Leadership Team

New Life Christian Fellowship was founded by Pastors Ernie and Kathy Beers in September of 1980. This vibrant, charismatic church continues to be a place where people encounter God and experience the difference He makes in their lives.

Meet The Team

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Senior Pastor

Pastor Michael Szymanski

Michael Szymanski is the Senior Pastor of New Life.  He is a graduate of Living Word Training Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  Before stepping into his role as Senior Pastor, he served as Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Elder. Pastor Michael enjoys helping people from all walks of life experience God's rich and powerful presence.  Sharing the harmonious and profound working of God's Word and Spirit together is something that brings great joy to Michael's heart--knowing that it gives God great joy, too!

Pastor Michael is a Delaware native.  He and his wife Kathy have been married for 33 years and have 3 grown children.  He enjoys boating, spending time with his family and currently resides in New Castle, Delaware.

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Youth Ministry Leaders

Christina & Andrew VanDyke

Christina VanDyke is the Youth Leader at New Life. Christina is currently pursuing a ministry degree at Christian Leadership University. Before stepping into the Youth Leader position, she served in the children's ministry as a teacher. Her desire is to lead others to the Father by pointing them to the power of the Holy Spirit. Christina loves interior design and has a strange addiction to HGTV. Andrew Vandyke leads the Youth Ministry with Christina. Andrew's heart of worship is evident to all who meet him. He enjoys metal-work and he loves to share The Word with youth. 

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Young Adults Ministry Leader

Paul Szymanski

Paul Szymanski is a young adults ministry leader and a worship leader. He enjoys working with others to activate their gifting's by teaching and impartation. Paul is a Texas Bible Institute (TBI) graduate and shortly after he graduated, he continued to serve at TBI on staff for three years. He loves the game of chess and has an unhealthy obsession with chips and cheese.