Advance Executive Team
Bob Johnson serves as the ADVANCE Executive Team Chairman. Bob Johnson planted and led New City Church for 38 fruitful years. In 2019, Bob transitioned into a role focused on outreach to churches in the Northwest region, passing leadership of New City to the next generation. He and his wife, Cindy, have long shown their dedication to planting and strengthening churches, equipping leaders and loving the body of Christ. Bob’s grace as a builder, strength as a leader, and his tenacity for relationship have resulted in several healthy churches and missionary works that continue to thrive today.
Kalen and Berni are the senior pastors of Church For The City in Billings, MT. Kalen and Berni were married in 1983 and in 1997, after years of training and faithful service, they were sent from Great Falls Christian Center to assist a small church in the Heights of Billings. Now known as Church For The City, that small church has taken root and is enjoying steady growth ever since 1999, when it came under Kalen’s leadership. Kalen graduated in June, 2003 from Yellowstone Valley Bible Institute with a Certificate of Ministry. Kalen and Berni lead the church with a desire to see people genuinely touched by the presence of Jesus. It has been a lifelong dream to serve alongside their children Aaron (Jenn), Kyle (Genesis), Hannah (Josh) and they love the fun and laughter around here mostly because of their grandchildren; Hayden, Sophia, Judah, Evelyn, Mylo, Lucy, Lilah and Ivy!
Josh Yakos has been a part of local church ministry since 1999. Josh has a love for the outdoors, hunting, extra hot mochas and especially living in our great state; Montana. He and his wife Jessica were married in 2002 and gave themselves as a team to fruitful and effective youth ministry for years to come. Having proven himself as faithful and gifted, Josh was set in as the Lead Pastor at Clark Fork City Church in December of 2009. Josh and Jessica enjoy parenting their four children: twin girls Maddie-Rose and Gracie, a son named Joshua and their youngest daughter, Danica.
Lee Barrows has been an Associate Pastor at New City Church since 1983. He and his wife Udeen are a vital part of the leadership team at New City where Lee oversees pastoral care and city-wide church networking. Lee's ministry brings a depth of prophetic insight, as well as unique pastoral warmth.
Nate Swanson serves as the Lead Pastor at New City Church, a role he received in 2019 after 20 years of ministry on the New City pastoral team. Nate and his wife, Rachel, are passionate about seeing the entire church fully released to reach the lost with Jesus Christ. Their lives are immersed in the energy and laughter of raising their five beautiful children; Isaac, Isabelle, Israel, Elias & Estera (Lolo).