Chris Castaldo - Lead Pastor

Chris Castaldo (BA, Moody Bible Institute; MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; PhD, London School of Theology) was raised on Long Island, New York. Since 2002, he has served in the Chicagoland area, first at College Church in Wheaton, and then at Wheaton College, where he directed the Ministry of Gospel Renewal, which equipped evangelicals for constructive engagement with Catholic friends and loved ones. Since November 2014, Chris has served as Lead Pastor of New Covenant Church, Naperville.

Chris has authored and contributed to several books, including The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants after 500 Years (Zondervan, 2016, cowritten with Gregg Allison), Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals (Zondervan, 2015), Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism (Zondervan, 2012), and Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic (Zondervan, 2009). He has written for Religion News Service, Christianity TodayTouchstone JournalCredo Magazine, Themelios, First Things, and The Gospel Coalition.


Daniel Owens - Pastor of Discipleship

Daniel Owens (BA, Wheaton College; MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, PhD, Wheaton College) came on staff at New Covenant Church after serving as a missionary for twenty years, including as a theological educator in Singapore (Singapore Bible College) and Vietnam (Hanoi Bible College). Although primarily focused on the ministry of New Covenant Church, he continues to be a resource for Hanoi Bible College and to write for Vietnamese-speaking Christian readers.

Daniel has authored or co-authored several books and articles in English and Vietnamese, including Portraits of the Righteous in the Psalms: An Exploration of the Ethics of Book I (Pickwick Publications, 2013). Most recently, he contributed to an essay co-written with Tran Nguyen Huu Thien, “Prosperity Theology in Asia,” in Exploring the Old Testament in Asia: Evangelical Perspectives (Langham Global Library, 2022).

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