Jerry Seawright
Pastor
Jerry Seawright

Pastor

Jerry believes that sharpening his expositional and practical preaching craft is foundational to his ministry. He became pastor of NLCC in November 2016, following the retirement of Elder George Williamson. He and his wife, Karen, have three children, one daughter-in-law, and one grandchild.
Mahrini Woods
Director of Christian Education
Mahrini Woods

Director of Christian Education

Mahrini is married to Darrin and they have one son. They both live and work in Bloomfield Hills. She enjoys teaching, spending time with friends and family, reading, and traveling.

Lucille Stevenson
Director of Hospitality
Lucille Stevenson

Director of Hospitality

Lucille is married to Mark and they have three adult children. She spent many years devoted to home educating her children. Growing up in Louisiana, her genuine love for people permeates her many interests, which includes spending time with and serving family, friends, and others in need.

Michael Christmon
Director of Music
Michael Christmon

Director of Music

A life-long member of New Life Community Church, Mike has served in a variety of positions at NLCC. The father of two daughters, Heaven (19), and Natalie (16), Mike resides in Pontiac. A former collegiate athlete, Mike is the assistant Head Coach of Boys/Girls Track & Field at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep & Marist Academy. He enjoys golfing, spending time with family and mentoring young people.

Debra Gordon
Trustee
Debra Gordon

Trustee

Chapri Paulateer
Assistant Church Administrator
Chapri Paulateer

Assistant Church Administrator

George Williamson
Pastor Emeritus
George Williamson

Pastor Emeritus

George served as the pastor of NLCC from 1991 until November 2016. He is an avid student of Bible History and blessed with a phenomenal memory. He and his his wife Marian, have two sons, one grandson, and one granddaughter.
Julian Watkins
Associate Pastor
Julian Watkins

Associate Pastor

 

Julian is married to Adrienne and they have four children who all live in Southfield, Michigan. Their oldest daughter is a graduate from college, their youngest daughter is in her second year and their two boys are in grade school. Julian grew up in Pontiac, Michigan and moved to Oak Park and then to Southfield after getting married to Adrienne. He enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, sports, reading, art, music and playing games with his family and friends.

Geralean Ratcliff
Trustee; Membership and Stewardship Secretary
Geralean Ratcliff

Trustee; Membership and Stewardship Secretary

Geralean is widowed after 46+ year of marriage, a mother of 3, and grandmother of 9 wonderful grandsons & daughters. She grew up in Mississippi where she is one of a family of 15. Geralean likes fast cars, sports, board games and spoiling the grandkids.

Michael McElwee
Associate Pastor
Michael McElwee

Associate Pastor

Michael's favorite things to do are preaching and teaching the Word of God and singing.  His passion includes spending time with gamily and friends.  He's always ready to give a defense of the Gospel, whether at work, or in the community. He and his wife, Tammie, have five children and three grandchildren.

Darrin Woods
Deacon and Church Administrator
Darrin Woods

Deacon and Church Administrator

Darrin is married to Mahrini and they have a son, Isaiah.  Darrin enjoys watching Youtube gameplays for PS4, writing church leadership curriculum, and using emerging technologies in the secondary classroom.

Mark Stevenson
Deacon
Mark Stevenson

Deacon

Mark’s greatest earthly claim to fame is having been married to Lucille for more than 30 years. His interest is in teaching and learning, both in formal education and basic biblical concepts. He also has a desire to teach people sound biblical financial principles and their role in advancing the kingdom of God.

Earcy Christmon
Deacon
Earcy Christmon

Deacon

Tammie McElwee
Program & Logistics Coordinator
Tammie McElwee

Program & Logistics Coordinator

Tammie finds that spending time with Family and friends makes her happy.  Her joy comes from coloring and listening to music.  Her life is spent studying the Word of God and being able to defend the faith.  She and her husband have five children and three grandchildren.