All About New Community

You Are Welcome Here.

All About New Community

You Are Welcome Here.

First Time? Start Here.

At New Community, you’ll be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive at a New Community. All you have to do from here is come as you are and find out more for yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions.

Our Vision.

To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creatively designing environments that encourage and equip people to Love God, Make Friends, and Change the World.

What We Value.

Love God

God’s greatest desire is that we establish an active, loving relationship with Him. He longs for us to know that He loves us and accepts us just as we are! Because of God’s amazing grace-filled love, we respond by worshipping Him with all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind, and all our strength!!

Make Friends

Ultimately God wants us to become friends with Him as well as friends with others in our community. Jesus taught us that the greatest commandment of all is that we spend time together loving God and one another. New Community is designed with that in mind.

Change The World

One of the most amazing things Jesus said and modeled in His life was that “It’s not about you!” The teachings of Jesus reveal that the secret to a fulfilling life is to serve others. When we begin to care for people and share the amazing news about Jesus, everyone benefits!

Meet The Team.


Ken Mitchell

Lead Pastor

 Started Attending NCC: 1993
 Family: Valerie: My beautiful ministry partner for life. Rebecca & Ethan: Two awesome young adults who still know how to work mom & dad for $$!!
 Favorite Coffee Drink: Iced Nonfat Caramel Macchiato
 Favorite Book of the Bible: Galatians!! Salvation is absolutely free!!
 What I like best about my job: Preaching Christ-purpose in people’s lives.


Bill Borland

Executive Pastor

Started Attending NCC: 1999
Family: Married to Christine Borland and the father of two musically gifted kids – Brittany and Blair and grandfather of twins Ruby & Scarlett and Olive.
Pets: My wife has two dogs (they are too small to claim as “man dogs”).
Favorite Coffee Drink: Sugar-free Vanilla Iced Latte.
Favorite Book of the Bible: 2 Timothy
What I like best about my job: Serving Jesus and others…and spreadsheets!


Brian Martinez

Connections Pastor

Started Attending NCC: 2012
Family: Married to my beautiful wife, Georgia Martinez, and father of two amazing kids, Brian Jr. and Faith.
Pets: Oreo, our rather lazy, but loving Shih Tzu that I tried to name “Raider” to make him sound tougher.
Favorite Coffee drink: Soy Latte
Favorite Book of the Bible: Psalms
What I like best about my job: Serving Jesus and working with an amazing team that are full of energy and are passionate to serve others.

Paul Hinderlie

Weekend Experience Pastor

Started Attending NCC: First Visit 2008, Regularly 2011
Family: Beautiful wife Chelsea, amazing daughter Taj, handsome son Miles, and youngest son Carson
Pets: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: Napoleon and Tucker (or as I like to call them, Smelly and Annoying)
Favorite Coffee drink: Dbl 12oz Latte OR 16oz Shot in the Dark
Favorite Book of the Bible: Psalms
What I like best about my job: Building incredible environments for people to come and grow closer to their Creator, while working with and supporting an incredible team of God’s servants.

Chelsey Wood

Creative Arts Pastor

Started Attending NCC: 2009
Family: My beautiful wife, Brianna, our two boys, Lincoln and Sullivan.
Pets: Brittany Spaniel, Henry.
Favorite Coffee Drink: Not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy an occasional delicious sweet seasonal Frappuccino.
Favorite Book of the Bible: Psalms
What I like best about my job: I love building teams and developing leaders that in turn lead our community in Worship and Praise. I love that I am able to be a part of praising our King and Savior every week.


Kim Lubenow

NextGen Children’s Ministry Pastor

Started Attending NCC: 2001
Family: Husband Dave, Grown Up Kids – Chris, Emily and Spencer & son-in-law Adam
Pets: Spoiled Lap dog- Copper
Favorite ‪Coffee Drink: Nonfat one pump vanilla latte
Favorite Book of the Bible: Psalms, when I need a lift, and Romans all the time.
What I like best about my job: The best part is seeing a child or student discover the saving grace of Jesus and becoming a radical and passionate follower of Him!

Jen Amrine

NextGen Early Childhood Pastor

Started Attending NCC: 2003
Family: Married to Mark, with two kids, Jacob and Kyrstin
Pets: Two dogs – Reagle the Beagle and Cheeto (Mix)
Favorite Coffee drink: Almond Milk Latté with sugar-free Cinnamon Dolce
Favorite Book of the Bible: John
What I like best about my job: working with volunteers. Also, seeing little ones discover God’s love and Jesus is their friend forever.

Ethan Mitchell

NextGen Director of Student Ministries

Started Attending NCC: 1993
Family: Son of Ken and Valerie Mitchell and brother to Rebecca Mitchell.
Pets: None
Favorite ‪Coffee Drink: Iced Vanilla Latté
Favorite Book of the Bible: Acts
What I like best about my job: Watching and guiding students own their faith!

Alison Schepel

Student Ministries Coordinator

Started Attending NCC: September 2014
Family: Chad, Caden & Holden
Pets: We are currently in the market for a dog!
Favorite ‪Coffee Drink: Nonfat, no foam Latte
Favorite Book of the Bible: James
What I like best about my job: Being in a position to have a direct impact on the next generation of youth, to help them grow in their faith before they’re sent out into the world as young adults.


Brenda Utz

Office Manager

Started Attending NCC: 2000
Family: Married to Shawn. Two great young adult kids – Lynze & Ryan
Pets: Ace – our lab who is just too cute! And two beautiful cats – Mauro & Mia.
Favorite Coffee Drink: TALL nonfat MOCHA no whip (no more decaf for me).
Favorite Book of the Bible: Philippians
What I like best about my job: Serving our office Staff and others. I always say “What a great place this is to work.”

Steve Nill

Facilities Manager

Started attending NCC: 2009
Family: My wonderful wife Tracy, the calm one. Children: Chandler, the Distance Runner; Ainslee, the Singer and Dancer
Favorite coffee drink: Grande Drip with cream and two packs of Equal
Favorite book of the Bible: Psalms
What I love about my job: Caring for God’s beautiful creation, my co-workers, and serving my church family.

John & Sandy Graham

Discipleship Pastors

Started Attending NCC: 2015
Family: Married 54 years, 3 daughters, 8 amazing grandchildren, and 4 great-grandkids.
Pets: Teddy the jack-a-poo
Favorite Coffee Drink: Nothing fancy… black coffee!
Favorite Book of the Bible: Romans
What I like best about my job: Discipleship. Discipleship. Discipleship.

What We Believe.

Get in Touch.

We want to hear from you! Feel free to drop in or contact us during our business hours.

Service Times

Sunday Morning8:00, 9:15, and 10:45


Address 21401 244th Ave SE Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone 425.432.1359