Leadership Team

Jesus is our boss. Really. According to the Apostle Paul, Jesus is "the head of the church." And at New Story we take that very seriously, which is why you won't find one, single person in charge. We're a family. We're a team. Some people on the team have different roles, some lead out front and others lead from behind, but we all work together to build God's kingdom.

Meet the Team

Ministry Staff

Paul Anderson

Lead Pastor
A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Paul spent just over a decade doing ministry in the land of Longhorns & Cowboys before moving to the Philly area in 2010 to take on the role of our lead pastor. Paul is an incurable coffee drinker and avid reader. His wife Jenny, and kids, Jillian & Caleb, are a great source of joy (& sermon illustrations).

Erik Wanaselja

Executive Director
Erik, has attended our church since 2006 but spent nearly 20 years as an engineer before being called in 2019 to serve as Executive Director and lead New Story's staff. Erik is married to Patti; they have three children (Abigail, Lucy, & Sam) and three pet rabbits. He loves to read, play games, hike, and eat Zwahlen's ice cream.

Ben Thompson

Youth and Associate Pastor
Ben moved from Ohio to Hawaii after college where he met his Australian wife. He spent the next 14 years living down under and raising their three sons Joey, Caleb and Luke. Ben is sold out on discipleship and uses things like sports, coffee, water balloons, ping-pong and skateboarding to achieve his goal of building God-honoring, Jesus imitating relationships.

Betsey Iannarelli

Kids Ministry Director
As a graduate from Westminster Theological Seminary and a long-time kids ministry volunteer, Betsey loves combining her love of Scripture and her connection with kids to create age-appropriate and Gospel-centered programs. In her free time, Betsey enjoys hiking in Valley Forge with her husband Robert and their two children, Selah and Jack.

Heather Yatsko

Worship Leader
Heather has been part of the worship team since 2013, but has been playing piano since the age of five and leading worship for over 20 years in various settings. Heather and her husband, Chuck, live in Phoenixville with their 3 children. She is a lover of Broadway, Dunkin iced tea, Penn State, her dogs, and helping others worship through music.

David Bahbah

Pastor of Spiritual Formation & Community Life
Bio coming soon. We are excited that David has now arrived and is getting settled in here at New Story Church. 

Support Staff

Amy Groves

Office & Operations Manager
After 20 years in the dental field, Amy decided to make a career change and join the New Story team with a passion for helping the body of Christ find true health. When not at work, she can be found pursuing a healthy lifestyle, parenting her two children (Jacob & Eli) and maintaining her home in Bridgeport. 

Hannah Jones

Next Steps & Connections Coordinator
Hannah joined the New Story team right out of college and has a passion for building community. She resides in West Chester with her husband, Ryan, and world's cutest pup, Murphy. In her free time, Hannah enjoys singing show tunes, and having deep conversations over coffee.

Kate Thompson

Communications & Marketing Manager
Kate originally hails from the Gold Coast in Australia. She is the wife of Ben, our youth and associate pastor, and mom to three boys, Joey, Caleb and Luke. When Kate isn’t updating our website or sending emails for New Story, she is outside chasing sunshine, or her boys, who have enough energy to power the whole town.

Patty Salinas

Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor
Patty is a master of organization who learned all of her tricks as a mom of 5 and military spouse to Joe. After 25 years in the army and 17 moves, they have retired from military life and landed in Phoenixville. In her spare time, Patty helps her husband build next-level tree houses and enjoys all kinds of outdoor fun with her family.

Eamon Campbell

Finance Administrator
Eamon has been involved in church finance for over 10 years. He lives in Sanatoga with his wife Sarah and their three children, Mairen, Gwyneth, and Rhys. He really enjoys a good cup of brewed coffee; “Fratalian” is his own special mix. Eamon enjoys listening and playing along to music, he also serves on the worship
team monthly.

Clint Rosario

AV Director
As a sound engineer by trade, Clint runs the technical side of things at New Story. He also runs Philamedia, with his twin brother. He lives in Brewerytown, Philadelphia with his wife, Ally and son, Sol. Clint spends his free time blurring the line between what he does for work and fun, because they’re pretty much the same thing.

Nico Giampetrio

Video Specialist
A filmmaker based out of Philadelphia and New York, Nico oversees all video production at New Story. Outside New Story, he also professionally directs and produces commercials, film, and television content. Nico enjoys running, reading, playing & watching hockey, and traveling with his wife, Sarah. His talented cat, Finch, can sit, stand, and high-five on command.

Lillian D'Angelo

Logistics Specialist
Coming soon

Lisa Brown

Kids Ministry Administration
Lisa and her husband moved to the Phoenixville area in 2021. She loves being a stay at home mom to her 3 boys and dog. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family outdoors.

Ministry Leaders

Michelle Davis

Women's Ministry
Coming soon

Rick Martin

Men's Ministry
Coming soon

Bob & Wendy DiRico

20's Ministry
Wendy & Bob lead the 20s ministry with whom they have dinner every Tuesday!  They have 6 daughters, 3 son-in-laws, 4 grandchildren and a dog.  Bob is an Actuary and Wendy is a HS Math Teacher.  They love being with the 20s, learning with them, serving in the community with them and experiencing life together. 

Amy Jenkins, Barbara Davis, Kim Malenke

Lamplighters Ministry
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