Journey Staff Team

The staff team here at Journey is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for this church and this community. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • CASEY and Lenore casal

    Lead PastorS  

    Casey and Lenore Casal have been serving as Lead Pastors of Journey Assembly since June 2020.  They previously served as District Youth Directors for the PenFlorida District Council of the Assemblies of God since May 2016. He graduated in 2002 with his Bachelors from Southeastern University and in 2019 with his Masters Degree in Leadership. He was in youth ministry for over 19 years as a staff pastor and youth evangelist. 

    Lenore has a heart for women and outreach!  She regularly speaks at different events and conferences in Florida and across United States.   She is a licensed minister and is active in the abolishment of Human Trafficking with outreaches locally and abroad.  

    Casey  and Lenore have 3 children; Lila, Selah, and Judah. 

  • Justin dueNAS


    Justin was raised in El Paso, Texas in his early childhood years. At the age of 11, he and his family moved to Dallas, Texas, where he had lived for almost 16 years. He has served in worship ministry, as well as church production for 11 years. He is passionate about music, sports, and food. He, his wife Sophia, and their 3 dogs couldn’t be any more excited about their new season in Bradenton, Florida.


    EXPERIENCE pastor

    Devin Jones was born and raised in Saint Petersburg Fl. Devin attended Florida School of Discipleship in Fort Myers Florida for two years to receive his ministry credentials through the Assemblies of God. He served as the Youth and Worship pastor for three years in Naples, Florida. Devin is passionate about people, when you get a chance to meet him make sure you have some extra time because he’ll probably talk your ear off. Some of Devin passions are his family, coffee, music, skateboarding and mixed martial arts. 



    Florinda (Flo) was born in Naples, Italy and moved to Florida with her family when she was five years old. Flo is passionate about community and bringing the love of Jesus to the weary and broken-hearted. In her spare time, you can find Flo being a mommy to her little boy, Gabriel, snuggling a dog, spending time for with her family, and drinking lots of coffee. 



    Jacob is a graduate of Southeastern University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Theological Studies. He loves spontaneous adventures and Taco Bell. More than anything Jacob wants to see young people following Jesus relentlessly and finding their identity in Him. 


    Children's Pastor

    Ashlin has been a member at Journey for about 17 years. Growing up she served as a leader in kids church then  took over the nursery as the Nursery director and now as Children's Pastor. Her heart is for kids and it always has been from a young age. She is excited to be able to help Journey kids grow and seek after Jesus and know the love that He has for each and every one of them! 

  • Josh Blankenhorn

    Youth music director

    Josh has been a part of Journey for 2 years.  He loves music arts and seeing young people go hard after God.  He is a gifted musician and brings a wealth of knowledge to the music ministry of the youth of Journey.  

Ministry Teams

In addition to this staff team, we have many talented ministry leaders who serve within Journey.  We are led by a board of deacons who serve in many capacities along with volunteer pastors and teachers.  Every team member, whether staff, pastors, board, or volunteers, are vitally important to the mission of the church.  If you cannot find the person you are looking for on this list, please contact us at [email protected] and we can help connect you with the right person.