Our Staff


Pastor Scott Brady, Lead Pastor

Scott Brady is the founding pastor of NewLife Church and feels extremely blessed to serve this remarkable congregation. He grew up in the Des Moines area, graduating from Southeast Polk High School.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri and Master’s degree at Moody Graduate School in Chicago.

Pastor Tim Agrimson, Executive Pastor

Tim Agrimson is the Executive Pastor of NewLife Church and Loves Jesus and Loves People. He grew up in the Rushford, Minesota area, graduating from Rushford Peterson High-School.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas


Pastor Travis Wentworth, Youth & Young Adult Pastor

I grew up in several different states. My dad is a pastor which caused my family to move all over the place as the Lord  called him to serve in different places. I was born in Elgin, Illinois, and have since lived in West Virginia, Iowa, and North Carolina.


Pastor Roger Gausman, Associate Pastor

Roger and his wife Karen grew up in SE Kansas and began dating while in Junior High. They Praise the Lord for their over 54 years of marriage. Roger and Karen have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.


Sarah Johnson, Worship Director 

Sarah Johnson has been our Director of Worship at NewLife Church from its conception. Sarah and the worship team lead our congregation with intentional, Spirit-led worship; her leadership brings compassion and energy to our staff and church family. 


Suzette Henriksen, Communications Director

Suzette leads a team that handles all things communication–bulletins, brochures, flyers, emails, the web site, the NewLife FaceBook page and group, the church directory, monthly newsletters & more. 


Delaina Young, Church Administration

Delaina has been active at NewLife Church nearly from its inception.  In 2006 she was asked to be the Office Ministry leader and charged with the task of organizing and staffing the office.  That was a blessing and came at just the right time in her life. 


Laura Beyer, Children’s Ministry Director

Laura joined the staff of NewLife as the Director of Children’s Ministries the summer of 2015.

Laura grew up in Oskaloosa and was active with her family in Central Reformed Church for many years. She went on to study Nursing at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, IA.


Erin Dobraska, GROW Coordinator

Erin Dobraska joined NewLife staff in 2017 but has been part of the NewLife family since 2007. She grew up in a small town east of Des Moines but has lived in Minnesota and Montana as well.