Christ gave different gifts and roles to his people (Ephesians 4:11-12) to equip them to do his work and build up his Church. Some of our leaders are church employees while many of our Board of Directors and Deacons are not. In addition to the leaders on this page, we have leaders in our Home Groups and other ministries who serve faithfully throughout our church. 

 

Elder & Minister Team

The Council of Elders is responsible for the oversight, identity, doctrine, and shepherding of the church. Contact us at emt@newlifea2.org

Graig Austin
  • Elder
Jay Bennett
  • Elder
Kyle Chase
  • Elder
Rick Keith
  • Elder
Nik Spasovski
  • Elder
Gaia Stanley
  • Minister
Joel VanderSchel
  • Elder

Fiduciary Board

The Board of Directors is responsible for the legal and financial business of the church. Contact us at board@newlifea2.org

Steve Gray
Chelsea Grotrian
Krista Hopson
Rick Keith
  • Elder
Kristen Salazar
Joel VanderSchel
  • Elder
Jim Winslow

Campus Team

Centered on ministering to students at University of Michigan

Chandler Barense
Ryan Bondy
Kyle Chase
  • Elder
Dan Chen
JoAnna Danielsen
Jack Duiven
Anya Fitzpatrick
  • Intern
Halle Garman
  • Resident
Josiah Humphrey
Anna Jo
Matt Jo
Ben Keith
  • Intern
Steveie King
Natalie Norton
Emily Nyquist
  • Intern
Julia Pols
  • Intern
Veronica Rapin
Amy Grace Smith
Shepherd Smith
Nik Spasovski
  • Elder
Gaia Stanley
  • Minister
Jason Wilkins
Carson Witte
Hannah Witte

City Team

Focused on reaching graduates, young professionals, and families in the Ann Arbor area

Jay Bennett
  • Elder
Ayla Eichenhofer
Sara-Marie Kuntz
Joel VanderSchel
  • Elder

Deacons

Deacons serve in significant areas of ministry and advise the Elders as they lead the church

Ryan Bondy
Jessica Duiven
Steve Gray
Chelsea Grotrian
Betsy Huebner
Steveie King
Sara-Marie Kuntz
Natalie Norton
Veronica Rapin
Jon Roe
Amy Grace Smith
Shepherd Smith
Emily Spasovski
Gaia Stanley
  • Minister
EJ Winslow
Jim Winslow
Hannah Witte
Carson Witte
Jason Wilkins
Josh Salazar

Operations Team

Responsible for the facilities, finances, tech, and the overall operational functioning of the church

Betsy Huebner
Dan Chen
Steveie King
Jon Roe
Shawn Pyle
Chris McCurry