OUR TEAM

PASTORS

Ken Aldrich

Senior Pastor

Ken relocated to Sarasota in 2011 to serve as Senior Pastor of Covenant Life Church. Ken and Amy have two sons and a daughter: Noel, Ben and Molly. Ken enjoys gardening, exercise and discipling men thirsty for spiritual growth. Amy loves to read, play the violin, meet with people over good coffee (Starbucks), and manage the home front.

Steve Jeantet

Executive Pastor

As Executive Pastor, Steve oversees the development and implementation of the church’s ministry plan to Reach Sarasota. He has a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University and a Master of Divinity from RTS Orlando. Steve married the love of his life, Kim, in 2004 and they have four children: Jeremiah, Charis, Rachel and Micah. When not working, Steve can often be found at the Little League field coaching kids baseball.

Bob Dillard

Pastor to Senior Adults

Bob came to know Christ as his Savior while a senior in high school and was discipled while a student at Florida State University by Campus Crusade for Christ. The Dillards have enjoyed many ministry experiences including: missionary service in Colombia, church planting in Louisiana, and pastoral roles in Florida, Ohio and Maryland. Bob and Juanita have four children and four grandchildren.

Mitch Welborn

Pastor of Counseling and Care Ministries

Mitch is the Pastor of Counseling and Care Ministries. He graduated from Samford University with a BA in Sociology and went on to attend seminary at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he received a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Counseling. Mitch and his wife, Kristen, are native southerners with family located in Venice. They have three daughters at Sarasota Christian Academy: Mary Louise (12), Ella (10) and Amelia (8). Rev. Welborn also enjoys being outdoors, eating good food, listening to music and dad jokes.

 

Staff

Diane Blackledge

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Abby Conner

Girls Discipleship Coordinator

Amy Conner

Community Life Coordinator

Lisa Carlson

Children's Ministry Assistant / Nursery Director

Ed Gross

Senior Visitation Coordinator

Bob Holstein

Safety Team Director

Paul Martin

Men's Ministry Coordinator

Nick McCarty

Modern Service and Production Coordinator

Glen Olsen

Classic Service Coordinator

Brent Phillips

Director of Community Groups & Discipleship

Deb Raduns

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Rocky Shiffner

Little Explorers Preschool Director

Blythe Sizemore

Director of Children's Ministry

Mike Vieira

Director of Student Ministry

Nancy Wadlinger

Administrative Assistant

Elders

Brent Phillips

Dave Hunniford

Gordon Shaw

(Sabbatical)

Kevin Carlson

Kevin Stanley

Pete Conner

Stu Turnbull

Tom McGee

Emeritus

Greg Clement

Deacons

Calvin Horst

Dave Richardson

Emeritus

Ed Pantera​​​​​​​

Leigh DeJonge

(Sabbatical)

Peter Lutz

(Sabbatical)

Tommy Beard

Wayne Culp

Brian Overby

CJ Agate