Church Staff

Grant Austin

Operations Director

Grant, born and raised in Gillette, has attended New Life for most of his life. In 2013 Grant graduated from Western Governors University and on April 13, 2013 he married his wife Lindsey. Grant is happy to be a part of what Christ is doing at New Life and how New Life is being used by God to show non believers that there is a one true God and he loves you more than you will ever know.

Mitch Austin

Service Director

Mitch was born and raised in Gillette, calling New Life home as long as he can remember. He studied music at Black Hills State University, and graduated in the fall of 2012. Mitch enjoys the church gathering to worship as one voice.

Paul Baughman

Discipleship Pastor

Paul graduated from Geneva College in 1991 with dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Business. After serving in volunteer youth ministry for several years, God called him to leave engineering for seminary. He has served for more than 17 years as a pastor at churches in Pennsylvania prior to the Lord opening the door for ministry at New Life. In 2000 he married Karen and along the way they have been blessed with four ridiculously cute (and loud) children. He is passionate about seeing people deepen in their walk with the Lord and also loves going to playgrounds (with the kids, of course)

Karen Baughman

Office Manager & Love Gillette Coordinator

Karen is married to Paul and is thrilled to be serving the Lord at New Life. She is a graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Speech Communications and Theatre Education. She loves the Lord, her husband, her kids, spending time with people and all things creative. When she isn’t involved in ministry, she homeschools their four kids, makes yummy food, and plays to avoid cleaning the house.

Tracy Bostick

Facilities Manager

Christine Engel

Pastoral Care
Christine finds it a joy and a blessing to be working at New Life in her role of pastoral care. She would love to visit with you at anytime.
She is married to Scott, and they have 3 children. They have lived in Gillette for 16 years.

Anna Hedrix

Hospitality Director

Anna grew up with parents who are both Lutheran pastors—so she is a double PK. Because of this, serving in churches and at church camps has always been a part of who she is.  She has a college and master’s degree in elementary education and also attended seminary part-time for children, youth, and family ministry.  She has taught elementary education in four states in various grades. She also served as a youth worker for a ministry called TreeHouse in Minnesota. Anna married Jason in 2007 and they are blessed with a daughter, Grace (2), after many years of waiting. They also have a dog, Onyx.  While their families both live in Minnesota still, they are grateful for their New Life family here in Gillette. Anna is thrilled to be serving at New Life as she knows the power of making people feel welcome so they can “Come as they are and become who they are meant to be.”  She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord and loves connecting with others.

Elly Henning

Life Group Director

Elly grew up in Gillette and then attended college in Grand Junction, Colorado where she studied Political Science. She then left the West for a career in Washington, D.C. working for U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., as his press secretary for seven years. Elly returned to Gillette in 2011 and soon after she met Robert Henning and they married in 2013. Robert is the Director of the Rockpile Museum. Robert and Elly welcomed their son Samuel into the world in May of 2016. They are also the proud parents of Angus and Cashew, their Dachshund/Chihuahua mix dogs. They enjoy live music, game nights with friends and being involved in their church and community. Elly loves making people feel welcome at church and also in her home.

Sara McCormick

Youth Director

Sara was born and raised in Germany until 2001 when her family moved to Gillette. She graduated high school from CCHS in 2011 and attended Gillette College on a basketball scholarship for two years, then transferred to the University of Wyoming and studied there for two years. She started attending New Life Sunday services and youth group in 2008. Sara is currently pursuing a district pastoral license through the Oklahoma Wesleyan online Program and hopes to pursue a career in youth ministries.


Corrie Tieman

Finance Manager

Corrie moved to Gillette in 1993 with her parents and brother and started going to New Life soon after. She graduated from Home School high school in 1998. Corrie met her husband John at New Life in 2004 and they were married in 2007. They have no kids but recently had 2 dogs, Oscar and Riley, that got old and passed away, Corrie & John are hoping in the near future to add another dog to their family. They enjoy spending time with family, watching movies and vacationing to Yellowstone. Corrie has been the Bookkeeper at New Life since 2014 and loves being a part of the New Life family.10

Darci Wilson

Children's Pastor

Darci was married to Mike Wilson on March 15, 2008. She received her undergraduate and graduate (MBA) degrees from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK. She is originally from Sharon Springs, KS, where her father continues to raise cattle. Darci worked in University Student/Professor relations prior to moving to Gillette in 2011.

Mike Wilson

Lead Pastor

Mike Wilson is the husband of Darci and father of Lincoln (age 1). He is a fourth-generation pastor who received his undergraduate and graduate (MBA) degrees from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Barltesville, OK. He is originally from Olathe, KS, and he is a huge fan of the KC Chiefs, KC Royals, and Kansas Jayhawks. Mike has a passion to see the joy of new life in Christ spread in innovative ways to those who have not yet experienced God’s grace, and he passionately serves the kingdom by helping people to become who they were created to be.