Governing Council

The NLA Governing Council is the governing body authorized by the Elder Board of New Life Church to develop strategic plans and oversight of NLA. Its role is to ensure the long-term viability and stability of NLA and to monitor the efforts of Academy leadership on living up to its mission, values, and vision.

Jonathan Anderstrom
Mike Brocker
Kristen Bryant
Don Cooper


Matt Engstrom

Vice Chair

Bruce Gorter
Jim Leske


Brett Lilly

Lead Pastor, NLC

Robin Maynard
Kathryn Nash
Melissa Porter
Tyler Schelhaas


2023-24 Committee Assignments