1981. They have 2 adult daughters, Heather , and Rachel (Payne).
Bill and his wife Martha have attended CCE since the early 1980’s, coming over to CCE from Calvary Fellowship in Seattle. Bill and Martha have three adult children, David, John and Michelle, and have been married since 1979 and live in Bellevue. Bill was led to the Lord at age 14 and now is an attorney in private practice in Bellevue.