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 and Youth Leader

We are excited to announce that Todd Mikolyski will be joining our team December 1st!!!


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, Brayden, 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.