It seems like a paradox, a native-born New Yorker and Brooklynite, preaching about silence and solitude, but Rich Villodas has emerged as a contemplative voice extolling monastic virtues from a pulpit in the middle of Queens. Villodas is the lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a multiracial, multi-generational church in Elmhurst, Queens, where he’s pastored since 2013, taking over from former l

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