Brent Kompelien - Lead Pastor
Brent was born in Winona, MN, but grew up in San Jose, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He and his wife Sarah met in their 1st grade Sunday school class, were high school sweethearts, and married in 2007. Brent earned a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2012 and is currently studying in the Doctor of Ministry program. He served as a pastor and church planter for six years in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to joining New Life. Brent is an avid outdoorsman, he loves baseball, and he is passionate about multiplying disciples. Brent and Sarah have two young daughters.
Glenn Olson - Elder
Glenn has lived in Hastings and ministered at New Life since 1987. He loves training, coaching and mentoring both young and old. Prior to coming to New Life, Glenn attended Mankato State University, Christ Unlimited Bible institute and received a MDiv at Kingsway College. Glenn’s full time job is Director of Student Ministries for the North Central District of the Evangelical Free Church of America. His biggest passion is helping people grow in their intimacy with God in prayer. He is married to Anne and they have 6 kids.
Anne Olson - Director of Children's Ministry
Anne has lived in Hastings and has been a part of the New Life church family since 1987. She is married to Glenn and they have raised 6 kids together. Her passion is to come alongside parents, help children grow in their knowledge of the Bible, and point them to Jesus. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.
Winter Larson - Youth Ministry Intern
Winter was born in southern California, but grew up in Bloomington and Cottage Grove. He is currently studying for a ministry degree at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. He joined New Life as a teenager and enjoyed his experience in the youth ministry so much that he stuck around to serve as an intern! Winter enjoys rock climbing, running, playing music, and investing in others.
Rena Stayton - Administrative Assistant
Rena grew up in Hastings and started going to New Life when she was 12. She moved to Missouri for 10 years, but has been back since 2014. She loves supporting the ministries at New Life and she has a heart for helping the women of New Life grow in their love for God and others.