Meet the Team

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Pastoral Staff

We are so grateful to be serving along side each of those who attend New Life.

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pastors jim & tina von wald

lead pastor & worship pastor

Pastors Jim and Tina Von Wald moved to Foley in the spring of 2002 to be a part of the New Life Church plant. They are passionate about leading people into deeper relationships with God and each other. Prior to serving as pastor in Foley, Jim was a Probation/Parole Officer for 15 years. Jim enjoys sports and has officiated at the high school and college levels for 20 years. He is currently coaching football and baseball at Foley High School. Jim graduated from North Central University. Tina worked in training and leadership development for the State of Minnesota and several direct sales companies for 15 years. Upon moving to Foley Tina changed her focus to pastoral ministry and received her license to preach with the Assemblies of God. She is the worship pastor, LIFE ministries pastor and a graduate of Bethel University. Jim and Tina have been married for 32 years and have 3 children; Emma (Jared), Ella and Ean.

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pastor nick & casey Benson

youth pastor

In October of 2012, Nick joined our team as Youth Pastor. In 2012 he graduated from North Central University with a degree in Youth Ministry. He is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. He was called into ministry while in high school and has been developing his skills as a youth leader ever since. Pastor Nick and Casey, a 2013 graduate of North Central University with a degree in Social Work were married in August 2013 and are enjoying doing ministry together. They like to watch movies, play sports, eat out, and hang out with their friends.

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pastor jay & hillary erickson

children's pastor

Jay and his wife, Hillary joined New Life in May of 2016. Pastor Jay is currently finishing classes through Global University to become a licensed pastor. He comes to us with 10 years of experience doing Children’s Ministry. Jay loves working with kids and families to help them grow deeper in their faith and grow closer to God. He is an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. Hillary graduated from North Central University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Youth Development Studies and a minor in the Bible. Pastor Jay and Hillary were married in May of 2012 and enjoy being outside, playing games, watching movies, and being with friends. Jay and Hillary had their first child, Ephraim in September, 2016.

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pastor jeb & sabrina reiter

associate pastor

In the fall of 2016, Pastor Jeb officially joined the New Life staff as an Associate Pastor, leading worship and preaching. Jeb spends a majority of his time as a Chaplain for Country Manor in Sartell, MN. He has a passion for worship, discipleship, preaching and teaching. He is a graduate of Central Bible College in Missouri, has been credentialed as a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God since 2009 and was recently Ordained in April of 2017. His wife Sabrina is a graduate of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary where she graduated with a degree in Christian Counseling and works in a private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Waite Park MN. They have two daughters - Selah and Symphony; they love the outdoors, good food, good movies, and when football season rolls around are avid Green Bay Packer fans!!

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pastor lee & jen harris

lay pastor

In the spring of 2006, Pastor Lee and Jen joined the New Life team. They moved to Foley the following summer. Pastor Lee works full time as the Director of Operations for Xerox. After three years working with Ignite Youth, Pastor Lee and Jen added the Associate Pastor role to their responsibilities. Lee is using his gifts as one of our teaching pastors. Pastor Lee attended Living Word Bible Institute, Northwestern and Global University and was licensed by the International Ministerial Fellowship in April of 2006. Lee and Jen have been married for 17 years and have 4 children: Braylie, Wyatt, Weston and Walker.

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adminstrative staff

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mindy goldman

earlylife director
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pam schrupp

office administrator
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zach ploeger

tech director
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