Pastor Ken Cline

Senior Pastor

Ken has been Senior Pastor since 2008. Before entering full-time ministry, Ken was the Regional Director of Stores for Lenox China and Crystal. He loves the outdoors, specifically rustic camping and fishing. He is a fan of peanut butter and J.R.R. Tolkein.

Pastor Jeff Ralph

Outreach Pastor

Jeff began serving at New Life as a volunteer leader of our Care Groups and then came on board as a Pastor in 2007. Jeff is a Chaplain for the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department. He is a renown classic car painter and loves muscle cars. He also loves watching old Westerns.

Brian & Stacey Simmermacher

Youth Directors and Worship Arts

Brian has grown up serving at New Life. In addition to leading all aspects of Worship, Brian is our in-house graphic designer. Brian and Stacey lead our Youth Group on Wednesday nights. Brian loves to eat… especially when Stacey is cooking!

Emily Rupp

Choir Director

Emily is responsible for directing our Adult Choir and Children’s Choir and she leads music for our Kids Small Groups. She is also a Worship Leader for one of our worship teams. Emily  is the music teacher at Arrowwood Elementary in Saginaw, MI. She and her Husband Derek enjoy golfing and eating sushi.

Joan Cline

Church Administrator and Kids Ministry

Joan leads all aspects of our Kids Ministry, JC’s Neighborhood. She also administers the business functions of the church and develops policies and procedures for our staff and ministry teams. She is also a member of the TriHope Board of Directors. Joan loves to read, crochet and spend as much time with her new Grandson as possible!

Tina Seager

Administrative Assistant

Tina and her husband Chris are church elders She is also the first friendly voice you will hear when calling the church and facilitates. Her hobbies are spending time with her family and reading.

Emilee Winter

Financial Secretary

Emilee takes care of the finances of the church along with maintaining our social media accounts.

Brenda Burtch

Kids Ministry Assistant

Brenda coordinates our kids Sunday morning programming. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and is active in the St. Charles schools through her daughters’ involvement there. But just don’t show her a clown, she is definitely afraid of those!

Sara McCoy

Nursery Coordinator

Sara oversees the Nursery (ages 0 thru Preschool) for our Sunday Services and Wednesday night Care Groups. She directs our caregivers, facilitates the teaching curriculum for our toddlers and Preschoolers, and makes sure children are securely checked-in. Sara is busy raising her two boys with her husband Justin.

Sarah Cline

Serve Coordinator

Sarah has attended New Life her whole life. She coordinates with all of our outreach partners and plans our Serve Sundays, and Serve Weeks. She enjoys outdoor activities like swimming and biking, but she also likes eating pizza rolls and binge watching Netflix – it just depends on the day.

Fred Huntinghouse


Fred makes sure the building is squeaky clean and takes care of any repairs needed in the building!

Justin McCoy

IT Coordinator

Justin is our IT coordinator and makes sure our computers, internet, and technology work. We don’t really know what he does… but we’re pretty sure it’s magic.

Maggie Kuhns

Youth Intern

Maggie and Jenna are our Youth Group Interns. They help Brian and Stacey with Youth programming on Wednesday nights

Jenna Jacoby

Youth Intern

Maggie and Jenna are our Youth Group Interns. They help Brian and Stacey with Youth programming on Wednesday nights