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Our Leadership

Rich Villodas

Lead Pastor

Pastor Rich is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. He is also a key speaker for Emotionally Healthy Discipleship—a movement that has touched hundreds of thousands of people. Rich graduated with a BA in pastoral ministry and theology from Nyack College. He went on to complete his master of divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, and preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related issues, and the art of preaching. He and his wife, Rosie, have two beautiful children and reside in Queens. Rich‘s award-winning first book, The Deeply Formed Life was released in September 2020.  His second book, Good and Beautiful and Kind, was released in 2022.

Pastoral Team

Andres Valenzuela

Director | School of Formation

ARNE FARETH

Member | Elder Board

Brenda Frias

Large Group Experience Coordinator | New Life Students

Brendaliz Ayende

PreK Ministry Director | New Life Kids

Cate Song

Pastor | Worship Ministries

Charles Bearden-Wortham

Porter | Building

Ed Gruber

Mechanic | Building

George Cuffe

Manager | Building

Geri Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

HECTOR PABON

Member | Elder Board

Helen Kim Nowalk

Pastor of Community Life Team

Isabel McLeod

Elementary Ministry Director | New Life Kids

Jacqueline Snape

Executive Pastor

Jerilyn Bono

Administrator | NextGen Ministries

Jessica Ellwood

Bookkeeper | Finance

Jessica Rechner

Program & Ambassador Coordinator | Sunday Services

John Crespi Oncher

Administrative Assistant | Community Life

Josela Reales

Receptionist & Team Coordinator | Front Desk

Joseph Snape

Porter | Building

JUDITH RAPLEY

Member | Elder Board

Justin Guaman

Student Ministry Director | New Life Students

Kelly Ng

Director | Marriage Ministry

Lisa Galindo

Coordinator | Community Life

Matt Manno

Pastor of Next Gen Ministries

MEYBOL GERAMITA

Member | Elder Board

Mike Baez

Attendant | Front Desk

Myrna Rohdin

Team Support (ON LEAVE) | Community Life

Nelson Mathe

Attendant | Front Desk

Pete Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Peter Rohdin

Pastoral Support (ON LEAVE) | Community Life

Redd Sevilla

Launch Director | New Life East

Ruth Lugo

Executive Director | Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Shauna Rushing

Pastor of Small Groups and Communities | Community Life

Sherin Swift

Connections & Equipping Pastor | Community Life

Silvett García-Tsuang

Coordinator | Communications

STEVEN McINTOSH

Chair | Elder Board

Susan Vivas

Executive Assistant | Lead Pastor

Tiffany Koch

Executive Director | New Life CDC

Tom Henry

Tech Coordinator | Worship Ministries

Victoria Kolsch

Treasurer | Finance

WALÉ BAKARE

Member | Elder Board

Administrative Team

Shauna Rushing

Pastor of Small Groups and Communities | Community Life

Justin Guaman

Student Ministry Director | New Life Students

Brenda Frias

Large Group Experience Coordinator | New Life Students

Jerilyn Bono

Administrator | NextGen Ministries

STEVEN McINTOSH

Chair | Elder Board

ARNE FARETH

Member | Elder Board

Andres Valenzuela

Director | School of Formation

MEYBOL GERAMITA

Member | Elder Board

JUDITH RAPLEY

Member | Elder Board

HECTOR PABON

Member | Elder Board

Pete Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Geri Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Brendaliz Ayende

PreK Ministry Director | New Life Kids

Cate Song

Pastor | Worship Ministries

Charles Bearden-Wortham

Porter | Building

Ed Gruber

Mechanic | Building

George Cuffe

Manager | Building

Jessica Rechner

Program & Ambassador Coordinator | Sunday Services

Joseph Snape

Porter | Building

Mike Baez

Attendant | Front Desk

Myrna Rohdin

Team Support (ON LEAVE) | Community Life

Nelson Mathe

Attendant | Front Desk

Peter Rohdin

Pastoral Support (ON LEAVE) | Community Life

Redd Sevilla

Launch Director | New Life East

Ruth Lugo

Executive Director | Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Silvett García-Tsuang

Coordinator | Communications

Susan Vivas

Executive Assistant | Lead Pastor

Victoria Kolsch

Treasurer | Finance

Lisa Galindo

Coordinator | Community Life

Matt Manno

Pastor of Next Gen Ministries