Pastor Joe and Tonya
Lead Pastor and Kids Ministry
Pastor Joe and Tonya arrived in Pierre in Jan of 2014 and are thrilled to call New Life home! They have 2 boys, Silas, who is 15, and Abriam, who is 11. Silas loves skateboarding, loud music, and playing his electric guitar. Abriam loves skateboarding, football and parkour...Yeah....they are pretty amazing kids. ;) Pastor Joe enjoys fishing and watching the Minnesota Vikings play, while Tonya enjoys shopping, couponing and being with friends. The whole family loves traveling together and doing anything that involves people! It is their desire to serve God with every ounce of their passion, talent and effort! They would love to meet you and your family!
Pastor Nick and Reba
Youth and Worship Pastor
Nick attended North Central University where he met the love of his life, Reba, while swing dancing. After she graduated from NCU, she led worship for two years waiting for Nick to graduate. Nick and Reba then moved to Pierre from Minnesota in May of 2014. Nick enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, riding his motorcycle and playing sports (pretty much all of them). Reba loves sports too, along with anything else competitive. She loves board/card games and watching movies. They are loving life in Pierre and making the music at Sunday services brilliant and vibrant and bringing fun and excitement to the Student Ministry at New Life Church.
Pierre has been home to Penny & her husband Chris for many years where Chris serves in State Government. Their daughter Rebekah is pursuing her passion as a nursing student at SDSU and is active in Chi Alpha Campus ministry. Penny also has an adult daughter Heather, who lives in Pierre. Penny enjoys serving at New Life, helping others, yard work and books...reading way past her bed time! She has found that life goes better with a lot of prayer and a bit of chocolate! She keeps the chocolate bowl full on her desk, and yes, she would love to share it with you!