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Times & Location

Our Sunday services meet every week at 7111 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. We welcome you to stay following the service for lunch and Sunday School classes. Additional ministries meet throughout the week for fellowship and study.

Sunday Worship: 12:00 pm

Sunday Lunch Fellowship: 1:20 - 2:30 pm

Sunday School: 2:30- 3:30 pm

Adult Sunday School
Children's Sunday School
Profession of Faith / New Members' Inquiry Class

Men's Discipleship: 6:30 am on Wed. (4S Ranch)

Women's Weekly Bible Study: 9:30 am on Wednesdays (Scripps Ranch; childcare provided)

UCSD Outreach

Campus Evangelism: Thu. 11:45 am - 2:15 pm (the Library Walk)
Campus Bible Study: Wed. 8:00 - 8:15 pm (refer to the calendar for locations)

Thursday Catechism Class (every other week): Thu. 7:15 - 8:30 pm (Carmel Valley/ Torrey Highlands)

Thursday North County Bible Study (every other week): Thu. 7:15-8:30 pm (Vista)

For more information, contact newlifelajolla@gmail.com


Officers & Staff

Rev. James Lee

Pastor

Pastor James grew up in Korea in a Buddhist family. He was converted at the age of 16, shortly after he came to the States. Not too long after his conversion, he felt the sense of call to pastoral ministry. He received his BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley (1987) and his M.Div. (Master of Divinity) from Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California (1991). He has been serving our church since its inception--as a church planter from 1994 - 2008 and as its senior pastor after its particularization in 2008. He is happily married to Cassie and has three children--Audrey, Connor, and Averey.

Rich Carlson

Ruling Elder

Rich grew up in a military family and was converted to Christ at a young age. After graduating from the Air Force Academy and military service, he has had a career in the hospitality industry. Rich was called to serve as an elder at New Life in 2014. Rich and his wife Sheri have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Bill Honaker

Ruling Elder

Bill grew up in San Diego enjoying the southern California lifestyle. During a severe illness in high school, the Lord graciously converted him. Since then he has sought to live his life to the glory of God. Bill has degrees in Classics and Information Systems, and has worked as an IT manager in a large urban school district for almost 40 years. He and Bertha have been married for almost 30 years and have four grown children, two grandsons, and two granddaughters. Bill is honored and thankful to be called by God to serve as an elder at New Life. Bill also enjoys carpentry, gardening, weight lifting, ham radio, and reading the puritans.


Joel Norris

Ruling Elder

Joel was born and raised in Southern California. He grew up in a very nominal Christian family but came to a full faith while an undergraduate at Caltech. After receiving a B.S. in Geophysics (1990), he went on to complete a Ph.D in Atmospheric Science at Univ. of Washington (1997). Joel has been a professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and a member of our church since 2000, and he was ordained as a ruling elder in 2008. He is the husband of Brittany and father of three daughters, Lydia, Adelaide, and Margaret, and two sons, Henry and James.


Paul Han

Deacon

Paul was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States at the age of ten. Although he grew up in a loving and committed Christian home, it was his time as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University where he came to a fuller understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ through his introduction to reformed theology. After completing his undergraduate studies in Neuroscience, he went on to receive his medical degree at Drexel University. He moved to San Diego in 2009 to complete his medical training at Scripps Mercy Hospital where he now remains as faculty. He has been a member at our church since 2009 and was ordained as a deacon in 2014. He is happily married to Esther and a father to one daughter, Evelyn and one son, Philip.

Lynn Roberts

Deacon

Lynn was born during the war years at his grandmother’s home in Olean, New York. Like most men at the time, his dad was serving in the Armed Forces. In 1947 his family moved to their newest and their last home in San Diego California. After high school, he joined the army and served in Germany for three years. Then he joined the Fire Department of San Diego and served for 33 years. During this time, he became a Christian and attended an OPC Church and served as a deacon for 19 years. Lynn and his wife Elizabeth became members of New Life La Jolla 18 years ago and have two grown children; Sarah and Nathan, and three grandchildren.

Joseph Boyd

Deacon

Joseph was raised in the Mojave Desert of Southern California and came to faith in Christ at the age of 10. His father, who served as a deacon in the local Presbyterian church, led Joseph to a deeper understanding of the Reformed faith. After earning a B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, and Music at the University of Redlands (2005), he completed a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona (2011) and moved to San Diego for post-doctoral research at UCSD. He is currently employed as a cell and molecular biologist at a biotechnology company. Joseph became a member of our church in 2012, where he has especially enjoyed contributing violin music and teaching children’s Sunday School. Joseph became husband to his wife Wenyan in 2017 and was ordained as a deacon in 2018.

Edwin Sumargo

Deacon

Edwin grew up in a Christian family in Indonesia and was introduced to the Reformed faith during high school. He came to the U.S. in 2007 to pursue a higher education in Seattle. He later transferred to Urbana-Champaign in Illinois, where he started attending a PCA church, and completed his Bachelor degree in 2011. Edwin joined the New Life PCA La Jolla in 2011 as he started attending graduate school at UCSD, and has been an active member of the church since. He completed his Ph.D., was ordained as a deacon, and married his wife Sharon in 2018. Edwin currently works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Hydrometeorology at UCSD and is looking forward to continue serving the church as a deacon.