Meet our staff

God has blessed us with a staff that is committed to serving the Lord, our church and our community.

They are filled with passion and talent, and consider it an honor to serve the church family.

You can learn a bit more about them bellow.

  • REV. CHAD NICKERSON

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Chad has been serving Calvary Temple Church since 2004 as Assistant Pastor, then Associate Pastor, and now as Lead Pastor since January 2017.


    Chad is primarily responsible for most of the Sunday morning Biblical teaching sessions, vision casting, mentoring the church staff, managing overall church administration, and directing the church leadership team. Chad loves to passionately  worship the Lord. His greatest desire is to see more and more people actively live in a daily growing faith relationship with Jesus Christ the Lord. Each day Chad leads from his own continuing Holy Spirit-driven faith journey.


    Chad is a graduate of Master’s College and Seminary. Chad has been in full time ministry for more than 18 years. A Maritimer through and through, Chad loves the ocean, reading, and music.

  • REV. LAURA HURLBERT-NICKERSON

    Church Life Pastor

    Pastor Laura became our Children's Pastor in 2005. She loves to help build relationships between kids and Jesus! Overseeing our various children's ministries at CT, Laura supports the many ministry leaders and families in our church. 


    Laura is a graduate of Master’s College and Seminary.

  • MR. GRAHAM KNOWLES

    Teen Ministries and Church Promotions pastor

    Since 2016 Graham has been serving as Student Ministries Pastor at Calvary Temple Church and in Feb 2017 the roll was updated to include Church Promotions.


    Graham is primary responsibility are to oversee all website and social media related activities, relationship building in the community of Saint John at large, and to minister into the lives of teenagers both in and outside of the Calvary Temple.  His over arching desire is to see: teens and adults being discipled, making meaningfull connections in the community at large, reaching non-believers for Christ, and not cutting any corners in an attempt to be an effective pastor and member of the Body of Christ.


    Graham's Bible College education was through Summit Pacific College and he first enter the ministry in 2007. Graham loves music, hockey, & spending time with his bustling family!

  • REV. GORDON O'COIN

    associate pastor- "ct city centre live"

    Former Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple Church, Pastor O'Coin (who is semi-"retired") is always on the go! He also leads our Sunday evening services in "CT City Centre Live" powerfully ministering in sharing the Word of God, prayer, and altar ministry.

  • MRS. SHARON WATTS

    office administrator

    Sharon started working in the office at CT with the founding pastor Rev. David Crabtree on April 29, 1974. 


    Sharon coordinates the church office: reception, finances, overseeing the master church calendar, managing all of our office supplies, bulletin, and filing… and many, many other things.

  • MR. PAT & MRS. CINDY MCGUIRE

    contracted part-time custodians

    Pat and Cindy serve as our contracted part-time custodians at CT. Responsible for cleaning the main high traffic areas of the church building, Pat and Cindy also assist in many other areas of the church community of faith as well. Pat and Cindy always have good trapping stories!