Pastoral Team

Philip and Kathy

Philip and Kathy Young have been part of the New Life family for over 40 years carrying various roles. They have been on the pastoral team and leading the church since 2006.

Philip continues to run his own window cleaning business alongside his church commitments and Kathy has now retired following her career in the NHS. Both continue to lead the church, run a Pulse group, Kathy the toddler group plus the many other responsibilities that their role requires.

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 Pastors.

George and Chiemene

George and Chiemene Hauptfleisch came to Thanet from South Africa in 1993. They left their home country and secure job opportunities to follow the call of God on their lives. They joined New Life soon after arriving and have been there ever since.

Together and individually George and Chiemene serve in the church in teaching, mentoring and prophetic prayer roles alongside the rest of the pastoral team.

They have 3 precious children, 2 daughters studying abroad and 1 son in 6th form in the UK. They started their own business over 10 years ago in a little village called Minster and continue to see the Lord’s provision and blessing on it.

Their passion is to see Jesus lifted high so all can be drawn unto Him, and for the Presence of God to invade the Isle of Thanet.

Gavin and Hannah

Gavin and Hannah have been part of the Pastoral Team at New Life since 2018. Gavin is Philip and Kathy’s son and a life long member of New Life having grown up in the church. Hannah grew up in a small Elim church in Malton, North Yorkshire and moved down south in 2000. They were married in 2002 and have one amazing son who is a 4th generation ‘New Lifer’.

Together they lead the worship and media as well as being involved in lots of other projects and teams in the church. Gavin works in IT locally full time and Hannah works part-time for the church as Philips PA.