Meet Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team is composed of devoted followers of Jesus who share an unwavering love for Him. With a cumulative experience of over 150 years in the financial industry, our team members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

The team have excelled as professors, teachers, educators, business professionals, leaders of churches and ministries, motivational speakers, and entrepreneurs.

steve Kasyanenko


Steve's Bio

Stephen Kasyanenko is affectionately known as Steve K. He is first and foremost a passionate lover of Jesus as well as a devoted family man who has been married for 17 years and lives on a Farm with his wife and 3 children in The Netherlands.

He is a serial entrepreneur, having started and sold four successful businesses. He is a conference speaker, best selling author, online business development expert, an active start-up investor, a forex/crypto currency derivatives trader and just an overall cool guy who loves Jesus :)

He is currently on a mission to train and equip the Body of Christ in creating recurring streams of revenue and provide more financial security in uncertain economic times. Check out for more information.

He has done crusades and rescue missions to dozens of countries all over the world that has seen over 300,000 people make a decision to give their lives over to Jesus.

Phillip Trujillo

Board Member

Phillip's Bio

Phil Trujillo grew up in a small Colorado town, with his parents and his brother and sister. Driven by a desire for approval, he excelled in every endeavor, striving to be the best, but still felt inferior and unaccepted. This drive propelled him to become a powerlifting champion during his time at the University of Northern Colorado, majoring in Business and Physical Education. While there he achieved remarkable athletic feats, including setting a world record as an All-American Powerlifting Champion, winning the NCAA championships three years in a row. Later while attending Bill Gothard institute in Denver that Phil heard gave his life to the Lord.

After a successful 30-year career in the insurance industry, Phil retired to answer God's call. In 2012, he established Phil Trujillo Ministries, aiming to restore individuals in spirit, soul, and body. Through one-on-one coaching and seminars rooted in God's truth, Phil ministers to the deep wounds of betrayal, rejection, shame, guilt, and loneliness. His life experiences and his pursuit of wholeness inspire him to guide others on their journey to healing and restoration.

Today, Phil Trujillo's ministry focuses on helping Christians discover biblical principles to overcome financial crisis, rebuild broken relationships, and achieve spiritual and physical well-being. He is also the recent author of “Key Principles for Financial Breakthrough”. With a passion for sharing the keys he has received from the Lord, Phil dedicates himself to helping others overcome their fears based on the solid foundation of God's Word.

Janice England

Board Member

Janice's Bio

Janice is a highly accomplished author, coach, and versatile professional with a diverse range of skills and experiences. With a strong background in accountancy and teaching, she brings a unique blend of expertise to her work.

Throughout her career, Janice has authored and published numerous training manuals that have revolutionized the learning process. These manuals are specifically designed to simplify complex concepts and empower individuals to acquire new skills effortlessly. Her exceptional ability to break down intricate subjects into manageable steps has earned her a reputation for being a highly effective and sought-after educator.

Janice's passion for teaching extends beyond traditional academic settings. Her remarkable journey as a missionary in Spain, South Africa, Latvia, and Romania exposed her to the transformative power of education and the importance of adaptability in an ever-evolving world. Recognizing the increasing significance of computer skills in today's technologically driven society, she made a personal commitment to master these skills herself and dedicated herself to empowering mature learners with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age.

One of Janice's most notable qualities is her unwavering dedication to helping others achieve their dreams. Her step-by-step approach to teaching instils confidence in her students and enables them to make significant progress toward their goals. She possesses an innate ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment that promotes growth and development.

More recently, Janice has been collaborating with Steve Kasyanenko, where she has taken on the role of guiding and mentoring the Cast Your Nets Community in the fundamental principles of cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency exchanges. Through her expertise and comprehensive understanding of this emerging field, she equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex world of digital currencies confidently.

Janice's professional journey is a testament to her commitment to lifelong learning, her passion for teaching, and her relentless drive to make a positive impact in the lives of others. With her guidance, individuals can gain the necessary skills to fulfill their dreams and embrace a future filled with endless possibilities.

Mark Rowan

Communications Manager

Mark's Bio

Mark Rowan has been helping businesses and organizations communicate more effectively for over 25 years. His experience includes working with an international non-profit, a newspaper/new media company, a government contractor and a regional family-owned business. Since 2014, he has led an agency assisting companies throughout the United States with digital marketing services such as website development, advertising, social media and more.

Mark graduated from Liberty University with a Communications degree where he met the love of his life, Jenny. They married in 2000 and have four amazing children: Elenakay, Cassia, Josiah and Adalyn.

Elenakay Rowan

Marketing Assistant

Elenakay's Bio

Elenakay graduated from the Salem Visual Arts Academy in 2023. She studied there for four years, learning many different art mediums. She previously worked as an administrative assistant for River of Life Ministries from 2020 to 2023 helping with their website, email, newsletter and more. She volunteers at her church in the photography team, social media team, worship team, and youth ministry. She joined the Cast Your Nets team in July of 2023 as a graphics and marketing assistant. She is studying graphic design at Regent University to further her studies and focus on logo design. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music, making art, and going to Target.

Dr. Je Hammonds

Operations Manager

Dr. Je's Bio

Dr. Hammonds was raised in rural Alabama. He is a loving husband, veteran, preacher, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. He is passionate about serving people, building community, and helping everyone reach their highest God-given potential. His pursuit of higher education success culminated in earning three degrees— B.S. in Biology, MBA in Entrepreneurship, and a Ph.D. in Theology. Although formal education provided him with the foundational knowledge to succeed, he attributes his greatest success to his faith, vision, persistence, and resilience. His experience helped him develop a keen understanding of complex issues individuals and business owners face, especially during downturns.

His wealth of knowledge comes from over 20 years of leading teams as a black-belt master instructor and martial arts coach, entrepreneur, and founder of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He proudly served as a soldier in United States Armed Forces as an Intelligence Analyst for the US Air Force Reserve and as a civilian at Department of Defense Headquarters as a Senior Budget Analyst. One of his highest honors was to serve at the Pentagon managing approximately 4 billion dollars of the Nation’s defense budget in Washington, DC., receiving commendations and awards from civilian and military Executive Branch leaders in the Department of Defense: Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense (2011-2013), Kathleen Miller, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, and General James McConville, U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

Lesreen Bennett

Account Executive

Lesreen's Bio

Lesreen Bennett is a mother of six adult children who are a part of a blended family. Lesreen’s serendipity story is she dated Karl (husband) back in grade seven over 30 years ago. They reconnected eleven years ago and made their way back together - destiny drew them back together by way of a complicated past and a incredible connection.

Lesreen has been a registered nurse for over 33 years and has a masters degree in health administration. Lesreen has taught at the college and university level educating nursing students. Lesreen has a calling to help individuals as she currently works with elderly residents allowing them to live their best lives and meeting their health care needs. She is also a real estate representative since 2006. She has a passion for working with individuals and families by guiding them through the real estate process of home ownership.

Lesreen has a love of sports, playing family games (trivia, cards, dominoes, picnics and trips). Lesreen biggest passion is her commitment to her family and she is driven by helping and supporting others and have been blessed to restart her life again.

Annette Ray

Account Executive

Annette's Bio

Annette Ray’s life centers on communications. She led her class academically, competed athletically, and connected with her peers and elders socially while young. She was not only an effective speaker, but also a thoughtful listener. Expecting to continue Martin Luther King Jr.'s work to improve the lives of Black Americans, she spoke of her Biblical faith, traditional family values, and personal beliefs of personal excellence at school and church. After high school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a minor in theater.

The art of communication applied to marriage, raising children, and careers. She worked as a feature writer for a local magazine, at a regional radio station as a DJ’ and later, in radio advertising sales. In her first twenty years as an adult, she worked primarily in sales and as part owner of a floral and gift shop, while raising four children. When her first child became a college freshman, Annette returned to UTPB for her teaching certification in Secondary English Language Arts. She instructed and challenged students to meet the high standards she set for them. Twenty years later, she retired and then two years later substituted in the district.

In 2020, she realized a lifelong desire to write a book, a fiction called Identity Unmasked: Join the Adventure. She also wrote and taught a five-week parenting course to encourage Christian parents to raise their children in Christ’s image. Annette is working on other identity resources to establish practical steps for parents to train their children to follow Christ.

She has now come full circle working with Cast Your Nets. This is an opportunity to improve families seeking meaning, purpose, and prosperity with Biblical values.

Gabriela Arritola

Account Executive

Gabriela's Bio

Gabriela Arritola was raised in Dallas Tx and has always had a deep passion for finance and investments. Her love for the outdoors and family life has complemented her successful career in finance, making her

a well-rounded individual who values both professional and personal aspects of life.

Gabriela pursued her academic interests by earning a bachelor’s degree in business, specializing in finance. After completing her education, Gabriela delved into a career dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses in securing their financial interests.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Gabriela has a deep love for outdoor activities. Whether it's hiking, camping, or exploring the great outdoors, she finds solace and rejuvenation in nature. She

believes that spending time outdoors is essential for maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life. Gabriela's most cherished moments, however, are those spent with her two beloved daughters. As a devoted mother, she understands the importance of family and the joy that comes from nurturing strong, loving bonds. She believes that the values she instills in her children today will shape their future and the future of those they encounter.

Gabriela Arritola's life is a testament to her dedication to both her clients and her family, embodying the principle that financial security, a connection with nature, and the love of family are essential elements of a rich and rewarding life. She continues to work passionately, helping people protect their investments, while also embracing her love for the outdoors and nurturing the growth of her two beloved daughters.

Connie Johnston

Prayer Team

Connie's Bio

Connie Johnston is a seasoned worship leader, singer, musician, and Prophet with a deep passion for ministry. With over 40 years of experience in worship ministry, she has dedicated her life to serving in the house of the Lord. Connie's profound understanding of prophetic worship and intercessory worship has made her a powerful vessel for delivering divine messages through music. She holds two music degrees, including a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Central Arkansas and a degree in Music Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

As an ordained minister with Word Faith Churches International and the ICFM director for the West Arkansas region, Connie has played a pivotal role in teaching and equipping intercessory worship leaders throughout her community. She has also served as a choir conductor and director for adult and children's choirs. Additionally, Connie has written, produced, and directed music programs for both children and adults, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of those she ministers to.

In 2021, Connie Johnston published "Sounds of Heaven," where she shares the profound insights and revelations she received from the Holy Spirit through prophetic words, visions, and revelations. Her desire is to bring an increased awareness of the sounds of heaven into the lives of others and provide clarity and understanding for the current season of God's glory. Connie's contribution as a worship leader, musician, educator, and author has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the worship ministry landscape, inspiring others to encounter the presence of God through prophetic worship.

Brenda Armstead-Compton

Prayer Team

Brenda's Bio

Brenda Armstead, is the founder of Angelic House of Prayer International Ministry where she has played a vital role in helping people from all walks of life find healing, deliverance, and peace through the power of Jesus. Her ministry is inspired by the words of Isaiah 61:1, “ The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.”

Apostle Brenda Armstead-Compton's ministry has touched the lives of countless individuals, providing them with spiritual guidance, support and encouragement they need to overcome life’s challenges and live a life of purpose and meaning. Her work is a testament to the power of faith, and the transformative impact it can have on the lives of those who embrace it.

Dr. Dorothee Burkhard

Prayer Team

Dr. Dorothee's Bio

Dr. Dorothee Burkhard has been impacted by the central message of Jesus about His Kingdom, as a government of justice and love that has to be put in place here on earth. As this Kingdom has to be preached and demonstrated, Dorothee was serving with anointed teaching and preaching and in healing ministry in a local church in Germany for several years. Dorothee is also interested in crypto developments and artificial intelligence as a tool to enhance the Kingdom towards the promise of wealth transfer to its citizens.

Dr. Dorothee Burkhard’s background is in academia, with teaching and research in Earth and Materials Sciences where she had an internationally known reputation. Since December 2021 Dorothee has lived in Paraguay.

Pastor Jeeva Sam

Ministry Support

Pastor Jeeva's Bio

Pastor Jeeva and Sulojana Sam guarantee breakthrough for married couples facing breakdown, often in as little as 10 weeks. They are #1 bestselling authors of "The Unbreakable Marriage", where they share details of their mentorship process. With 35+ years of pastoral expertise and 40 years of marriage experience, the Sams are on a mission to save 50,000 marriages from divorce in the next 5 years.

Pastor Jeeva also mentors entrepreneurs, business leaders and high achievers in all spheres of life to achieve supernatural success with Kingdom values. To see if you qualify for this exclusive mentorship, please email:

Dr. Joseph Umidi

Ministry Support

Dr. Joseph's Bio

Dr. Joseph Umidi serves as Executive Vice President at Regent University, having also served as Interim Dean and Professor during his thirty-five years of service. He has researched and discovered keys to accelerate student retention and has trained all the University staff in developing a culture of honor. During this tenure he has served in senior leadership roles of several churches. He is Founder and President of Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Inc., a Coach Training organization in 29 countries and 14 languages. He has authored numerous articles and books dealing with Organizational, and Personal Transformation and is working in Financial Wellness for families and churches.. He is married to Marie, Founder & President of TMCJ, Inc. and the delighted grandparents of three grandchildren.

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