New Life Leaders

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10

God has gifted people to serve in different ways. The following people provide leadership for our church and school.



Our church is lead by our church council which is comprised of elders, deacons and the pastor(s). The council serves by providing oversight to the congregation and normally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Elders are deacons serve three year terms.

Elders meet separately to oversee the life and doctrine of the congregation, exercise admonition and discipline, provide pastoral care and exercise admonition and discipline.

Deacons meet separately to administer the mercy of Christ, promote faithful, obedient stewardship on behalf of the needy and work to promote unity of word and deed.


Tim Helmerich
Scott Schreiber
Randy Wester


Shelly Andrews
Mary Domite
Lesa LaWall
Debbie Weakley

In addition to their general duties as elders and deacons, each council member serves as the liaison for one or more ministries. The current responsibilities are:

Worship (Praise Team and Prayer) – Tim Helmerich
Families (Children’s and Youth Ministries) – Scott Schreiber and Tim Helmerich
Discipleship (Communities and Faithwalking) – Randy Wester
Missions (Evangelism and Church Planting) – Andy Sytsma
Care & Hospitality (Connectors and Care Team) – Debbie Weakley
Our School (School Board) – Scott Schreiber and Lesa LaWall
Stewardship (Facilities and Finance) – Mary Domite.
Mercy & Justice (Service and Partnership Teams) – Shelly Andrews.

NOTE: Leslie Wristers serves as Communications Team lead, Jill Cordsen as Webmaster, and Randy Wester as Treasurer.


School Board

Our school is one of the most important ministries of our church. As such, it is overseen by a separate board which reports to our church council. Our school director reports to the school board. Our school board normally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. School Board members are appointed by the council. We also have a council liaison that is a member of the school board.

School Board:

Kimberly Hewitt (school director)
Norma Holleman
Lesa LaWall (council liaison)
Bobby McCarty
Rob Peterpaul
Scott Schreiber (council liaison)
Bob Weakley