Nico & Rashelle came from their homeland of South Africa in 2021 to join and lead New Life. It was a long-awaited arrival and Pastoral appointment following a memorable journey of a year for us all due to COVID.
They were part of Living Word Bible College in Pretoria, South Africa from 2009-2019 and both have hearts to see God’s Word preached and understood by all. They completed their respective Theological degrees at the South African Theological Seminary in 2019 and have embraced the unknown in order to pursue and grab hold of God’s call on their lives.
Together they lead the church, run a connect group and extend themselves to many other responsibilities that their role requires.
They have a passion for God’s mission to reach all nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have done short-term outreaches to Malawi, Uganda, Russia, and Namibia. Their desire is to be involved in God’s ongoing mission all across the globe.
Philip and Kathy Young have been part of the New Life family together for over 45 years (Philip all his life) carrying various roles. They have been on the Pastoral team and had the privilege of leading the church from 2006 to their retirement in 2020.
Philip continues to run his own window cleaning business alongside his church commitments and Kathy is happily retired following her career in the NHS. Both run a Connect Group, Kathy the toddler group plus many other responsibilities involved in church life.
They have 3 grown-up children, 2 delightful grandsons, and 1 delightful granddaughter. Their strong sense of family is something that they value highly and that is very much at the core of who they are as leaders.
Gavin and Hannah Young have been part of the Pastoral Team at New Life since 2018 and part of New Life together for nearly 20 years.
Gavin is Philip and Kathy’s son and a lifelong member of New Life having grown up in the church. Hannah grew up in a small Elim church in Malton, North Yorkshire. They were married in 2002 and have one amazing son who is a 4th generation ‘New Lifer’.
Together they lead the worship and media and support lots of other projects and teams in the church in the background (their default favorite position). Their passion is supporting and enabling people and teams to “do what they do best”.
Gavin works in IT locally full time and Hannah works part-time for the church.