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Our purpose is to be a family of love that cooperates with God in making fully devoted fruitful followers of Christ. We would love to see you this Sunday at New Life. Watch our welcome video and learn more below!
Meet Our Team
Pastor Juan and Rosa Sanchez
Juan and Rosabel Sanchez have been involved in ministry for the last 12 years. They were Fusion ministry leaders and Elders at Newlife Midway before being launched out in the Spring of 2014 to plant Newlife Garfield-Ridge, where they led services at Kennedy High School. In the Fall of 2016 both the New Life Garfield Ridge and New Life Cicero church families merged into one new dynamic body of Christ, which Juan and Rosabel now pastor. Both Juan and Rosabel are life-long residents of the City of Chicago and both work as educators for Chicago Public Schools. They have a shared passion to see healthy, vibrant and spiritually equipped individuals and families grow and thrive. Together, they have four children and a beagle named Zoe.
Pastor Roger and Martha Cortez
Roger Cortez came to know Jesus at the age of 15. He started serving at New Life since 1998. For almost 20 years, he and his wife Martha have served in many different areas of ministry including worship, small groups, discipleship and KidZone. Roger and Martha have been married for over 30 years and have two grown children and four grandchildren. Their passion is to mentor and disciple people and guide them through their spiritual walk. They have assisted in planting several New Life locations, including New Life Little Village, New Life Montgomery and New Life Berwyn where Roger serves as pastor.
Diana Perez - Worship Leader
Diana Perez is the worship leader at New Life Berwyn. She has served on several worship teams throughout her life at New Life. Diana has lead worship for about 5 years now. She loves cultivating a culture of worship every Sunday and connecting with people on a worship level in leading people closer into God’s presence. She loves community and strives to create that with her team and every person she encounters.
Violeta Mondragon-Flores - Office Manager
Violeta Mondragon-Flores is the Office Manager for New Life Berwyn, where she runs the day-to-day operations for the church. She is an active part of Kids Zone, where you can find her doing craft projects with the preschoolers or running after her 1-year-old daughter.
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