Meet Jeff

It was Jeff's dream to create a church where all people would feel truly welcomed into the light of God's love and acceptance.  Jeff is passionate about inclusivity and social justice.  That dream became a reality when he founded New Song in 2006.  


Jeff's mark on the New Song community is most notable in his attention to detail for each and every worship service, and in his drive to serve others beyond the walls of the church.  Jeff is a gifted musician (piano, voice, choral conductor, and clinician) with too many years as a music performer to count!  He is often recognized around town by those who have been blessed to hear him sing or play  over the years. And he shares those talents at New Song every week.  


Jeff was the founding board chair for the Family Promise of the Northland homeless ministry and continues to provide guidance to that worthy organization. He serves on the General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and recently finished his term of service on the Executive Committee of Disciples Peace Fellowship.  He is a graduate of Saint Paul School of Theology and William Jewell College.  Jeff is married and has two kids, one a teen and one a young adult.  One of his most interesting hobbies is building and restoring pipe organs using components of other abandoned instruments in the midwest area.  For him, this is another resurrection story! 

Meet kristin

Kristin joined the New Song family in 2007.  New Song is the place where her preaching gifts came to life!  She loves sharing God's message of hope and grace with others.  Kristin's preaching combines an eclectic blend of deep scripture study, relevant references to current events and popular culture, and her own stories of spiritual growth and challenge.  


After ten years working as a hospital chaplain, Kristin still feels a strong call to offer support for people all along life's journey.  Kristin enjoys visiting with others, hearing their stories and providing prayer and care along the way.  


Kristin serves on the board for the regional Tall Oaks Camp & Conference Center. She is married and has three kids from 6 to 12 years old.  She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School and William Jewell College.  Kristin spends free time reading loads of historical fiction from the public library, coaching kids'  soccer, balancing on one foot in "tree pose" (yoga), and she is a cat person.