Who We Are

Samuel Newby

Manager of Operations


Sam has a background in both non-profit administration and pastoral ministry. Before coming to Stars, Sam served as the head pastor of a church for the last 7 years in Kansas City. He recently relocated to Pasadena to do a PhD in Theology at Fuller Seminary. In addition to a Master’s in Theology, he also has a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of Missouri. He has an amazing wife, Anna, of 14 years and 2 beautiful children, Wyatt, 9, and Gracie, 4.