Pastor Stasia Fine
Pastor Stasia Fine has ministered alongside New Disciples since April 2012. Her pastoral passion is to help build unity in the church while sharing God's grace with all people.
She and her husband Scott are both native Iowans, although they spent the first few years of their marriage living in Falls Church, Virginia.
Stasia was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in July of 2010. She began her Master of Divinity at the University of Chicago and completed it at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. Her undergraduate degree was completed at the University of Northwestern (St. Paul), where she earned a B.A. in Communications (Studies emphasis), second major in Bible, and minor in Youth Ministry. She first recognized God's call to ministry when she was around ten years of age and preached her first sermon on Easter Sunday at the age of sixteen.
Alain Imani Habinamwisho
Elder, New Disciples Multilingual Service
Pastor Alain Imani Habinamwisho has been an elder at New Disciples since July 2014. God has given him the same vision as New Disciples to become a multi-generational, multi-cultural community of faith that reaches out with the good news of God’s grace. In following the vision God has given him, Alain started our multi-lingual worship service.
Alain was born in Bukavu, Congo.He and his wife Tantine Kapila met in the Village Camp in Mehebe, Zambia and were married in 2004.Together they are parents to three children. In 2012 they moved to the United States.
Alain grew up in the church and first started doing ministry in the Assemblies of God in Congo in 1997. In 2000 he moved to Zambia as a refugee and took part in the 7th Seminar. He was chosen to lead a Pentecost church in Zambia in 2001. Alain’s training continued in the United States under Pastor Boniface Kabuya in Kentucky and at trainings in New York and Dallas with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
Alain also has experience as a professional social worker. HIs work includes five years with the Ministry of Community Development (Zambia) as a Community Development Worker focused on mother and children's health and an additional year with CORD. Prior to that he was a Peer Educator for HIV prevention (Lutheran World Services) and a Medical Screener (Medecins Sans Frontieres). He is a graduate of Atenhee D'lbanda in Bukavo, Congo.
Director of Music Ministry
Janelle is a professional musician who has been blessed by God to use her musical gifts as her life's work. Janelle is known locally for her work at SPT Theatre Company, Theatre Cedar Rapids and Liars Holographic Radio Theatre. Nationally, she tours as a member of Divapalooza!
Janelle is also the mother of a teenage son and young adult daughter. She enjoys teaching voice lessons and is an entrepreneur who has started more than one company for artists.
Ellen greets everyone with a smile full of love!
Sunday Morning Nursery Care Provider (English Worship Service)
Candi provides imaginative activity and crafts for our toddlers and preschoolers during the second half of our worship service.
Infant & Children's Ministry Caregiver (Multilingual Worship Service)