Gary Westra 
Lead Pastor 


Gary has served as the lead pastor of New Life Church since he moved to Wendell from Fresno, California, with his wife Barbara and son Jon in 2009. Gary graduated from Fresno Pacific University, worked 15 yrs in Youth Ministry while continuing his education through leadership course work, seminary classes & is a Commissioned Pastor in the Reformed Church in America. He has a passion for revitalization and renewal of the Church. He is friendly and outgoing to everyone he sees, whether it be a new acquaintance or an old friend.

Gary enjoys fishing, boating, and spending as much time with his grandkids as he can. He loves chatting with people and is always looking for new fishing partners.


Worship Leader

This position is a great opportunity for a person gifted in leading corporate worship and desires further growth and development.

We are offering you a talented team of musicians & vocals to work with, check out some of our past services to get a feel for our style & song selections (full worship services begin with The Prophet Amos & #Struggles message series).

Our Worship Design Team is creating environments where those attending are led to heartfelt worship, challenged to connect, and encouraged to embrace the principles and values of God’s Word.


Erin Roe 
Administrative Assistant 
Email: Admin@nlccwendell.org
Phone: (208) 536-6223
Office Hours: W & F 9am-2pm

Erin has been a part of New Life Church for many years, but she began working as the Administrative Assistant in 2009. She is married to Skeeter and has a son, Braden, and a daughter, Alx. Besides being a mom and running the NLCC office, she also coaches volleyball and spends lots of time cheering on her husband and children who participate in regional and national rodeo competitions.


Suszan Cadwell 
Director of Family Ministries 

The primary focus is on directing Family Night with 150 kids (grades 1-6) & families. Suszan will also discover the needs of our family night participants so we can love our neighbors at their point of need like Jesus did. Contextualizing ministry to families that promotes justice, compassion & reconciliation, equipping NLC to move outward in ministry.