Pastor Jonah grew up in Shakopee, Minnesota. After graduating high school, he entered into the Marine Corps and served for four years. Feeling God’s call to go into the ministry, Jonah attended Charis Bible College in Colorado. After completing the ministry training course, he stayed in Colorado Springs and took over a wood flooring business. During this period, he met and married his wife Amie. They came to Wisconsin to work with his dad restoring Woodie cars. In 2013, he was asked by Pastor Jon Neitzell (Senior Pastor of River Valley Christian Church – Lake Elmo) to take over as Senior Pastor of River Valley Christian Church – Lighthouse in Saint Croix Falls, WI, where he has served faithfully ever since. In 2019, Jonah took over pastoring New Life Family Church from Brad and Jean Lawrence, the founders of the church, who oversaw it faithfully for twenty years.
David is the Worship Director at New Life Family Church and, in addition, leads the Media and Performing Arts ministries. Prior to becoming the Worship Director in 2017, David was a regular member of the worship team and led worship for the youth group. David received a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, minoring in Musical Theatre. A Christian from a young age, David grew up in the church and desires to use the performing arts as an expression of worship to God and a means of conveying the Gospel of Jesus Christ to New Richmond and the world.