Brent Kompelien - Lead Pastor

Brent was born in Winona, MN, but grew up in San Jose, CA. 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. 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.


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.

Volunteer Staff


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.


Matt McCall - Director of Youth Ministry

Matt has lived in Hastings since 2001. He grew up going to New Life. He now enjoys mentoring and spending time with the youth of New Life and the community. He is married to Nikki and lives in Hastings with their son Judah. He is very outgoing and loves to meet new people! Next time you see him give him a high five!


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.