Pastor Rakel Evenson
I love serving as Pastor at New Life and find deep joy in all the ways we are a blessing as the church to each other, our community and our world. I joined the staff in 2008; my husband Ben and I have two children and when we’re not doing church activities, we like music, parks, and Legos.
Leader of Ministry Communication and Coordination
I have been a member of New Life since 1996 and was excited to join the staff in 2017. I am eager to share my talents to help communicate the many ministries and events at New Life with the congregation and our community. My husband, Jeff, and I are blessed to have 3 children that are growing up in the church.
Vicar Lindsay Fertig-Johnson
Lindsay is a Master of Divinity student at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. In addition to her intern role at New Life, Lindsay serves at the Festival Center, a faith-based social justice incubator in Washington DC. Lindsay is a doodler and published graphic artist who loves creating to connect with the Creator. In her free time, Lindsay loves being in outdoors and spending time with her wife, Sarah, and dog, Dietrich “Didi” Bone-Hoeffer.
My grandmother was a musician. She played the organ and loved old music and hymns. My mother and father both played the piano and my mom sang in the church choir. I have 6 sisters and all of us took piano lessons and other instruments including trumpet, french horn and flute. So, I guess I was destined to be musical.
I am a classically trained pianist and recently learned guitar on my own. I love Christian music. All of it. Old hymns, contemporary songs, gospel, instrumental, operas- all of it.
I presently work with the elderly and am blessed to be their song leader in both secular and Christian music. I am married and have 2 children and have a degree in social work. I am very thankful for this awesome opportunity at New Life.
Director Youth Choir
Celebration Band Director
Roman and Barbara Drozdz
I have been serving in the Nursery for over 5 years and leading as Nursery Coordinator. I have loved caring for all the little ones and getting to see them grow!
Kevin Bramwell, John Beaugard, Suzanne Schorsch, Mike Green, Shawn Lord, Michelle Stoehrmann, Ben Armstrong, Gwyn Pounds, Josh Schmidt, Cyndi Torkelson, Pastor Rakel