Get to know the staff of CBC Elko.


Monica Carter - Kids Connection Director

Monica has been involved in the Calvary’s Children’s Ministry since 2012. She became CBC’s Kids Connection Director in 2019. Monica has been a part of the NEBA VBS training team since 2016. She also loves spending time with the teens in the youth group. If you ask her what part of her God ministry she loves the most, she’ll quickly tell you that VBS is her favorite time of the year! “I love to watch the children see how much Jesus loves them, and then, in turn, watch them love Jesus.” Monica married the love of her life, Rob Carter, in 2011 and between them, they have six kids and four grandchildren. Monica became a Christ-follower in 1998 and has been forever changed. Her favorite pastimes are studying God’s word with her Discipleship groups, serving in church, reading, scrapbooking, camping, and enjoying her grandchildren. She has had many jobs in the past but her favorite has been serving God here at Calvary. Her life verse can be found in Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV) ~ “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

Charlie Brannen - Maintenance Director

Charlie and his wonderful wife, Bea both accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior in 1975 while attending church in Houston, Texas. From the time he was born into this world until he became of age, Charlie was a ward of the state (in and out of numerous orphanages and foster homes). To say that he grew up troubled would be an understatement; nevertheless, God has always had a plan for him. Charlie likes to put it this way, “God, a little red book (a well-worn Gideon’s Bible), and my wife changed my life.” Charlie and Bea, who have been married since 1974, moved to Elko for employment in 1988 and they have been a part of Calvary’s family since that time as well. Not only is he one of CBC’s Deacons but he is also a vital part of our staff and we are blessed to have him (he ‘retired’ several years ago but considers his ministry at CBC a pleasure and a blessing). Charlie’s life passages are from John 3:16 (NKJV) ~ “For God so loved (Charlie’s emphasis) the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” and John 11:35 (NKJV) ~ “Jesus wept.” Charlie’s greatest love is spending time with his family (especially his grand and great-grandchildren).

Kyle Anderson - Maintenance

Kelsie Whitley - Receptionist

Joan Terry - Accounts Receivable