Pastors and Staff

Dane and Bev Wead

Lead Pastor

Dane and Bev Wead have been pastors of New Life Fellowship since 2006. Dane has been in full time ministry for over 25 years. Bev and Dane met at Bethany University in California and were married in 1994. Dane grew up in Utah and served as a youth pastor and associate pastor in Ogden, before coming to New Life Fellowship. Bev teaches kindergarten at a local elementary school in Logan. They have 4 children. Dane and Bev have a heart for their community and want to see people grow in Christ. Dane enjoys golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter. Bev enjoys reading, hiking,  spending time with her family, and loves adventure.

Michael and Nan Popineau

Executive Pastor

Michael and Nan Popineau were married in 1986 and have two adult children. Michael has been in full time ministry for over 40 years.  He grew up in Southern California and holds a degree in Ministerial Studies.  Prior to coming to New Life Fellowship he served as the Senior Pastor at Greeley First Assembly (Colorado) for 16 years and 4 years before that as the associate pastor.  Michael currently serves as the Executive Pastor over Life Groups, Pastoral Care and Discipleship along with being part of the teaching team. He loves connecting with people and watching their lives be transformed through Jesus Christ.  He enjoys golfing, fishing, DIY projects around the home, comedy and attending football, basketball and baseball games. Nan recently retired with 27 years of service as an elementary school teacher.  She is enjoying this new season of life and being able to work more closely with Michael in ministry.  Nan enjoys hiking, reading, and DIY projects.  They both enjoy traveling and spending time with their family and friends. 

Matthew Markham

Young Adults  Pastor

Matthew was born and raised in Utah and has been attending New Life Fellowship since he was a child. He attended Southwestern Assembly of God University in Texas with a pursuit in apologetics. Before becoming the Young Adult Pastor, Matthew served as the youth pastor. He has a passion for the Word of God and a desire to see young people grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Ethan and Alyssa Wead

Youth Pastors
Ethan and Alyssa both grew up at New Life Fellowship. They attended the youth group
and later became youth leaders. God placed a call on their lives to become Youth Pastors.
Ethan began taking bible classes and leadership training. In August 2021, they officially
become the Youth Pastors. Ethan enjoys working on cars and weight training.
Alyssa works as an aesthetician and loves serving the youth.
They also enjoy spending time with their dog- Bucky. Ethan and Alyssa were married in June 2020.

Bev Wead

Children Pastor

Bev is a gifted teacher and is passionate about leading our kids in a closer walk with the Lord. She works as a 5th grade teacher at Thomas Edison School and has taught children church for several years. She works closely with all of our volunteers and makes kids church a fun learning enviorment for all our children.

Christina Smith

Worship Leader

Christina has been a part of the NLF worship team for over five years. She has a heart for worship and a passion for leading people into the presence of God. She leads our entire worship team and develops a songs list. Christina and her husband Steve (who operates our sound system) are from Oregon, and they have two children. When Christina is not leading our worship team, she teaches 3rd grade at one of our local elementary schools.

Alyssa Wead

Nursery / Preschool Director
Alyssa became the nursery and preschool director in 2021. She has served in this ministry
for several years. She enjoys teaching young children about Christ and encouraging them
to trust Jesus in their life. She does a great job of working with volunteers.

Scott and Marla Boyer

Missions and Local Outreach Directors
Scott and Marla “Marly” Boyer were appointed New Life Missions Directors in November of 2016.
The couple have been active in local and international short-term missions work for years.
Their passion is sharing the love of Jesus Christ to the lost, the least, and the last.
Scott and Marly are recently retired from Utah State University.
In retirement, they plan to focus on Christian humanitarian efforts including housing,
clean water, transportation needs, and music ministry. Small acts of kindness,
Scott and Marly believe the world could use a few more.

Debbie Johnson

Office Administrator
Debbie has been our office administrator since May 2019. She oversees all the happenings
that are taking place at church. Debbie and her husband Steve have been attending NLF
since the mid-’90s. Before serving in this role, Debbie served as our WM's leader for over 20-years.

Derek Jones

Media Director
Derek join the NLF staff in June 2020. He oversees all the media sources of our church.
He has created a team that works to make sure that we get the Gospel to all people.
Derek also serves on our worship team as a drummer.