What is NXT

NXT is a high school youth group located at Calvary Church in Naperville, IL.  We are a group of fun, unique individuals who fellowship and worship Jesus together. As staff and leaders, we are devoted to helping parents raise students who love God, love themselves, and love others, by encouraging students to take steps towards spiritual growth. 

Our Staff

Eric Dunker

High School Pastor

Peter Heald

NXTwest Youth Director

Richie Elton

High School Director

Shannon Sullivan

Ministry Coordinator

David Johnson

VOX Small Groups Coordinator

What We're About


God loves to give, and is very good at it. We should be too.



Prayer keeps God at the center of our activities and pursuits.



God brings us together to practice love, respect, and commitment to one another.


Consistency and steadiness are marks of a Christ-follower.



Every person is unique (made by God and for God) and everyone is welcome.



Justice and compassion are about doing, not just feeling.


Art and imagination make us attentive to God's beauty in our world.



Shared stories unite people, so we do our best to make lots of great memories



Speaking and living truthfully are the start of a God honoring life.