Leadership

At New City Church

Leadership

At New City Church

STAFF TEAM

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Dr. Ryan Johnson

Lead Pastor

FOUNDER

Pastor Ryan, and his wife Megan, planted New City Church from scratch in 2015. He has four children, Tatum, Caden, Roman, and Maggie. Preaching the Word of God, casting vision, pastoral care, and oversight of the organization are just some of the ways that Ryan provides servant leadership of this church.

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Megan Johnson

discipleship DIRECTOR

FOUNDER

Megan, and her husband Ryan, planted New City Church. She has four children, Tatum, Caden, Roman, and Maggie. Guiding the formation of life-on-life discipleship groups, as well as the care and development of their leaders, is Megan's main role at New City Church. 

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E. Brandon Dean

ASSISTANT PASTOR

Brandon and his wife Alisha have been a part of New City Church since before it was planted. They have two grown daughters (Halle and Maddy), a son-in-law (Steven), and a grandchild (James) who all call New City Church their home. Brandon wears many hats, but his primary focus is on engagement, liturgy, and pastoral/shepherding care. He is also a member of the creative and preaching teams and serves as Clerk of the Session.

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Duane Mixon

Worship and Residencies PASTOR

Duane joined the staff of New City Church in January of 2022. He, and his wife Jessica, have three children, Miles, Iris, and Silas. Duane is responsible for curating our times of worship as well as the care and development of our worship leaders. Additionally, he is overseeing the creation of an ongoing residency program at New City Church. 

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Kelly Shipp

Children's Ministry DIRECTOR

As a part of the original launch team, Kelly developed New City Kids from the ground up. She, and her husband Kenny, have three children, Emma, Ben, and Everett. Coming alongside parents as they disciple their children is her main focus at New City Church. Kelly is also overseeing the creation of a shepherding care ministry. 

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Anne Bridges

Children's Ministry Assistant Director

Anne, and her husband Rob, have been Covenant Partners at New City Church since we were a portable church meeting in a middle school. They have two children, Rylan and Reese. Anne provides organization and leadership to New City Kids.   

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Patrick Choi

Youth DIRECTOR

Patrick, and his wife Erica, are developing a vibrant ministry for Junior High and Senior High students at New City Church. They have two children, Haven and David. Patrick is a part of the preaching team, and as a ruling elder, he provides leadership and shepherding oversight for the organization as a part of the Session.

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Erica Choi

Youth Director

Erica, and her husband Patrick, have two children, Haven and David. Erica is all about developing discipleship relationships with young people - whether they are new to the faith or making their parents' faith their own. Erica is one of our key worship leaders and oversees our social media presence.

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Bill Golden

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bill, and his wife Karen, have been a part of New City Church since we were a church plant meeting in a Middle School. He first entered leadership as a ruling elder, and later joined the staff as our Executive Director. Caring for the staff and their development is Bill's primary focus at New City Church. Bill and Karen have two grown children, Mikayla and Nathan.

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Cheri Ryan

Operations and Ministry Partnerships DIRECTOR

Cheri, and her husband Mark, were integral to our transition from a church plant to an established church within our community. They have two daughters, Hannah and Amelia. Cheri oversees the day-to-day operations of the church and facility, and global and local ministry partnerships. 

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Mike McAuliff

Missional Communities Director

Mike, and his wife Emily, were a part of the initial Launch Team when New City Church was planted. They have two daughters, Ella and Ada. Mike's primary focus with New City Church is providing encouragement and oversight to our Missional Community leaders. He also is a regular part of our preaching team and serves as a ruling elder on the Session. 

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SUNDAY MORNING TEAMS

Contact a team lead if you have questions or would like to serve.

SUNDAY MORNING TEAMS

Contact a team lead if you have questions or would like to serve.

Hospitality

Jessica Ly

New City U

E. Brandon Dean

SECURITY

Kenny Shipp

Preaching

Ryan Johnson

Sacrament Prep

Alisha Dean

ENGAGEMENT COUNTER

Cheri Ryan

OTHER MINISTRY AREAS

OTHER MINISTRY AREAS

Contact a team lead if you have questions or would like to serve.

Contact a team lead if you have questions or would like to serve.

Accounting

Art Edwards

Local Missions

Cheri Ryan

FOR THE CITY

Amanda Martin

Generosity

Mark Ryan

BENEVOLENCE

John Hudson

WIDOW CARE

John Hudson

Human Resources

Cheri Ryan

Global Missions

Cheri Ryan

Engagement

Cheri Ryan

Graphic Design

E. Brandon Dean

Social Media

Erica Choi

Communications

E. Brandon Dean

Residencies

Duane Mixon

Creative

Duane Mixon

Facilities

Cheri Ryan

Missional Communities

Mike McAuliff

Discipleship Groups

Megan Johnson

Administration

Cheri Ryan

Next Generation

Patrick Choi

Erica Choi

Special Events Childcare

Rachel O'Dell

OFFICERS

THE SESSION

Our Board of Elders

RYAN JOHNSON

Teaching Elder | Moderator

E. BRANDON DEAN

Teaching Elder | Clerk

JOE BRAND

Ruling Elder

BILL GOLDEN

Ruling Elder

PHIL WHITE

Ruling Elder

BRIAN PETTIGREW

Ruling Elder

MIKE MCAULIFF

Ruling Elder

PATRICK CHOI

Ruling Elder

JEFF THOMAS

Ruling Elder

THE DIACONATE

Our Board of Deacons

JOHN HUDSON

Deacon | Chairman

ART EDWARDS

Deacon | Treasurer

STEVEN SEXTON

Deacon | Secretary

MARK RYAN

Deacon