Thomas Cellilli

Senior Pastor

Thomas Cellilli

Family: Married to Shelby since 2017; Father of Nora (2) and Baby Girl #2 (due October 2021)

Involvement at New Life: I have had to privilege to start serving as the senior pastor at New Life in August 2021, and have immediately felt like I'm at home. I have been so impressed with New Life's heart for the city and mission to serve its residents. I regularly preach on Sunday mornings, care for the needs of our church body, and connect with local churches and ministries to further the Kingdom of God through New Life.

Vision For New Life: My desire for New Life is that we would be a welcoming community where everyone who we meet--whether they walk through the front door of our church building or we meet them on the street--would experience the overwhelming and powerful love of Jesus. I want to partner with local churches and campus ministries to reach and serve as many people as we can in the Iowa City metropolitan area. And above all, my desire is that we would "act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).