Meet the Team


    lead pastor

    Pastor Sid leads Lemont Calvary Church through vision casting, leadership and ministry development, and weekly preaching from the Bible. He is passionate about creating relationships that are consistently fueled by encouragement, challenges, and biblical dialogue. 

    Sid is blessed in marriage with Tara and by being a dad to Alexandra. They love nature walks, any zoo, Disney World, and reading Bible stories together at night.


  • Phil Ackland

    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Phil brings with him a varied ministry experience to the Calvary Church team.  With a background in education, he is passionate about teaching and leading others to grow in their faith through discipleship.  Currently, he is focusing on doing so with the youth in our church.

    Phil and his wife Merrit, have four grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren who are a great source of joy in their lives.  In his spare time, when not doing some kind of building project, he enjoys reading and eating his wife’s cooking



  • Valerie Anderson


    Valerie manages our daily operations and loves displaying her worship through service to others. She is passionate about the value of the power of prayer and being an encourager to those around her. 


    When Valerie is not at work, she enjoys spending time outside or having game nights with her family. She is a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and enjoys time with her grandsons.