Meet Our Pastors

Lead Pastor

Pastor Chuck Pruett

Chuck has served as the Lead Pastor of New Life since March of 1997. Before moving to Princeton he was a Children's Pastor in Brainerd, MN for 10 years.  

At the age of 18 he felt a calling on his life. He is a graduate of North Central University.


He feels the city of Princeton and the surrounding area is ripe for a move of God. His desire for New Life is seeing people come to know Christ and become fully devoted followers of Him.

Associate Pastor & Youth Ministries

Pastor corey kalinowski

My name is Corey Kalinowski and I think having fun is fun… I love God with my whole heart, and being around people is what I like to do. I graduated from North Central University and am now the youth and associate Pastor at New Life Church in Princeton. I am learning everyday and I am thankful for family and friends who have helped shape me into the man I am today. I also like Chocolate Chip Cookies…. A lot. 

Youth & Music


Pastor Stephanie Daniels

I have been serving on the New Life staff since January 2017 as a youth development and creative arts pastor after graduating from North Central University in 2016.

I love working with the creative arts teams, empowering students and adults to be worshipers and leaders in the kingdom. I love the church and believe in God's plan to use the body to shape our culture and expand the kingdom of God on earth. I have a passion for worship, missions, and developing team through small group, relational connections. I also love to hike, canoe, shed hunt, and generally be outdoors or reading, and enjoy these hobbies with my brothers, parents, and friends in our community!

Children's ministries

Pastor aaron gruber

Aaron and Jennifer Gruber joined the New Life team in Fall of 2017. They both grew up involved in ministry to kids both in the church and outside of it. They love to inspire curiosity in children and make the Bible come alive for them in fun and creative ways. Teaching kids has always come naturally to them and is also a passion of theirs!


Aaron is a woodworker in his free time and loves to build things, he is a former professional yo-yo player, and he has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Lee University (Cleveland, TN). Jen loves to read, is a gifted writer and puppeteer, and teaches math at Princeton Intermediate School. Aaron and Jen were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 20 years. Their son Caleb loves reading, LEGOs, chess, and his bearded dragon, Smaug. Their daughter Ellie is an artist, creator, reader, and storyteller.

I have been having the time of my life building relationships with the kids and leaders at New Life since my sophomore year in college (Jan. 2003). It has been a privilege to see kids grow in their relationship with Christ and for leaders to grow in their amazing giftings as they serve Christ through selfless devotion to kids. 


I got married to the woman of my dreams, Kristin, in May of 2004. God must love me tons because she is EPIC! She has been my perfect help-mate in life and in ministry. We keep busy with two boys and two daughters that bring such laughter and adventure in our home. 


We were hired by New Life at full time status in June 2004. I graduated from North Central University in 2005 with a Bachelor in Arts degree in Children’s Ministry. I count it a blessing to serve at New Life and to serve under such a great leader; my dad. I was 14 years old when God called my parents to Princeton. To see my Dad lead with such passion, vision, and openness has been my real “ministry” education. We have gone through such amazing adventures and adversity in life and it has been invaluable to watch and learn from such a man of God.

Family Ministries

Pastor Chris Pruett

Early Childhood 


Pastor kayla walker

I first attended New Life Church at the God Is Greater Event on Halloween in 2005; little did I know that I would be looking for a church just a few months later. In 2006, I attended a Sunday service and knew that this was going to be my home church. It was through New Life that I found what God had planned for my life. I started helping in KidZone and fell in love with ministry. It was at our God is Greater Event that following year when I heard about North Central University for the 1st time. The following month I took a tour of the facility and started school that January. I originally enrolled to major in elementary education but something felt off so I started to pray for direction. I didn't get a answer right away but I kept praying. Then, in February, as I was at the altar at North Central a stranger approached me. She had a vision from God, it was me on a stage speaking into the lives of kids. WOW, this was a moment I will never forget. God pointed me in a direction and my heart shouted with excitement.

I had volunteered at New Life Church for 5 years, then in the fall of 2011, I was given the honor of being a staff member at NLC. God truly is continually pouring blessings into and over my life; being apart of an amazing team, having the best leaders every Sunday morning, marrying my remarkable husband Matt in 2011 and now having three daughters and one son to raise and love God.

Creative Arts ministries

PASTOR vinnie Zarletti

I have been married to my wife Justine since June 1st of 2002. We have 3 amazing children: Deuce, Sofie, and Santino. The whole family loves New Life Church, as it has been our home since November of 2009. In August of 2015 I began teaching full-time at North Central University and have been blessed to continue my role as the Creative Arts Pastor at New Life. We love it here!

We also love the Green Bay Packers - it’s part of who we are as a family :)

prayer ministries

Pastor laurie Hrkal

My Passion and calling is to help people find freedom in Christ Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, ages 2-102.

During the week I meet with people for Pastoral Counseling, Inner-Healing and Deliverance. On Sunday you can find me at the Altar after services for any prayer requests.


My husband Craig and I, along with our boys have been attending New Life Church since 2003. In 2012 I became the Church Relationship Coordinator, and after receiving my Credentials in Oct of 2015, I was installed as Pastor of Prayer Ministries in February of 2016. I love HIS BODY of believers and work everyday at representing HIM WELL. I am blessed to be a servant in my Master's House.

service times

2061 100th Ave.

PO Box 130

Princeton, MN 55371


Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30a - 4:30p

Fridays: 8:30a - 3:00p

Sundays:  8:45 & 10:30a

Life Group classes during

both services

Wednesday Activities

Refuge Youth & Kidzone Detonation Teams Wednesdays 7p (Sept. - May)

Select Life Group classes on campus @ 7p

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