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Our Leadership

Rich Villodas

Lead Pastor

Pastor Rich is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. He is also a key speaker for Emotionally Healthy Discipleship—a movement that has touched hundreds of thousands of people. Rich graduated with a BA in pastoral ministry and theology from Nyack College. He went on to complete his master of divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, and preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related issues, and the art of preaching. He and his wife, Rosie, have two beautiful children and reside in Queens. Rich‘s award-winning first book, The Deeply Formed Life was released in September 2020.

Pastoral Team

Andres Valenzuela

Director | School of Formation

Brendaliz Ayende

Director | PreK Ministry

Cate Song

Pastor | Worship Ministries

Charles Bearden-Wortham

Porter | Building

David Cales

Pastor | New Life Kids

Ed Gruber

Mechanic | Building

George Cuffe

Manager | Building

Geri Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

HECTOR PABON

Member | Elder Board

Helen Kim Nowalk

Pastor of Community Life Team

Isabel McLeod

Assistant | Executive Pastor

Jacqueline Snape

Executive Pastor

Jessica Ellwood

Bookkeeper | Finance

Jessica Rechner

Program & Ambassador Coordinator | Sunday Services

John Crespi Oncher

Administrative Assistant | Community Life

Josela Reales

Receptionist & Team Coordinator | Front Desk

Joseph Snape

Porter | Building

JUDITH RAPLEY

Member | Elder Board

JULIE LEE

Member | Elder Board

Kelly Ng

Director | Marriage Ministry

Lisa Galindo

Coordinator | Community Life

Matt Manno

Pastor | Next Gen Ministries

MEYBOL GERAMITA

Member | Elder Board

Mike Baez

Attendant | Front Desk

Myrna Rohdin

Team Support (ON LEAVE) | Community Life

Nelson Mathe

Attendant | Front Desk

Pete Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Peter Rohdin

Pastoral Support | Community Life (ON LEAVE)

Redd Sevilla

Launch Director | New Life East

RICK CHOWAYOU

Member | Elder Board

Ruth Lugo

Executive Director | Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Sherin Swift

Connections & Equipping Pastor | Community Life

Silvett García-Tsuang

Coordinator | Communications

STEVEN McINTOSH

Member | Elder Board

SUSAN CHUNG

Chair | Elder Board

Susan Vivas

Executive Assistant | Lead Pastor

Tiffany Koch

Executive Director | New Life CDC

Tom Henry

Tech Coordinator | Worship Ministries

Victoria Kolsch

Treasurer | Finance

Administrative Team

STEVEN McINTOSH

Member | Elder Board

RICK CHOWAYOU

Member | Elder Board

Andres Valenzuela

Director | School of Formation

MEYBOL GERAMITA

Member | Elder Board

JULIE LEE

Member | Elder Board

JUDITH RAPLEY

Member | Elder Board

HECTOR PABON

Member | Elder Board

SUSAN CHUNG

Chair | Elder Board

Pete Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Geri Scazzero

Pastor & Co-Founder | New Life Fellowship & Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Brendaliz Ayende

Director | PreK Ministry

Cate Song

Pastor | Worship Ministries

Charles Bearden-Wortham

Porter | Building

David Cales

Pastor | New Life Kids

Ed Gruber

Mechanic | Building

George Cuffe

Manager | Building

Jessica Rechner

Program & Ambassador Coordinator | Sunday Services

Joseph Snape

Porter | Building

Mike Baez

Attendant | Front Desk

Myrna Rohdin

Team Support (ON LEAVE) | Community Life

Nelson Mathe

Attendant | Front Desk

Peter Rohdin

Pastoral Support | Community Life (ON LEAVE)

Redd Sevilla

Launch Director | New Life East

Ruth Lugo

Executive Director | Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Silvett García-Tsuang

Coordinator | Communications

Susan Vivas

Executive Assistant | Lead Pastor

Victoria Kolsch

Treasurer | Finance

Lisa Galindo

Coordinator | Community Life

Matt Manno

Pastor | Next Gen Ministries

Kelly Ng

Director | Marriage Ministry

Jacqueline Snape

Executive Pastor

Josela Reales

Receptionist & Team Coordinator | Front Desk

Tom Henry

Tech Coordinator | Worship Ministries

Sherin Swift

Connections & Equipping Pastor | Community Life

Jessica Ellwood

Bookkeeper | Finance

Helen Kim Nowalk

Pastor of Community Life Team

Isabel McLeod

Assistant | Executive Pastor

John Crespi Oncher

Administrative Assistant | Community Life

Tiffany Koch

Executive Director | New Life CDC