Pastor Ken Cline

Ken has been Senior Pastor since 2008. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and will receive a M.A. in Christian Leadership in December 2016. He will then continue on to receive a Doctorate of Ministry in Strategic Leadership. Before entering full-time ministry, Ken was the Regional Director of Stores for Lenox China and Crystal. He serves on the Board of Directors for Abortion Alternatives. He loves the outdoors, specifically rustic camping and fishing. He is a fan of peanut butter and J.R.R. Tolkein.

Pastor Jeff Ralph

Jeff began serving at New Life as a volunteer leader of our Care Groups and then came on board as a Pastor in 2007. He completed coursework through Mid-Michigan Bible Institute and received a Certificate in Christian Ministry through INSTE Bible College. 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.

Pastor Justin Burtch

Pastor Justin is an Elder and coordinates our Men’s Ministry, AIM (Active Intentional Men). He completed his ministry training through INSTE Bible College, receiving a Certificate in Christian Ministry, and a Diploma in Christian Leadership. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

Brian & Stacey Simmermacher

Brian has grown up serving at New Life. He completed his ministry training through INSTE Bible College. In addition to leading all aspects of Worship, Brian is our in-house graphic designer. He holds a B.A. in Graphic Design and an M.A. in Communications and Digital Media from SVSU. Stacey received her B.A. in Communications from SVSU. Together, Brian and Stacey lead our Youth Care Groups on Wednesday nights. Brian loves to eat… especially when Stacey is cooking!

Emily Rupp

Emily is responsible for directing our Adult Choir and Children’s Choir and she leads music for our Kids Care Groups. She is also a Worship Leader for one of our worship teams. Emily received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University and is the music teacher at Arrowwood Elementary in Saginaw, MI. She and her Husband Derek enjoy golfing and eating sushi.

Joan Cline

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 holds a B.S. in Business Management and an M.B.A. in Strategic Leadership. 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

Tina and her husband Chris lead our Wednesday night Kids Care Group program including Quest Club. She is also the first friendly vice you will hear when calling the church and facilitates the “front-line” operations of the church office. She graduated from INSTE Bible College and continues to be active in the Saginaw Township schools. Her hobbies are spending time with her family and reading.

Brenda Burtch

Brenda coordinates our Sunday morning programming by making sure new visitors are registered and connecting. She also assists in facilitating our Kid’s Church and training new small group leaders for grades K-5. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and is active in the St. Charles schools through her daughters’ substantial involvement there. But just don’t show her a clown, she is definitely afraid of those!

Sara McCoy

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.

Susie Koepke

Susie has been a member of New Life as long as she can remember. She diligently supports our entire staff by assisting administrative functions of the church, social media, and assisting with Youth and Kids ministry needs. She plans and staffs our annual Summer of Service mission trips. She is currently working towards her Associate’s Degree at Delta College and then plans on transferring. She is fond of singing to blaring music in the car, blustery autumn days, and long walks on the beach.

Sarah Cline

Sarah has attended New Life her whole life. She diligently supports our entire staff by assisting with the administrative functions of the church, social media, and with Youth and Kids ministry needs. She plans and staffs our annual Summer of Service mission trips. Sarah attends SVSU studying Public Administration in hopes of running or working for a non-profit in the Saginaw area one day. 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.

Christine Holden

Christine oversees the prayer ministry teams in order to provide a genuine, faithful focus on communication to and from the Lord. Christine is a graduate of Mid-Michigan Bible Institute, holds a BA in Christian Ministry and a MA in Theology. She is on the faculty of Fire School of Ministry in Charlotte N.C and is licensed and ordained through World Revival, Kansas City, KS. She enjoys traveling and ministering the Word where God opens doors and returning to the supportive arms of her husband.

Alex Frink

Alex is one of our youth interns and attends Delta. He is has been involved with our Youth Group for over 6 years and plays the guitar on one of our worship teams. Alex loves to meet new people and he can be counted on to shake hands with you…all the time…over and over again.