Pastor Aaron Martell and his wife, Theresa, have been married since 1996 and have two children, Jayda and Caleb. Both Aaron and Theresa graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Aaron was a youth pastor for five years at North Haven Church in North St. Paul and for almost two years at Community Church in Fond du Lac. After that, he worked at Fond du Lac Bumper Exchange as the sales manager. Aaron joined the staff at New Life Community Church in August of 2006 as an associate pastor and is currently the lead pastor. Both Aaron and Theresa were part of the launch team for New Life Community Church. Theresa enjoys being at home with her family and has a creative passion for her photography business. Aaron enjoys being with his family, taking time to coach his son, as well as coaching at CrossFit, and is also an avid Packer fan.
Sam Scharinger began working for New Life in September, 2016 as the associate pastor. Sam spent the last five years as a high school counselor at Plymouth High School. He is a proud husband to his beautiful wife, Kate, since 2015, and is a soon-to-be daddy! Through his new position at New Life, he will be serving the youth and families of Crew, WYLD Life and KidQuest. Sam and Kate love to hang out and spend time hiking, camping, hunting, fishing – basically anything outdoors. Both of them are super competitive and enjoy challenging each other in many sports. They enjoy nerf gun wars in the house as well as the company of friends. Kate is an avid photographer who is passionate about taking photos of both landscapes and people. She also has a knack for baking a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies. Sam is excited about this next season that both him and Kate have entered into, and is looking forward to learning how to allow God to lead him into new unchartered territory.