New Life Staff

  • Misha & Oxana Shakurov

    Senior Pastor

    God brought us here from Kazakhstan.  It's been a wild ride, but He is in charge so we're going with it.

  • Erica Solis

    Kids Director

    Erica serves as the Kids Pastor at New Life Church. Erica has a deep passion for leading our kids into knowledge of Christ. She has experienced in her own family how the seed of faith planted in children can lead the whole family closer to God. Her husband Jesus (Jesse) enjoys serving on the audio/visual team here at New Life and they have 3 beautiful kids, Molly, Marco and Mabel.

  • Derie Tohkubbi

    Mid-Level Task Ticker

    Derie serves part time on staff as church secretary AKA "Mid-Level Task Ticker" at New Life Church. While Derie has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, she much rather prefers being out and about and serving New Life Church.  Derie enjoys getting her hands into crafts of all kinds, but crochet and jewelry making are her favorites! Don, Derie's husband, works full time, but serves in New Life's children's ministry teaching the "littles" as they give him much joy and they are all his favorites! Derie's oldest, Ethan, lives in Odessa and is currently the Orchestra Director at Bonham Middle School. Hayden is currently enrolled at Odessa College pursuing an Associates degree in Mathematics and will transfer to a 4 year University to complete a Bachelors in the future.  Don has two grown sons, Justin and Jordan, that work and serve in the community of Midland/Odessa.

    Don and Derie are growing in their love for the Lord and each other.  They are both involved in multiple life groups, Bible studies and making Bible reading a favorite past time.