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Chris Puccini

Executive Pastor

Lanette and I grew up in states bordering Nebraska (Missouri and South Dakota). We met at North Central University in Minneapolis and spent several years in youth ministry. We were on staff at New Life until 2009 when we moved to Tucson, Arizona to lead pastor a church. It was a dream-come-true to return to New Life in 2015 to serve this amazing church as the Executive Pastor. A few years later, Lanette became the director of New Life’s daycare in Kearney, Sonshine World.


We love to laugh and enjoy life with our three children. We both value developing relationships and having fun with friends. I enjoy hunting, hiking, training my Labrador Retriever, and Husker football while Lanette loves exploring new restaurants, family vacations, cooking and baking for others, and cheering on our kids.


We both love Diet Mountain Dew and have been known to spend a day off together streaming an entire season of a TV show.


We believe that Jesus and His Church is the hope of the world, so we are passionate about worshipping God with our lives by serving Christ and the local church.