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Meet Our Staff

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Brian Wilmarth - Senior Pastor

Brian Wilmarth joined the New Life team in 2021 as the Senior Pastor. Brian has been married to Jessica since 2008, and they have two boys. Brian is a runner and enjoys playing outside with his boys.

Cody Gaesser - Worship Pastor

Cody Gaesser joined the New Life team in 2019 as the worship pastor. Cody is married to his wife, Kayla. They have a son named Noah and enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities.

Danny McFadden - Church Administrator

Danny McFadden joined the New Life staff in July 2021 as the church administrator. He has served on the New Life Directors Council since 2019 and is self-employed full time in the transportation industry. Danny and his wife, Stephanie, have attended New Life since October 2015. They have been married since 2011 and have three boys, Liam, Oliver and Walker. They love to travel, watch movies and do anything involving water!

Jessica Wilmarth - Director of Ministries and Discipleship

Jessica Wilmarth joined the New Life team in 2022. She is married to Brian and they have two boys. Jessica enjoys stories, creativity, cooking, and spending time with her family. She desires to connect people to Jesus and deepen their relationship with Him. She is honored to be able to do that at New Life.

Jake Harper - Student Life Pastor

Jake Harper joined the New Life team in 2023. He is married to JoAnna and they have one son, Crew. Jake enjoys watching and playing sports, reading, and walking their dog, Buzz . He is passionate about seeing students become lifelong followers of Jesus!

Lisa Countryman - KidsLife Director

Lisa Countryman joined the New Life team in 2023. She is married to Dan and they have two boys. Lisa has been serving in KidsLife since 2009. She loves being with her family, friends, and church family! 

Ann Bare - Admin Assistant

Ann Bare and husband, Tom, have been attending New Life since 2001; she joined the staff in 2019. They have 3 children, 13 kiddos calling them grandparents, and 5 dogs that come along with those kiddos. Ann’s life is always full of people and activities, and she’d have it no other way! Getting to serve at New Life is a blessing – in so many ways.

Kathy Hughes - Admin Assistant

Kathy Hughes transitioned from Highview Church secretary to New Life secretary in March 2019. She has been married to Bill since November 1990. They have one daughter, Kallie, who is married and has lots of grand dogs for Kathy to love on. She has a beautiful cat named Shiloh. Her favorite things are anything with four legs and a tail.

Jordan Magana - Bookkeeper

Jordan Magana joined New Life in 2016 and as the bookkeeper in 2020. He's been married to Erin since 2010; they have three kids: Eva, Oliver, and Sienna. He enjoys playing the drums, working out and watching Colts football.

Eric Judd - Maintenance

Eric Judd joined the New Life staff in 2019 with his many skills: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and more. He keeps everything running behind the scenes for New Life. When Eric is "off hours" he enjoys woodworking, his banjo, snow skiing, riding his Harley and being a grandpa.