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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 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.


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, RC airplanes, racquetball, and Husker football while Lanette loves exploring new restaurants, family vacations, cooking and baking for others, and volunteering in our kids’ schools.


We both have a Diet Mountain Dew addiction (go ahead and pray for us) and have been known to spend a day off together streaming an entire season of a TV show. When I proposed to Lanette, her first words were “Did you ask my Dad?”


We believe that the hope of the world and the mission of every believer are connected to the purpose of the local church, so we are passionate about worshipping God with our lives by serving the church.