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Meet Our Pastors2020-07-29T18:15:48+00:00

Pastor Joe Wickman

Lead Pastor

Joe has been part of the New Life family since 1984 when his parents brought him for the first time. He experienced salvation at a young age and has been a pastor now for 19 years. But Joe’s primary ministry is at home with his wife Kelcy, as they raise four wonderful daughters.

Pastor Jon Scofield

Connections Pastor

Jon joined the pastoral staff in September of 2017. He says that he was a lifetime believer, but it was only a few years ago that he truly made Jesus the LORD of his life. When he did this, he left behind his 10-year career in business, where he struggled with addictions, pride, and selfishness, in order to do what God called him to be at New Life.

Pastor Dana Weseman

Family Ministries Pastor

Dana began attending New Life in 2011, and joined our staff in 2013. Her journey to New Life began in Florida, where she worked as a paralegal for a decade, and considered herself a “dormant” believer. The birth of her first of four children is what awakened her passion for Christ. After enrolling her children in a Christian school, she heard the call to join children’s ministry and continues to respond to that call at New Life. Dana and her husband Walt have been married for 25 years, and are happy to keep saying “yes” and shine the light of Christ!

Pastor Brandon Baker

Worship Pastor

Brandon has been part of the New Life team since 2016, working as a Worship Assitant and our Student Ministries Director. Although he did not grow up in a church, he truly believed God existed, but struggled to rely on Him for the major of his youth. Brandon is open about his struggles he had in his teens and early 20s with addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, resentment, and anger. It wasn’t until he and his wife, Jennifer, were expecting their first child that they opened their hearts and let God help them through understanding His creation, their purpose, and what He’s called them to do. Brandon and Jennifer have three children, their youngest born in 2020. They look forward to discovering new ways we can worship together and praise God in the middle of the storm, and on the sunniest of days.

Pastor Joel Shue

Oneonta Site Pastor