Pastor Steve Denison embraced the role as Lead Pastor with his wife Jenny and 3 children (Rebecca, Ethan and Jesse) in March 2019. Pastor Steve and his family have a background in Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry and Evangelism. Steve's heart is to see the church become the hands and feet of Jesus; where people are saved, delivered and set free from religious mindsets and transformed into relationship with their Creator.
Pastor Linda's heart is to teach new believers in Christ how to walk in their new God-given nature, to love the Lord with ALL their heart, soul, mind and strength and to love others as themselves. She also loves to teach the importance of being a student of His word, the Bible. Pastor Linda and her husband Donny have served at New Life for over 30 years and have been members since the doors open in 1991. They have two grown sons and twin grand-daughters.
Youth Ministry Leader
Anthony has been serving in Youth Ministry since he was 15 years old. He has always had a passion and heart for youth, and to see them have a deep connection with Jesus. "My goal as the youth leader, is to be a leader or role model that I wish I had when I was younger. Our youth group is passionately in love with Jesus and have no problem inviting the Holy Spirit wherever they go! I believe our youth group is about to enter a season of exercising our faith and gifts, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, to change our community starting with the youth!"
Children's Ministry Leader
Abelina grew up attending New Life since 1994. She majored in dance and history throughout college and became part of a Mexican folklorico dance company in Sacramento in 2004. "I was able to use my experience in ballet and love of working with children to teach ballet classes for the Sacramento Cultural Arts Center and Group Folklorico Rincones de Mi Tierra." She met her husband Stephone in college, and started their family in Sacramento before joining New Life as a family in 2015. They now have three sons, Alejandro, Daniel, and Miguel. She has been leading "New Life Kids Shine!" since 2019. "It was always most important to me that children get equipped with the word of God and a vocabulary for praise and worship. It’s my heart’s passion for children that they know how to demonstrate God’s love in every challenge or environment they may face, and that they understand the strength and power of praise and worship in whatever capacity we are able. For this reason, we all have an opportunity to “Be a light for all to see.” (Matthew 5:16)
Dean and Heather Trevaskis
Young Adult Ministry Leaders
Dean and Heather Trevaskis have been serving as Young Adult Leaders since May of 2021. Dean has lead many bible studies, and has a gifting in teaching and mentorship. Heather has a heart for prayer, and has a rich background in prayer ministry. Together they use their gifting's to pour into the young adult community of New Life. Their desire is to be a support system, and see young adults be equipped, mentored, and covered in prayer as they step into the calling of God on their lives.
Steve and Stephanie Shandel
Men's Ministry Leader & Worship Ministry Leader
Steve and Stephanie have been married since 2013, and have two beautiful daughters Emma and Abbie. Steve has been serving as our Men's Ministry Leader since December of 2022. He has a background in leading bible studies, and has a heart to see men free and empowered to be faithful sons, husbands and fathers. Worship and music ministry have been an integral part of Stephanie's life since a very young age. "My first priority as a worship leader is to minister to the Lord and through that allow the Holy Spirit to create and atmosphere where everyone is free to worship and receive from the Lord."
Women's Ministry Leader
Sarah has been serving as Women's Ministry Leader since May of 2022. In 2010, Sarah married her husband Aaron. Together they have two sons, Noah, and Ezra. "My vision for this ministry is for our women to become unified and intentionally bonded together so when the enemy comes to destroy, we can stand ready and remain steadfast on His truth and press on fearlessly and with unshakeable faith."