Pastors Oscar & Megan

Oscar Yturriaga has served as the Lead Pastor of New Life Church  in Reinbeck since 2016. Beginning his studies at North Central University in 1997, Oscar went on to graduate with his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, then continued his education in the Masters of Counseling program at Western Illinois University. Oscar has over 15 years of experience working in a number of professional counseling and social work roles in clinical, community and school settings prior to completing his ministerial studies through Global University.

Oscar and his wife, Megan also served together in youth ministry for nearly two decades before stepping into their current roles. Oscar has a passion to preach the word of God, to equip God’s people for works of ministry and to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to a lost and broken world. Megan holds a Masters Degree in Management and currently serves as the Executive Director of a non-profit ministry located in nearby Waterloo, supporting families in crisis. Oscar and Megan became foster parents in 2019 and currently reside in Traer, Iowa along with two children. They also have two adult children and they welcomed their first grandchild in January of 2021.