• Rusty Hildebrand

    Lead Pastor

    Rusty joined the New Life team in 2016, coming 'home' to Manitoba after pastoring in Ontario for 9 years.  He has a passion to see people's lives transformed by the Gospel.  When he isn't spending time with his wife Erica and their three daughters (Annika, Britta & Pippa), Rusty is often planning his next trip to some far-flung place or yelling at the TV as he watches his favourite hockey team lose.

  • John Harrison

    Associate Pastor

    John has served in ministry for nearly 25 years in churches in Alberta, Saskatchewan and now Manitoba, settling in Stonewall in 2007 with his wife Marcy and three children. He finished his doctorate in 2017 and has published two books on prayer. John enjoys reading and writing, playing the saxophone, and trying to reconcile how to cheer for the Blue Bombers and Roughriders at the same time. His website is prairiepastor.ca.


  • Andrew Dyck

    Associate Pastor

    Andrew and his wife Karen moved to Stonewall in 2009 to work as the Youth Director at New Life Church.  After serving with the youth for four years, he transitioned to his current role as Associate Pastor, which focuses  on fellowship, outreach and worship at NLC. When not at work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, reading books, playing video games and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays.


  • Devin Ryckman

    Youth/Young Adult Director

    Devin and his wife Jennifer are both from Ontario, and are currently living in Stonewall as Devin serves as the Youth/Young Adult Director, a title he has held since 2013.  Devin can be found at Tim Horton's talking to young people about God, at church planning weekly events for students, leading Bible studies in the evenings, or reading a good book.

  • Angela Wolff

    Children's Ministries Director

    Angela and her husband Hardy started attending New Life Church in 2011.  She volunteered in Kids Ministries for 5 years, which led to her being hired as the Director of in 2016.  Angela enjoys spending time with her family, along with time spent outdoors, reading books and watching hockey.


  • Joelle Newman

    Office Administrator

    Joelle and her husband Randy have lived in Stonewall since 1999.  She joined that staff at NLC in 2003, and has also been involved in other areas of the church, most notably the music ministry.  In her spare time, Joelle enjoys being with family and friends.

  • Amanda Jongstra


    Amanda began attending New Life Church during her teenage years and has called it home ever since.  She  has been the bookkeeper since 2015 and loves keeping the church's files and finances organized.  You can also find Amanda and her husband Jordan enjoying youth group as Friday night volunteers.

  • Craig Ozirney

    Director of Property Services

    Craig is the glue that holds NLC together, fixing what other people break around the church. He tries to go through life under the radar, hence the short bio.

  • Tracy Driscoll


    Tracy has spent her whole life going to New Life Church.  She currently helps keep the facility clean and beautiful, and is also responsible for baking the wonderful cinnamon buns available on Sunday mornings. When not looking after the church, Tracy can be found spending time with her family, decorating her home or reading an interesting book.