Our Leadership Team

"But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant"

Mark 10:43

Rui De Sousa

Pastor, New Life Alvik

Known for his passion for Jesus and people, especially kids, Pastor Rui functions as both the lead pastor of New Life Church, Alvik and co-leader of the New Life Stockholm network.
Rui has his roots in Angola, grew up in Portugal, came over to Stockholm for missions and settled in Sweden. He is married to Nanna whom he loves taking long walks with. They have four children.

Meet Our Daily Leadership team

The Daily Leadership Team consists of pastors and key leaders who together implement the vision and the development of it, on a daily basis, in the life of the church. They oversee all the different areas of ministry in the church.


family pastor​

As the family pastor, Caroline is deeply aware of how families today are under great pressure, stress and face many challenges in our society. She passionately believes that the church should be a place for ALL ages with Jesus in the center. The Kids Life ministry under her leadership expresses this belief. She lives with her husband Fredrik and three children in Stockholm. 

ike ohajekwe

Lifegroup pastor​

As the Life Group pastor, he oversees the Life Group ministry, which creates diverse engaging environments where people can genuinely grow closer to Christ and connect with each other. Ike has a passion for personal development and leadership and is also educated in that area. Born and raised in Nigeria, he lives in Stockholm with his wife Carina. They have two children.

Hasse persson

OutReach Pastor

Hasse is the oversight pastor of missions, evangelism, and social ministry. He is known for his big heart in ministering to the marginalized and down-trodden people of our world. He and his family have worked as missionaries in Portugal, Mozambique and South Africa. Hasse and his wife Sonia lives now in Stockholm with their four children.

our church elders

The elders are responsible for the spiritual health of the church. Their main areas of responsibility are to lead the membership process, to support the members, and to lead the prayer ministry of the church making sure that every ministry receives prayer support.



Fredrik is a devoted intercessor. He leads the corporate prayer and intercession ministry of the church and has been a life group leader for many years. He works as a postman and is married to Caroline. They live in stockholm and have three children.



Chris is a biochemist and researcher originally from Yorkshire UK. He is interested in science, art, fiction, the prophetic, and their different combinations. He is married to Gillian and they love to play tennis together to keep fit. They are blessed with two daughters.

sheila mustaq​

Sheila is a devoted mother and grandmother who passionately loves to help people in different ways, especially those in desperate needs. Sheila is the pastoral leader of the church’s Life groups and works as a psychiatric nurse in Stockholm.

Nara Bäckström

Nara has a big heart to see all Mongolians in Sweden and beyond come to Jesus. She is involved with the ministry of the language café, a ministry that aims to teach Swedish to non-Swedish speaking people. This ministry has seen many become followers of Jesus.


nubia Ramsköld

Nubia is an educator. She grew up in Australia and is married to Daniel. Nubia loves to welcome people into God’s house and she has been a leader in the welcome team and a Lifegroup leader for a number of years. Nubia and her husband live in Stockholm.


Sunny works as a resident tutor within the municipality of Stockholm and loves to improve people’s well-being through God’s Word and prayer. She is a devoted intercessor. Sunny likes walking and hiking in the countryside. She is married to Sivert and they live in Stockholm