About New Life

Jesus taught us to love God and our neighbor. We take those words to heart. New Life is a family of believers from all backgrounds learning what it means to live out our new life in Christ in community and encourage one another to grow deeper in our faith walk. It is a church where you can experience God’s presence and are empowered to live out His purpose.
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Meet Our Team

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Lee Mitchell

LEAD PASTOR

Lee and his wife Erica are the proud parents of a baby girl named Madeline. They have a second daughter Amelia due in June 2022. They have a black Golden-doodle named Jack and a cat named Grey. Lee works full time in banking, while Erica is a Nurse Practitioner at VCU Health Systems working with children. They both met through Needle's Eye ministry. Lee also attended the Richmond Christian Leadership Institute in 2018. They have a huge heart for the Metro Richmond area and are excited to see what God is doing in our community.

Cathy Rodwell

Cathy Rodwell

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Cathy is our administrative Pastor and serves as our Spiritual Life Chairwoman. She has a dog named Nelly aka "Snupervisor" who is always willing to let you know how she feels. Cathy has faithfully served at New Life for years leading our Sunday school class and also preaches some Sundays. Cathy loves the Varina community and has been a long term resident here.

Willie McKind

Willie McKind

ASSOCIATE PASTOR ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

Willie and his wife Bernice have a huge heart for the East East of Richmond community. They have served the community for a number of years with a particular focus on evangelism and helping men and women understand their identity in Christ. Willie owns a masonry business. He helps steward adult discipleship activities at New Life and preaches regularly on Sunday. He also assist Ron with an addiction recovery ministry.

Ron Baylor

Ron Baylor

ASSOCIATE PASTOR INTERCESSORY PRAYER

Ron and his wife Tina live in the Fulton community of Richmond. Ron owns his old general contracting business and has been a blessing to many homeowners around Richmond. Ron has a huge heart for intercessory prayer and helps lead worship and altar time during our Sunday services. Ron also preaches regularly and in his spare time works with men and women recovering from addiction.