Ministry Staff

Dr. Norman J. Leve, Jr., is the founder and senior pastor of New Life Christian Church.  A native of Bucks County, Dr. Leve was born and raised in Trevose, PA.  After graduating from Bensalem High School in 1969, he relocated to Wilmore, Kentucky to do his undergraduate work at Asbury University and then his theological studies at Asbury Seminary.  His undergrad work included a major in secondary education in public speaking, with a minor in psychology.  He is a Kentucky Colonel which is an award presented by the State of Kentucky in recognition for outstanding leadership within the community.  In 1976, he returned to his native Bucks County to pastor the Washington Crossing United Methodist Church for 17 years.  After years of church growth, in 1992 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew Theological Seminary. He has taught growth seminars and has done a variety of evangelistic outreach ministries including work in the prisons.  He has traveled to many foreign lands, including the country of Estonia where he spent three months training prison chaplains. 

In 1993, Dr. Leve started New Life Christian Church in a warehouse on Walker Lane in Newtown, PA.  The congregation grew and in 1996 moved to its present location on Freedom Drive.   Dr. Leve continues to shepherd the flock with a relevant Biblical ministry in a changing world.

German Olivera serves as Ministry Support with an emphasis in the area  of Outreach. Originally from the country of Uruguay, he currently resides in Yardley, PA with his wife, Fernanda, and their three young children, Thiago, Matthias, and Emma.

One of German’s first major undertakings will be the reconstruction of our Church Website and other social media advertising to help reach those who are looking for a church where they can belong.  In addition, he will be assisting Pastor Leve with the task of visitation and a variety of other ministry needs.  His heart for the Lord and his willingness to serve makes him a great addition to our ministry team.

Bonnie L. Glover manages the Office and directs the Children’s and Kitchen Ministries at New Life. A resident of Ewing, NJ., Bonnie is a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute, where she received her education in Biblical Studies. She joined Pastor Leve in 1993 as he began New Life Christian Church, after serving in ministry at Mercer Christian Academy and Washington Crossing UMC.

Daniel P. DeStefano  serves as New Life’s Technical Arts Coordinator.   He joined the staff in 2001, and has  held a variety of positions. His ministry includes overseeing the audio and visual systems for all ministries, as well as keeping the office computers running to the best of their capacity.  While his ministry at New Life is “part time”, his love for the Lord keeps him serving full time! Dan resides in Bensalem, PA, with his wife, Dana, and two sons, Luke and Ben.


Barri K. Hartman is the Organist and Choir Director for New Life Christian Church. He is a Certified Piano Technician and shares his musical ministry on the organ for worship services, weddings funerals, and more.  In addition to his service on the keyboard, Barri also serves as the director for the Adult Choir Ministries. Barri and his wife are residents of Langhorne, PA.

Pamela S. Cook is the Treasurer, Bookkeeper and Record Keeper…in other words, all things “financial”!  She joined the New Life staff in 2012. Pam has a background in Real Estate, and currently holds a license as both sales person and broker in both PA and NJ. She resides in the Forest Grove area of Buckingham Twp., PA.  Much of her ministry revolves around “giving”…the giving of her time and talents to serve the Lord.

Norb & Erin Kuznicki have served as the Pre-Youth Directors at New Life Christian Church since the Fall of 2015. In addition to their weekly youth group meetings, they oversee a monthly extra curricular activity  for the kids to enjoy.  The Kuznicki ‘s reside in Levittown with their two sons.


Tony and Pam Salvitty joined the staff of New Life in the Winter of 2017 and minister with our Junior High Youth.  They meet weekly with those in grades 6-8, helping them to grow in their spiritual walk with the Lord as they enter their teenage years.  Members of New Life since  2004, Tony and Pam reside in Bristol, PA.

Renee C. Govosdian is one of the newer additions to our staff, joining us this summer.  Although she is new to the staff, she has been a member of New Life since 2003.  Renee’s position of Staff Assistant allows her to do a variety of things, however, her main focus will be assisting in the management and upkeep of the kitchen facilities and ministries, as well as helping with special events and daily ministries.  Renee and her husband live in Fairless Hills, PA with their son, Nicholas.


Robert H. Loucks serves as one of our part-time custodial staff, keeping God’s House on order.  A charter member of New Life,  Bob and his wife,  live in Langhorne, PA.  Bob is not a “new” member of the staff as he was formerly a full-time custodian for several years.  After retiring from his Lawn Service, Bob has come back to help keep our facility in tip-top shape!


Daniel R. Dalessandro also serves on our part-time custodial staff. Dan and his wife have been members of New Life since 1994. He comes to us after retiring from many years as a Postmaster with the U.S Postal Service.   In addition to his custodial duties, Dan has stepped in to share his talents as the Interim Director for our Sr. High Youth.


Beverly Errhalt joins our staff to assist us on Saturday mornings.  Bev works in our Bookstore, helping to keep the store straightened for Sunday and the upcoming week, as well as waiting on customers as they shop.  She also helps with office projects as the need arises.  Bev and her husband live in Morrisville, PA, and are amongst our newest Church members, having joined in our most recent class.