meet the New life Team

Stephen and Jolynn Brown


Stephen and JoLynn have led New Life since 1988 and have 40 years of serving Alaska. Stephen and JoLynn have been married since 1982.  They have served churches in various capacities in Stanwood, WA, Juneau, Anchorage and Kenai, AK.  Stephen was raised in Alaska and JoLynn in Montana.  They have two sons and five grandchildren.  

Stephen graduated with a B.A. from Northwest University and with an M.A. from Azusa Pacific University.  He currently serves as the Treasurer for the Alaska Ministry Network. Both Stephen and JoLynn are ordained ministers with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. 

Josh and Lindsay Dryer


Josh and Lindsay Dryer joined the New Life staff in April 2024 as Associate Lead Pastors. They were born and raised in Oklahoma and have three children: Nora, Zeke, and Halle. 

Josh, a graduate of Central Bible College, brings a wealth of experience to his role. He has served on staff at various churches across the country, including Missouri, Florida, Alaska, and, most recently, Oklahoma, honing his skills and deepening his understanding of the church's role in the world today. 

Josh is Ordained, and Lindsay is Certified with the Assemblies of God. They're passionate about apprenticeship to Jesus, spiritual formation, the local church, and Alaska! They love specialty coffee, family adventures in the outdoors, and spending time in community with others.

Colby and Brooke Entzminger


Colby and Brooke Entzminger joined New Life staff in July 2024 with the privilege of overseeing students from birth through high school. Colby grew up in South Dakota and Brooke in Arkansas. They met during college at Evangel University and have been married since May of 2023. 

Both were raised in the church and were taught to serve from a young age. Colby and Brooke graduated with ministry degrees that focus on Children’s and Family ministry.  Brooke has served as Children’s pastor for almost two years, and Colby interned at a church for three years. Brooke has also been licensed with the Assemblies of God since 2021 and both have had amazing opportunities to be trained by nationally recognized leaders in youth and kids’ ministry. 

They are passionate about giving kids and students opportunities to grow their relationship with God through discipleship. They want to empower and equip the family to walk with Christ holistically. Together they enjoy exploring the outdoors, trying new foods, and spending time with friends. Brooke spends her free time baking, while Colby is likely found reading or writing.