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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 loves being a mom to her crazy and extremely different boys, Lincoln and Titus. She grew up in western Kansas and is a huge KC Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks fan! She also loves golfing and learning as much as she possibly can about every professional golfer. Darci is the Children’s Pastor at NL and feels bad that she gets to have the best job on staff. When Darci isn’t with her boys, golfing, or watching…
Lead Pastor

Mike Wilson

Mike and Darci Wilson have lived in Gillette for 10 years. They have two sons, Lincoln (5) and Titus (2). Mike is a fourth-generation pastor who received his undergraduate and graduate (MBA) degrees from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and his doctorate (DMIN) degree from Portland Seminary. He is originally from Olathe, Kansas, and he is a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas Jayhawks. He loves escape rooms (escaperoomology.net) and golfing. Mike has a passion to see the…