I have had the privilege of being involved with New Life Fellowship since it began in April of 1984. My wife, Melanie, and I served as the congregation’s first worship leaders. As the church began to grow, I moved into the role of Youth Leader, which eventually led to being licensed as Youth Pastor. I served in that capacity until May of 1996 when I was ordained as Associate Pastor. In 2000, I was installed as the Senior Pastor of New Life Fellowship.
Melanie and I were married in 1982 and have enjoyed a fulfilling life together. She has been a great support and partner in ministry. Melanie is also a registered nurse and works part time in the health care industry. We were blessed with two wonderful children. Our son, Jeremy, was married in the Spring of 2010 to his wife Mechelle, who has been a great addition to our family. Our daughter, Maria, has a heart for the less fortunate in the world and is pursuing a degree in Economic Development.
In my free time, I enjoy being outside, hunting and fishing. If I’m not outdoors, you will often find me in the small wood shop in my basement making furniture and turning bowls.
I consider it part of my life goal to help people throughout their life journey. I value the truth of Scripture and believe it applies to all of life. I enjoy teaching these truths in a way that is easy to understand and applicable for everyday living.
I came on staff at New Life Fellowship in July of 2016. My wife Kris and I have been married 25 years and have two beautiful daughters together. Courtney was born in 1995 and is currently pursuing a business degree from Lancaster Bible College. Ashley was born in 1997 and works for Under Armor and Berkshire Hathaway. Prior to coming to New Life Fellowship, our family was involved in ministry at University Christian Fellowship on the campus of Millersville University. I served as lead pastor 22 years in that setting and continue to have a heart for young adults. At New Life Fellowship, I am thrilled to see a growing number of young adults coming to the church and participating in monthly events for them. I also value small group ministry and help give oversight to the seven spur groups recently launched. Our first year at New Life Fellowship has been a breath of fresh air, a true blessing from the Lord, and full of new friendships that are wonderful.
My passion in life is to demonstrate the Father heart of God to everyone I meet, and help connect people to God, other people, or resources they need. In my free time, I enjoy watching or playing sports, hosting parties, game nights, planning trips, umpiring baseball, and landscaping.
Kris started a new job in 2016 at the Brownstown Career and Technology Center. She enjoys the administrative work at the front desk there. Kris has been a wonderful ministry partner for 25 years, helping with pre-marital counseling and weddings, visiting in people’s homes, helping me host gatherings at our house, and being a great prayer support. Kris sings on the worship team at New Life Fellowship and serves on the elder team with me.
I first came to New Life Fellowship in January of 1994 and love it. I am encouraged by our New Life family. I have grown closer to Jesus in many ways through the ministries here.
I have been married to my awesome husband, Steve since 1995. We have been blessed with three great children, Kayla, Konner, and Kole. Our desire is to raise our family so that they know and live for Jesus.
I began my position as administrative assistant in 2009 and enjoy working with everyone at New Life. If there is anything I can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to ask.