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Leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at New Life

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at New Life Ministries.

Denise Marth

Senior Pastor of New Life Ministries

Denise Marth and her late husband Gordon started New Life Ministries in 1984. After Gordon went home to be with the Lord in 2001, the congregation asked Denise to be their pastor and she has continued helping people find new life ever since. Ordained by what is now Rhema Bible Training College and inspired by the teachings of Kenneth E. Hagin, Pastor Denise shares encouraging and faith-filled messages about how to live victoriously and devoted to Jesus.

"When we are obedient, Jesus walks us straight into our destiny." - Pastor Denise

Nathan Marth

Director of New Life Music

Nathan Marth was born and raised in Colonial Beach, and has been a part of the New Life community ever since. Nathan joined the New Life leadership team in 2010 as the Director of New Life Music. When he's not leading worship Nathan enjoys hiking, kayaking, and old-school video games.

"The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me." - Psalms 116:6

Sherri Dean

Director of New Life Missions

Executive Assistant

Sherri Dean and her husband Randy moved to the Colonial Beach area in 1994, and have been a part of the New Life community ever since. Sherri joined the New Life leadership team in 2008 as the Director of New Life Missions and as an Executive Assistant. When she’s not helping missionaries, Sherri enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and traveling.

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” - Romans 10:17

Christiana Marth

Director of New Life Kids

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Christiana Marth was born and raised in Colonial Beach, and has been a part of the New Life community ever since. Christiana joined the New Life leadership team in 2018 as the Director of New Life Kids and expanded into a second role in 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. When she's not making sure that kids have a blast at church, Christiana enjoys spending time with friends and traveling.

"Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!" - Romans 11:33

Bill and Karyn Thompson

Directors of New Life Youth

Bill and Karyn Thompson married and moved to the Colonial Beach area in 1990, and have been a part of the New Life community ever since. Bill and Karyn joined the New Life leadership team in 1991 as the Directors of New Life Youth and started what is now X-treme Youth Ministries. When they're not hanging out with the youth, Bill and Karyn enjoy hiking and mountain climbing together.

"Your relationship with God is a matter of life and death." - Bill Thompson

Mateo and Lisa Santiago

Directors of New Life Spanish

Mateo was first introduced to Lisa while listening to the first Spanish translation of a New Life service in 2002. Lisa's translation must have been exceptionally good that day because they later married in 2004. Soon after, Mateo and Lisa Santiago joined the New Life leadership team as the Directors of New Life Spanish, and have continued helping the Spanish speaking community find new life ever since. When they're not sharing and translating messages in Spanish, Mateo and Lisa enjoy hosting get-togethers with family and friends, cooking, and traveling together.

“God is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think!” - Ephesians 3:20

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