Meet our leaders

  • Pastor Jonah Fetzer

    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 Frank


    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.

  • Ciara myers  

    NLFC children's Ministry director 

    Ciara accepted Jesus at a very young age. She has been worked with children in some capacity since 2012.  She started as a Sunday School helper and soon became a Sunday School teacher. Professionally, she worked as a nanny for 3 years and became a day teacher for the two-year-old age group for nearly a year.  In 2016, she became the Children's Ministry Director at New Life Family Church.  She has a passion for seeing children of all ages love and serve Jesus and to train them up to be salt and light in the world.  In addition to being the Children's Ministry Director, she has a variety of administrative, marketing, and graphic design skills that are used within the church.