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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. His second book, Good and Beautiful and Kind, was released in 2022.

Pastoral Team

Andre Grey

Congregational Pastor | New Life East

Andres Valenzuela

Director | School of Formation & Executive Assistant | Lead Pastor

ARNE FARETH

Member | Elder Board

Brenda Frias

Large Group Experience Coordinator | New Life Students

Brendaliz Ayende

Director | PreK Ministry

Cate Song

Pastor | Worship Ministries

Charles Bearden-Wortham

Porter | Building

Ed Gruber

Mechanic | Building

ESTHER JHUN

Member | Elder Board

George Cuffe

Manager | Building

HECTOR PABON

Member | Elder Board

Helen Kim Nowalk

Pastor of Community Life Team

Isabel McLeod

Director | Elementary Ministry

Jacqueline Snape

Executive Pastor

Jerilyn Bono

Administrator | NextGen Ministries

Jessica Rechner

Program & Ambassador Coordinator | Sunday Services

Josela Reales

Receptionist & Team Coordinator | Front Desk

JUDITH RAPLEY

Member | Elder Board

Kelly Ng

Coach | Marriage Ministry

Lisa Galindo

Executive Assistant | Executive Pastor

Matt Manno

Pastor | Next Gen Ministries

MEYBOL GERAMITA

Member | Elder Board

Monica Goins

Administrative Assistant | Community Life

Monina Ramos

Administrative Assistant | Community Life

NELLI MIAH-CARLESE

Member | Elder Board

Nelson Mathe

Attendant | Front Desk

Redd Sevilla

Launch Director | New Life East

RICH VILLODAS

Member | Elder Board

Roberto Vizcarrondo

ATTENDANT | FRONT DESK

Ruth Lugo

Executive Director | Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Shauna Rushing

Pastor of Small Groups and Communities | Community Life

Sherin Swift

Connections & Equipping Pastor | Community Life

Silvett García-Tsuang

Coordinator | Communications

STEVEN McINTOSH

Chair | Elder Board

Susan Vivas

Administrative Assistant | Finance

VICTOR RODRIGUEZ

Member | Elder Board

Victoria Kolsch

Treasurer | Finance

Ministry Directors

Andre Grey

Congregational Pastor | New Life East

Andres Valenzuela

Director | School of Formation & Executive Assistant | Lead Pastor

ARNE FARETH

Member | Elder Board

Brenda Frias

Large Group Experience Coordinator | New Life Students

Brendaliz Ayende

Director | PreK Ministry

Cate Song

Pastor | Worship Ministries

Charles Bearden-Wortham

Porter | Building

Ed Gruber

Mechanic | Building

ESTHER JHUN

Member | Elder Board

George Cuffe

Manager | Building

HECTOR PABON

Member | Elder Board

Helen Kim Nowalk

Pastor of Community Life Team

Isabel McLeod

Director | Elementary Ministry

Jacqueline Snape

Executive Pastor

Jerilyn Bono

Administrator | NextGen Ministries

Jessica Rechner

Program & Ambassador Coordinator | Sunday Services

Josela Reales

Receptionist & Team Coordinator | Front Desk

JUDITH RAPLEY

Member | Elder Board

Kelly Ng

Coach | Marriage Ministry

Lisa Galindo

Executive Assistant | Executive Pastor

Matt Manno

Pastor | Next Gen Ministries

MEYBOL GERAMITA

Member | Elder Board

Monica Goins

Administrative Assistant | Community Life

Monina Ramos

Administrative Assistant | Community Life