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  • Steve Arterburn – Fishers, IN – Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries

    Steve is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries and host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show New Life Live! heard and watched by over 2 million people each week on nearly 200 radio stations nationwide, on XM and Sirius Satellite radio and on the NRBTV television network. Steve is also the host of New Life TV, a web-based channel dedicated to transforming lives through God’s truth. Steve is the founder of the Women of Faith conferences attended by over 4 million people. He also serves as a teaching pastor in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Steve is a nationally and internationally known public speaker and has been featured in national media venues such as Oprah, Inside Edition, Good Morning America, CNN Live, The New York Times, USA Today, US News & World Report, ABC World News Tonight, and ironically in GQ and Rolling Stone magazines. Steve has spoken at major events for the National Center for Fathering, American Association of Christian Counselors, Promise Keepers Canada, Life Well Conferences in Australia and The Salvation Army to name a few.

    Steve is a best-selling author of books such as Every Man’s Battle, Healing Is A Choice and his latest books, The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, The Book of Life Recovery, Is This The One? and recently co-authored Worthy of Her Trust with Jason Martinkus. With over 8 million books in print he has been writing about God’s transformational truth since 1984. He has been nominated for numerous writing awards and has won three Gold Medallions for writing excellence. Along with Dr. Dave Stoop, he edited and produced the #1 selling Life Recovery Bible. For a more comprehensive list of his books, visit our store site.

    His speaking topics address issues common to leaders, adult men and women, including Every Man’s Battle, Lose it For Life, The 7-Minute Marriage Solution, Every Heart Restored, and Healing is a Choice. Steve’s ministry endeavors focus on identifying and compassionately responding to the needs of those seeking healing and restoration through God’s truth.

    Steve has degrees from Baylor University and The University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees and is currently completing his doctoral studies in Christian counseling.

    Steve resides with his family in Fishers, Indiana.

  • Keith Campbell – Salem, NJ – Chairman, Mannington Mills

    Keith is currently the Chairman of the Board of Mannington Mills, Inc., one of the oldest and largest flooring manufacturers in the U.S. founded by his great grandfather. Keith’s business background and experience have resulted in a wide range expertise in management, finance, sales and marketing.

    He is married to Shirley, and they have 3 grown, married children, and 3 grandchildren.  Keith and his family are very philanthropic and community minded, supporting many educational and civic causes.  Keith has a wealth of experience serving on boards of hospitals, churches, civic organizations, the Federal Reserve, and now New Life.

    Both Keith and Shirley have participated in New Life workshops which have fueled their interest in becoming devoted supporters of New Life Ministries.  Keith enjoys playing golf and tennis, and loves spending time with his family.

  • Ed Shenk – Hamburg, PA – Owner, Weavers Hardware Company

    Ed graduated from Eastern Mennonite College with a B.S. in International Agricultural Development and Biology Education.  After managing the growth in a trucking company and starting a home heating oil company, Ed and his wife, Christine, now are the proud owners of two hardware stores in Eastern, Pennsylvania.

    Ed and Christine have been fans of New Life Ministries for many years and cherish the resources that they have discovered for themselves, their family, and friends.  From enjoying several New Life cruises, to listening to New Life Live!, to taking advantage of the great books and resources offered by New Life, Ed and Christine have been blessed by the ministry in countless ways.  Perhaps one of the greatest resources Ed and Christine found through New Life was an eating disorder facility for treatment of their young daughter’s anorexia years ago.  Their experience in helping their daughter achieve recovery opened their hearts and minds with a desire to help others discover freedom as a beloved child of Christ.

    Ed has served in his church as an elder and deacon.  He enjoys outdoor adventures and activities, and spending time with his wife, their two adult daughters and son-in-law.

  • Larry Sonnenburg – Lake Forest, CA – President, New Life Ministries

    As the current President of New Life Ministries, Larry is a respected and valued member of the Board.  Larry graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.S. Degree in Mathematics. Prior to joining New Life Ministries, Larry gained a wealth of experience as the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer of the Crystal Cathedral, a large church and international ministry located in Garden Grove, California.  Larry started with New Life in 2004, and has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and now as President.

    Larry brings not only significant talent in the area of operations, but his honesty, warmth, and sincerity enable him to forge and maintain long term donor relationships.

    Larry and his wife, Rhonda, have two married sons, and two grandchildren.  Larry enjoys reading, gardening, golfing, and spending time with his family.

  • David Van Brunt – Pomona, CA – Business Owner

    David and his wife Gina have been consistent givers to New Life since 2003. David has great enthusiasm for New Life, and he has creative ideas to further its mission. David owns and operates a pool service business in San Marino and Pasadena. He is also the creator of the number 1 swimming pool channel on YouTube, with over 10 million video views. In addition to his pool service business, David owns and manages rental properties (that he attributes to diligently working the Dave Ramsey plan.)

    David and Gina have one child, Caleb, who is 7 years old.  They live in Pomona, California. David has been a leader in Celebrate Recovery for over 10 years. He enjoys sharing his faith with kids and volunteers in his church’s elementary program and weekly in the Awana program. Gina is a Registered Nurse and has been a stay at home mom for the past 8 years. In her spare time, Gina enjoys photography and cooking.

    David enjoys creating websites and filming videos for his various YouTube channels and he is an avid reader. He credits books written by New Life hosts for getting his family through some tough times.

  • Jim Voorhees – Santa Barbara, CA – Consulting Engineer

    Jim is a retired mining engineer, who spent his career in the mining industry and enjoyed many assignments in foreign countries.  He and his wife, Julie, also a New Life Board member, have been enthusiastic supporters of New Life Ministries for a number of years.  Both Jim and Julie have experienced New Life workshops, and have found them to be life changing.  Jim serves on boards of for- profit corporations, and his analytical background and management experience have proven to be invaluable resources to New Life. Jim is an avid sailor, loves to read historical fiction, and spend time with his family.  He and Julie have three grown, married children and five grandsons.

  • Julie Voorhees – Santa Barbara, CA – Christian Life Coach

    Julie’s training and practice as a Christian Life Coach have given her special insight into New Life’s ministry of restoring hope and bringing about transformation to those in need.  Having participated personally, Julie is keenly aware of the hope and direction offered by New Life Ministries through the radio program and workshops.  Julie has been active on her church advisory board, and brings her experience and expertise to the New Life Board.

    Julie is married to Jim, also a New Life Board member. They have three grown, married children and five grandsons. When Julie’s not traveling between families, to a training, or on a group call with other women, Julie can be found in between the pages of a non-fiction book. And sometimes she is on a sailboat with her favorite captain, husband Jim. Writing is her opportunity to discover truth within the struggle, and to stay connected with others. You can get a flavor of her writing by checking out her blog at

  • Debora Yeats – Carrollton, TX – Painting Contractor/Real Estate Broker

    The New Life Ministries Board was pleased to have Debbie join the Board in March, 2014.   She has been a New Life supporter and radio program listener for many years.  Debbie has previous experience serving on homeowners’  association  and ministry boards.  She brings her broad expertise as a contractor, realtor, EPA Certified Renovator, and entrepreneur to the New Life Board.

    She is married to Dean Peters.  She has one daughter and 3 grandchildren.   In her precious little spare time, Debbie enjoys her dogs (Duke and Bentley), movies, gardening, decorating and designing the homes that she buys and sells, and collecting giraffes.