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.


Candi Thorpe

Candi Thorpe: Director of Administration 
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 serving on staff since 2008. Candi is passionate about the local church and seeing people use their gifts and talents to serve God both in the church and in the community. She is an avid reader and coffee drinker. Candi and her husband Kevin have two kids, Jacob and Petra.


Tanya Chant | Children's Ministry | Calvary Burlington

Tanya Chant: Director of Family & Children's Ministry
Tanya joined the Calvary staff in December 2013 as the Director of Family & Children's Ministry. She has a Bachelor of Education from St. Mary's University in Halifax, N.S. She has taught for both Public and Christian schools and continues to do supply work. Tanya and her husband Nick have three children, Maegan, Emily and Jacob.


Mike Sanders  | Youth Director, Calvary Burlington youth group

Mike Sanders: Director of Youth

Mike Sanders joined the staff in May 2017 as our Director of Youth. Mike has served in youth ministry in several churches prior to coming on staff at Calvary. He and his wife Jolene first came to Calvary in 2010, and their son Elliot joined the family soon after. In addition to leading our youth, Mike serves with the worship team. 


Jolene Sanders  | Worship Director Calvary Burlington

Jolene Sanders: Director of Worship 

Jolene Sanders serves as Worship Director here 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 one son, Elliot.