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.

Scott Mawhinney

Pastor of Discipleship and Mission

Scott has served the CLC congregation since 2006.  Scott and his bride, Janna, have five children: Michael, Levi, Gracie, Hope and John Luke. Scott is passionate about making mature and equipped followers of Jesus, as fueled by the Gospel. Scott has a Master of Divinity from RTS Orlando and is a Certified Professional Life Coach through Professional Christian Coaching Institute. When not working, you can find Scott playing golf, fishing, watching sports and enjoying Janna and their children.

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.

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.

Scott Mawhinney

Pastor of Discipleship and Mission

Scott has served the CLC congregation since 2006.  Scott and his bride, Janna, have five children: Michael, Levi, Gracie, Hope and John Luke. Scott is passionate about making mature and equipped followers of Jesus, as fueled by the Gospel. Scott has a Master of Divinity from RTS Orlando and is a Certified Professional Life Coach through Professional Christian Coaching Institute. When not working, you can find Scott playing golf, fishing, watching sports and enjoying Janna and their children.

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.

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.

Scott Mawhinney

Pastor of Discipleship and Mission

Scott has served the CLC congregation since 2006.  Scott and his bride, Janna, have five children: Michael, Levi, Gracie, Hope and John Luke. Scott is passionate about making mature and equipped followers of Jesus, as fueled by the Gospel. Scott has a Master of Divinity from RTS Orlando and is a Certified Professional Life Coach through Professional Christian Coaching Institute. When not working, you can find Scott playing golf, fishing, watching sports and enjoying Janna and their children.

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.

Staff

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Amanda Reffitt

Girls Discipleship Coordinator

Amy Conner

Administrative Assistant

Blythe Sizemore

Director of Children's Ministry

Ed

Gross

Senior Visitation Coordinator

Eric Babington

Director of Worship Technology

Lisa Carlson

Children's Ministry Assistant/Nursery Director

Mike Vieira

Director of Student Ministry

Nancy Wadlinger

Administrative Assistant

Rocky Shiffner

Little Explorers Preschool Director

Shane Hull

Modern Service Coordinator

Staff

Amands Reffitt - Girls Discipleship Coordinator
Amy Conner - Administrative Assistant
Blythe Sizemore - Director of Children's Ministry
Ed Gross - Senior Visitation Coordinator
Eric Babington - Director of Worship Technology
Lisa Carlson - Children's Ministry Assistant/ Nursery Director
Mike Vieira - Director of Student Ministry
Nancy Wadlinger - Administrative Assistant
Rocky Shiffner - Little Explorers Preschool Director
Shane Hull - Modern Service Coordinator

Staff

Amanda Reffitt

Girls Discipleship Coordinator

Amy Conner

Administrative Assistant

Blythe Sizemore

Director of Children's Ministry

Ed Gross

Senior Visitation Coordinator

Eric Babington

Director of Worship Technology

Lisa Carlson

Children's Ministry Assistant/Nursery Director

Mike Vieira

Director of Student Ministry

Nancy Wadlinger

Administrative Assistant

Rocky Shiffner

Little Explorers Preschool Director

Shane Hull

Modern Service Coordinator

Staff

Amanda Reffitt

Girls Discipleship Coordinator

Amy Conner

Administrative Assistant

Blythe Sizemore

Director of Children's Ministry

Ed Gross

Senior Visitation Coordinator

Eric Babington

Director of Worship Technology

Lisa Carlson

Children's Ministry Assistant/Nursery Director

Mike Vieira

Director of Student Ministry

Nancy Wadlinger

Administrative Assistant

Rocky Shiffner

Little Explorers Preschool Director

Shane Hull

Modern Service Coordinator

Elders

Brent

Phillips

Dave Hunniford

Ed

Wilson

Gordon Shaw

Kevin Carlson

Kevin Stanley

Michael Harvey

Steve Spraker

William Murray

Elders

Brent Phillips

Dave Hunniford

Ed Wilson

Gordon Shaw

Kevin Carlson

Kevin Stanley

Michael Harvey

Steve Spraker

William Murray

Elders

Brent Phillips

Dave Hunniford

Ed Wilson

Gordon Shaw

Kevin Carlson

Kevin Stanley

Michael Harvey

Steve Spraker

William Murray

Elders

Brent Phillips

Dave Hunniford

Ed Wilson

Gordon Shaw

Kevin Carlson

Kevin Stanley

Michael Harvey

Steve Spraker

William Murray

Deacons

Bob Stevens

Calvin Horst

Dave Enslow

Dave Richardson

Ed Pantera

Leigh DeJonge

Peter Lutz

Roger Sonstroem

Deacons

Bob

Stevens

Calvin

Horst

Dave

Enslow

Dave Richardson

Ed

Pantera

Leigh DeJonge

Peter

Lutz

Roger Sonstroem

Deacons

Bob Stevens

Calvin Horst

Dave Enslow

Dave Richardson

Ed Pantera

Leigh DeJonge

Peter Lutz

Roger Sonstroem

Deacons

Bob Stevens

Calvin Horst

Dave Enslow

Dave Richardson

Ed Pantera

Deacon

Leigh DeJonge

Peter Lutz

Roger Sonstroem