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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,

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

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

Jason Paulateer

Trustee
Jason Paulateer

Trustee

Chapri Paulateer

Assistant Church Administrator
Chapri Paulateer

Assistant Church Administrator

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

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

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

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

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