Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Brian R. French

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brian has served as the Senior Pastor of New Design Church since September, 2022. He has served for over 24 years with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in churches from New York State to Ontario, Canada. He earned his doctorate degree in Preaching the Literary Forms of the Bible from Talbot Seminary in 2020.

Brian’s passion is to help people understand and apply God’s will for their lives. He is married to Krista, and they have one son named Joshua.

He is also an avid sports fan (mostly Toronto sports, so have mercy on him), a video game enthusiast, and a lover of reading and music.


Kwadwo “Kojo” Amanpene

Vice Chair

Larry Lindsey
Paul Stalnaker

Ministry Team Leaders

Jon O’Neal

Worship Director

Mari Lynn Stalnaker

Designer’s Kids

Rita Amanpene

Designer’s Tots

Laurie Smith

Women’s Group

Toni Schleimer


Leslie Sullam


Penny Gole


Joe Brandt


Jim Roecker


Mark Gole


Abby Moreno

Board Secretary

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