New Newport Staff

Welcome these new members of our team.

Additions to our Pastoral Staff

  • Cheree Shenk – Associate Pastor

Cheree has served with her husband Merle Shenk in ministry for over 20 years. They have worked together as church planting missionaries in South Africa. Cheree is ordained through DOVE International and loves spending time with her children and developing new ministry initiatives. She has recently served as the Children’s Ministry Director in Newport Church. 


  • Duane Britton – Associate Pastor

Duane Britton has 40 years of experience in ministry and business. He has served in various leadership roles for non-profits as well as for Fortune 500 companies. Duane has a master’s degree in Psychology/Counseling. He is a Certified Professional Coach and served as a marriage/family counselor. 

Duane is passionate about serving within his local community and beyond. He is a member of the DCFI Latin America Apostolic Council. In the past Duane served as the lead pastor of DOVE Westgate and more recently the interim lead pastor in Hopewell Christian Fellowship in Elverson, PA. Duane and his wife Reyna own and manage Britton Consulting Group.


  • Matt Shenk – Associate Pastor

Matt Shenk started attending Newport Church youth group in 2008. He was a student of the inaugural year of REACH School of Ministry in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a graduate the DOVE/Hopewell Leadership School and spent 6 months on the DOVE Missions Internship in Scotland. Matt is passionate about connecting with people and ministering the love of God. 


  • Shawn & Andrea Sauder – Youth Pastors

Both Shawn and Andrea Sauder have served overseeing Senior High and Junior High youth ministry in Newport Church since 2018. Before this they have were members of these leadership teams. They have a heart to see young people grow into all that God has for them. Shawn is an engineer and Andrea is a registered nurse. Though they have served for years we are officially recognizing them as Youth Pastors in Newport Church.



Addition to Newport Staff


  • Hannah Shenk – Children’s Ministry Director

Hannah Shenk has a heart for children’s ministry and has served on the Newport children’s ministry team since 2017. She spent 6 months on the DOVE Missions International internship to Scotland where she helped start a youth group in the local church. 

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