Meet the team

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.

alberto lopez

Calvary Español Lead Pastor
As the Lead Pastor of Calvary Español, 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 to share my live 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

Music & Missions
It has been my joy to be in music and church ministry for over 31 years—13 of those years here at Calvary Church.  Along with overseeing music and worship, my love for missions has lead me to pursue that ministry as well. My wife, Taunya, and I have been married 30 years and have three incredible children:  Jacob, Grace (daughter-in-law), and Rachel.

JEFF SANDSTROM

Campus Development
I have been married to Ericka since 2010, and have been a church planter in Berkeley, California, and the Chicagoland area. I am an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and I enjoy reading, writing and speaking. Ericka and I are passionate about helping people see how the words in Scripture lift off the page and come alive.

michael grove

Kids & Families
I knew in 8th grade that I was called to be a children’s pastor. Over time, God opened my eyes to the need to help young people understand His plan for their lives. Serving in full-time ministry since 2002, my wife, Kristi, and I love to see the best in young people as they grow. Our three children (Ava, Alia, and Gavin) help sharpen our skills for discipling students of all ages in their walk with the Lord.

Levonia Strong

Director of Next Steps and Assimilation
Bio coming soon!

ROBBIE GONZALEZ

I have grown up and served in many ministries at Calvary. I came on staff in 2014, and I love serving the church and surrounding community. My wife, Jesica, and I are passionate about expanding the kingdom of God by using the local church to bless those in need. We have two children (RJ and Naya), and we love staying active, being outside and finding new parks.

Jamel Kimbrough

Music Director
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 4 children: DJ, DezTony, Taj & Jae.

Christian Axelsen

Finance Director
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.

Sean Sloan

Education & Discipleship
Life with Christ is an incredible adventure! Daily, I am amazed by my wife, Michelle, and have served in ministry with her for nearly three decades. Our greatest joys are our two sons and daughter-in-law. We are passionate about seeing lives changed through knowing and finding purpose in the Living Word of God. I have an MA in theology from Liberty University and currently study at Southeastern University (D.Min).

Michael escamilla

I have had the honor of serving in ministry for over 20 years. I am passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ who love God and love others. My incredible wife, Lynnelle, and I have three amazing kids: Abigail, Malachi and Liliana. Our family loves serving, laughing and sharing a meal with old and new friends.

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.  

Muni Biruduganti

Calvary Indian Lead Pastor
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.

JEREMIAH MILLER

My deepest passion is to make more disciples of Jesus. My mission is to live a life of worship that communicates and unveils the heart of God. My wife Beatrice and I are dedicated to equipping the next generation to advance God's kingdom. I came on staff here in 2020, and I call it a blessing to be able to serve in High School Ministry at Calvary.

Ambre Thill

Women's Ministry
Bio coming soon!

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 the age of 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.

Sarah Dawes

Director of Communications
Bio coming soon!

Ismael Torres

Calvary Español Associate Pastor
I am a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and have been in ministry for over 22 years. I am passionate about sharing the Good News of Salvation and coaching and discipling new believers as they grow in faith and knowledge of Christ. I love reading, traveling, good food and music. I have been married to my wife, Manuela, for 36 years, and we have four children and six grandchildren.

Kyle Dern

I was called to ministry at age 18, and I’ve been serving full-time for over 10 years. My mission is to strengthen the family unit as a whole, equip parents in discipling their children and create opportunities where God’s love is shared. My childhood sweetheart, Heather, and I have two daughters: Chloe and Stella.

Mark Burgund

Stewardship, Development, & Seniors Ministry
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.

Karina Negron

Worship
I've attended Calvary since  4th grade. Youth ministry is where my heart for worship began. I started leading worship in high school, completed 2 years of Eikon and then finished at Evangel University. I came on staff in March of 2018. 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. 

kyle welton

I am extremely excited to serve our JHi family! I believe God wants to capture the hearts of this next generation, and I'm honored to help raise up devoted disciples for Jesus. My wife and I have served in youth ministries for many years, and we know when students, families and leadership work together, we can pull out the gifts and callings in everyone for the Kingdom!

LUIS GAUNA

Calvary Español Associate Pastor
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.

conor hughes

Worship
Bio coming soon!

 ERICKA SANDSTROM

 Pastoral Care & Discipleship
 I have been married to Jeff since 2010, and we've planted churches in Berkeley, CA, and the Chicagoland area. It is an honor to be able to serve the Lord together in ministry. I am an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and a doctoral candidate at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. I am passionate about helping others better understand God and His Word.

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!

Calvary Church has a strong history of Godly 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.