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.

Erin and her husband, Andrew, have been married since 2005 after meeting at Crown College in MN. He was the sound guy and she played the keyboard and sang in the traveling worship team for the college. Not much has changed today as they both enjoy serving together on worship team at NewLife – Andrew as the head sound guy and Erin as a vocalist and pianist. In addition to worship team, Erin has also been a small group leader, served as Director of VBS, led Women’s Ministries for a short time and helps as a Wedding Facility Coordinator.

Erin and Andrew have two awesome kids, Elijah and Addison, who keep them plenty busy with school and sporting activities. Elijah is active in basketball while Addison is a budding gymnast. In addition to working as the Grow Coordinator at NewLife, Erin works part-time at Grand View Christian School as a pre-school associate. Andrew works full-time at the Iowa Events Center as an accountant.

In their “spare time” the Dobraska’s love bonfires, traveling with family and cheering for Iowa State and the Green Bay Packers (“Go Pack Go!”). Erin enjoys reading, decorating & organizing, event planning, sitting by the pool, and cooking. Needless to say the Dobraska’s are a busy bunch!

Embracing each person through serving and family are Erin’s passions and she looks forward to where God leads her and her family next!