leadership team

Get to know our leaders and elders here at New Life.

tedd Jordan

Teaching and Ruling Elder


Tedd has been a covenant partner of New Life since 1998, and was affirmed as the Teaching Pastor in 2005. Tedd serves New Life vocationally as an elder, exercising leadership in the areas of preaching, theology, and vision. Tedd received his Master of Divinity Degree from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. A native of Lansdale, PA, he lives in Glassboro with his wife Vanessa.  They have two adult sons, Ben and Brendan who help serve in Worship Ministry, Media Team, and Student Life Ministry.    

Mike Russell

Ruling Elder


Mike has been a Covenant Partner of New Life since 2006. He previously served as a ministry leader for Overflow and Worship Team before coming on as an elder in 2016. Mike serves New Life by leading and overseeing Life Group Ministry, Worship Ministry, and helps with teaching and preaching. He has a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering as well as a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rowan University. Mike works for a global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company. He is a native of Washington Township where he still lives with his wife, Tori, and their daughters Piper and Haddon, as well as their dog Smeagol.

Rick Dickinson

Ruling Elder


Rick has been a Covenant Partner of New Life since 2012 and has worked and ministered in many places around the world before becoming an elder in 2016. He serves New Life by overseeing and developing the Deacon ministry, assisting in leading a Life Group, assisting in the New Life partnership with the Samaritan Center and in mentoring / discipling college student through Rowan CRU ministry. Rick is now retired, having a Chemical engineering BSE degree and a Masters of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. Originally born in Baltimore Maryland,  he resides in  Franklinville with a vibrant active dog named Archie.