New Life Leadership

Meet Our Pastors

Pastor Paul Browne

Pastor Paul Browne


(570) 326-0364

Husband of Lynne, father of Havilah, pastor of New Life since 1995

“After studying painting in art school, I became a believer in Jesus Christ in 1988. Coming to know Christ was what I had been waiting for—the beauty and love I had been seeking! It was going from death to life. I met Lynne about that time, who also became a Christian, and we were married in 1990. I then attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and graduated in 1995. Our daughter, Havilah, was born that year, and upon graduation, I was called to serve as pastor of New Life, where I have been ever since. I can think of nothing in all the world that could have given more joy or satisfaction than serving Jesus and his people as a pastor. Even with all the struggles, it has been like tasting the joy of heaven and eternal life ahead of time.”

Associate Pastor Josh Valdix

Associate Pastor Josh Valdix


(925) 548-2347

A transplant from the West Coast, Josh has recently begun to serve as New Life’s Associate Pastor. Josh completed his MDiv at Westminster Theological Seminary in 2020. Afterwards, Josh moved to Hollidaysburg, PA, for a pastoral internship, which is where he met his wife, Chloe. You can often find Josh diving into a book, listening to a podcast, or drinking a great cup of coffee.

Meet Our Elders

John Hogg

John Hogg

Joe Smith

Joe Smith

Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor

Dan Brauning

Dan Brauning

Meet Our Deacons

Len Richards

Len Richards

Dom DePinto

Dom DePinto

Matt Hoppes

Matt Hoppes

Doug Baxter

Doug Baxter

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