Tom & Lorna Simcox

Tom & Lorna

Tom Simcox is a Bible teacher who shares God’s Word with the House of Israel. He also teaches Bible prophecy, God’s plan for the ages, and the centrality of the Jewish people to that plan in venues around the country. He is a guest lecturer at Word of Life Bible Institute and a contributing editor to The Friends of Israel’s bimonthly, award-winning magazine, Israel My Glory. Lorna is the editor in chief of Israel My Glory, where her column “From the Editor” appears regularly. She also is the author of The Friends of Israel’s popular book The Search, which unveils her journey from Conservative Judaism to faith in Christ.


Gary & Sharon Goodrow

Gary and Sharon serve as our Northeast USA AWANA Missionaries to reach children and youth with the gospel. They introduce churches to Awana and then train them in how to run an effective children’s/youth ministry focusing on the tools Awana provides. They then continue to provide on-going advanced training to help them continue to grow in their leadership abilities.


Erik Lydick

Erik Lydick has lived in the area since 1978. He is a graduate of Allentown High School and a pastor as well as the founder of Restoring Hearts Ministries of Trenton, a local christian ministry that is focused on sharing the Gospel message as well as active care for the hurting, poor and homeless in the area. Erik also serves as a Chaplain for Truckstop Ministries, a ministry that offers church services to truckers and people traveling through the area and Billy Graham Rapid Response Ministries, which is a crisis and disaster response ministry. Additionally Erik also owns a consulting practice called Principle Consulting Enterprises, LLC and is a avid wildlife photographer.


Jordan and Esther Rofe

Jordan and Esther Rofe came to New Life Island in 2019. They have learned and grown under the teaching of Norm and Cherie MacKenzie and have taken on leadership roles at New Life Island. Jordan was a counselor at New Life Island for two years and both Jordan and Esther came to camp as adventure campers. They love the beauty of the Island and the impact it has on the many campers that come each summer. Jordan is now the Camp Director.

The Rofes have one baby girl, Alaina, born January 2023.