• 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 help people experience the joy of knowing Jesus. When he isn't enjoying time with his wife Erica and their three daughters (Annika, Britta & Pippa), Rusty is often planning his next adventure to some place new or watching his favorite sports teams lose.


  • Daniel Bredin

    Pastor of Worship and Connections

    Daniel joined the New Life team in 2020 after getting his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Millar College of the Bible. With experience playing drums, guitar, and bass, Daniel has a passion for seeing worship music done well to help people genuinely respond to the massive God of the universe. He also has a heart for seeing consistent and meaningful Christian connection define a church culture. When he’s not working, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife Damaris, playing music, watching the Patriots add more Super Bowls to their extensive collection, or messing around with tech of any kind.



  • James Parkinson

    Director of Youth & Young Adults

    James joined the New Life team in 2019. He grew up in southern Manitoba and moved to Stonewall after graduating from Steinbach Bible College. When he’s not hanging out with youth, he enjoys watching hockey (Go Sens Go), playing sports of any kind, or travelling to some far off land. 


  • Angela Wolff

    Director of Children's Ministry

    Angela and her family started attending New Life Church in 2011. In 2016 she joined the New Life team. Angela enjoys spending time with her family, along with time spent outdoors, reading books and watching hockey.


  • 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. 


  • Craig Ozirney

    Director of Property Services

    Craig fixes things around here. If you quit breaking things, he wouldn't have to work here.

  • Tracey Driscoll


    Tracey 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, Tracey can be found spending time with her family, decorating her home or reading an interesting book.