Bill serves as the worship leader for the traditional service, leading the congregational towards a deeper experience with the Lord. He works closely with the teaching pastors to bring together all the elements of the traditional worship service. Bill has a passion for worship, missions, and the arts, and is founder and Executive Director of Storytellers Creative Arts, a non-profit organization that "develops communities of connection, celebration and creating art that expresses faith, transforms life and elevates culture." Visit storytellerscreativearts.com for more information.
Judy works alongside Pastor Mike Kendrick, the Congregational Care Pastor, reaching out in mercy to our Covenant family and to those in need in the local community. Judy serves as the primary touch point for the Covenant Prayer email. She also assists with hospital visitation, rehab and long-term care visitation, Mercy Meal Ministry, and senior singles group. In addition, she helps with all Covenant Deacons initiatives as well as the Stephen Ministry and Griefshare.
Cindy serves as Executive Assistant, aka gatekeeper, for Pastor Trent and Pastor Todd She works hand in hand with Trent and Todd to enable them to accomplish their goals and objectives. In true servant-leader fashion, Cindy organizes schedules and calendars, arranges travel, fields phone calls, greets visitors to the Ministry Offices, and maintains general communication from the staff and public to the Pastors, to free them up to focus on ministry-related objectives. She serves as the gracious face of hospitality and compassion for those visiting the pastor's offices in the Ministry Building.
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.
He also serves in an oversight role, managing the budget and other finances of the church. He facilitates resource decisions as necessary between ministries according to the current direction and resource availability of the church.
John supervises and directs the administrative staff such that the operational aspects of delivering the ministry of the church are accomplished in a timely and effective manner. This includes insuring that all fiduciary duties of the church are performed with excellence, all facilities are maintained efficiently and effectively, and all needs required of the ministry staff are evaluated and executed.
Sherry oversees Covenant Children's ministry from infants to 5th grade, and is passionate about partnering with parents to teach children about the gospel from an early age, and includes multiple learning opportunities where trained and passionate teachers disciple children in the knowledge of Scripture.
Children also learn about faith by doing, and through serving at Covenant and in the community, children learn how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to others. To encourage and teach children how to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, Sherry resources parents with devotional and study tools to be used at home.
Bethel serves in the Administration Office at Covenant and is often the first point of contact for many visitors during the week. Her warm, welcoming personality embraces the Covenant vision of the loving family. Bethel is involved in many aspects of Covenant administration, including reception work, general communications, and print development and production. With close attention to detail, she assists a broad range of ministries and staff, including Administrative Staff, Ministry Teams, and lay-lead ministry leaders within the church with administrative needs.
In the role of Business and Facilities Director, Harriette is often referred to as the “super glue” in the Administrative Offices and around the Covenant campus as she works diligently to serve the Lord and His Church through her broad experiences in management and finance. As she faithfully stewards the many resources at Covenant, she works closely with the Executive Director and Covenant ministries in the areas of finance, accounting, and banking as well as office operations and support, contract management, personnel management and facility management.
Gwen's role as Facilities Manager encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities to the Administrative staff, the congregation, and outside groups at Covenant. With solid organizational skills and a heart for serving, she assists the Business and Facilities Director in the areas of ordinance compliance, technology hardware and software management. She also works with Covenant ministries, the congregation, and outside groups in facility setup, breakdown, and repairs as well as general procurement, memorial garden arrangements, and facility housekeeping.
As Communications Director, Marsha is responsible for creating, organizing, planning and implementing effective communication strategies and tools to ensure that the mission, vision and core values of Covenant Church of Naples are accurately and cohesively communicated to the congregation, the community, and the world. She works to establish comprehensive processes and strategies to prioritize, streamline and unify avenues of communication including worship center information, print, the web, digital signage, social media, graphic design, and video.
Dan serves the Covenant body in a variety of roles. He oversees discipleship at Covenant and serves as the staff liaison for Small Groups, Covenant Men, Covenant Women, and Missions. He is also responsible for the Adult Fellowship Communities (AFCs, aka adult Sunday school classes) and Midweek Connection. His responsibilities include identifying and developing teachers and leaders for these ministries, and he personally participates in these ministries by leading a Small Group and teaching an AFC, a Midweek Connection class, and a Covenant Men's Bible study. Dan is also responsible for following up with new visitors to Covenant.
Dan and his wife, Iara, minister to the body through home visitation and praying for those in need of healing.
As the director of Covenant Counseling Center, Charlene provides and oversees pre-emptive care and counseling for those desiring support during times of pain, crisis, or life adjustment. Her God-given passion is to guide and encourage those seeking personal/spiritual growth towards healing and wholeness.
Jason leads a team of vocal and instrumental artists who guide the congregation in worship with passion and excellence. As the Covenant Music and Worship Director, Jason plans the flow of the worship service elements with the pastors, coordinates technical details with the Technical Director, and prepares the on-stage teams both musically and spiritually. It is Jason's passion to pursue the fullness of the character of God in corporate worship. This kind of true worship is a paramount endeavor demanding of both our best and humblest efforts.
Brett serves as the Covenant Student Director. According to him, it’s the best job in the church. His desire is that students and families would have a genuine love for God, a desire to grow in grace, and a heart to impact the world through the power of the gospel and guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is carried out through weekly student ministry programs, planning events, retreats, school visits, and one on one discipleship. Other responsibilities include shepherding, organizing, and overseeing high school and middle school ministries.
Elisa serves alongside the Covenant Student Director to develop and deploy fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ with Covenant Students. It is her job to display and model the love of Jesus to students in order to draw them to Him, which she seeks to do in all aspects of her work: planning events and activities, preparing lessons, leading worship, spending one-on-one time with girls after school, and being present in students’ lives. Her job is both to invite students into the world of the church and to enter into their individual worlds, all for the purpose of bringing the gospel to impact their lives.
Ryan leads the volunteer-based Production Ministry at Covenant, serving the Sunday worship services, Through the Bible and all other special events across campus. With a desire to lead others to authentic worship, Ryan and his team help facilitate an encounter with God in an atmosphere of captivating worship by using passion with excellence to create transformative moments. Ryan is also a gifted vocalist and instrumentalist.
A few of his responsibilities include recruiting, training and encouraging a large team of technically proficient volunteers, as well as preparing content for worship services and special events in all areas of the campus. He is responsible for maintaining and procuring audio and visual technology across the campus.