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Ministry Leaders


Jason Ferando

Partnership Groups Coordinator

Jason has been a part of the New Life family for over ten years and affectionately refers to it as his second home. His greatest passion is to help others from all walks of life discover and grow in their God-given potential. This passion comes through as he periodically takes the teaching responsibility on Sunday morning, and also as he works to connect people into our partnership groups so they can grow in their faith.

Jason has been married to his high school sweetheart Melisa since 1999, and boasts in his two fun, energetic children, Kayla and Josh. He loves warm weather destinations, dinner with good friends, and tragically inherited a family obsession with the Boston Red Sox.


Jim and Sally Genest

Youth Group Leader

Jim and Sally have been part of New Life for the last eight years, and enjoy living in South County with their three children. Jim is a maintenance technician at Toray Plastics, and is a general handy man. He is such a true creative that he also heads up the Design Team, and is truly passionate about his relationship with God and how that affects his relationship to others.

Sally is a great mom, an insightful friend, and has become such a significant part of our church community that she was hired as New Life's office manager. Her passion is to see youth believe in themselves and in the God that created each of them unique and beautiful.

Together they make a great team to engage and challenge the youth, encouraging them to draw closer in their relationships with God.


Rita McNamar

Kid's Church and Nursery Coordinator

Rita McNamar has been married to Pastor Keith since 1997. They met at Zion Bible College where she graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies. They have three children, Jacob, Seth and Aislinn.

Rita works for a local financial institution as a business trainer. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, good books, living in South Kingstown, and running. Rita is an excellent communicator and loves teaching kids' church because she is passionate about seeing children grow in their faith in Christ.


Joe and Anne Manning

New Life Food Bank


Sheryl Stadnick

Host Team Coordinator

Sheryl has been a part of New Life for 30 years (but who's counting?). She is a loving wife of 29 years and the mother of two boys: Justin and Shawn. Sheryl's heart of service and tireless energy for serving others in the church come through in every task she takes on, including her responsibility to lead the team that sets a welcoming atmosphere for every service.

Sheryl has worked at a local nursing and rehab facility for 29 years, and is extremely dedicated to caring for her residents there. She loves gardening, singing, taking walks, mentoring high school students and spending time with her family.


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