Leadership

Meet the team.

Aaron Groat

Senior Pastor
Aaron was raised in Markham, ON and attended Western University and Heritage Seminary. Aaron served for 15 years in London before coming to Calvary Burlington in 2012. Aaron and his wife Joleyne have two kids, Bronwyn and Parker.

Jolene Sanders

Worship
Jolene attended Emmanuel Bible College, and is currently enrolled in studies at McMaster. In addition to her role with Calvary Burlington, Jolene serves as a missionary with WEC.  She and her husband Mike have been attending Calvary since 2010, and have a son, Elliot.

Candi Thorpe

Communications & Frontline Ministry
Candi has been on staff since 2008. She is passionate about the local church and about seeing people use their gifts and talents to serve God. Candi and her husband Kevin have two adult children, Jacob and Petra.

Mike Sanders

Youth, Family & Children
Mike has served in youth ministry in several churches over the years. He and his wife Jolene first came to Calvary in 2011, and their son Elliot joined the family soon after. In addition to leading our youth and kids, Mike serves with the worship team (he's a pretty busy guy!).

Dave Burley

Pastoral Intern
Dave is a student at Heritage Seminary in Cambridge, ON. He came to Calvary in September 2021 to complete a one-year pastoral internship in which he is involved in many areas of ministry to the church. Dave and his wife Jennifer have four children and live in Stoney Creek, ON.