Meet the Team
Senior Pastors Craig & Anne Buroker
Pastor Craig and Anne have pastored Southside for over 20 years. With a heart for true open worship and a relevant prophetic spirit in the church, their desire is for every person to come into all that God has for them. They also travel extensively and have their own Web TV ministry. Craig and Anne live in Calgary and enjoy their 3 children, Ben, Ian and Jennifer and their grandsons Lex and Asher.
Worship Arts Pastor Tyon Bell
Pastor Tyon has been a servant-leader in the areas of music, worship arts, strategic development and education for over 20 years. As the Worship Arts Pastor, he oversees planning and production of worship experiences, infusion of the arts, and overall organizational efficiency. Tyon also serves as advisor to Senior Pastor on key church development initiatives. He loves cultivating environments where people can connect with God and developing Kingdom-committed leaders. He and his wife, Florence have four lovely daughters – Sekona, Tiaona, Tiffaeni and Taileeyah! He enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, and traveling.
Children’s Pastor Sarah Ward
Pastor Sarah leads our Children’s Ministry. She moved to Calgary from Vancouver Island in 2010, where she was director of the Pregnancy Care Center. Sarah has always had a heart for children and her passion is to bring children into the full knowledge of who they are in Christ so that they can walk in signs and wonders as children of God in these last days! Sarah is married to her best friend Mike of 41 years and they have two beautiful daughters, Michelle and Shawna and 3 wonderful Grandkids!
Office Administrator Liza Maxwell
Liza began attending Southside Victory Church in July 2008, shortly after she arrived in Calgary. She joined the staff in April 2010 working full time as the church’s office administrator. Her many skills make her invaluable in keeping the church office running smoothly and efficiently. She has a heart to serve people and loves to help however she can. Liza is happily married to her husband John and they have a wonderful son, John Paul.
Worship Leader Ben Buroker
Southside Victory Church has been Ben’s home church since childhood. As a result of that he has a unique feel for the heartbeat and DNA of the church. Currently Ben is the director of the Worship Arts program and has a passion for leading God’s people to new places in worship. His desire for growth and excellence while pursuing the presence of God has challenged both him and the team to reach for new levels in worship and their spiritual walk. Ben is married to Jennifer and they have two boys (so far) named Lex and Asher.
Julian Springer, Media Ministry
Julian heads up our Media Ministry. From running sound and data on Sunday to video production and editing Julian can do it all. Schooled in Film and Television Production Julian produces our live streaming services, and our Television program Times Of Refreshing, in its new online format. He has been at Southside since November of 2007 and enjoys worship leading and playing the bass and basketball on the side.