brad VANDERSON | LEAD PASTOR
Brad is passionate about the community of Wayland. For him, there is nothing better than seeing Jesus transform lives. Brad has a degree from Grand Valley State University in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Ministry at Wesley Seminary. In addition to Frontline, Brad and Sam have been foster parents to several kids over the past couple years and love spending time with their crazy-cool daughters, Emery and Rowan. Brad loves photography, graphic design, and being ridiculously sarcastic all the time.
LORI BAAR | ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Lori and her husband Dave have lived in Wayland most of their marriage. They have 4 children, 15 grandkids, and 3 great grandkids. They love spending time at their cabin near Ludington where they enjoy fishing, hiking, and exploring. Lori has worked in customer service at GE Aviation for 36 years and recently retired. She is passionate about keeping the pastors at NewLife organized (which she says is sometimes an impossible task). She is the first smiling face you will see when visiting the office at NewLife and enjoys helping meet the needs of people in our community.