who we are
New Life Church is made up of English speakers from all over the world. Many call Sosúa or Cabarete home, some visit throughout the year and others just join us for a Sunday or two during their vacation on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.
We meet on Sunday mornings at 11.00 a.m. in the open air chapel building at Colegio Nueva Vida in La Mulata, Sosúa and there are smaller groups meeting in various locations and online during the week.
Megan grew up in Unionville, Ontario. She has her BA in Sociology and a Master of Divinity. In 2002, she married Travis. She was ordained in the BIC Church of Canada in 2005. She was a youth Pastor for 10 years in Ontario before moving to the DR in 2011. Megan currently volunteers full time in Caraballo/Ascension Village, DR.
Kevin is from Canada and has been living in the DR since 2009 and attending New Life Church since 2013.
Kevin has a scientific background and business, management and administrative experience. He is now retired but with his wife, Francine, helps manage a number of apartments at a condo complex in Cabarete.
Kevin leads the daytime Bible Study and has led our Alpha Course. He has a passion for the Word and has a long history of facilitating Bible studies etc. in Canada, where he was an Elder with Central United Church in Calgary.
Johann was born in Miami, Florida, USA. He began his relationship with Jesus when his mother shared the gospel with him one morning when he was 6 years old. He made his decision to follow Jesus then and has served in servant leadership volunteer positions in Christ Fellowship Miami and Vous Church. He has lived between Florida and the Dominican Republic for long periods but eventually left to Germany to marry his wife, Jemima. During the summer of 2021, while vacationing in Sosua, they connected for the first time with New Life Church and felt God's call to make Sosua their home, deciding to make their move in October 2021.
Johann and Jemima welcomed their baby boy, Judah, in December 2022 and continue to serve in our worship team together.
Claire is from England. She moved to the DR in March, 2010 to lead mission teams from the UK. She now serves with Go MAD and her own charity, Restoring Hope UK, working in Esperanza and Severet villages and with Nazareth House, as God leads and enables.
Claire became a Christian when she was 16 and has been passionate about God and people ever since. She has a BSc in Psychology and Sociology from the University of the West of England and has half a Master's degree in Youth and Community Work with Applied Theology from Bristol Baptist College.
Linda moved to the DR from England in the year 2000 and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour that year on Christmas Eve, during an outreach from New Life Church.
She is Church Secretary at New Life Church and leads the prayer group. In England she worked in the health, education and counseling fields and has a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Policy and a Diploma in Counselling from Warwick University. She graduated from Dominican Bible Institute in 2014.
Heather is originally from South Carolina. She first moved to the Dominican Republic in 2004 and taught in New Life School for 2.5 years.
She returned to the United States to attend college and obtained nursing and nurse practitioner degrees. After completing her studies, God called her back to work with New Missions in the DR, serving as the field director.
Heather married Dr. Gustavo Arismendy Katz Milanes in April, 2017 and their son was born in 2020.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them
New Life Church was started in 2000 by Pastor George DeTellis and his wife, Jeanne, as part of New Missions.
After a long battle with cancer, Pastor George has gone to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jeanne remains involved in the church, but has given governance and vision-casting over to a leadership team. This has been in place since 2013.
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