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.
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.
Interim Ministry Director
Howard joined the staff of New Life on a part time basis early in 2022 after ministering with Greater Europe Mission in France for 18 years and in southern Ontario for 13 years. He is responsible for the seniors and prayer ministries at the church as well as helping Rusty in providing training and equipping opportunities for the congregation. Howard and Caron enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren and working on various indoor and outdoor projects on their property or on their daughter’s farm nearby.
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.
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.
Janna joined the New Life team in 2022. Her obsession with organization and details brings order and calm to her surroundings. With a passion for music, there are always worship songs playing in the office and often she's humming along, frequently harmonizing. Outside the office, you'll find her attempting to coerce her 3 daughters into watching every single Jets game, reading one of the many books she's always got on the go, or watching The Food Network (she'll never beat Bobby Flay!)
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.
Director of Property Services
Craig fixes things around here. If you quit breaking things, he wouldn't have to work here.
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.