Our Staff

New Life Leadership

The staff and leadership here at New Life is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at office@newlifepetrolia.com

  • Sam Welten

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Sam has been involved with missions through Possibilities International for the last 15 years.  He loves to have fun in whatever he does, which gives our church an exceptional atmosphere of what's going to happen now?  Pastor Sam loves Jesus and loves to introduce people to Him.

    Contact P. Sam

  • ron hughes

    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Ron

    favourite quotes: "A leader is one who KNOWS the way, GOES the way, and SHOWS the way.”

    "Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference."

    Contact P. Ron

  • Janette Burmaster

    Director of Communications and Connection

    Janette is fun too. I'm a singer, songwriter, and love connecting with people! Also, I like skim chocolate milk a lot.

    Contact P. Janette



    Janelle and husband Bobby joined our team in the Summer of 2020 to serve our Kids and families. Janelle is passionate about seeing the next generation experience Jesus for themselves and is honoured to serve families here.

    Contact P. Janelle

  • Tim Brown

    Pastoral care

    Pastor Tim has lived in Petrolia and area his whole life. He has incredible 'Words of Wisdom from the Farm" (check it out HERE)

    Contact P. Tim

  • Jamie Hiscox

    Sr. Youth leader

    Pastor Jamie leads our Sr Youth group "IMPACT"

    Contact Jamie

  • Chris Helps

    Jr. Youth leader

    Chris Helps leads our Jr. Youth group "VOLTAGE"

    Contact Chris

  • John Teskey

    young adult leader

    John Teskey leads our young adult group "YA NLA"

    Contact John