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.

Sunday service times are 8:00 am, 9:15 am, and 10:45 am.

When you arrive you will park in the main parking lot and head toward the barn (originally built in 1910).

As you head down the path you will be warmly greeting by members of our 1Team, and at the bottom of the path you will run into our welcome center called the Gathering Place.

Families with children will want to head left and drop off your children in The Meadow (Ages 0-3), The Hollow (Ages 4-Kindergarten), or The Treehouse (Grades 1-5).

Children’s Programs available during 9:15 and 10:45 Services

Be sure to pick up some coffee and a donut in the Gathering Place, and head to the Barn where you will be directed to a seat.

Attend our NEXT Class in the mansion. Take the NEXT step. No matter where you are on your journey, when you plug into NEXT, you will be challenged and inspired.

This 1 hour class is offered on the 2nd Sunday of the month. It will help you learn more about New Community and help you to determine YOUR NEXT step! Class is located in the Mansion in the Living Room. Childcare provided if needed.

New Community is an independent non-denominational church and a member of the North Point Network.

This network consists of dozens of autonomous like-minded churches around the country that has joined in an extraordinary undertaking and a shared vision of creating churches that unchurched people love to attend.

Attend a GO! Class if you want help discovering your spiritual gifts and to learn how to become a partner/member of New Community.

GO! Classes are held once a quarter.

If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal—and a Community Group is the ideal place for that.

Community Groups are small groups of adults that meet weekly to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. You’ll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible, as you encourage others to do the same.

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

Senior 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.

Elli Martin

Connections Director

Started Attending NCC: 2014
Family: Married to my super-hero husband, Paul Martin, and mother of two amazing children, Caleb and Abigail.
Pets: Mila, a sweet mixed breed dog whom we rescued last summer. She is a great pup but still hasn’t learned how to do dishes or laundry, or any trick for that matter. Let’s just say brains are not her strong point.
Favorite Coffee drink: Decaf Coconut Milk Latte
Favorite Book of the Bible: 1 Peter
What I like best about my job: Helping newcomers get connected with the NCC Family

Dane Creek

Worship Leader

Started Attending NCC: 2012
Family: I’m married to Jennifer Kerr Creek (who happens to rock my world), and we have two daughters, Nyah and Aislynne.
Pets: Fawkes Bowie Creek (a Cairndoodle).
Favorite Coffee Drink: Not really into coffee… Tea, anyone?
Favorite Book of the Bible: Psalms!!! Like you didn’t see that coming.
What I like best about my job: I get to lead people into the presence of God… it doesn’t get much cooler than that.

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 Director of Early Childhood

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!

Freddy Genther

NextGen Student Ministries Leader

Started attending New Community: 2013
Family: Husband to Kati. Father to Wesley. And I love every minute of it.
Pets: Dog dad to Ducati a 3-year-old German Shorthair and Lady Bird a 2-year-old Black Lab
Favorite drink: Americano
Favorite book in the Bible: Ephesians
What I like best about my Job: Meeting new students that were invited by a Friend.

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.


Paul Hinderlie

Director of Programming

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.

Geri Jeffery

Administrative & Missions Pastor

Started Attending NCC: 1998
Family: My amazing partner in life and ministry, Mike and 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren
Pets: None at this time since we travel to Africa and other places quite a bit!
Favorite Coffee Drink: Grande Americano w/Sugar-free Vanilla
Favorite Book of the Bible: Philippians
What I like best about my job: I love seeing people come together in Christ to help change the world both here, in our own community, and across the globe!

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.

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.

What We Believe.

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4;
Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

The Bible is God’s word to all. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

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