Pastor Gabriel Garber

Lead Pastor

Pastor Gabriel has served at New Life Assembly since September 2015. He has a passion for the lost to find their true identity in Christ and for an revival/awakening to hit our community. He also, has a passion to see strong and healthy marriages that produce healthy families.

Pastor Gabriel enjoys his free time with his wife of 11 years and two children.

Favorite activities: are playing bocce ball and corn hole!

Favorite sports team: are the MSU Spartans - Go Green! and Detroit Lions (Berry Sanders Era). 

Favorite food: is Chinese and Mexican. 


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Pastor Phil Wimmer

Associate Pastor of Church Ministries

Pastor Phil has served at New Life Assembly since March of 2020. He has a passion for diving into God's word, building relations, and teaching God's word. 

In his free time, he enjoys golfing, boating, fishing, road trips with his wife, and spending time with family.

Favorite activities: Spending time with family, and barbecuing.

Favorite sports team: None. 

Favorite food: Asian, Mexican, cheeseburgers, Spanky's Pizza, and donuts.


Pastor Glen Jeffrey

Associate Pastor of Care Ministries

Pastor J. has served at New Life Assembly since 2004. He has a passion to follow Jesus and helping people.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, fishing, and sometimes just doing nothing

Favorite activities: Fishing

Favorite sporting event: Rodeo 

Favorite food: Food


Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

Pastor Coty has served at New Life Assembly since 2017. He has a passion for youth, developing leaders, and building relationships.

In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking.

Favorite activities: Duck hunting

Favorite sports team: U of M Wolverines and Detroit Tigers

Favorite food: Breakfast (eggs, toast, and sausage)

Pastor Coty Todd


Shannon Garber

Children's Pastor and Director of Media 

Shannon has served at New Life Assembly since September 2015 in various ministries. She is passionate about loving people and learning whether it is new things from the Bible or something for everyday life.

In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Gabriel, and two children.

Favorite activities: She enjoys reading, board games, yard games, and baking with her children

Favorite sports team: Detroit Pistons (91'-93')

Favorite food: Elephant Ears


Church Secretary and Administrative Assistant

Morgan has served at New Life Assembly since January 2017. She has a passion for serving people, building relationships, and purity.

In her free time she enjoys cooking/baking, fishing, and hiking.

Favorite activities: Tubing behind a speedboat, or watching movies

Favorite sports team: I don't normally watch sports. I love watching baseball, but I don't have a favorite team.

Favorite food: Tacos, specifically Cow Tongue tacos

Morgan Todd


Kevin Burgess


Director of Worship Ministry

Camie has served at New Life Assembly since September 2019, but has served in various ministries since January 2016. She is passionate about people. She is passionate about helping people connect and discover their passion and purpose.

In her free time she enjoys being with her husband, family, and friends. Anything people related.

Favorite activities: Anything to do with music/worship, baking, gardening, decoration, and reading

Favorite sports team: She love baseball, but doesn't have a favorite team 

Favorite food: Asian food, Mexican food, and cinnamon rolls

Director of Church Finances

Kevin Burgess has served at New Life Assembly since 2017. He is passionate about his relationship with the Lord and their daily talks.

In his free time he enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with his family.

Favorite activities: Studying

Favorite sports team: U of M - Go Blue!

Favorite food: Morgan's Cakes

Camie Kipta


Director of Discipleship

Terry and his wife, Patty, started at New Life in 2004. They have been faithful servants over the years and love to serve the church body and community. Terry is passionate about becoming fully devoted to Jesus Christ and helping others do the same.

In his free time he enjoys spending time in his wood shop.

Favorite activities: Reading and helping others when I am able.

Favorite sports team: None

Favorite food: Whatever I am eating at the time.

Terry Force


Director of First Impressions and Life Groups

Patty started attending New Life in 2004. Patty is passionate about being a help to others in their ministries or tasks and seeing to the details. Patty does an exceptional job making the landscaping look beautiful in the front of the church.

In her free time she enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and gardening.

Favorite activities: When the weather is warm, taking walks in nature.

Favorite sports team: None

Favorite food: Cheesecake

Patty Force


Nursery Coordinator

Lisa started attending New Life in September of 2015, and stepped into her role of Nursery Director in March of 2020. Lisa's passion is to help bring our little's closer to God.

In her free time she enjoys camping with friends and family, watching her boys in sports, and baking with her granddaughters.

Favorite activities: Baking and Crafting

Favorite sports team: Cedar Springs Red Hawks and U of M

Favorite food: Homemade Pizza

Lisa Crofoot


Food Service and Event Coordinator

Amy starting attending New Life in January of 2020 and took over the role of Food Service and Event Coordinator towards the end of 2020. Amy is passionate about music, helping with events, outreach, and kids.

In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, and singing with her granddaughter.

Favorite activities: Cooking, baking, and Singing

Favorite sports team: None

Favorite food: Steak Dinner

Amy Bisel


Michelle Campbell


Quentin & Emily Posey


Brandon Hutson


Julie Towne

Women's Ministry Director

Michelle starting serving as the women's ministry director in early 2020. Michelle is passionate about her family, a good book, and having a good laugh.

In her free time, if she had it, she enjoys doing something creative without having sharing my supplies with little people.

Favorite activities: Spending time with the people she loves, Reading, and Creating

Favorite sports team: Red Sox (my momma raised me right ;))

Favorite food: Burgers

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S.O.C. Director (Serving Our Community)

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