Meet the team

Our amazing Calvary Church staff is dedicated to serving our community and sharing the love of God. We do this through teaching, small groups, outreach, youth ministry, and so much more! Learn more about our lead pastor, Marty Sloan, and the entire team that serves up front and behind the scenes to help make fully devoted disciples of Christ!

Marty Sloan

Lead Pastor
I am passionate about communicating the word of God and helping people of all ages and cultures to know God, find freedom, discover purpose and make a difference in this world. My desire is to know Christ and make Him known to others.

I joined the Calvary Church family in January of 2020, and together we are creating an earthly picture of heaven. Everything we do is driven by the Word of God to love people and to invite them into authentic community with God and others. We believe that life and ethnicity are divine, and the power of loving people can make an eternal impact.

I have been an ordained minister since 2000 and have served in ministry for over 25 years, including various staff roles, and as lead pastor since 2009. I love reading, weightlifting, traveling, hunting and football. My wife, Becky, and I have been married since 1994 and have two sons: Chandler and Landon.

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Alberto López

It’s my passion to watch lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. It’s also rewarding to see the congregation grow in their knowledge of God and His Word every week. Since 1995, I’ve had the privilege and joy of sharing my life with my wife, Becky. God brought us together while we were both serving in the military. Caleb and Dannielle are our children. ¡Yo amo a mi iglesia! 

Tim Loar

It has been my joy to be in music and church ministry for over 30 years—almost half of those years at Calvary Church! My love for missions has led me to pursue that ministry.  My wife, Taunya, and I have been married since 1990 and have three incredible children: Jacob, Grace (daughter-in-law), and Rachel …and one incredible grandson, Levi! 

Levonia Strong

Next Steps & Assimilation
Our family has been a part of Calvary for many years. My husband, Doug, and I have been married since 2004. We have three amazing children (Matthew, Dj and Devin). I am passionate about encouraging and empowering others with the truth of who God is. It is a privilege to serve Calvary Church in this role, and I look forward to partnering with you and serving the Lord together.

Michael Grove

Executive
I believe that the Church is the hope of the world! This isn’t the church building or programming; this is the church people.  I love being able to help ministries of the church align in a way that will bring unity and vision together while carrying out the mission of the church. My wife, Kristi, and our three kids (Ava, Alia, and Gavin) are completely invested in the success of Calvary Church as a tool to reach our community!

Adrian Cruz

This Generation
One of the greatest callings in my life is to inspire young people to take a tangible next step with Jesus. Our team's vision is to see Calvary's youth activated to be God’s witnesses and to serve him faithfully. Our mission is to help unpack the treasure within each student’s heart and for them to know and understand their unique divine design. With God’s help, WE WILL see a revival within our students that will be felt for generations.

Dr. Sean Sloan

Education & Discipleship
Life with Christ is an incredible adventure! My wife, Michelle, and I have served in ministry for nearly three decades. We are passionate about seeing lives and homes transformed by God's Spirit and truth. Education is vital to knowing and following Jesus. Our lives are committed to learning, living, and sharing the beauty, wisdom, and power of his Word.

Christian Axelsen

Finance
I was born and raised in Denmark. I came to the states in 2002 and joined Calvary in 2004. Since coming to Naperville, I met my wife, Erin, who works in education, and we have two kids: William and Anna. We are passionate about the work of the local church and the crucial impact it can have locally and abroad through missions work.

Jamel Kimbrough

Music
It has been my pleasure to serve Calvary for over 10 years. Building God's Kingdom through musical leadership has been my life’s mission. Born into a Christian home with a pastor father and ordained Evangelist mother, I'm no stranger to serving God’s people. I have been married to my wife, Threesa, since 2005, and together we share four children: DJ, DezTony, Taj & Jae.

Muni Biruduganti

I love Jesus because He called me out of darkness into His marvelous light.  My goal is to be everything that He wants me to be for the glory of His name and the extension of His kingdom. I am eternally grateful to God for giving me the privilege to serve Him and the Indian community. I've been married to my wife, Christina, for 17 years, and we have three children: David, Samuel and Shekinah.

Liana Cruz

This Generation Mental Health 
and Wellness
In 2018, the Lord saved me from sin and healed me from distress and darkness. Since then, he has stirred up a passion in my heart to help others in a holistic manner through emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual support and encouragement. I want to walk with families and individuals in need and provide the tools and resources necessary to heal.

Theresa Newton

Calvary Church is my family! Here, I was  dedicated as a baby, graduated from CCS, and attended church my whole life. This is a place where generations grow in the Lord, and our kids are a precious part of that. My heart is for Calvary Kids to be a place where every child can experience a relationship with Christ, fall in love with the Word of God, know who they are as Christians, worship with joy and seek the Lord in prayer!

Daniel Gonzalez

Safety Coordinator
Ezekiel 33 talks about sentinels—“the watchmen.” I am passionate about the safety and wellbeing of our church. I have certifications in emergency services and am a former officer with Community Emergency Response Teams in Chicago and the western suburbs. My wife, Silvia, and I have been members of Calvary for over six years. Conocer a Dios es una Bendicion.

Mike Alvarez

My goal within Young Adults ministry is to help young adults lay the right foundation for their lives. I've been involved in next-generation ministry for over 20 years, serving at churches in Michigan, Texas, Arizona and throughout the Chicagoland. Besides enjoying serving the local church, I am a HUGE Marvel fan, and a self-proclaimed burger connoisseur!

Rose Thomas

I was born and raised in India and came to the States 25 years ago. My husband, Pradeep, and I have two wonderful children. I have always had a heart for building meaningful connections.  My love for exploring new cultures, connecting with people from diverse backgrounds, and creating memorable experiences was a natural segue to the Small Groups Ministry. I enjoy every day that I work at Calvary and serve the Lord and his people.

Jeff Romack

Facilities Director
My journey with Calvary started over 30 years ago. I love encouraging people to take steps toward making dreams into reality while also addressing spiritual, mental and physical needs. I want to inspire people to reach beyond their limits. My wife, Cynthia, and I have a big blended family of 6 daughters and 3 grandsons. My life verse is John 3:30: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Karina Negron

Worship 
I've attended Calvary since  4th grade, and youth ministry is where my heart for worship began. I started leading worship in high school, completed two years of Eikon and then finished at Evangel University. My heart's desire is that Calvary would continue to grow into a house that worships in spirit and in truth, engaging with the Holy Spirit while digging deep wells of faith and prayer.

Wanda Burgund

My call to teach and encourage others first found fulfillment when teaching Sunday School to kindergarteners when I was 15. That same calling has directed me as a professional counselor, teacher, conference speaker and leader of mission teams to many countries. As an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God, it is a privilege for me to serve the congregation of Calvary Church.  

Paris Cannon

I’ve had the blessing of serving in ministry for over 25 years. It’s a sacred privilege to serve God and His people. I especially have a heart to see God’s love poured out through the ministries of Care and Marriage. My husband, Eric, and I joined the Calvary family in 2010. I enjoy taking in a great sports game, movie, or anything Marvel with Eric. We’ve been married since 1996 and have two incredible young adult kids, Jalen and Tya.

Rey Perez

I have known the love, grace and transformation of God in my life and in my family. I’ve been a minister since 2019 and seeing lives transformed by Christ is the greatest satisfaction. I love to travel, study, and enjoy different cultures and their food. My family is my inspiration. I’ve been married to my wife and my partner in faith, Luz, since 1998, and we have two beautiful children Luis Rey and David.

Damien Taylor

Young Families
I am devoted to building strong marriages and helping families thrive on a foundation rooted in Jesus. With a wonderful U.S. Air Force career behind me, it is a privilege for me and my family to serve at Calvary Church. My wife, Jey, and I have been married since 2011. Our daughter, Drew, is the light of our life. Every day, we are grateful that God called us to build His kingdom.

Beto Arteaga

Calvary Español Media & Communications
I am a husband, a father, a worshiper and a fervent  follower of Jesus. I love to help others find purpose, hope and healing. At age 11, I knew  God had a plan and a purpose for my life. I’ve learned that ministry is never about what I want or what I can do; it is simply walking in obedience to Jesus. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Olga, since 2007, and we have two amazing children: Alan and Santi.

Ambre Thill

My call to serve women came when nurturing families in the nursery at Calvary 30+ years ago. Ever since, I have discipled and ministered to women throughout their various seasons of life. That same calling led me to Women's Ministry. My husband, Rod, and I have been married for 35 years, and we have 3 amazing children, 2 daughters-in-love, and 4 precious grandchildren.

Luis Gauna

I have been in ministry for 27 years and have served as a minister for the last seven. It is a pleasure to be a part of the Calvary Church family and to serve at the growing Calvary Español. My wife and I have been married for 36 years, and we have two daughters, a son and eight grandchildren.

Sarah Dawes

Communications
Ever since I first joined yearbook staff in 8th grade, I have been passionate about effective communication. There’s a story behind everything, and it’s my privilege to bring those details to light. Through each message and medium, I want to point people toward the God who made them! I grew up at Calvary, graduated from Evangel University, and am now honored to serve beside such a great team at my home church. 

Mark Burgund

Stewardship, Development, & Senior Adults
I love serving God by serving others. I joined Calvary Naperville in 1988 and served as the church administrator until 2016. My passion has always been to be a helpmate to those around me. The joy of my life is my wife of over 50 years, as well as our daughter and two grandchildren.

Hannah Ouellette

Teaching Team
I have a passion to mobilize women to mark their world for Christ. I am a graduate of Oral Roberts University and am the co-founder and co-pastor of Thrive Church in Parker, CO with my husband, Jacob. I believe in and have dedicated my life to boldly preaching and teaching the Word. My husband and I have three children: Faithlyn, Ethan and Graham.

Larry Griswold

Spiritual Life
I have 27 years of pastoral leadership, 15 years of Executive Leadership for the Illinois District, and 11 years as a General Council Executive Presbyter. I attended Northwestern University, North Central Bible College and Wheaton Graduate School, and am a member of The President’s Council for Trinity Bible College. My wife, Coleen, and I have two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kregg Hood

Community Life
My vision is to help people grow in stewardship to ultimately benefit the body of Christ. I love speaking at churches and conferences, writing for Christian media outlets and teaching inquiring minds. I believe that God is always on our side and that he will always bless us when we trust him and his promises.

Look at what God has done over the years!

Our current Calvary Church staff joins a legacy of godly leadership and service. We have a strong history of leaders who have shaped us throughout the years.
Take a look at our Pastoral Legacies Page and get to know them (and us) a bit more.

Want to join our team?

At Calvary Church in Naperville, our staff makes it possible to share the love of God with others! If you’re ready to join a team with a healthy work culture and build the kingdom of God together, check out the current job openings at Calvary Church and Calvary Christian School.