Meet the Staff

Kory Wells, Senior Pastor


Pastor Kory Wells, Calvary Chapel North CountryKory is the founding pastor of Calvary Chapel North Country. He is the main teaching pastor and serves as the President of the Board of Directors. Pastor Kory and his family moved up to Watertown, NY (Northern New York) in March of 2011 with the vision of planting a new church to reach the people in the North Country. Prior to starting Calvary Chapel North Country, Pastor Kory served as an Elder at Calvary Chapel Vineland in New Jersey and Calvary Chapel Solano in Northern California. Pastor Kory is married to his wife Kathleen. Together they have 2 beautiful adult daughters, Sarah and Heather.

Email: kory.wells@calvarychapelnc.org
Joshua 24:15 “...as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Rich LaVallie, Assistant Pastor and Overseer of Children’s Ministry


Rich LavallieGoing out two by two, Rich came along side Pastor Kory and journeyed to the North Country. Together they went out to start a new work, Calvary Chapel North Country, to reach and serve the surrounding communities of Jefferson County. Prior to coming to Watertown, NY, Pastor Rich served as the Children’s Ministry Director at Calvary Chapel Auburn and started his walk with the Lord at Calvary Chapel Solano in Northern California. Pastor Rich is married to his wife Heather. Together they have one son, Jacob.

Email: richard.lavallie@calvarychapelnc.org
Ephesians 5:15-16 “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time...”

Kathleen Wells, Administration and Women’s Ministry Coordinator


Kathleen WellsKathleen currently serves by supporting administrative functions as well as the Women’s Ministry Director at Calvary Chapel North Country. She also loves to serve in the nursery with the babies and infants. She is married to Kory and they have two wonderful adult daughters, Sarah and Heather.

Email: kathleen.wells@calvarychapelnc.org

Heather Lavallie, Children’s Ministry Director


Heather LavallieHeather LaVallie is the Children's Ministry Director at Calvary Chapel North Country. Heather has over ten years of teaching experience as an elementary school teacher at Christian Schools in California and New York. She has directed several VBS programs and various seasonal/holiday programs. Heather has a passion for communicating the Gospel to children and teaching them of our Savior's love for them. Heather is married to Pastor Rich and they have a son, Jacob.

Email: heather.lavallie@calvarychapelnc.org