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Carey is the founding pastor of Connexus Church and began serving in ministry in Central Ontario in 1995. He is passionate about leading people into a relationship with Christ and helping people thrive in life and leadership. He served as Lead Pastor until 2015, when he handed leadership over to the next generation. Carey is the author of several books, including his latest, Didn't See It Coming.

These days, Carey and his wife Toni attend Connexus and make it their home. Carey spends much of his time equipping church and business leaders around the world. He writes at and hosts the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast. His leadership content is accessed over a million times a month by leaders.