Courtney Crosson

Courtney grew up in Northern California and moved to San Luis Obispo in 2010

to attend Cal Poly. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. She began working at the Cal Poly Preschool Lab as a student

and that is where she fell in love with preschool. She believes children are a gift

and it is a privilege to watch them learn and grow.


When Courtney isn’t teaching, she enjoys spending time with her friends and

family, reading, and going to concerts. One of her favorite things about teaching

is watching children discover new things about themselves and the world around them.


Courtney’s favorite bible verse is Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Kaitlyn Poorman
Assistant Director/
Inclusion Specialist

Kaitlyn Poorman has grown up on the Central Coast and feels incredibly blessed that such a beautiful place is her home. She has had a passion for children ever since she was a little girl and would babysit with her mother. She believes loving on children is crucial to their growth, and that we learn from them just as much as they learn from us. They teach us to be fearless and love with open hearts.

Kaitlyn is happiest when around children, and when surrounded by gigantic trees. When not at New Life, she is going on road trips to new places with her husband and challenging herself to new activities (or new foods).


Kaitlyn is currently obtaining her degree in Strategic Communications, and attended Allan Hancock for a few years where she acquired General Education and Early Childhood Development units towards her Associate in Arts Degree.

Kaitlyn's favorite bible verse is Romans 5:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Auzia Clark
Administrative Assistant

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.

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.


Auzia's 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."