Pastor and Staff

  • greg west - Interim Pastor (email)

    Greg is serving as the interim Pastor, and he also serves as an Evangelist. He and Eileen have been married for 27 years and have three children, Josiah, Evie, and Luke. He loves the outdoors including playing soccer and tennis.


  • Gretchen Tisone - Director of children's Ministries and NTUMC preschool and Kindergarten (email)

    Gretchen has served at New Town UMC for over 21 years. She has been married to her husband Mark for 35 years and they have 3 children; Summer, Allie, and Tanner and a dog named Baker. Gretchen loves kids, puppies, and dessert.

  • Stacey Cooprider - Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (email)

    Stacey has been in ministry for over 20 years, first as a worship leader and then in youth ministry. She’s passionate about Jesus and teenagers and loves to introduce them to each other. The first thing she looks for in any new town is the local homemade ice cream stand.

  • Donna Grannan - Office director (email)

    Donna has served at New Town for 17 years in various roles. She has 3 grown sons, 3 wonderful daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. She loves children, the ocean, and cooking!


  • Jonathan Diggs - Community Life Coordinator (email)

    Jonathan is passionate about following Jesus and working with other believers to advance God's Kingdom. He has served as a youth pastor and as a teacher at a private high school. He is married to Anna Marie, and they have three children: Isaac, Kayla, and Lena.

  • Ryan Mekkes - Director of Worship Ministries (EMAIL)

    Ryan Mekkes is a musician out of Norfolk, Virginia. Worship music was pivotal in his faith journey, and he strives to follow the Holy Spirit in creating a safe space for people to connect with God through music. Ryan’s interests include outdoor recreation and martial arts.