New City Team

new city team

(listed alphabetically by last name)


Caleb Fugate
(Duke Divinity School Intern)

Caleb Fugate hails from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (think Groundhog Day) and is thrilled to be participating in the ministry of New City Church this summer. He is currently working on his Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School and has a BAs in Communications and Theological studies, from Messiah College. He is a bubbly and outgoing person that is passionate about being present with people. Current interests include whistling, learning the guitar, fishing, and ignoring his phone to talk with people. He is new to Minneapolis and is excited to learn more about the community.


TaQuoia Hammick
(children ministry intern)

TaQuoia Hammick is the Children’s Ministry intern at New City Church, and is excited to be a member of this great community. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services at St. Mary’s University. She has extensive experience working with children and faith communities. She previously interned with the Youth Ministry at Substance Church, and she has worked as a preschool teacher and child behavioral therapist for the past four years. In her spare time, TaQuoia enjoys writing, playing with her dog, and spending time in nature.


Kai Hsu
(Operations Intern)

Kai Hsu is the son of immigrants from China.  Throughout his life, he has straddled the lines of being deeply interested in business ("No way.  I don't believe you're an accounting major.") and being deeply interested in social justice (coworker: "I just can't stand those violent coworkers." me (silently): "My friends are not violent protestors!").  For this reason, he deeply appreciates his role as the New City Church Operations Intern, as he gets to think in both business and social justice manners.  Outside of work, Kai enjoys consuming Asian American media, is a writer, and has participated as a community editor at the wonderful Saint Paul Almanac.



Mayyadda Major
(Worship Leader)

Mayyadda Major is a local musician with several albums: 

Listen to Mayyadda's amazing albums on her Soundcloud page


Tori McCabe
(Director of Community Formation)

Tori McCabe has been involved in group-process work and addressing social issues through the arts since the age of fourteen, when she was a performer and community organizer in a teens’ traveling theatre company. She has always been attracted to alternative forms of community and unorthodox expressions of the church. More particularly, it is in the garden and around the table that she has most connected with God and others. She has a degree in pastoral studies and minor in biblical studies, and is passionate about addressing issues of inequity and injustice through the church and the garden.

Tori has spent the last year as a yoga instructor, stay-at-home-mom, and homesteader on a permaculture farm in rural Missouri. She is elated to be back in Minneapolis and to have the honor of helping form the community of New City Church! 



Jessi Persson
(Candler School of Theology Ministry Intern)

Jessi is a Masters of Divinity student entering her third year at Candler School of Theology through Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Jessi enjoys being in the outdoors, reading books while suspended between two trees in her hammock, and drinking her cold brew coffee. She feels called to and is pursuing a career in Camp and Retreat Ministry. Jessi is excited to seek how New City is engaged with environmental justice.


Rev. Dana Neuhauser
(Minister of Public Witness)

Rev. Dana Neuhauser is a deacon in the United Methodist Church. She likes to think of deacon as shorthand for justice-seeking, peace-making, disciple-equipping follower of Jesus.  She has a heart for racial, economic, and environmental justice and seeks to invite and equip others to work for justice in the world as part of faithful living. Whether at a protest, a policy hearing, or a political candidate forum, we get to bear witness to God’s concern for folks on the margins.

She completed theological studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and received a Certificate of Justice Ministry Education from Auburn Seminary. She holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and Religion from Macalester College.

Dana and her husband, Brad, live in Minneapolis with their three children, a cat named Gandalf, and three chickens.

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Marisol Rosado-Carrisalez
(Director of Operations and Community Engagement)

Marisol Rosado-Carrisalez is the Director of Operations and Community Engagement at New City Church and a recent transplant to the Twin Cities. She is passionate about organizational leadership and intercultural competency. Previously, she served two years in AmeriCorps and later managed a leadership scholarship initiative that primarily served youth in marginalized communities. She is a self-identified foodie and will almost always be caught working with a movie on in the background.

Marisol and her fiancé, Joe Davis, live in the Harrison Neighborhood of North Minneapolis. 



Rev. Tyler Sit
(Church Planter/Pastor)

Rev. Tyler Sit has had the immense pleasure of being the church planter of New City ever since this nascent community was a small gathering in his living room.  He is a lover of Minnesota, a United Methodist pastor, and the son of a Chinese immigrant.  He got his book smarts from Boston University (BS, Communication Studies) and Candler School of Theology (Master of Divinity), but his street smarts came from living in various communities across four continents.  He has received training as a prison chaplain, community organizer, and social entrepreneur.  When he's not at New City, you'll find Tyler wandering around the Missippi River.