Why are we called REACH?
Simply stated we believe that we SHOULD BE:
Reaching Everyone As Christ's Hands!
REACH Youth Ministry is the High school/Middle school youth
ministry of New Life United Methodist Church. We are expanding this
year to include 5th grade.
REACH stands for: R-eaching
Our learning philosophy for the Youth Ministry reflects our name also in that we wish it to be:
b In everything we will do, teach, listen, encourage and live with you and yours, we ask that you will
keep the Youth Adult Leadership Team covered in prayer and that God will impart ALL aspects
of I Corinthians 13:4-13, that, most importantly, we show God’s Love!
REACH Youth (5th Grade thru 12 Grade) meets EVERY Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30pm. The different grades will break off into their own specific groups (5th/6th, 7th/8th, 9th-12th).
Food will be served (please bring $3) and as always, we encourage you to BRING A FRIEND!!
PARENTS are more than WELCOMED & ENCOURAGED to stay and participate or to just hang and talk to the other parents!!!
Pastor John Parille: Pastor John is our Pastor of Outreach & Evangalism and REACH Youth Pastoral Advisor. Pastor John comes to us with years of promotion, sales and marketing experience. This experience coupled with his depth of spirituality, passion for bringing Christ to the world and his love for people, offers a major contribution to our pastoral team.
In addition to assisting with the pastoral duties of preaching, teaching and visitation— Pastor John helps our church by putting a face of our church out in the community. He developes strategies to help fulfill the segment of our new vision statement of “being relevant in our community.”
This includes reaching local families who are unchurched, developing evangelism teams, working closely with our Pastoral Team to provide our members with instruction on evangelism, follow-up of visitors and developing marketing strategies to make our ministry known in the Greater Danbury area.
Pastor John is also the founder and president of Brotherhood of Christ - a non-denominational Christian mens prayer, mentoring and fellowship group. Brotherhood of Christ was created to help men with struggles that they face in their marriages, jobs, relationships and their walk with God. Meetings are held at New Life as well as other location in the greater Danbury Area.
Pastor John is married to his wife Maria and they have four daughters.
Our Youth Leaders:
Fred Seaboldt: Fred Seaboldt is brother who is on fire for Christ. Fred is a long time member of the church and has been working with our youth ministry for over 11 years now. He has taught High School, Middle School and 4/5Grade Sunday school. Fred has a lovely wife and has seven beautiful children. Fred has personally known Christ for 30+ years. Other places where you can always find Fred are- In the Sound Booth as the Sound Engineer on Sundays and in the Church Offices as the Office Manager during the week.
Sara Parille: Sara is a recent graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelors in History. She will be seeking her Masters in education in the coming school year. She has been a Christian her whole life, truly turning her life to God at the age of 13. Her father, Pastor John Parille, has been a guiding influence in her life, especially in regards to her walk with God. Sara is very involved within the church community, helping not only as a Youth Leader, but also within the Children's Church and as a member of the Praise Team. She enjoys serving the Lord with the talents He has blessed her with and knows that He honors her commitments to Him and His church family. In her free time, Sara sings as a member of an all girl acapella group and also enjoys dancing, which she has been doing for over 9 years.