Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. 

Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. 

These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Mike nedelko

    lead pastor

    Pastor Mike started as the Lead Pastor at NewLife in November 2018. 

    He received his B.A. from Millar College of the Bible, his M.Div. from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary. 

    Pastor Mike has over 20 years of Pastoral Leadership experience alongside of experience working in Youth Ministry, Camp Ministry, Teaching and Missions. 

    He is married to Elisa and they have four children: Zoe, Isaiah, Ezra and Ezekiel. The Nedelko family enjoys outdoors, sports, travelling and eating. 

    Pastor Mike is a voracious reader and is passionate about preaching God’s word and taking the message of new life in Jesus Christ to the world. He also has a great desire to see men and women equipped to lead and serve at NewLife and across the world.

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  • chuck cleveland

    facility care

  • elijah dela cruz

    intern for youth ministry

  • correna parkinson

    director of administration

    Correna joined the NewLife staff team in June 2019. She was born and raised in Lloydminster and is married to Steve. Together, they have three children: Ezra, Ryder and Mckenzie.  


    Correna graduated from North American Baptist College with a diploma of Biblical Studies and received her Hotel and Restaurant Management degree from SAIT in 2004.  Correna has always been passionate about ministry and has been involved in many areas over the years.


    Correna's passions include cooking, scrapbooking, photography, card games, and camping (as long as water and electricity are involved).  Steve and Correna enjoy sharing a meal with new and old friends around the table and are excited to be learning and serving as part of the NewLife team.    

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  • shauna sturge

    director of worship

    Shauna joined the NewLife staff team in October 2019. She was born and raised in Lloydminster and has been a part of NewLife church since it opened its doors in 1991.


    Shauna has served in many areas of ministry over the years, both as a volunteer and a staff member. She has a passion for praise and worship and uses her training and experience to create meaningful times of worship that give glory to God. 

    Shauna and her husband, Chad, have three boys: Connor, Benen and Kolten. Her family serves alongside her in worship, and she is a proud mama seeing her boys use their gifts to honour God and serve the church. Shauna’s hobbies include coffee, baby cuddling, Christmas movies, reading, crocheting, and late-night/all-nighters. She is excited for the opportunity to grow and serve at NewLife!

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  • Katie Smallhorn

    director of communications

    Katie joined the NewLife staff team in December 2018.

    Over the past ten years, Katie has loved working on various teams in camp, youth, and campus ministry. In 2014, Katie became an elementary educator and taught Grade 3 for two years.

    Katie and her husband Dan returned to Lloydminster in 2016 and have two kids: Ezra and Olivia. Katie loves to read, paint, cook, and spend time with her family outside. She is passionate about creativity and community, and is grateful for the opportunity to grow and serve at NewLife!

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  • elisa nedelko

    co-director of children's ministry

  • marianne lesyk

    co-director of children's ministry