Meet the Team

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Pastoral Staff

We are so grateful to be serving along side each of those who attend New Life.

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pastors jim & tina von wald

co-pastors

Pastors Jim and Tina Von Wald moved to Foley in the spring of 2002 to be a part of the New Life Church plant. They are passionate about leading people into deeper relationships with God and each other. Prior to serving as pastor in Foley, Jim was a Probation/Parole Officer for 15 years. Jim enjoys sports and has officiated at the high school and college levels for 20 years. He is currently coaching football and baseball at Foley High School. Jim graduated from North Central University. Tina worked in training and leadership development for the State of Minnesota and several direct sales companies for 15 years. Upon moving to Foley Tina changed her focus to pastoral ministry and is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She is the co-pastor, worship and LIFE ministries pastor and a graduate of Bethel University. Jim and Tina have been married for 33 years and have 3 adult children; Emma (Jared), Ella and Ean.

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pastor nick & casey Benson

youth pastor

In October of 2012, Nick joined our team as Youth Pastor. In 2012 he graduated from North Central University with a degree in Youth Ministry. He is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. He was called into ministry while in high school and has been developing his skills as a youth leader ever since. Pastor Nick and Casey, a 2013 graduate of North Central University with a degree in Social Work were married in August 2013 and are enjoying doing ministry together. They like to watch movies, play sports, eat out, and hang out with their friends.

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pastor jeb & sabrina reiter

associate pastor

In the fall of 2016, Pastor Jeb officially joined the New Life staff as an Associate Pastor, leading worship and preaching. Jeb spends a majority of his time as a Chaplain for Country Manor in Sartell, MN. He has a passion for worship, discipleship, preaching and teaching. He is a graduate of Central Bible College in Missouri, has been credentialed as a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God since 2009 and was recently Ordained in April of 2017. His wife Sabrina is a graduate of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary where she graduated with a degree in Christian Counseling and works in a private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Waite Park MN. They have two daughters - Selah and Symphony; they love the outdoors, good food, good movies, and when football season rolls around are avid Green Bay Packer fans!!

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mindy & mark goldman

interim kids director

Mindy Goldman joined our staff as our Interim kidlife Director January of 2018. Before taking on the responsibilities of kidlife, Mindy was our earlylife director. She has a passion for kids and helping them develop a relationship with God and seeing their value and worth in Him. She is currently taking classes through Global University and plans to become licensed in the spring of 2019. Her husband, Mark, is a computer programmer (He doesn’t know anything about Windows, so don’t ask.) and together they have 5 kids ranging in ages from 13 to 2. You can often find their whole clan in lifehall on Sunday mornings.

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pam schrupp

connections pastor & office administrator

Pam Schrupp joined our staff as our Office Administrator in December of 2012. Before coming to New Life, Pam was a Pre-school Teacher and then worked in the Health and Fitness industry for many years. Pam received her license to preach with the Assemblies of God in the spring of 2018. It is Pam’s desire and passion to lead people to a genuine sense of belonging, involvement and spiritual growth at New Life by meeting people where they are and leading them to the next steps. Pam is a collector of facts, hasn’t met a candy she doesn’t like and loves people. Her husband, Troy, is in youth development with the University of MN 4H Extension Office and together they have two adult sons, Spencer and Kyle. They love to go to the movies and eat out every chance they get.

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adminstrative staff

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kiana & nathan lease

earlylife coordinator
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Axel & Bekkah Zellman

Middle School Director
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zach ploeger

tech director
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