Executive Pastor of 50+ L.I.F.E. Ministry and Women's Ministries
Yvette Maher is currently serving as Executive Pastor of Community Women’s Ministries New Life Church. She has previously served as Sr. Communications Specialist at Focus on the Family. In her 20 year tenure, Yvette has authored many articles for Focus on the Family magazines and appeared frequently on the daily broadcast, Weekend Magazine and host for the live weekly webcast Your Family Live! In addition, she is now an accomplished author with her first book, “My Hair & God’s Mercies..New Every Morning”. She is a frequent speaker at women’s conferences and retreats around the globe. After leaving Kentucky for the Rocky Mountains, she met and married Tom Maher. Her title aside, Yvette considers their three grown children and two grandchildren as her greatest accomplishments.
Her experience at Focus on the Family has given Yvette valuable insight and a heightened sensitivity to the many challenges people face in today’s society. Her combination of an engaging and humorous personality, along with knowledge of spiritual principles and truths, allows Yvette to encourage people to value their God-given design and to impact their homes, communities and the world for Christ.
Pastor of Women's Ministries
Pam is a relational leader with many years of experience in women’s ministry. While at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, she served as a leader of numerous groups and served in an advisory role with the small group ministry team. Pam is passionate about helping women discover their gifts and talents and releasing them to lead and minister to others. Pam enjoys shopping, being with her friends and sleeping really late on Saturdays. But most of all, she enjoys being the wife and best friend of Pastor Brady and being a mom to Abram and Callie. Pam has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from LSU-Shreveport and is a native of Ruston, Louisiana.
Associate Pastor for Widows and Single Moms
Christina Leal is a prayer warrior and is currently serving as Associate Pastor for Widows and Single Mom’s. She became a widow and a single mom in January 1998 after 13 years of marriage and pastoral ministry with her husband in Topeka, Kansas. In the summer of 1999 the Lord relocated her and her son David (her most precious treasure) to Colorado Springs.
Christina is a witness to the faithful healing and restorative hand of God in her and her son’s life. It is her desire to see women, young and old rise up from a place of brokenness and disappointment to walking in God’s strength, favor, joy and healing.
She loves spending quality time with family and friends, board games, singing, playing the piano, walking, reading novels, praying with and for the people of God, Golden Retrievers and the beauty of snow covered mountains.
She is currently working on ideas for a book on their story.
Women's Pastoral Care
Suzi Phillips is an associate pastor of Women’s Pastoral Care. She is passionate about helping women find their identity in Christ and walk in emotional, relational and spiritual health.
Suzi was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. During her time in Dallas she was a school teacher, mother to 3 boys and helped with a church plant in the Dallas area. Her family took a leap of faith and decided to relocate to Colorado Springs to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, homeschool her boys and pursue a life in ministry.
Suzi's life was tragically changed a few years later with the sudden loss of her husband. Since then Suzi and her boys have been on a journey of grief filled with the overwhelming faithfulness of God. She knows what it's like to face tragedy and hardship but also how healing it can be to journey in a community of believers. As a result, she loves to testify to the Isaiah 61 ministry of Jesus and the hope that is found in Christ alone.