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Leadership

Leadership

Service Director

Mitch Austin

Mitch was born and raised in Gillette, calling New Life home as long as he can remember. He studied music at Black Hills State University, and graduated in the fall of 2012. Mitch enjoys the church gathering to worship as one voice.
Discipleship Pastor

Paul Baughman

Paul graduated from Geneva College in 1991 with dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Business. After serving in volunteer youth ministry for several years, God called him to leave engineering for seminary. He has served for more than 17 years as a pastor at churches in Pennsylvania prior to the Lord opening the door for ministry at New Life. In 2000 he married Karen and along the way they have been blessed with four ridiculously cute (and loud) children. He…
Women’s Pastor

Karen Baughman

Karen is married to Paul and is thrilled to be serving the Lord at New Life. She is a graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Speech Communications and Theatre Education. She loves the Lord, her husband, her kids, spending time with people and all things creative. When she isn’t involved in ministry, she homeschools their four kids, makes yummy food, and plays to avoid cleaning the house.
Youth Pastor

Sara McCormick

Sara was born and raised in Germany until 2001 when her family moved to Gillette. She graduated high school from CCHS in 2011 and attended Gillette College on a basketball scholarship for two years, then transferred to the University of Wyoming and studied there for two years. She started attending New Life Sunday services and youth group in 2008. Sara is currently a licensed minister through the Wesleyan Church and is on track to pursue ordination. Sara and Cale got…
Children’s Pastor

Darci Wilson

Darci is married to Mike and has two sons, Lincoln and Titus. She received her undergraduate and graduate (MBA) degrees from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK. She is originally from Sharon Springs, KS, where her father continues to raise cattle. Darci worked in University Student/Professor relations prior to moving to Gillette in 2011. As the children’s pastor, she thinks she has the best and most rewarding job at New Life. She loves spending time with her husband, playing with her kids,…
Lead Pastor

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is the husband of Darci and father of Lincoln (4) and Titus (1). Mike is a fourth-generation pastor who received his undergraduate and graduate (MBA) degrees from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Barltesville, Oklahoma and his doctorate (DMIN) degree from Portland Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is originally from Olathe, Kansas, and he is a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas Jayhawks. Mike has a passion to see the joy of new life in Christ…
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