Meet our Pastors

Welcome to New Life Presbyterian Church! One of the realities of living in Southern California is that you have many churches to choose from as you look for one to call home. The choice is a difficult one to make. We are not the biggest church around. We are not the smallest. But we are a church committed to the central and objective historical reality of Christianity–the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everything we do here revolves around three basic principles: Celebrating Life in Christ, Cultivating Growth in Christ, Communicating Christ to the Culture

Ted Hamilton

Ted Hamilton

Senior Pastor
Born in Northern California and raised in Southern California, Ted is the first child of a Los Angeles attorney and a mom who was a part-time dental hygienist…
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Kevin Daane

Kevin Daane

Associate Pastor
Kevin is a graduate of Calvin College (1987) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and of Westminster Seminary California (2005). Born and raised in the upper mid-west, he met his wife, Kathy…
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Rip Pratt

Rip Pratt

Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries
Rip Pratt is delighted to serve New Life as the Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries. Rip has ministered to youth and families since 1979, working in Costa Mesa…
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Eric Chappell

Eric Chappell

Assistant Pastor
Eric was born and raised in San Diego county. He met Katie during their undergraduate work in Chicago. After college, they got married and Eric attended Westminster Seminary CA…
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Eric Chappell

Julius Kim

Pastor of Worship & Music
Dr. Kim has been a professor at Westminster Seminary California since 2000, teaching courses in homiletics, cross-cultural missions, pastoral ministry and the history of preaching…
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New Life Church Plants

Mision Vida Nueva

Pastor Juan Arjona

Parkside Church

Pastor Michael McBride

Ramona Valley PCA

Pastor Andy Schreiber

Meet our Staff

Dianna Huston

Bob Pasch

Facilities Manager


Dianna Huston

Dianna Huston

Counselor to Women

Elane Cross Lazet

Edwin Tungol

Church Accountant

Elane Cross Lazet

Brian Frick

Pastoral Intern


Elane Cross Lazet

Elane Cross Lazet

Children’s Ministry Director


Vickie Atkins

Vickie Atkins

Church Secretary


Elane Cross Lazet

Mitchell Dong

Communications Director

Dianna Huston

David Dressler

Youth & Family Assistant

Meet our Elders

Ruben Bons
Mike Dudley
Larry Erikson
Rob Jenks
Dennis Johnson
Peter Jones
Julius Kim
Newman Lee
Pete Sara
John Robertus
Herb Smith
Nathan Van Egmond
John Yphantides


Meet our Deacons

Art Bergquist
Clint Dudley
Doug Failla
Alex Ferda
Jim Foy
Richard Jungas
Brad Lawhorn
Martin Lim
Chris Love
Christian Maehler
Paul McFadden
Carlos Medina
Brian Melonakos
Bob Pasch
John Savidge
Bob Shirley
Matt Shirley
Edwin Tungol
Mark Van den Herik
Jason Winter


Want to worship with us?

If you want to know more about the salvation he offers, feel free to drop by the church or give us a call (760.489.5714). We hope with all our hearts that you are made to feel at home here at New Life.