Stewart came to NLCC after 10+ years of ministry in Bangkok, Thailand. The Perrys arrived in Burlingame in January 2015. He is married to Laura and they have two children. Stewart completed his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary.
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 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 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 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 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.