Dave is a graduate of Ferris State University and has worked in the factory automation business for 39 years— the last 25 of those years running his own company. Dave joined the NewLife staff in 2001 as Director of Outreach. On February 10, 2013 he was ordained into the holy ministry as an Associate Pastor. He and his wife Nancy have been married for 40 years and have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Brooke Orozco, Director of Music & Worship
Brooke graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor with a major in Music Performance and a minor in German. She has been married to her husband Sam for 20 years. They have three children: Lucie 14, Karolein 11 and Micah 6. Since 1997 she has served the Lutheran Church in various roles within the ministries of music and worship. She and her family served as missionaries in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay for two years. Upon returning to Michigan, they worked together to identify areas of urgent need for Gospel outreach to underserved rural Hispanic communities northwest of Lansing. Brooke has served the Lutheran Church for a total of 12 years in the areas of Worship and Music, and many more years as a speaker and/or music contributor to various events in the Church. Brooke joined NewLife as Director of Music and Worship in the fall of 2017.
Sandy Tagge, Church Secretary
Sandy joined the staff at NewLife in 2013 working as church secretary. She has 30 years of secretarial experience and enjoys working in an office environment. Sandy and her husband, Kyle, have been members of NewLife since it’s inception and have served in various ministries. They have been married over 40 years and have two adult sons.