Jay Black

Senior Pastor

     Jay has been the Lead Pastor at Calvary since July 2018. He’s committed to allowing the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit to heal, impact and encounter God’s people.  He is excited to be pastoring a church that values Jesus, the life giving presence of Holy Spirit in our gatherings,  the Word of God, prayer, and community;  but above all he is excited to be among people who always believe, “there is more!”  His focus is on equipping people to do the work of the kingdom in everyday life.

     Jay has been married to Jackey since 1992, and they have three children;  Mitchell who is married to Ally and is Pastoring in western Ontario;  their daughter Aidan who is in nursing, and Seth who is still in high school.

     Finally, Jay is a committed Toronto Raptors fan, loves watching movies, playing basketball, 80’s music and jazz.  His favourite food is yellow marshmallow banana’s (if that counts as food);  Pepsi over Coke every time;  and believes that coffee should be its own food group.

Little known fact: Jay still can’t listen to the Littlest Hobo theme song without crying a little. https://goo.gl/KvUowT

Contact email: jay@calvarysimcoe.com

Office: 519-426-5842 ext 201



Jackey Black

Children’s Director

     Jackey has been leading our kids at Calvary since August of 2018. She loves spending time with our children and enjoys the challenge of channeling their energy into focused learning. She desires to see children grow in knowledge and action, as well as experiencing the Holy Spirit and the role He can play in their everyday lives.

     Jackey has been married to Pastor Jay since 1992 and has three fantastic children that have blessed her life. She loves worshipping, singing, crochet, French fries and of course all things chocolate.

Contact email: jackey@calvarysimcoe.com

Office: 519-426-5842 ext 203







Mitchell Rutledge

Youth Pastor

     Mitch has been the Youth Pastor at Calvary since September 2018. He’s excited to be apart of a church that knows Jesus, but also wants to go deeper in relationship with Him. Mitch has always been passionate for the next generation, and seeing them grow into the person God created them to be.

     Mitch loves watching movies (especially really bad classics from the 1980s), keeping up with pop culture, and doing media related projects. His favourite sports team is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and will always argue with Jay that Coke is better than Pepsi.

Contact email: mitch@calvarysimcoe.com

Office: 519-426-5842 ext 202



Sarah Rutledge

Young Adults Pastor


Contact email: sarah@calvarysimcoe.com

Office: 519-426-5842 ext 204







Lyn Sheridan

Daycare Director


Contact email: lyn@calvarysimcoe.com

Office: 519-426-5842 ext 211






Sherry DePoorter


Sherry started on staff in August of 2008. Sherry always works hard and never lets the details slip past her. While some would argue her greatest gift is her administrative abilities, we say it’s her ability to handle our crazy pastoral staff!

Contact email: office@calvarysimcoe.com

Office: 519-426-5842 ext 200