About Us

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 Pastor

<strong>John and Christine Palmieri</strong><br><em><a href="https://newlifecommunity.church/elgin/">Visit Elgin</a></em>

Pastor John and Christine Palmieri

Pastor John Palmieri made a decision to follow Christ at the young age of seventeen and immediately knew that God was calling him to be on mission in pastoral ministry. He studied and graduated from the Moody Bible Institute ('85) and in 2006 he completed his Master's Degree in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at the Moody Theological Seminary. In the spring, 2012, he graduated from Bakke Graduate University with a DMIN (Doctor of Ministry) in Transformational Leadership for the Global City. Pastor John has over 25 years experience working in both the blue collar and corporate marketplace. Over the last twenty-five years Pastor John has served in various ministry leadership positions, including the pastorate, missions, church planting, live-in discipleship & job training, youth ministry and counseling. Frequently, Pastor John speaks at various church retreats and ministry conferences. He and his wife Christine have three children, Caleb, Hannah and Abbey, and together they are committed to fulfilling God's Purposes in their generation.


Laura Pelinski - Office Manager

Laura Pelinski is the Office Manager for New Life Community Church-Elgin, where she runs the day-to-day operations for the church and is Pastor John Palmieri’s right-hand gal. She is an active leader at New Life Elgin in the Women’s Ministry, Sunday Service Coordinator, Stage Design Crew, Kids’ Zone Nursery volunteer, and Soul Care Ministry – mentoring couples with her husband of 38 years, Mike. She is the “Nana” of 6. Laura’s passion is to serve the Lord in helping make fully devoted, fruitful followers of Christ.

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