Ministry Staff

Aaron Groat

Aaron Groat: Senior Pastor

Aaron was raised in Markham, ON and attended Western University and Heritage Seminary. Aaron served for 15 years in London at Stoney Creek Baptist Church before coming to Calvary Burlington in 2012. Aaron and his wife Joleyne have two kids, Bronwyn and Parker. Note that Pastor Aaron is on Sabbatical from April 1 - June 30, 2020. 





Candi Thorpe

Candi Thorpe: Director of Communication

Candi Thorpe serves as Director of Administration, Communication and Frontline Ministry. She has been a member of the Calvary family since 1999 and has been on staff since 2008. Candi 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 kids, Jacob and Petra.





Mike Sanders  | Youth Director, Calvary Burlington youth group

Mike Sanders: Director of Youth; Director of Kids Min (Interim)

Mike Sanders joined the staff in May 2017 as our Director of Youth, and in May 2020 he assumed the interim position of Kids Min. Mike has served in youth ministry in several churches. 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!).





Jolene Sanders  | Worship Director Calvary Burlington

Jolene Sanders: Director of Worship 

Jolene Sanders serves as Worship Director at Calvary Burlington. She attended Emmanuel Bible College, working towards a degree in Youth and Worship Leadership. Since then, she has been involved in various worship ministries, and is excited to to bring that experience to her role at the church. She and her husband Mike have been attending Calvary since 2010, and have a son, Elliot.