NEW CITY LEADERSHIP

Who We Are

Don Francis

DR. LUKE POTTER

Luke moved to South Bend in 2004 and completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Before planting New City, Luke was involved in youth ministry, campus ministry, and, for several years, was an associate pastor in the South Bend area.

Luke’s wife Jennie works as a nurse in the oncology unit at St. Joseph Health System. Luke and Jennie have three kids: 6-year-old Jack, 4-year-old Rosemarie, and 2-year-old Henry. The Potter family happily enjoys life in their Westside neighborhood. 

Teaching Elder

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BRIAN GUINTO

Brian was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States when he was 8 years old. He spent much of his growing up years in the Bay Area, but became a follower of Jesus in Chicago. Brian received his M.Div from Westminster Seminary in California. He was an associate pastor in Olympia, WA, prior to coming to South Bend.

Laura, Brian's lovely wife, is a stay-at-home mom, who cares for their two children. Amos is a silly 2 year old and Maisie is a smiley 5 month old. They are incredibly grateful to be a part of the New City family.

Teaching Elder

ELDERS & LEADERSHIP TEAM

DAVID DICKINSON

Ruling Elder

David works in data analysis after gaining ministry experience through study at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is father to three boys and husband to Connie.

LAYNE HANCOCK

Ruling Elder

Layne is a doctoral candidate in theology at the University of Notre Dame. He began training for ministry in both the Church and the classroom through study at Southern Seminary and Yale. He has four boys under 6 and spends most of his free time chasing his sons around the many beautiful parks in South Bend.

KATIE KELLEY

Leadership Team

Katie is a doctoral student in psychology at Notre Dame. She began ministry through study at Reformed Theological Seminary. 

LISA NAGLE

Leadership Team

Lisa has been working in ministry in China for 30 years. Lisa is currently the Director of Impact Partnerships at LeaderSource. Her passion is to inspire Christian parents in her community and globally to disciple their own children, and to envision, encourage and inspire women leaders.

SAM NEWLANDS

Leadership Team

Sam is a philosophy professor at Notre Dame and serves as Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion. He and his wife, Kristy, and their teenage daughters have been serving at New City since it was first planted in 2015.