Our staff loves to create exciting, inspiring environments where the word of God is taught and the ways of God are practiced.


Drew was born and raised in Sacramento, California and grew up playing all kinds of sports.  He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with undergraduate degrees in Marketing & History (and baseball), received his MBA from the University of San Francisco, and completed his ministry education at Western Theological Seminary.  Drew spent 20+ years as a corporate executive.  God then yanked him out of business and into ministry and he's never looked back.  He comes to NBC after pastoring two vibrant churches in Granite Bay, CA and Bend, OR.  He and his wife, Kathy, have been married over 40 years and have three wonderful daughters (Amanda, Jenny & Emily), two fantastic son-in-laws (Pierre & Kyle), and three all-star grandkids (Joel, Valerie & Mia).

Besides his leadership role at NBC, Drew founded BLAST (Building Leaders And Strengthening Teams), which guides pastors and church leaders around the world toward healthier and more effective ministries.  Drew loves family outings, traveling, hiking, biking, tennis and golf.


scott schneiderman, ministry development pastor

Scott loves seeing people grow in their relationship with God and each other.  He was born in Georgia and, after school, joined the Marines—traveling all over the world.  God recently led him into ministry and he's excited to work with the volunteers at New Beginnings.  He loves staying fit, creating art, playing sports, and spending time with his family.  Scott and his wife, Laura, have two children: Bella & Zion.  Scott has a bachelor's degree in Intelligence Studies from American Military University, a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University, and is currently getting his doctorate from Liberty.  He founded REQUIP Ministries to serve the larger body of Christ.


jason bourne, discipleship pastor

We don't know much about Jason's background, but we do know that he's passionate about helping people find their born identity in Christ.  Sure, he's a little intense, but his skills are needed to cut through the noise and discover the truth.

nick stewart, youth director

Nick was born and raised in Harrisonburg, and met his beautiful wife, Ikea, in high school.  They have three wonderful kids all under the age of 14: Cordell, Noah and Kinsley.  After high school, Nick worked in the construction industry and led a fitness-based ministry reaching out to college age students.  He came to New Beginnings a few years ago and realized right away the special place it is.  He loves the family atmosphere and the deep-rooted Biblical teaching.   God has clearly given Nick a passion and a giftedness for working with youth and kids.  His playful, joyful heart and his eagerness to have honest discussions about the things that really matter in life connect well with the next generation.  

His mission is to ignite a fire for God in high school students, and help them understand what it means to pursue Jesus for themselves and not just because their parents do.  He wants to help kids who are struggling with different obstacles and family situations.  His fun-factor is off the charts, and his expectations of the students is just as high.  He sees a youth group with dedicated student leaders, where every student feels loved and valued, and everyone participates in the discussions and the learning and the fun. 


jennifer fernandez, g & o railroad engineer (1st - 5th grade)

Jenny was born in Walnut Creek, California and was raised in Northern California and Oregon.  She first made her way out to the east coast in college at the University of Maine.  She transferred to Liberty University when it was clear that she had a passion for children's ministry.  While she received her degree in Business Project Management, the "projects" she loved the most were creating fun and engaging environments for kids to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.  She has served as Children's Director at Compass Church in Oregon and as Event Planner for a national Christian Conference organization.  A few years ago Jenny accepted a dream job at Disney World to gain further experience creating "wow factors" for kids.  She is now excited to put that experience to work at NBC.  Jenny recently married the love of her life, Pierre, and they love to travel and find new and exciting places and things to do!



Stephanie is a valley girl—a Shenandoah Valley girl that is!  She grew up and has lived her whole life in the Churchville area.  She was raised on a family farm where hard work, family fun and church activities kept her busy from a young age.  She met her husband, Brad, in high school.  They married soon after and have raised an active son and daughter, Cole & Brinley, who both love farm life.  Stephanie is a full-time kindergarten teacher at a local public school where she shows students the love of Jesus in many different ways.  When she isn’t teaching or co-leading a wonderful children’s ministry at NBC, she loves to cook, bake, read, kayak, and spend lots of time with friends and family.


cynthia shank, g & o railroad engineer (early childhood)

Cynthia gave her heart to Jesus her freshman year of college.  She loves serving Him wherever, whenever and whatever way He leads.  She is SOLD OUT for Jesus!  She is excited to be working with her littles—watching their eyes and seeing their smiles as they learn to put their faith and trust in Jesus.  There are lots of hugs involved too!


Cynthia married her husband, David, at the tender age of 20.  For the last 48 years, they have raised four amazing sons (although there were times that she felt like she was raising 5 boys, not 4), welcomed three great daughters-in-law, and spoiled all their grandchildren.  Cynthia loves to read, make stained glass, travel, knit, and be with family and friends.  She loves to entertain and enjoys sharing her home with others.


Ephesians 6:10-18 is how Cynthia likes to dress daily—putting on the full armor of God so she can stand firm and fearless for her Savior.



Laura was raised in a loving Christian home in Western New York and was introduced to Jesus at a very young age.  Her parents hosted a Bible Club in their basement.  As a teenager, Laura was surrounded by fantastic Christian youth leaders and friends who helped keep her on the straight & narrow… during good and shaky times.  She met her beloved husband, Bob, when she was 19 years old and they married 2 years later.  A family soon followed… with three wonderful kids (Brian, Amanda and Sam).   Laura was very active in the children’s ministry of her church when her kids were young, and was mentored by some marvelous, mature Christian women.  She decided then that she wanted mentor young moms in the future.  Bob & Laura have lived in the Shenandoah Valley for 32 years and love it!  Her kids have all chosen amazing spouses and have blessed them with nine adorable grandchildren!  Laura treasures the time she spends with her family & her New Beginnings Church family!  You may see her around with her "amazing grays" --- Godly women who build into each others lives and the lives of the young women at NBC.


laura schneiderman, special events coordinator

Laura is all about hospitality and it fills her heart to see people feel welcomed and loved. Originally from Georgia, Laura moved to the Valley with her husband Scott (Ministry Development Pastor) and their children: Bella & Zion. She enjoys building furniture, renovating her home, raising chickens, camping,  and spending time with her family.  Laura is a wealth of wisdom from ministering to a wide range of people while her husband was in the Marine Corps.