We're Better Together

We believe that relationship is key to life, work and worship.  We have designed our ministries around a team concept that values excellence and placing people where they are gifted.  We have such an important mission and such a simple strategy that we don't leave it to chance or to one person to get it all done.  Newlife is about community, caring and leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and that happens best in the context of real relationships.  That's why we embrace teams.

Lead Pastor

Pastor Tony & Melissa came to lead Newlife in 2010. They have over two decades of ministry experience in various roles and they have both worked in the medical field.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren.  They enjoy time at the beach, hiking, kayaking, working on projects, cheering on the Seahawks and being active outdoors.

Associate Pastor

Pastor Tim & Deder came to Newlife in 2015 from Wasco, California with many years of ministry experience and a heritage of growing up in Christian homes.  They have 3 children and one crazy dog.  They enjoy rooting for their favorite football teams, getting outdoors and hanging out with friends over coffee or a meal.

Senior Leadership Team

Rob and Rona bring many years of faithful service and talent to Newlife.  They have two grown children and long-term roots in the community.  Not only are they Disneyland fanatics, they are incredible hosts with the gift of hospitality and enjoy time with family and friends around the table sharing a meal and laughing.

Senior Leadership Team

Mike and Tami are long-time community members, care well for others and a blessing to be around. They lead well with their faithful service each week to our local family of faith.  They have two grown children and multiple grandchildren that keep them busy.  

Business Manager

Melissa Ward oversees the business/financial health of Newlife.  She manages the bills, insurance, budget and gives us the ability to focus on putting our finances to the best use for the body and the community.  With an incredible mind for numbers and organization, Melissa brings a level of excellence, order and life to the various ministries of Newlife through her brilliant stewardship of our finances.


Deder Arnold is probably the first face you see if you arrive at Newlife during the week.  She coordinates our social media, weekly bulletin, sign ups and phone messages.  On Sunday's she leads the team at the Coffee Shop to make sure everyone is caffeinated, welcomed and ready for service. 

Worship Team Leader

Caleb has been at Newlife for most of his life in various roles and now provides dynamic times of praise and intimate times of worship in a God glorifying atmosphere during our weekend services. He is a graduate of Lee University and a talented teacher in our community.  He not only leads us here, but has a vast background in musicals and theater production.  We are blessed by his ministry to the body.

Audio Visual Team

Every weekend we have a talented and committed team of volunteers that make sure our worship is heard and seen in a way that ministers to the body with excellence and creativity.  This behind the scenes ministry is one that truly makes our weekend experience happen.  We are so blessed to have these incredible people bring life and excellence to our worship times.

Kidslife Ministry Team

Rona, Christine and Mandi are amazing ladies with a passion to impact the lives of kids!  They all have deep backgrounds in kids ministry, and want our children to be loved and focused toward a loving Savior.  Our Kidslife ministry is blessed to have such creative, passionate and dedicated leaders.

Lil Sprouts Nursery Team

Melissa Morris leads the Lil Sprouts team with character, compassion and care as she connects with the children and their parents each week.  Understanding the needs and emotional and spiritual development of children is so important and Melissa does that with excellence.  We are so blessed at how she adds to the ministry of Newlife.