New Life Pastors


Senior Pastor

Pastor Mark Runyon and his wife Joni have been actively involved in the ministry since 1990.
He is an ordained minister with Grace International, an association of more than 1500 churches. 
They have a strong desire to reach out to children, youth and families. In 2008 God called them
to Tooele Utah and they moved the whole family. They have a passionate love for Tooele and
the surrounding communities and it motivated them to reach out to the less fortunate. Their 3
children share in the adventure with them, Lauren Rickard and her husband Trevor, Joshua, 
Carly, and grandsons Samuel & Luke.

Pastor Mark has a call to raise up sons and daughters in the local church and to see them
become active members of the family of God.



Pastor Trevor has a genuine heart for the next generation. Trevor has been involved with youth and children's ministry since he was in high school and interned under pastor Mark. His desire is to raise up young people who have a passion for God. Trevor married his wife Lauren in 2009
and they have two boys Samuel and Luke. Lauren is the worship leader at New Life and they work together in the ministry.



Chris has been actively involved in ministry since 2007. Growing up in a Christian home that often doubled as an in home daycare, Chris naturally gained a love for children and teaching them about God's love. She has a desire for all children to know that they are beautifully and wonderfully made by God and that He has a plan and purpose for their life. Now she gets to live her dream of reaching out to kids on a daily basis. Chris' husband, Michael, runs sound for most of the weekly events at New Life and is involved in both the children's and youth ministries. Chris and Michael have been married since November 2007, and have four children.