Lead Pastor Succession

We Are In Motion

Dear Friends,

I’m so glad to be sharing details with you about the pastoral transition that has begun. If you missed the live announcement that was made on January 9, I hope you’ll take some time to watch the videos here and get caught up.

We are in motion with transitioning the Lead Pastor role from me to Ryan Pfeiffer. This transition will be complete in September 2022 at which time I will move into a new role as Associate Pastor.

I encourage you to watch the following two videos in order. They will outline the process of transition, help answer many of your questions, and keep us united along the journey.

I’m so excited about all that God is doing,


Live Transition Announcement
(Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 8:45am Service)

VIDEO 1 – Transition Announcement
(7 mins)

Video 2 – Frequently Asked Questions
(30 mins)

Transition Timeline

  • January 9, 2022: Announcement to the church – WATCH
  • January – August 2022: Ryan transitions into Lead Pastor role with Mark’s oversight and coaching
  • September 2022: Formal installation of Ryan Pfeiffer as Lead Pastor of North Coast Calvary Chapel
  • Mark will take a sabbatical after the hand-off in September and then return in his new role as Associate Pastor


If you have specific questions about the transition that are not covered in one of the videos above, please email us at nccc@northcoastcalvary.org.