We’re eager for the chance to meet you! So, go ahead and take a couple minutes to get to know our staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
Email Pastor Jason Karampatsos
Pastor Jason Karampatsos was elected by the membership of New Life Assembly of God in August of 2015 to serve as their new Lead Pastor. He comes to New Life having served at Assembly of God churches in the Washington DC metro area, Central New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pastor Jason and his wife, Jennifer have been married for over 20 years and have three amazing children that love being an active part of church ministry. They met while in children’s church themselves at the young age of 4 and 5 years old. They grew up in the church together and went off to Valley Forge Christian College and walked the line together in the spring of 2000. Pastor Jason went on to earn his Masters and PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland, examining the relationship between spirituality and marital satisfaction.
Pastor Jason and his family now make their home in Janesville and look forward to building upon the solid foundation of a healthy church with a rich history in the community.
He is also the co-founder of the City of Refuge Counseling Network, providing counseling to pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and their families. He is an active speaker for marriage retreats and workshops, and speaks to pastors and churches across the country on how to have healthy relationships in the church and in ministry. In 2013 he was honored by Valley Forge Christian College as an Outstanding Alumni for his work in ministry, having also been the Baccalaureate Speaker for the class of 2000.
Pastor Jason is an active writer with over 10,000 subscribers to his bi-weekly newsletter for Safe Harbor Christian Counseling, addressing relationship issues from a Christian perspective. You can learn more or follow his blog. Better yet, you can find him every Sunday morning in the front row of New Life Assembly where his prayer is that you will feel welcomed, and that you will have an opportunity to grow in your relationship with God and experience His presence.
Email Pastor Cameron
Pastor Cameron joined the staff in August 2010. He grew up attending New Life Assembly of God and even served as an intern at the church in 2008. He graduated from North Central University with a Pastoral Studies major and a minor in Youth Ministry, and he graduated as the Valedictorian of his class. He also received his ordination in the Wisconsin/Northern Michigan District. While attending North Central, he also had the opportunity of serving as a youth and worship leader in two youth ministries. He felt his call into ministry at the age of 13 while attending Spencer Lake Bible Camp.
He met his wife Abigail when they were only students at New Life. They were together for seven years before they got married in March 2011. She graduated from Mt. Zion School of Ministry in Pennsylvania and served as an intern for six months at Times Square Church in New York. Abby spent most of her internship working within the children’s ministry program at the church. Much of her heart is with youth and children. Together, Cameron and Abby have a passion to see that every individual in Janesville and the surrounding area would know the great love of God.
They have two beautiful daughters, Gwen and Lydia.
Email Pastor Emily
Pastor Emily joined the staff in August 2016. At 8 years old, she accepted the Lord on Easter Sunday. Growing up as the daughter of a pastor, God instilled her love for ministry at a young age. Throughout her teenage years, she received mentorship and discipleship from her youth pastor that confirmed to her the Lord’s calling into full-time ministry.
Pastor Emily graduated from the University of Valley Forge with a major in Youth Ministry and a minor in Church Music. She was licensed through the Pennsylvania-Delaware district in 2013. She was able to use her gifting in preaching, teaching and worship leading to minister in Annapolis, MD.
Her passion and desire is to see the young people of this generation press into a deeper relationship with Christ and seek their full potential in Him.
Email Pastor Stephany
Pastor Stephany joined the staff in October 2016. She graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis with studies in Education and Intercultural Studies. Pastor Stephany has served as the Children’s Program and Volunteer Coordinator at City on a Hill in Milwaukee as well as a children’s pastor across Wisconsin. Now, serving as our children’s pastor, Stephany and her husband James are all about discipling children to be devoted Christ followers in the Janesville area.
Adam joined the staff in October 2016. He was raised in church and felt God’s calling to music at age 17. At that time, however, Adam didn’t play any instruments. Since then, he has become a self-taught musician, first starting on piano and then moving to guitar.
After high school, Adam went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. After his service, he returned to music where he met his wife, Kim, and has been married for 13 years.
Adam has a very supportive family with two daughters, Briana and Abi.
Samantha joined Sonshine Patch in 2014 as a teacher in our Socialization class. Now, in addition to teaching both Getting Ready for Kindergarten and our Socialization class, Samantha serves as the Director of the preschool. She is trained in Love and Logic and uses it daily with her four children. She and her husband, Ted, are parents to Ethan, Emma, Eliza–all Sonshine Patch graduates–and Everett, who currently attends Sonshine Patch. Samantha received her degree from the University of Wisconsin Platteville, where she also worked in the UWP Children’s Center. Previously, she worked for the Janesville School District as an after school teacher, parent liaison, and program director.
For more information on our Sonshine Patch Preschool programs, be sure to check out our Sonshine Patch website.