Trent Casto serves as Senior Pastor at Covenant Church of Naples PCA. He is passionate about communicating God’s Word with Biblical integrity, building up the church to be fully devoted followers of Christ, and promoting discipleship in the family, community, and world.
After earning a degree in finance at West Virginia University, God called Trent and his wife, Emily, to vocational ministry. They began this journey of faith as missionaries in the Czech Republic and were subsequently called to pastoral ministry in St. Louis, Missouri, Dallas, Texas, and Naples, Florida.
Trent earned a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where his thesis explored the impact of wealth on spiritual formation. Trent is a lifelong distance runner who, since moving to Florida with Emily and their three children, also enjoys golf and tennis.
In January 2017, Todd joined the staff of Covenant as our Grow Pastor, a new title designation that is part of our overall strategy of Worship, Grow, Serve and Go as the next steps in living out the mission and vision of Covenant. Todd leads Covenant in the creation and execution of a discipleship plan that effectively develops and deploys disciples of all ages at Covenant Church of Naples to make disciples in their family, community, and world.
Pastor Todd is passionate about seeing a multiplying discipleship movement that dramatically impacts families and the local community, ultimately impacting the world by the power of the Holy Spirit working through changed lives. Todd and his wife, Cindy, along with children, Eleah, Katie and Miguel, come to us from College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.
Brent and his family moved here from Northpoint Church in Corona, California where he served for seven years as pastor of missions and outreach. Before that, he enjoyed a ten-year career as a professor of East Asian history at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He holds degrees at Amherst College (BA), Regent College, Vancouver (MA), and Cambridge University (Ph.D.).
Brent enjoys traveling and has had the opportunity to visit over 80 countries and to live in several, including Australia, Japan, UK, and Canada. His favorite trip was to Greece in 2004 where he met his wife, Eirini. Brent and Eirini have been married for 13 years and have two children, Aliki and Theodore.
At Covenant, he is continuing to pursue his calling 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. According to Brent, "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."