Meet the CRI Team

Col. 3:17 “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Lane Wettengel

Founder / President

Shortly after being saved in 1985 Lane attended Horizon Bible School in San Diego, CA. It was there that the Lord sparked in him a passion for missions which would continue to grow for many years to come. He and his wife Cindy served the Lord as Calvary Chapel missionaries for over ten years in Southern Mexico and prior to that another two years on the island of Grenada in the West Indies.

In the years since Grenada, Lane has traveled to about 22 countries including Cuba, Japan, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Liberia, Turkey, Israel, Chili and Peru. Lane continues to make several mission trips each year to teach the Word of God, equip leaders, feed the hungry, oversee building & clean water projects and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who don’t know Him.

Currently, Lane is the missions pastor and an elder at Calvary Chapel Sonora, California and has been a church planter, a pastor, the founder and director of a Bible school, a Bible teacher, missionary, evangelist, conference speaker and the founder of “CRI” a non profit organization reaching out in the name of Jesus to the worlds suffering and forgotten. 

Lane has been married to his wife Cindy since 1981, they have two grown daughters and one grandson!  He enjoys hiking in the mountains, being with his family, hanging out with his yellow lab (Buddy) and traveling the world in order to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Larry Moe DDS

Vise President / Treasurer

Larry has been a strong supporter of missions and mercy ministries since early in his Christian walk.  He and his wife Lexi have done several short term mission trips, and see themselves primarily as “senders and supporters.”  Larry has been a practicing dentist for over 40 years.  They live near Twain Harte, California, have four grown children and attend Calvary Chapel Sonora.


Pastor Brit Grim

Secretary

Brit received Christ as his savior at the age of 14 and was blessed to lead his church youth group and Youth for Christ club before high school graduation.  His involvement in YFC continued for several years after graduation.He recovered from a desert experience at age 25 and has been growing in the Lord ever since.

He worked as an engineer for 40 years and his work took him to many parts of the world.  His work included many varied leadership roles in design and implementation with a few experiences in training and software quality assurance.  He was president and board member of a large local chapter of an international fraternal organization.

Brit is an adventure junky with inherited wanderlust and God uses these gifts as he serves in ministry in many parts of the world. God has used him in many roles, including youth leader, Sunday school worker, worship leader, elder, board member, short-term missionary, Bible teacher, and administrator.

Married over 50 years to his awesome bride, Judy, he credits her for encouraging him and showing him ways to improve as a man, a husband, a father, and a man of God. He is currently serving as an associate pastor at Calvary Chapel San Jose, in northern California. 


Pastor Evanson Gitu

Maasai Ministry Coordinator / Anchored Hope Schools

“Gitu” has been serving the Lord as the pastor of CC Ongata Rongai, Kenya for over 30 years. The Lord used him to plant the very first Calvary Chapel on the continent of Africa. Gitu also sits on the board of the Calvary Chapel Association of East Africa.

His first wife Susan was killed in a terrorist attack on the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya in 1998, leaving Gitu alone with four young children. The Lord was faithful to bring him another wife and ministry partner a few years later. Miriam is a very big hearted person and together they have planted churches and have started two Anchored Hope Schools for impoverished children. They are also evangelizing & discipling remote Maasai tribal communities in southern Kenya. Miriam is working on her masters degree in education and is training teachers to raise up a new generation of Christians who make an impact on their communities.

For more info on how CRI is ministering with the Gitu’s please go to “Education – Anchored Hope Schools.”


Pastor Steven Ereng

Samburu / Turkana Ministry Coordinator

Pastor Steven is a Turkana tribesman and his wife Christine is Samburu. God in His mercy is using this godly couple to share the love of Christ with these two warring tribes.

They live in northern Kenya planting churches and raising leaders, feeding the hungry, paying for medical treatment and generally lending a helping hand whenever possible. Christine holds a bachelors degree in community development and has been an asset to the ministry.

Steven and Christine are no strangers to pain. They have lost several friends, a baby and other family members to tribal conflict, starvation and treatable illnesses in recent years.

For more information on how CRI is ministering with Steven please go to “Church Planting” & “Crisis Relief”



Statement of Faith

CRI is a non-denominational fellowship of believers committed to worshipping God in spirit and in truth.

WE BELIEVE that the true expression of our Christianity is shown by our works of love done in faith; (A transformed life). For, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20; James 2:14-26).

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21).

WE BELIEVE there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30)

WE BELIEVE in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return to earth in power and glory. (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16)

WE BELIEVE in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace, through faith alone, are we saved. (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23, 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5)

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are not unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28)

WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Romans 8:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18)

Calvary Relief International is affiliated with Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Churches.

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