Stewart brings a wealth of experience in small and medium churches with a passion for preaching and teaching. Loves to meet people and share our spiritual journey.

Cathy joined the NL team in 2004. Her compassion and love for both people and God motivate all she does.

Brett has been leading and coordinating NL’s music for almost two years. His strong and humble leadership is a blessing to all who come.

Monica Alejo

Director of Ministry to Children and Youth

Monica joined the NLCC staff in 2016 and brings a huge amount of energy, organization and expertise to her love for ministry with youth and children.

Lay Leadership Team

New Life has many dedicated lay leaders. From Sunday school teachers, to musicians, from mid-week office volunteers, to people who show up early to make coffee on Sundays, from organizers for Operation Christmas Child to the organizers and helpers at the Friday night children’s and youth ministry, from Bible study leaders to snack makers to sound and computer engineers during worship… it takes a lot of people to light up a community.

A few people have been set aside to provide general oversight and direction for the church.

John De Benedetto

John grew up here in San Francisco. Loves the Giants. He serves in the music ministry and co-teaches in one of the Bible studies.

Al Frazier

Al has been a member at NLCC for many years. He grew up in Los Angeles. Has lived all over the US. Al co-teaches a Bible study and looks after the church finances.

Jonathan Da Valle

Jonathan grew up in both Los Angeles area and Boston, MA. He is involved in children’s ministry and with the music team.

William Hatfield

William has been a member at NLCC for 7 years. He grew up in nearby Sacramento and works primarily with Audio Visual Ministries and the music team.

Michelle Warner

Michelle grew up near Los Angeles and has been a member at NLCC for about 10 years. She coaches basketball at the College of San Mateo and teachers Kinesiology and among other things volunteers with the children’s ministry.