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Newlife School of Midwifery Director

Krystina McNeil (MPHEd, BA, ASM, CPM, LM) is the Founder and Director of Newlife Int'l School of Midwifery. She and her husband, Matthew, have lived and served as missionaries in the Philippines for 30 years where they oversee a team numbering approximately 80 people.

Krystina holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages and Education from Lewis and Clark College, and an Associate of Science Degree in Midwifery from the National College of Midwifery. She completed  a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment from Keele University, Manchester.

Matthew is an ordained minister and serves as the administrator of Newlife School and as the field director of the overall organization. He has also trained several thousand Filipino pastors how to plant new churches. Matthew is also the founder of Project Challenge Foundation and Newlife Int'l Development Partnership mission organization. Krystina and Matthew are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Josie and Jessica.

Krystina is a highly gifted instructor. She and her staff have trained more than 250 midwife students in addition to dozens of short term interns. Over the course of the past two decades Krystina, her staff and the students who have come to our facility for training have delivered more than 30,000 babies.

Newlife School of Midwifery instructor

Bethany Holt (RM) is from Yorkshire, England. She came to serve at Newlife’s clinical facility in 2013 for a 3-month internship after qualifying as a midwife in the UK. She then returned to Newlife in 2016 after gaining additional experience in a hospital in the UK.


She is passionate about serving women through maternal healthcare and sharing God's love with them. Her hobbies include a love of biking, running and swimming which she is quite passionate about and has competed in many races. 

Newlife School of Midwifery preceptors

Pictured here are Newlife’s full-time staff midwives who serve as academic and clinical educators. Our internationally trained preceptors provide a wealth of experience that cannot be matched at any other training site. The majority of Newlife’s preceptors have served in this capacity for over 10 years, bringing with them unmatched skills and experience.

Our program provides qualified clinical preceptors & competent academic staff helping to ensure students graduate thoroughly equipped. 

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