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Meet the Staff at New Vision

Carlene Nisley

Lead Pastor

Carlene’s approach to ministry is to be a servant leader.  She is authentic in her relationship with others and she preaches with passion in a way that makes God’s Word applicable to our everyday lives.  Her focus on growing in relationship with God, growing in community with each other, and making a difference in our world through action has become the mantra of the church family at New Vision.  Carlene’s enthusiasm is contagious, as she proclaims God’s vision for the church.  She says, “God desires followers who will obediently go where he is leading.  He has promised to do greater things than we can even imagine if we follow obediently.  It is an exciting time to be part of the family at New Vision!"

Pastor Carlene has been Senior Pastor of New Vision since October 2014.  She was ordained in 2011 and graduated from George Fox Seminary with a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership in 2013.

Carlene is married to her husband, Ted. They have three grown children, two daughters and one son, who are each married to wonderful spouses. They have 3 grandchildren.  In her spare time she loves being with family, playing with her grandkids, camping, reading, and participating in any activity that allows her to soak up some sunshine. 

You can contact Pastor Carlene at carlene@vision1.org

Kristina Leader

Assistant Pastor, Children's MInistry

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Kristina is the Children's Ministry Coordinator at New Vision Fellowship. She loves working with the kids and is truly a child at heart. Her passion is making sure the Children's Ministry is as fun and exciting a learning time as she can make it. She is currently working her way through the ordination process and has hopes of being a pastor some day. She has been the coordinator since January of 2015 and absolutely loves being a part of the New Vision Community.

In her professional life, Kristina works as a caregiver for senior citizens. She loves what she does and enjoys having a job where she can take care of people. Getting to spend her time making an impact in the lives of others is something she is glad she has the opportunity to do.

At home, Kristina is wife to her husband, Michael, and mama to three rambunctious kids. She loves to bake, sing, dance, write, read, and color in coloring books. She can often be found hanging out with her kids or playing a game on backyard date nights with her husband. Someday, she dreams of having a little farm in the country with a wraparound porch.

You can contact Kristina at kristina.leader@vision1.org.


Tara Spitzzeri

Church Secretary


Tara has been the New Vision Secretary since the beginning of 2017. As the Church Secretary she supports our Senior Pastor and other staff and volunteers with administrative details. She works each week preparing for our Sunday morning service, assuring that everything is in place as we come together as a church community to worship God.

Tara became a member of New Vision 3 years ago, and has attended for 4 years. Besides her position as Church Secretary, Tara is a greeter, a teller, and volunteers at our monthly ACTIONS. She is a regular participant in our Prayer Action Group. She has found family at New Vision!

Tara has been in the business world for 25 years, focused mainly on accounting but having had experience in all areas of office management and support. She brings expertise, a friendly demeanor and adds laughter to the workplace. In her spare time she enjoys engaging her creative side by crocheting and making greeting cards. She likes to hang out with friends and enjoys watching movies on Netflix.  She is also passionate in her love for animals, and is always willing to pet sit for anyone with fur babies.  

You can contact Tara at tara@vision1.org