Our Team

Staff Team

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Tom Rothwell

Senior Pastor / Elder

Tom Rothwell

Senior Pastor / Elder

Tom is our Senior Pastor and is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the Church. Tom is married to Kalee who is a teaching assistant at a local school. They have three children Elizabeth, Matthew & Eleanor.

Tom & Kalee both studied at Moorlands College, Tom focused on “Church Leadership” and Kalee on “Community and Family Studies”. Tom has been involved in Church ministry since he was 18 in the areas of worship, youth work and preaching. Tom & Kalee both have a strong passion for the local Church and seeing people grow to go and make an impact for Jesus in their communities and the world.


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Liz Bastable

Family & Community Leader

Liz Bastable

Family & Community Leader

Liz oversees our Sunday and midweek children’s ministries, as well as anything community related! She is passionate about building bridges and relationship between church and community. Liz spent three years at Moorlands Bible College studying Applied Theology, specialising in Family & Community Studies. She is married to Tom Bastable (not pastor Tom!), who can be found on the worship & youth team outside of his work as a senior CAD technician.


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Jane Morgan

Operations Administrator

Jane Morgan

Operations Administrator

Jane oversees the general operations and administration of New Life Church.

She is married to David Morgan (part of our eldership team) and together they run one of New Life Church’s ‘Small Groups’. They met and married in 2015, after the death of David’s first wife and Jane moved from the Isle of Wight to New Milton. They joined New Life Church in that year. Prior to this role Jane had worked ten years for Christian Endeavour Holidays Centres Ltd at ‘St Rhadagunds’, When the centre closed Jane worked for the YMCA, again on the island.

Jane’s heart is to help nurture a warm, welcoming and loving church, where the needs of the church family are met physically and spiritually (she does love to feed people!).

Jane has two grown up children of her own, three step-sons and by the end of 2022, five grandchildren.

Leadership Team