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.
Director of Family Ministry
Volunteer Coordinator, New City Kids
Director of Connection
Pastor of Community Groups and Adult Discipleship
Director of Arts
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.