Covenant Staff

Program Staff

Brett Stokes

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Director of Student Ministries

Brett is the Director of Student Ministries at Covenant Church. He moved in July of 2014 from Dallas, TX where he served on staff with middle school youth at Park Cities Presbyterian Church and attended Redeemer Seminary. Before that, he served on staff with the youth ministry in Las Cruces, NM at University Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity. Brett and his wife, Kelsea, have a 2 year old boy, Hayden, and are welcoming their second child, Avery, in August. During his free time, Brett enjoys watching sports, reading, eating green chili (on anything) and being outdoors.


Sherry Kendrick

Sherry Kendrick

Children’s Ministry Director

Sherry Kendrick has lived in Naples for 27 years. Sherry joined the Covenant staff as Children’s Ministry Director in June 2010. She has a degree in elementary education from East Tennessee State University and over 24 years of experience in Christian education, children’s ministry and public school elementary education. Sherry and her husband Mike both serve on the staff at Covenant. They have 3 children. Jay and his wife, Kellie; Abby and her husband, Rafael all of whom reside in Naples and attend Covenant. Nathan is in college at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In her spare time, Sherry loves reading and scrapbooking.


Bill Barnett

Bill Barnett

Coordinator of Lay Ministries

Bill coordinates volunteer support for the ministries of Covenant, as well as recruiting, developing and connecting people to ministry opportunities and the life of the church. Bill joined the staff as executive assistant to Dr. Bob Petterson in December of 2003. At Covenant, Bill has served in other capacities such as Children's Ministry Director and Music & Worship Director. He has facilitated conferences on topics of culture, media and arts locally and nationally. He has served as director of Christian Education in New York, supporting over 25 congregations and providing consultation to local ministries. Bill has a passion for missions and ministry to artists.


Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Tech. Dir./Mission 41 Worship Leader

Ryan is a Naples native. He is a graduate of CHEACC and Edison College. Most of what he’s learned about worship technology comes from volunteering and on the job experience. Ryan and his wife Jillian have a daughter, Lily and have made Covenant their church home after consulting and working here through their Young House Creative business. Ryan also owns and operates NOMIXUPS, a labeling product for church sound techs.


Administrative Staff

Harriette Noller

Harriette Noller

Business Manager

Harriette Noller is the Business Manager for Covenant Church. Before joining the Covenant team, Harriette enjoyed a successful career in business. She and her husband, Jack, moved to Naples from Miami in 2002. Before that she resided in Fort Worth, Texas.


Judy Caldwell

Judy Caldwell

Asst. to Visitation Ministries

Judy Caldwell has been serving as a part of our administrative team since 2007 and is a graduate from the University of Akron. Judy served as a Licensed Social Worker in Ohio for 15 years before moving to Naples in 2001. She is married to Doug. Together they consider their 4 children God’s greatest blessings.


Charlene Richardson

Charlene Richardson

Executive Assistant to the Pastors

Charlene is a member of the Administrative team at Covenant and occasionally counsels at Hope Counseling Center. She and her husband, Ryan, are striving to bring up their three little ones in the ways of the Lord, surrounded by a family of grace at Covenant.


Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith

Admin Support Manager & Bookkeeper

Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Sherry and her husband, Roy, began attending Covenant in 1984. They have two grown children. Sherry also serves on Covenant’s Women’s Ministry Team and leads the Praying for Our Children group. Sherry has served on the Covenant staff for a number of years. After taking two years off, we were delighted to have her join us again in September 2006.


Connie Walters

Connie Walters

Church Administrative Assistant

Connie Walters is a graduate of The Ohio State University, GO BUCKEYES! She moved to Naples in 1976 with husband, Dale and daughter, Carrie Hope. Since that time they have added two more daughters, Amanda Faith and Charity Grace, and one son, Joshua, to their family. Connie has been the administrative assistant at two Country Clubs in Naples and one other church. She is so happy to be here as Covenant’s Church Secretary!


Select staff photos by: Erica Johnson

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

romans 12:10-12


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