Joseph Martin is our new Interim Executive Director since the beginning of January 2020, replacing Pamela Carlin who served from 2015–2020.
Joseph became part of New Life Mission helping assist our Program Director, Julie Allerston throughout 2019. Before joining New Life Mission, he was an Intern Youth Leader at First Baptist Moncton. Joseph completed the Youth Leadership Program at Crandall University, as well as receiving his Sociology degree with distinction in 2019.
Joseph loves working with children and youth, and has a passion for ministering to vulnerable people. He loves to support and encourage young people to reach their full potential. Joseph has responded to a strong call from God on his life since 2014 by being involved in different ministries. He has overcome adversities in his past through his faith in Jesus. Joseph loves God and loves others. He is passionate about serving others and meeting the needs of the community.
Joseph is married to his best friend and the love his life – Jennifer. They both have a passion for working with and ministering to youth and children.
Our Program Director is Julie Allerston. She is responsible for creating and running the afternoon programs at our various sites. Julie has been with us full time since January 2017. She has been working with children since she was a teenager in her church and at summer camps.
She graduated from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. Using her training in crafts she enjoys working hands-on, artistically creating with the children. Julie has worked as an Educator’s Assistant at several daycares in the Moncton area. Through that experience, she learned to plan and work with children from all walks of life and those with disabilities. In 2017, Julie graduated from the New Brunswick Community College with her Certificate in Early Childhood Education.
Over the years she has heard a calling from the Lord to work with children in urban areas of Moncton and Montreal as well as other low-income neighbourhoods. She enjoys being creative, learning with the children she is with every day, and seeing the power of God working in their lives and their families.