Staff

Mark Colavecchio

Mark Colavecchio

Vision and Teaching Pastor

Mark was the founding pastor of New Bridge in October of 1999. Mark married his wife, Leslie in 1978 and has two children, Tori and Isaac.

Mark graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1989 and then moved to the Northwest. Mark has served the Lord and the local church in many ways throughout the years. He has been a Youth Pastor, Worship Leader, Pastor of Evangelism as well as Lead Pastor.

Mark enjoys Mint n’ Chip ice cream as well as the “Deadliest Catch” (it’s that “fishers of men” thing).

Kurt Kroschel

Kurt Kroschel

Pastor of Adult Ministries

Kurt joined the New Bridge staff January of 2005. He has been married to Kristie since 1985, and they have two children – Andrew and Stephanie. Kurt went to school at the University of Washington (BA) and the University of Oregon (MBA), and also worked for 12 years with the Sherwin Williams Paint Company.

Kurt is an avid reader, enjoys playing guitar and rooting for the Washington Huskies.

Kristie Kroschel

Kristie Kroschel

Church Administrator

Kristie received her Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences and Elementary teaching credentials from the University of Washington. She is married to the other Husky fan on staff (Kurt) and they have two children and two granddaughters.

Kristie loves reading, exploring the outdoors with Kurt, family get-togethers and cooking shows. Master Chef Jr. Rocks!

Claudia Hanna

Claudia Hanna

Children’s Director

Claudia is married to Paul and they have four kids: Ryan, Olivia, Matteo, and Elora. After working as a kindergarten teacher and being a stay at home mom while the kids were little, she joined New Bridge staff in June 2013.

She got her degree in early childhood education in Germany where she grew up and loves working with people small and big!

Claudia enjoys cooking, singing, working out and being with friends and family.

Witney Lonseth

Witney Lonseth

Children’s Ministry Assistant Director

Witney grew up in the heart of Seattle. She studied Animal Science and Spanish at WSU and plans to go back to school for her Masters in Teaching to become an elementary school teacher.

Witney has worked with kids since 2010 and loves to teach them about Jesus and see their passion for God ignited. She joined staff in October 2017.

Softball, animals, hiking, swimming, reading, and painting are some of her favorite interests.

Rob Diaz

Rob Diaz

Worship Director
Jonathan Hutchins

Jonathan Hutchins

Youth Director

Jonathan came to New Bridge in the spring of 2012 and never left. He started serving in our middle school program when he was 16 and continued serving youth all through his high school and college career.

Jon officially joined our staff as the Middle School Director in the summer of 2016, and took over as our full time Youth Director in spring 2018. He is married to Sarah and they are expecting their first child in September. He also has four chickens and is way too proud of them.

Taylor Meyer

Taylor Meyer

Arts Director

Taylor was born and raised in the panhandle of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from West Texas A&M University and dabbles in all things creative. She has been on staff since February 2018.

Taylor and her 2 dogs moved to Washington in June 2015 and love everything about the Pacific Northwest. (Yes...even the rain!) She enjoys spending time experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and has a thing for collecting house plants and coffee mugs.

Leadership Team

Mark Colavecchio

Mark Colavecchio

Vision and Teaching Pastor
Dave Durr

Dave Durr

OneDurr Painting
David Gaver

David Gaver

Clayton Homes
Doug Vaughn

Doug Vaughn

State of Washington
Stephanie Vaughn

Stephanie Vaughn

State of Washington
Josh Abbey

Josh Abbey

Abbey Realty