New Life Staff
Meet our Pastors
Pastor Dwayne & Janna Deskins
Dwayne and Janna have been serving and equipping people with life in Christ and relationships for more than 40 years. They have had many titles and job responsibilities, but serving and equipping others has always been their life mission and passion.
Dwayne has been certified as a trainer with the D.I.S.C. Personality Assessment and is also a certified Trainer with Prepare-Enrich; conducting seminars across the U.S.
He is also certified with Couple’s Communication and most recently added a certification with the Acts 2 Journey.
They are founders and CEO’s of RSLV App which is a free conflict resolution app to help people resolve conflict in relationships that matter.
And are founders and CEO’s of Legacy Ministry Network, a network of Pastors and ministry leaders working in covenant relationships and closely connected to APEST (5-fold) ministry leaders.
They are trainers, coaches, consultants, and spiritual parents to many pastors and leaders across the nation
Healthy relationships, systems, and structures flow from them whenever the opportunity arises!
Dwayne and Janna are passionate about:
Fulfilling the call of God upon their lives
Building the Kingdom of God through strengthening, encouraging, and challenging pastors and church leaders
Meet the Team
Get to know some of our leaders and assistants who help make New Life function.
Children's Ministry Director
Janna is in charge of the New Life office. She oversees church communication and day-to-day scheduling. Janna ensures we are staying connected to our congregation and community. When reaching out to New Life, you will most likely interact with her. She also oversees our Children's Ministry program and leads a group of teachers that engage with New Life Kids every week.
Isaiah is our worship director with a heart for God and leading a team of people in the worship team. He and his beautiful wife Cheyenne have two young children.
AV & Technical Director
Nathan manages our computers, network configuration, and operations. He also controls all our technical equipment and is the Tech Lead for sound and lights; If we need something IT, then he is our guy. He also oversees church media, including our promos and images for events happening at New Life as well as social media.
Blake & Baylee Countryman
As our Youth Pastors, Blake & Baylee introduces young people to Christ; to disciple them in spiritual growth; to train them in serving Christ with their life.
Darren takes care of the physical and logistical needs of the church as Deacon. He recently retired as Captain at The Raymond Fire Department. Darren married on April 8th, 1998, to Wendy Manlow, with whom he raised a family.
Mike serves as an elder, prayer ministry leader, and adult Sunday school teacher. He and his wife Tia have been a part of New Life since 1996. They were married on September 24, 1994, and have two sons.
Elder (Rob) /Deacon (Jenny)
Rob & Jenny Allan
Rob oversees the church body and shepherds its members. He has the ultimate responsibility to manage the affairs of the church. Rob is a man with a heart for God and for his wife Jenny, with whom falls deeper in love with every day. However, he is still trying to figure out how it is that she can out-fish him. ;)
Jason & Jess Capps
We have been attending New Life for about 27 years. We attended a youth group at New Life, where it all began. We have been married for 20 yrs come June. It has been a bumpy ride but well worth it. We have added four children to our family Elli, Jaylee, Leeum, and Marlee. Jason currently serves as a Police Officer for the City of Aberdeen, and Jessica serves as a Teacher for South Bend School District. We are a couple that is called to serve. Our hearts have been stirred, shaken, and blessed to serve where God has planted our family. We want God’s will in our family, church, community, and Nation. Here we are, Lord, send us.
Heath & Michelle Layman
Heath Layman has been married to Michelle since 1995, dating since 1993. They have three daughters; Baylee Countryman and her husband Blake Countryman (with us and serving at NLF), Emilee Eskridge and her husband Nathan, and Hallee Mohr and her husband Justin.
Heath has been a police officer since 1993 and serves as Chief of Police in Cosmopolis. He also owns and operates a firearms training company called Willapa Firearms Training.
Michelle wears many hats but currently owns and manages Willapa Printing and Boutique, The Lodge on 7th Street, and Willapa Paper Service as well as serving as Pacific County PUD Commissioner.
Michelle and Heath have been a part of New Life Fellowship since about 2001, where they have served in different capacities such as hospitality, children's church, and leading a home group.
Phil & Briana Freeman
Briana and I have lived in Raymond all of our lives. We have been married for 27 years. We started attending New Life at the theater over 20 years ago. Our kids are Jayce, Karlee, Jaxson, Karsyn, and Kamryn. I drive a log truck for Weyerhaeuser. Briana teaches p.e. at the elementary school. In our spare time, we coach, watch or chauffeur our kids to sports.
Church Finance Administrator
Bridget, with the assistance of Anita, handles the financial record keeping, reporting, and bookkeeping procedures. She also works to prepare financial information for the finance and budget committees and works with the Elders/Deacons on business matters of the church. Bridget's work helps keep our church running financially.
Church Finance Assistant
Anita assists Bridget with handling financial record keeping, reporting, and bookkeeping procedures. She also processes tithes and gifts through our church weekly and prepares reports for our elders/deacons to review.
Building Director & Event Coordinator
Dan & Marie Guernsey
Hi! We are Dan & Marie Guernsey and we’re excited to serve at New Life! We have been married for 28 years and have two wonderful sons, Dustin & Dakotah. Dustin is married with two beautiful children: Little Dustin & Nymeria. He and his family reside near Spokane. Our son Dakotah, who has an amazing heart, lives and works locally. Our heart is in building relationships and serving whenever the opportunity arises. We believe in the direction the house is going and are thrilled to be a part of it!