Senior Pastors


Peter and Lori Querin

Peter and Lori grew up in the California bay area and settled in Kingsburg, CA after they were married to help Pete’s grandfather manage the family farm, however, they felt the call to pastoral ministry just a few years after their youngest son was born. They have two sons, Brandon and Joshua. Both sons are currently involved in ministry, Brandon in Tulsa, OK and Josh here at New Life. Pastors Pete & Lori Querin have faithfully been involved in ministry for over 30 years and served as the senior pastors of New Life Ministries, Church of God in Kingsburg, CA for over 20 years.

“We want our church to be a place where people feel accepted and loved, where they can be challenged to grow spiritually and equipped to accomplish their God given potential. Therefore, we make it our aim to advance the message of Christ, with a heart for the harvest and compassion for people. If you’re looking for a church to call home come visit us this Sunday, we’d love to meet you and your family.”

-Pastors Pete & Lori Querin

Director of Childern & Youth Ministries

Veronica Soto

Pastor Veronica Soto has been a licensed minister with the Church of God since 2005 and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She started working with children in a daycare setting at the age of 17, spent three years working with adults with special needs, worked as a Mental Health Behavior Modification Specialist for four years with children and youth, served in the Kingsburg Youth Center for five years, and has been faithful to New Life’s children’s department since 1999.  She is the current Children’s Ministry Pastor for New Life and Administrator of Safe Harbor Homes and Services in Kingsburg.  

“The mission of New Life Children’s Ministries is to equip and guide children of all ages as they learn God’s word and come to believe in and accept Jesus Christ as their lord, savior, and friend. It is our intent that the children will come to know Christ, to grow in Christ, and learn to share in God’s love. We endeavor to provide a community of love and support in Christ to children and their families. In doing so, we hope to encourage righteous living throughout our community.”

-Pastor Veronica Soto with our Children and Youth Ministry Team