OUR STAFF

Ken

Pastor Ken Nettleton:
Lead  Pastor

Ken and his wife Kimberley arrived at New Life in 2014 after previously pastoring churches in Calgary, Kamloops and Vancouver.  Ken’s role is to lead the congregation in their mission to declare Jesus Christ and carry on his ministry to the Cowichan Valley and beyond.  Under the Elders authority, he is responsible for guiding the staff, leading the vision, teaching the Bible and equipping others to follow Jesus.  Together Ken & Kimberley enjoy leading small groups and helping couples through the ups and downs of married life.  In their spare time you will find them walking their dog, Bruce, in the woods, visiting with friends, learning how to garden, and reading on those cold, wet, Island evenings.  Ken is also a reservist Padre with the Cdn. Forces.  Their children, both recently married, live in Calgary.
andrew
 
Pastor Andrew MacDonald: Associate Pastor

 

Andrew and his wife Jenn moved to the Cowichan valley in 2011. Before serving at New Life Andrew was a youth minister in Tsawwassen and then oversaw the leadership programs at Camp Qwanoes.  Andrew’s role as Associate Pastor is to join Pastor Ken in caring for the needs of New Life Church. Andrew will focus much of his time working with the Young Adults and giving oversight to Life Groups. Andrew oversees New Life’s Sunday evening service “the 7”. Andrew loves theology, coffee, hiking, and football. Jenn and Andrew have 3 children under the age of 5 and are thrilled to do life alongside the congregation of New Life.
 
Michelle
 

Michelle Brown: Kidzone on the road Director & front desk support

Michelle has called New Life home since 2006. She has a passion for influencing children for Christ. As a small child her life was radically changed because of the influence of her Sunday School teachers on her life. It was through them that she learned of the unconditional love of the Father for his children. Michelle leads our KidZone On The Road ministry, our off campus children’s ministry and also provides front desk support during the week.

 
Adara Atsma: KidZone in the house Director

Adara grew up in the Cowichan valley with her family and interned at New Life the summer of 2015. She recently graduated with a BA in Psychology with a Human Services Certificate from Trinity Western University. Adara is excited to step into the KidZone Director role and help lead the kids in discovering how much God loves them and how it is so important to spread that love on to others.
 
Jo Morano: Communications 

Jo has been living in the Cowichan Valley for the last 14 years with her husband and 3 children. She has served at New Life for many of those years in Children’s Ministry and joined the staff team as the Communications Coordinator in the spring of 2015.  Jo has a background in graphic design and has a deep love for the people of New Life. She is excited to help communicate the many wonderful ministries and events here at New Life with the congregation and community.
Marita
 
Marita Rosenlind: Pastoral Asst. & CARE Team
Marita has been a valley resident all her life and started attending New Life 20 years ago after coming to faith.  In 2007 she was hired as the Pastoral Assistant and several years later added the role of the Care Ministry Coordinator to her duties.  Marita loves building teams and has a heart for helping people. Her passions are overseeing large events and she has done many over the years.  She has also helped develop a flourishing Needs & Extras  ministry which partners people who cannot afford furniture with quality donated goods.  She especially loves reaching out into the community and partnering with businesses and social agencies to help those who are struggling spiritually, emotionally and financially.  She is happiest when doing God’s work.
Henry
 
Henry Wikkerink: Finance Officer & Tech Oversight

Henry provides technical and practical support to a variety of ministries and church needs. Henry’s knowledge and experience adds to the admin team from his many years as a local business owner and operator. Henry’s love is for the Lord and he has a huge heart for increasing God’s kingdom here in the Cowichan Valley. 
alana
 
Alana Robinson: Director of Worship
 
Alana moved to the Cowichan Valley  in  2008 with her husband, Brad, and 2 children.  She has a strong desire to see the church family engage in worship, as a community  on Sunday’s, and personally through out the week.  Alana has  been volunteering  in various roles within worship ministry for 20+ years and began doing so  at New Life in  2010. She  has recently joined the staff team here at New Life this fall and looks forward to continuing that service for as long as God needs.
 
 
Brenna Bazinet: Summer Intern
 

Brenna grew up in the Cowichan Valley attending New Life since a little girl in the nursery; experiencing Sunday school and youth group throughout her life. She just finished her first year of University in Calgary at Ambrose University College, studying music, in hopes to become a Music Therapist. Brenna is thrilled to be working as a summer intern here at the church and is excited to be working with our children in KidZone and our youth; helping them experience the love and joy that God blesses us with.

 
Phil Wambua: Director of Youth
 
Phil has been living in the Cowichan Valley since 2014. Before joining the staff team at New Life, Phil worked with Camp Qwanoes for a couple of summers. Phil’s role as Youth Director is to lead the Youth and provide leadership with mentoring them as they discover God and His purpose. Phil will also focus much of his time with the Young Adults in leading and providing oversight in worship as his passion is to see the young people encounter God in worship.
 
 
Liam Fowler: Summer Intern
Liam Fowler is  one of the interns at New Life this summer. He grew up at New life, in Sunday School and Youth Group. He is currently studying at Trinity Western University during the year. Liam is very happy to be serving at New Life this summer, with the KidZone and Youth ministries, and he hopes that he is able to show them God’s love this summer.