Staff and Elders

Meet the team.

Lead Pastor/Elder
God is making all things new through Jesus!
That gives Mark hope and joy as he leads New Life Community. He was raised in the Central Valley and returned with a love for its people and culture. Mark  received his Master of Divinity degree from FPU Biblical Seminary and has led churches in California, Oklahoma and Kansas. Mark and Laurie live in Dinuba and have four grown children and three grandchildren.

Steve Sandoval

Youth Ministries Leader
Steve joined New Life Community as youth pastor in February 2021. He serves Lincoln School in Dinuba as a Youth for Christ staffer. Steve and Anatalia live in Kingsburg. 
Community Strategies Director
Cece has a servants heart and is passionate about reaching the lost. She has her Bachelors in Psychology and is currently attending Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. She is working toward her Masters in Community Leadership and Transformation and a Certificate in Congregational Care. Cece desires to use her God given  gifts and talents to build up God's Kingdom.  She and her husband Leo live in Dinuba with their four children. Cece was selected as Woman of the Year 2022 for Tulare County District 4!
Worship Ministries Leader
Henry joined New Life Community as worship ministries leader in December 2021. He and Ruth are both staffers with Tulare/Kings Youth for Christ. They live in Visalia and have three grown sons.
NLC Kids Ministry Leader
Jessica loves kids, especially the little ones! She is a Preschool Teacher for Kings Canyon USD. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Fresno Pacific University and is working to complete her Master's Degree in Social and Emotional Learning at National University. Jessica desires to provide a safe place for children to learn about God's amazing love for them. She and her husband Joshua live in Orange Cove with their six amazing children.
Spring 2022 Ministry Staff Planning Day

Elaine Isaak

Business Adminsitrator
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Joe Ehoff

Facilities Manager
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Kelly Friesen

Assistant Business Administrator
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Bruce Smith


John Regier