Rev. Joshua T. Johnson
Pastor Josh joined the New Beginnings community in 2012. He is a graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, MA and of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to partnering with New Beginnings, Pastor Josh ministered in Downers Grove, IL, Lee’s Summit, MO, Independence, MO, Blue Springs, MO, Grain Valley, MO, and taught biblical Hebrew at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He loves basketball, soccer, and tennis, is a science-fiction nerd, and is passionate about pursuing an ever-deepening knowledge of God.
Associate Minister of Intergenerational Discipleship
Rev. Dallas Tharp
Pastor Dallas joined the New Beginnings community in July of 2016. He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL and of Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO and is a district licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to partnering with New Beginnings, Pastor Dallas has ministered in Arkansas and Raytown, MO. You will often find him engaged in sports, talking about superheroes, and playing video and board games. He also has a deep desire for families to come together in Christ.
Associate Minister of Visitation
Rev. Mike Matthews
Pastor Mike joined the New Beginnings ministry team in the Fall of 2013. He is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to partnering with New Beginnings, Pastor Mike has ministered in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.
Phyllis joined the ministry team of New Beginnings in April of 2004. In addition to her office responsibilities, Phyllis has a love and passion for missions and for the discipleship of children. Phyllis leads our Wednesday night Kids Time program during the school year and participates in Kidz Passport to Missions and Bible Adventure Camp (formerly called Vacation Bible School).
Highest level of elected leadership in our church structure.
2017-18 Executive Board:
Pastor Joshua Johnson (Chair/President) – Nyles Johnson (Executive Secretary) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – Esther Phillips (Chair of Stewards) – Tom Spaulding (Chair of Trustees) – Eric Johansen (SDMI Superintendent) – Shelley Wilson (NMI President) – (NYI President-currently vacant)
Board of Trustees
The Trustees coordinate and cultivate care for our facilities and properties
Tom Spaulding (Chair) – Mike Beevers – Jeff Jordan – Bob Phillips – Roberta Tibbetts
Board of Stewards
The Stewards are ministers who support the members of our community, our Pastors, and our corporate worship
Esther Phillips (Chair) – Martha Barnard – Tony Gillespie – Gregg Lantos – Naomi Matthews
Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI)
SDMI coordinates and cultivates our educational and discipleship ministries
2017-18 SDMI Board:
Eric Johansen (Superintendent) – Cyndi Beevers – Heather DeAngelis – Ruth Duquette – Joyce Klittich – Susan Masters – Diane Spaulding – Shelley Wilson (NMI) – Pastor Dallas Tharp (ex officio)
Nazarene Missions International (NMI)
NMI coordinates, cultivates, and supports both local and overseas missions in and through our local church
2017-18 NMI Executive Council:
Shelley Wilson (President) – Kim Crowley (Vice-President) – Jaimie Gareau (Secretary) – Heidi Johansen (Treasurer) – Ranée Boyd – Evelyn Johnson – Rev. Mike Matthews (District NMI) – Pastor Dallas Tharp (ex officio)
Nazarene Youth International (NYI)
NYI coordinates and supports youth discipleship and fellowship ministries for students 7th – College & Career
2017-18 NYI Executive Council:
Pastor Dallas Tharp (Chair) – TBA (Vice-President) – TBA (Council Members) – TBA (Adult Members) – (President – currently vacant)
The Finance Committee overseas income and expenses, prepares the Annual Budget, and makes practical and policy-related financial recommendations to the church board
2017-18 Finance Committee:
Lynda Johnson (Chair) – Rev. Joshua Johnson (Lead Pastor) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – Deb Jordan – Vickie Phillips
The Membership Committee oversees our membership records, interviews new members, and makes membership recommendations to the church board
2017-18 Church Membership Committee
Rev. Joshua Johnson (Lead Pastor – Chair) – Lucy Bollinger – Maxine Genest