Pastors & Staff

George Beers

Co-Lead Pastor

George serves as Co-Lead Pastor along with his wife, Pam. George and Pam have called the Kittitas Valley home for the last year and a half, and have bounced around the PNW for almost thirty years now.  With a love for the outdoors, George enjoys hiking, biking and being active.  He is passionate about Jesus, learning, football, and traveling!

Pam Beers

Co-Lead Pastor

Pam serves as Co-Lead Pastor along with her husband, George. Pam's heart is to see a multi-generational church that is passionate for sharing God's love - both near and far. She loves reading and puzzles, crafting and hiking, camping and trying new foods.
Pam & George have two grown children that she is immensely proud of! 

Rebecca Thomas

Associate Pastor

Rebecca has lived in Kittitas Valley since 2006 when she came as a freshman at CWU.  She met her husband Nate in college and they have been married since 2012. They have 2 spunky daughters who you will probably see cavorting around the church building! Rebecca loves to read, go to jazzercise classes, and has recently started diamond art "paint" by numbers.
Rebecca is currently working on her Masters in Theological Studies so you are likely to find her sitting at Kittitas Cafe, drinking a White Chocolate mocha, and surrounded by a pile of school books.

Kyle Perry

Youth Pastor

Kyle is a Washington transplant who has come to call Washington home. He has led the youth ministry at New Life since 2022. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will be attending seminary afterwards. Kyle loves road trips, concerts, and college football. Go Gators!

Tamie Laukala

Kid Min Director

Tamie is a long time resident of Kittitas Valley and member of New Life Church. She loves hosting events for her family, grandkids camp, and reaching kids for Jesus. 

Kirstin Johnson

Kid Min Intern & Youth Leader

Kirstin is 19, and currently pursuing birth doula certification and ministerial education. She is a part of Chi Alpha, our campus ministry partners. She has spent the last two years volunteering with our youth ministry and she is excited to keep going with that as she also joins our kids ministry as an intern.
She loves are, sci-fi, anything sparkly, and meeting new people!

Tim Goei

Worship Leader

Tim is serving as one of the worship facilitators here at New Life. he loves music and helping people connect with Jesus through musical worship. He is also an avid chess player, Bible-nerd, and spikeball competitor. He and his wife, Shana, serve as Chi Alpha missionaries to Central Washington University.

Dan Guenther

Worship Leader
Technical Advisor

Dan is the director for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries in the Pacific Northwest. He and his wife, Becky, have mentored, taught, and shared their lives with students for 26 years. He loves college students, hot pizza, off-trail hiking and natural science.
He is very knowledgeable about technological systems and is our team's go to Mac Guru.

Sarah Obermayer

   Website Manager

Sarah is our website manager and tech support. She and her husband Eric have been attending New Life for many years. She is proudly AuDHD and has a passion for language learning and technology. She is casually fluent in Spanish and ASL and has more languages than a person can learn in a lifetime on her list.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you find something on the website that needs to be fixed. Thank you!

Emily Suggs

Admin  Assistant

Emily has lived in Ellensburg since 2012 when she came to CWU as a Freshman. She grew up in the PNW and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. She is passionate about community, children's literacy, baking and crochet. Her husband Dan and she, love to spend their free time traveling, adventuring and staying active in the outdoors with their puppy Poppy!