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New Life UMC Team

Robert (Robb) Hewitt

Lead Pastor

The Rev. Robert Hewitt joined New Life July 1, 2022.   He comes to us from First United Methodist Church, Stamford after having served The Mountain View UMC in Walker Valley, NY (part of the NYAC), where as pastor he managed a complicated merger of three churches in 2006. The son of the Rev. Arthur and Beatrice Hewitt, he grew up in parsonages in upstate New York and received his M. Div. from Yale Divinity. He was ordained a full elder in 1993 and following two appointments in Connecticut, joined Pine Bush UMC in Pine Bush, New York. By 2003, churches in Bloomingburg, Bulllville and Walker Valley were added to his charge; he helped them discern that they would merge into one, The Mountain View UMC, consolidated their ministries and added to the congregation.

Rev. Hewitt says “I hope to continuously grow in effectiveness, influence, and impact in relationship with a community of people of Christian faith who are poised to adapt and grow.” He is the devoted father of Bella and Ben.

Contact Pastor Robb at: robert.hewitt@nyac-umc.com

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The Rev. Robert Hewitt joined New Life July 1, 2022.   He comes to us from First United Methodist Church, Stamford after having served The Mountain View UMC in Walker Valley, NY (part of the NYAC), where as pastor he managed a complicated merger of three churches in 2006. The son of the Rev. Arthur and Beatrice Hewitt, he grew up in parsonages in upstate New York and received his M. Div. from Yale Divinity. He was ordained a full elder in 1993 and following two appointments in Connecticut, joined Pine Bush UMC in Pine Bush, New York. By 2003, churches in Bloomingburg, Bulllville and Walker Valley were added to his charge; he helped them discern that they would merge into one, The Mountain View UMC, consolidated their ministries and added to the congregation.

Rev. Hewitt says “I hope to continuously grow in effectiveness, influence, and impact in relationship with a community of people of Christian faith who are poised to adapt and grow.” He is the devoted father of Bella and Ben.

Contact Pastor Robb at: robert.hewitt@nyac-umc.com

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Joe Lopez

Pastor in Training

Joe and his family joined New Life in 2014 and have since taken on many roles within our church. They truly are a blessing to New Life! Joe has felt the Lord calling him into service and has begun the journey to become a Pastor under the guidance of the Reverend Robert (Robb) Hewitt. 

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Joe and his family joined New Life in 2014 and have since taken on many roles within our church. They truly are a blessing to New Life! Joe has felt the Lord calling him into service and has begun the journey to become a Pastor under the guidance of the Reverend Robert (Robb) Hewitt. 

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Chaplain Walton Brown

Army Chaplain

Pastor Walton Brown loves Christ and people. He believes nothing is more important than our relationship with God and with each other. With a calling to serve God in the Armed Forces, he began serving as a Pastoral intern here at New Life. Pastor Brown also served God as a mentor in individual and large group at-risk youth mentoring (giving love and hope to those in low income, high crime rate areas), production ministry, caregiver, crisis counselor, and small group adult ministry. With Christ at the center, nothing is impossible!

Pastor Walton is now a Chaplain in the Armed Forces and has been deployed. Please cover him in Prayer as he shares God and Christ with those he is ministering to!

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Pastor Walton Brown loves Christ and people. He believes nothing is more important than our relationship with God and with each other. With a calling to serve God in the Armed Forces, he began serving as a Pastoral intern here at New Life. Pastor Brown also served God as a mentor in individual and large group at-risk youth mentoring (giving love and hope to those in low income, high crime rate areas), production ministry, caregiver, crisis counselor, and small group adult ministry. With Christ at the center, nothing is impossible!

Pastor Walton is now a Chaplain in the Armed Forces and has been deployed. Please cover him in Prayer as he shares God and Christ with those he is ministering to!

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Sarah McBride

Church Facilities Manager

Sarah has been in fellowship with the Lord for over the last twenty years. A faithful and dedicated member of New Life for the last four years, she is the “happiest sexton in the world” and believes it is a privilege and honor to keep our beloved church looking RESPLENDENT (inside and out) and ready for services each week. 

Sarah finds joy in being a part of New Life’s Praise Team, and has used her gift for singing to bless the congregation and bring glory to God.   

When she’s not being a dirt detective for the church and people's homes (she cleans professionally as well), Sarah enjoys reading/listening to the Bible, playing soccer, kayaking, snowboarding, and running with her adorable mini dachshund. She finds inspiration through singing, playing guitar, writing songs, and rock painting.

Sarah and her wonderful husband, Jim, have been married for over thirty years, and often find themselves relishing in the beauteous display of God’s creation on their long road trips.

Contact Sarah at: iridewx@gmail.com 

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Sarah has been in fellowship with the Lord for over the last twenty years. A faithful and dedicated member of New Life for the last four years, she is the “happiest sexton in the world” and believes it is a privilege and honor to keep our beloved church looking RESPLENDENT (inside and out) and ready for services each week. 

Sarah finds joy in being a part of New Life’s Praise Team, and has used her gift for singing to bless the congregation and bring glory to God.   

When she’s not being a dirt detective for the church and people's homes (she cleans professionally as well), Sarah enjoys reading/listening to the Bible, playing soccer, kayaking, snowboarding, and running with her adorable mini dachshund. She finds inspiration through singing, playing guitar, writing songs, and rock painting.

Sarah and her wonderful husband, Jim, have been married for over thirty years, and often find themselves relishing in the beauteous display of God’s creation on their long road trips.

Contact Sarah at: iridewx@gmail.com 

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Chris Noack

Minister of Technology

Chris and his two wonderful children have been a part of New Life since 2013. Soon after coming to our church Chris found that he loves to serve the Lord! As part of his service, he enjoys leading the tech team and makes sure our social media and overall online presence is up to par. 

When Chris is not helping out at New Life, you can find him wandering through the woods on one of the many local trails communing with God. Being in His creation is like no other experience for Chris.

Contact Chris at: chnoack@live.com 

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Chris and his two wonderful children have been a part of New Life since 2013. Soon after coming to our church Chris found that he loves to serve the Lord! As part of his service, he enjoys leading the tech team and makes sure our social media and overall online presence is up to par. 

When Chris is not helping out at New Life, you can find him wandering through the woods on one of the many local trails communing with God. Being in His creation is like no other experience for Chris.

Contact Chris at: chnoack@live.com 

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MJ Vaiciunas

Minister of Music

M.J. is a musician on a mission. On fire for God and looking to build New Life United Methodist Church into a Mecca for Music Ministry in Southwestern Connecticut. In addition to his responsibilities at New Life, MJ is a piano instructor, as well as a professional musician performing in and around the greater New York area. He also Co-Owns an internet based writing company-The MusicCrafters.

Married to his lovely wife Lisa, they have five children between them. On his days off you’ll find him fishing or riding his motorcycle.

Contact MJ at: emjayv79@gmail.com 

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M.J. is a musician on a mission. On fire for God and looking to build New Life United Methodist Church into a Mecca for Music Ministry in Southwestern Connecticut. In addition to his responsibilities at New Life, MJ is a piano instructor, as well as a professional musician performing in and around the greater New York area. He also Co-Owns an internet based writing company-The MusicCrafters.

Married to his lovely wife Lisa, they have five children between them. On his days off you’ll find him fishing or riding his motorcycle.

Contact MJ at: emjayv79@gmail.com 

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Fred Seaboldt

Office Manager

Fred is a brother who is ON FIRE for Christ and Prays for ALL to come to know and SHARE the LOVE of Christ! Fred is a long time member of the church and has been working as the Office manager for going on 14 years and been involved with the Youth Ministry for almost 25 years, having taught High School, Middle School and 4/5 grade Sunday School. 

Fred has been married to the Love of his Life, Annie, for 30 years and has 7 fantastic children and 5 wonderful grand kids! Fred has personally known Christ for 50+ years.

Other places where you can always find Fred are; in the Sound/Video Booth as Sound/Video engineer on Sundays and in the Church Offices as Office Manager during the week.

Fred THANKS God for allowing him to serve and for the doors AND windows God has opened for him in his life and for the members of this church for believing AND loving him!!

Contact Fred at: nlccumc@aol.com

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Fred is a brother who is ON FIRE for Christ and Prays for ALL to come to know and SHARE the LOVE of Christ! Fred is a long time member of the church and has been working as the Office manager for going on 14 years and been involved with the Youth Ministry for almost 25 years, having taught High School, Middle School and 4/5 grade Sunday School. 

Fred has been married to the Love of his Life, Annie, for 30 years and has 7 fantastic children and 5 wonderful grand kids! Fred has personally known Christ for 50+ years.

Other places where you can always find Fred are; in the Sound/Video Booth as Sound/Video engineer on Sundays and in the Church Offices as Office Manager during the week.

Fred THANKS God for allowing him to serve and for the doors AND windows God has opened for him in his life and for the members of this church for believing AND loving him!!

Contact Fred at: nlccumc@aol.com

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Kelly-Ann

Ministries Facilitator

Kelly-Ann began her walk with the Lord in her late teens. She feels blessed to have been a part of the New Life community for the past five years. After earning a Bachelor of Arts at Nyack College, she taught PreK-4 and Grade 1 at a Christian academy in New York. She then went on to earn a master’s in library information science. She worked as a librarian for four years before moving to New Fairfield with her family. She enjoys helping people to connect and use their gifts to serve others and bring glory to God. Kelly-Ann is actively involved in both, children’s and women’s ministry. Outside of church, she loves spending time with her family which often includes “library hopping” and visiting historical homes and museums.

Contact Kelly-Ann at: kelgar412@aol.com 

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Kelly-Ann began her walk with the Lord in her late teens. She feels blessed to have been a part of the New Life community for the past five years. After earning a Bachelor of Arts at Nyack College, she taught PreK-4 and Grade 1 at a Christian academy in New York. She then went on to earn a master’s in library information science. She worked as a librarian for four years before moving to New Fairfield with her family. She enjoys helping people to connect and use their gifts to serve others and bring glory to God. Kelly-Ann is actively involved in both, children’s and women’s ministry. Outside of church, she loves spending time with her family which often includes “library hopping” and visiting historical homes and museums.

Contact Kelly-Ann at: kelgar412@aol.com 

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