Stewart and his family came to NLCC in 2015. He brings a wealth of experience with a passion for preaching and teaching. He loves to meet new people and create diverse communities around the love of God enfleshed in Jesus.

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 music on the Peninsula for many years. He accepted a call to major leadership at NLCC in 2015. His strong and humble leadership is a blessing to all who know him.

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. Serves in the music ministry, leads various Bible studies and preaches occasionally.

Al Frazier

Al grew up in Los Angeles. Has lived all over the US. Al teaches in various Bible studies, encourages everyone, and looks after the church finances.

Jonathan Da Valle

Jonathan grew up in both the Los Angeles area and Boston, MA. He is involved in children’s ministry, plays in the band, and fixes all things technical.

William Hatfield

William grew up in nearby Sacramento. He is a creative thinking, a practical joker and works primarily with Audio Visual Ministries and the music team.

Michelle Warner

Michelle grew up near Los Angeles. She coaches basketball at the College of San Mateo and teachers Kinesiology and among other things volunteers with the children’s and youth ministry.