Meet the team

Dale
Swanson

Lead Pastor
RELEASING POTENTIAL
Dale is the lead pastor at New Life Church.  He was raised in Santa Barbara, attended Westmont College and loves this city.  His passion is teaching, coaching and releasing leaders into their full potential.   He's also a diehard USC football fan  and his favorite pass-time is playing basketball

Amy
Swanson

Co-Pastor
SUPPORTING GROWTH
Amy is the co- pastor at New Life and an ACC certified leadership coach. She's also a Westmont grad. Her passion is helping women and leaders navigate life transitions with clarity and confidence. In her spare time, she runs a mobile petting zoo business and collects honey from her beehives

Fernando
Morales

Associate Pastor
STIRRING PASSION
Fernando is our associate & youth pastor.  Fernando is passionate about equipping the Next-Gen to know and love Jesus. He holds a B.A in General Christian Studies from The Kings University He loves photography, technology, and  jumping on the trampoline with his three kids. 

Faith
Morales

Worship Pastor
NURTURING HOPE
Faith is a gifted musician, songwriter and a dedicated mom to 2 preschool age children and a new baby. Faith holds a B.A in Worship & Technical Arts from Christ For The Nations.  Faith loves making fun vlogs to encourage moms and friends, and she loves time with friends and a good chai latte!

Karina
VanBogelen

Children's Director
Karina started attending New Life Church when she was in college and she has served on staff at New Life Church for 6 years.  She gets excited about teaching Biblical truth to children. Her fun-loving personality and energy make her a perfect person to ignite the gospel in our kids. Karina loves being  a mom of 4 kids--2 college students and 2 in high school.  Karina has a creative side, too.  She loves photography and graphics and she's great at arts and crafts!  Her fun smile and her sense of style are both something people love about Karina.

Wes
Holland

Service Coordinator
Wes is our awesome service and Sunday coordinator. Wes has a huge passion to see all people set free by the love and power of Jesus.  His care and attention to details and his love of the Church make Wes a perfect person to serve in this role.  He makes sure all the details of church on Sunday mornings run smoothly.  Outside of Sundays, Wes loves his role as a dad and he is passionate about fitness.  

Pastors Dane & Kelsey Schuett

Campus Pastors (IVCF)
As campus leaders for UCSB and SBCC Intervarsity Fellowship, Dane and Kelsey lead, disciple and connect regularly with young adults.  In addition to their ministry with  Intervarsity, Dane and Kelsey serve on the worship team at NLC.   They both became licensed Foursquare ministers in 2020 and they have a passion for supporting young people to find their calling and purpose in Christ.

Church Council

Carl and Debbie
endo

CREATING CHANGE
MENTORING INDIVIDUALS
Serving NLC
 since 2001

Laura
Hoffman

ENCOURAGING CALLING
Serving NLC
since  1995

Wes
Holland

IGNITING FREEDOM
Serving NLC
since 2013

Jay and Joanna
Reyes

HERALDING TRUTH
SEWING POSSIBILITIES
Serving NLC
since 1993