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. The couple has two adorable daughters, Teagan and Quinn. Through his position at New Life, he serves through discipleship of families and individuals, and leads the youth programs, KidQuest and C.R.E.W. Sam and Kate love to spend time hiking, camping, hunting and especially 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 runs her own business as a photographer and 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 to see New Life grow into the fullness that God has for individuals and the church as a whole.