Because of our commitment to the authority and supremacy of Scripture, our doctrinal commitments and distinctives are summed up in the ecumenical creeds (Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds), the Westminster Standards and the Five Solas of the Reformation.


M. Connor Underseth

Rev. Dr. Joel Enoch Wood has been pastoring New Life since October 2021.

Assistant PASTOR

We are currently searching for a Senior Pastor.

Rev. M. Connor Underseth began serving at New Life in the fall of 2020, and is a native San Diegan who grew up in North County. He discovered Reformed theology as a history major in college and has never looked back.

Connor is a graduate of San Francisco State University (B.A. History), Westminster Seminary California (M.A. Biblical Studies) (M.A. Theological Studies), and is currently working on a ThM in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.  He and his wife Danielle have two young children, and enjoy going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. Connor also enjoys surfing and is an avid home cook.


New Life is led by a plurality of Elders. Whereas Teaching Elders are ministers or pastors called to teach, preach, and administer the sacraments,  Ruling Elders are under-shepherds called to administer the government of the church and meet the spiritual needs of members of the congregation.


The New Life La Mesa Diaconal board is here to serve the congregation, to provide assistance to those experiencing difficulties and challenges. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance and would like to be contacted by the deacons, please click the button below and fill out the contact form. All requests will be handled discreetly.

Deacons are called ultimately with the purpose of building up and strengthening the Lord’s kingdom. It is our collective desire to be used by God here, today.

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Church Staff

Allison Dossett

Our Administrator, Allison Dossett, keeps this church humming. She is a second generation native San Diegan and grew up attending a congregational church. She has been at New Life since 1981 and has worked as a support to the pastor and congregation for 27 years. Allison and her husband Jim live in San Diego and have three grown children and five grandchildren.

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