Learn a little bit about our leaders

The leaders at New City are passionate about intersecting the message of Christ with the people of Phoenix, using their time and talent in meaningful ways as they go about life beyond the church. From college professor to professional drummer, and mountain tamer to foster parent—our team believes in serving Jesus in all of life.

Brian Kruckenberg / Lead Pastor

Brian has been married to his wife, Gina, since 1999 and is a proud father of three. Valley residents since 2005, Brian and Gina love living in urban Phoenix. Brian and Gina, along with a handful of friends, began the initial planning for what would become New City Church in 2010, and the church held its first public service as New City on February 27, 2011. Brian’s driving passion is to make God known through leading a church that loves God, loves others, and makes disciples who live out their faith in the places they live, work, study and play. Before his life as a pastor, Brian practiced law as an e-Commerce Attorney at Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP in Kansas City. Later he worked as Corporate Counsel for Sprint Corporation, before leaving the full-time practice of law for the role of Family Pastor at his local church in Kansas City. Since making a career transition in 2004, Brian has earned a Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min.) from Bethel Seminary. Brian also holds bachelor’s (B.A.) and master’s (M.A.) degrees in Communication.

Email Brian

 

STEVE ERIKSSON
Executive Pastor

Email Steve

 

JJ SPREITZER
Director of Family Ministry

Email JJ

 

ASHLEY OWENS
Volunteer Coordinator, New City Kids

Email Ashley

 

KENDALL DOOLEY
Student Pastor

Email Kendall

 

MIKE BHATTI
Director of Connection

Email Mike

 

NATE BENNER
Pastor of Community Groups and Adult Discipleship

Email Nate

 

TIM RAHMAN
Director of Arts

Email Tim

 

JEREMY WALLACE
Creative Director

Email Jeremy

 

DAIRETH KLEIN
Church Administrator

Email Daireth

 

JINA OLBINSKI
Executive Assistant

Email Jina

WORSHIP LEADERS

 

JOSE FONTANEZ, SUZY KRAINTZ, KRISTIN RAHMAN

At New City we are blessed with a diverse team of people who lead us in authentic worship through song. Under the direction of Tim Rahman, we have three primary worship leaders and close to fifty others who play, sing and support the worship arts ministry at New City.