Pastoral Team

Rev. Trent Casto D.Min.

Senior Pastor
B.S., Finance, West Virginia University
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Rev. Brent Whitefield Ph.D.

Mobilization Pastor
B.A. History, Amherst College
M.A. Christian Studies, Regent College
Ph.D. Church History, Cambridge University

Originally from West Virginia, Trent and his wife Emily served as missionaries in the Czech Republic and in pastoral ministry in St. Louis, Missouri and Dallas,Texas. He joined the Covenant staff in 2010 and served as an Associate Pastor until becoming Senior Pastor in January 2017. He enjoys playing tennis, running, and going on adventures with his wife and three children. He is the author of 2 Corinthians in the Reformed Expository Commentary series and also The Rhythm of Discipleship: Living as Fully Devoted Followers of Christ.

You can follow his teaching ministry on his YouTube channel here and on his blog at
Prior to joining Covenant in 2018, Brent served in pastoral ministry at Calvary Church in Valparaiso, Indiana and Northpoint Evangelical Free Church in Corona, California in missions, outreach  and discipleship roles. Brent is a native of North Carolina, is married to Eirini, a native of Greece and they have two children, Aliki and Theodore. Before being called to ministry, he taught East Asian history at Valparaiso University for nine years. Brent enjoys a number of sports (some more proficiently than others but will try any) and international travel. (he hopes to reach 100 countries visited in the next few years).

Brent is called to challenge, strengthen and encourage disciples for the work of outreach and missions. He helps give direction to our outreach and GO missions commitments through teaching and through seeking out and maintaining healthy kingdom partnerships. "It is my prayer and goal that our church will draw people to the Gospel by exemplifying Christ’s love for the lost, by being a visible blessing to our community, and by reaching the unreached with the Good News in obedience to the Great Commission."

Rev. Chris Voorhees

Ministries Pastor
B.A. Political Science, Wheaton College
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary


Rev. Chuck L. Betters D.W.S.

Worship Pastor
B.M., University of Delaware
M.M., Temple University
MAR, Reformed Theological Seminary
D.W.S., Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies 
Prior to joining Covenant, Chris served as Chaplain at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ and as assistant pastor for New Providence Presbyterian Church. Chris came to Naples to join the Covenant staff from New Jersey with his wife Sarah in 2019 and have since welcomed two children. Chris enjoys all things Southwest Florida: pickleball, tennis, golf and the beaches.

Chris works with different ministries of the church to ensure alignment with the church’s goals. He oversees the areas of Shepherding and Small groups, Christian Education, Men’s and Women’s Ministry, and the Diaconate.
Chuck and his wife Melanie have been in full time church ministry for 30 years, have homeschooled their children, and have been blessed to participate in several overseas missions. Chuck has served as a senior pastor, youth pastor, executive pastor, headmaster, and a worship pastor. Most recently, they have been serving as House Parents for Path2Freedom, living with and parenting teenage girls rescued from human trafficking. 
They have one teenage son still at home, four adult married children, three young grandchildren, and a fourth grandchild on the way. Chuck has recorded two piano albums, My Heart’s Cry and Communion, and you can follow his blog at 
Chuck provides pastoral and musical oversight to our worship ministry which includes encouraging our congregation towards a deeper lifestyle of worship both on Sundays and throughout the week.

Rev. Greg Blosser

Pastor of Church Planting
B.F.A. Miami University
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary

Rev. Aaron Dean

Assistant Pastor of Church Planting
B.A. Behavioral Psychology, California State University, Chico
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary

After graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2001, Greg and his wife Charity moved to Columbus, Ohio to plant a PCA church where they remained until 2022.  They have five children and a very large dog.  The kids are smart.  The dog, not so much.  
Greg’s ministry passion is church planting, as well as evangelism, preaching and helping Christians to understand their role in a changing world.  In his free time he enjoys music, art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and watching college wrestling.  Currently he is working to plant a new church in the east Collier county area.
Originally from Northern California, Aaron has a wide range of business and professional experience ranging from banking, aerospace manufacturing, law enforcement, and owning his own insurance brokerage.  He is married to his high school sweetheart Angie and has the joy of raising four children. Aaron joined the Covenant staff in 2015 and is currently the Pastor of Small Groups, Assimilation, and Lay Ministries.  Before this, he served in various ministry capacities within different churches.  He enjoys his family, fishing, diving, travel, and tennis when his achilles doesn’t act up.  


John Hunter

Executive Director
John serves the ministry and pastoral staff so as to take as much administrative and operational burden off of them as possible in order to maximize the pursuit of their respective ministerial duties and pastoral call.

Harriette Noller

Business & Facilities Director
Harriette stewards the business and facility resources and  works closely with ministries in the areas of finance and banking as well as office operations, personnel, and facility management.

Sherry Kendrick

Family Ministries Director
Sherry leads our family ministries in guiding our children from birth to high school graduation. She directs the staff of our children and student ministries such that the gospel is taught to all age groups through passionate, trained teachers and partners with parents to assist them in the discipling of their children at home as well as at the church.   

James Baird

Christian Education Director
Prior to joining Covenant, James served in various educational ministries, including Instructor of Theology at Ligonier’s Reformation Bible College and Director of Publishing at Westminster Theological Seminary.  James enjoys teaching and oversees Christian education, including Sunday School, Mid-Week Connection, and teacher training.
He and his wife Georgia have three young sons: Grayson, Piper, and Griffin. They love digging holes at the beach, reading about trucks, family worship, and Nerf wars (not necessarily in that order).

Lee Bunn

Men's Ministry
Lee has a passion for serving the men of Covenant. By helping to facilitate men's groups and one-on-one relationships, his desire is to see men grow in their relationship with Jesus, and fulfill their God-given call in their homes, workplaces, and the church. 

Charlene Richardson

Covenant Counseling Director
Charlene provides pre-emptive Christian care and counseling for those in pain, crisis, or life adjustment, guiding and encouraging those seeking personal growth and spiritual health. She also leads the Covenant Counseling Center and manages its staff. 

Mona Johns

Communications Director
Mona specializes in communicating to the masses. She provides graphic design and layout for all communications outlets including print and digital visual media for ministries, safeguarding style and branding compliance across all channels. 

Gary Bollinger

Technology Director
Gary equips the church with technology to support and enhance each ministry by identifying, implementing, and executing the right tools to accomplish goals.  

Ryan Young

Production Director
Ryan recruits, trains, and encourages a large team of technically proficient volunteers, prepares content for worship services and special events in all areas of the campus, and procures and maintains audio and visual technology across the campus. 

Manuel Pereira

Audio Engineer
Manuel oversees several positions in our Live Booth and is our go to guy for all things audio. You can also see him on stage leading worship from time to time. 

Keith Manley

Facilities Manager
Keith manages our facilities by  ensuring the proper functioning of all building systems, preparing for all events and routine activity, overseeing campus maintenance and managing maintenance staff. 

Sara Herrera

Accounting Manager
Sara  joined Covenant in 2022 as our Accounting Manager.
In addition to paying bills, calculating payroll, monitoring our bank accounts, and creating financial reports, she assists in managing our staff employee benefits.

James Drews

Broadcast Manager
James is a church production veteran with a like-minded heart for the ministry. He’s a jokester with a great work-ethic and we’re blessed to have him on the team.

Pam Sanborn

 Assimilation & Lay Ministries Director
Pam considers it a joy to walk with our new members as they go through the membership class. She loves connecting them to their new Covenant family through joining a Small Group and serving the body. Additionally, she is instrumental in helping members and attendees utilize their God-given talents through our various Lay Ministries.

Brian Campbell

Student Discipleship Director
Brian comes to us with years of experience in discipling and mentoring students as a bi-vocational pastor. He says, “I am a recipient of God’s grace.  My service to the Kingdom of God is a response to the rescue He has performed in my life and intends to do in the life of others.  I am a byproduct of purposeful and intimate discipleship.  It is my hope to reciprocate the same experience to others .”

Elisa Hillberry

Student Discipleship Coordinator
Elisa models the love of Jesus to draw students to Him through planning activities, preparing lessons, leading worship, and building discipleship relationships in one-on-one time with our female students. 

Melisa Reyes

Social Media Specialist
Melisa creates digital content for our social media channels and helps equip the welcome center  and printing to get ready for  Sundays.

Madison Lindsey

Database Manager
Madison  served in the Covenant nursery and kitchen while still in high school.  Upon graduation, she joined the staff as part-time assistant to the Director: Business & Facilities while a student at FGCU.  Her administrative duties are varied, and she recently added Data Base Manager to the list.  In this role, Madison is responsible for the accuracy of information in our Covenant member database.

Sarah Adams

Executive Assistant
Sarah provides administrative support to Pastor Trent by scheduling appointments, maintaining his calendar, executing travel arrangements, proofing and formatting sermons, communicating and coordinating support with church staff.

Peggy Carpenter

Administrative Assistant
Peggy provides administrative assistance. She also serves as the Covenant librarian.

Adrienne Moll

Executive Assistant
Adrienne is the assistant for the Ministries Pastor and the Assimilation & Lay Ministries Director. She loves to organize, streamline processes and help others improve their performance efficiency. Adrienne also coordinates all Covenant Weddings and Memorials. 

Rebecca Torres, MA, RMHCI

Covenant Counselor 
Rebecca has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.  She has  certifications in  Couples Therapy, and has extensive experience with children, adolescent and family therapy.  

Bethel Nagy

Bethel, provides general administrative support, including reception work, general communications,  print development and production and supplementing  as needed in assisting a broad range of ministries, staff, and lay-lead ministry leaders.

 Judy Caldwell

Congregational Care Assistant
Judy coordinates Covenant prayer email, hospital visitation, rehab, and long-term care visitation.

David Winge

Hospitality & Events Manager
David brings years of hospitality experience to us and manages the kitchen and creates food for every event. He does the planning and prep to make sure each event exceeds your expectations.

Lyn Kirby

Counseling Center Administrative Assistant
Lyn manages the office at the Covenant Counseling Center. She provides administrative support to our counseling team. Maintains confidentiality of information for patients and others. Assists counselors  and support groups with schedule preparation.

Anna Baker

Children's Ministry Coordinator
Anna assist children's ministry during Midweek Connection. She also works in Mom's Morning Out and helps supports all other areas of Children's Ministry as needed.

Kelly Eastman

Children's Ministry Assistant
Kelly directs and oversees our Mom's Morning Out Program. In addition, she is responsible for our nursery and nursery staff for all of our childcare needs, shares administrative tasks with the Children's Ministry Team and helps with the elementary age Wednesday evening program. 

Sandy Graham

Executive Assistant
Sandy provides administrative support part time for our Executive Director and our Discipleship Pastor. She has years of event planning experience and helps keep with the details and planning to make sure events run smoothly. 

Susan Sawyer

Children's Ministry Assistant
Susan directs and oversees preschool children's church and the Wednesday evening preschool program. In addition, she maintains the volunteer calendar for all Sunday morning teachers and helpers and shares administrative tasks with the Children's Ministry Team. 

Betty Wells

Women's Ministry Assistant
Betty assists our Women's Ministry Director with the many events that happen. She provides administrative support.

Aimee Brown

Mobilization Assistant
Aimee  provides administrative support to both the Mobilization Pastor and the Worship Pastor.
She is the glue that holds us together for all the details of supplies, events, conferences and mission trips.
Church Planting Assistant

Charity Blosser

Charity provides administrative assistance to her husband Pastor Greg with the new church plant. You can also see her singing with the Worship team many Sundays.


Akwete Adjei
Basil Anderson
Mark Barineau
Brad Bell
Wilson Bradley
Lee Bunn
Brian Conway
Merlyn DeVries
Jamin Eastman
Robert Fowell
Craig Groendyk
Dan Herwig
Brian Hill
Tim Hoeksema
John Hunter
Dan Lavender

Ken Leahy
Carl Massa
Bill Mitchell
John Nahra
Jim Noboa
Mike Norman
James Orr
Marcilio Pereira
John Poole
Bill Ring
Jim Sanborn
Skip Schoenhals  
Tom Scott
Brandon Straub
Tom VerHage


Jack Brunner
Mike Carpenter
Stewart Casterline
Chad Craig
Sidney Cruz
Don Dearie
Dan Grahl
Jonathan Granholm
Bill Hauser
John Humphreville
Ric Johnson
Wayne Kauffman
Joel King
George Lee
Jerry Medema

Curt Moes
Duke Moyer
Mauricio Pereira
Michael Ryon
David Stauffer
Gene Steward
Ed Stranberg
Eric Vanessendelft
Dale Walters