KidsMin Staff

Traci Bognuda

Traci serves as the Children’s or “Kid’s” Ministry Director overseeing our weekday Christian Preschool as well as Sunday School and special kid events. Traci has served at New Life since 2005 bringing with her a love for families while supporting their spiritual growth. She holds a bachelors degree in Child Development from the University of LaVerne and two associate degrees from Allan Hancock College in Early Education and Administration.
Traci has been married to Rick since 1987 and they have two grown sons who followed in their fathers footsteps working in agriculture. Traci enjoys leading her team of staff and volunteers as they plan and prepare programs that are Christ centered and age appropriate; emphasizing a child’s spiritual development and formation in a way that they can understand.


Melanie and her husband, Brian have three terrific teenagers, Riley, Addisyn and Chase. They started coming to New Life in 2007 when they moved to the Central Coast. They moved out of the area for a bit and have been back here at New Life since 2014. She has served on the Worship Team for First Friday Country Gospel night and previously worked in the main office as the church receptionist, and has served in our Student Ministries as an instructor for New Life Dance Crew. Melanie loves kids and has always felt called to work with them from a very young age.

Tami Lundquist

Tami has been married to her husband Eric for 16 years and they have 3 kids: Ella, Ireland, and Ezra. Her favorite color is green and her favorite food is her husband’s Tri-Tip. She hates coffee and avocados but loves donuts and the Dodgers. She never leaves home without chapstick and she should probably talk to a counselor about that.

Becky Ferini

Becky is married to Rob and they have 3 kids: Alex, Jillian, Charlie … and lots of kids they welcome in their home. Becky doesn’t just love kids! She has 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 chickens and a horse. Becky likes to hike, be on the water and root for the Buckeyes!!

Delynn Wagner

DeLynn has been married to Mike for 44 years.   They are grand-parents to 3 delightful little girls.   When she is not reading classic novels, DeLynn loves cook, sew and crochet.

Auzia Clark

Auzia was born in San Luis Obispo, CA but has lived in Las Vegas for 15 years, where she met her husband, Howard in 2005 and had her son, Howie in 2010. She has been working with kids since 2011 in mainly church positions. Auzia has been in customer care/administration offices since 2008. She has volunteered for her church for  The family of three moved out to Arroyo Grande in February of 2017, when they received a calling from God to help plant a church. Their Las Vegas pastor is now in San Luis Obispo and ready for their launch of Active Church in September of 2017. Auzia¹s favorite bible verse is Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”