Northside Staff

The Session, made up of three elected elders, oversees the staff and work of Northside. The Board of Trustees, made up of three elected Trustees, reports to the Session and is responsible for the fiscal assets of Northside. The ATC Governing Board is made up of five board members who are appointed by the Session reports to Session and oversees the operation of the All the Children of the World Academy.

  • jeff Dybdahl, head Pastor

    Jeff Dybdahl has been Northside's pastor since the church was established in 1990. Jeff has four children, Jeremy, Michael, Daniel and Mary.

    Jeff has a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Prior to serving at Northside, he was an associate pastor at Central College Church in Westerville, Ohio.

    Jeff is a soccer coach and he is co director of the Classics Eagles soccer club. He loves all things sports and Minnesota.


  • Nancy dumford, Director of atc

    Nancy Dumford is the Director of All the Children of the World Academy. She and her husband Bryan have three children, Jacob, Emma and Nathan. A graduate of Miami University, Nancy taught middle and high school math for five years and was previously the director of children's ministry at Northside for five years before taking the position at ATC in the fall of 2005.


  • sue gale, Office manager

    Sue Gale is Northside's office manager. In the gathering and distribution of Northside "business", Sue is the focal point in the church office. If you would like to put an announcement in the bulletin, a prayer request on the e-mail prayer chain, schedule the use of the Northside building or the Northside moving truck, Sue is the one to contact. Sue is married to Rick, they have three married children, and two grandchildren.


  • emily hughes, caring minister

    Emily Hughes is the Caring Minister at Northside. In her ministry she mentors and counsels women, ministers to people in the hospital or who are shut in, and equips others to participate in ministries of caring for others.   

    In addition to her ministry at Northside, Emily is also a clinical counselor with Potter’s Hand Ministry, a Christian Counseling LLC housed within Northside Fellowship. She is married to John, and they have three adult children, Travers, Lindsey and Hillary as well as 5 wonderful grandchildren.

  • jill kindall, children's ministry Director

    Jill Kindall is Northside's director of children's ministry. Jill has four children: Haley, Trenton, Dawson and Riley. Jill graduated from Bowling Green University with at B.S. in elementary education, and she received her master's degree in education from University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


  • kristi simpson, youth minister and hospitality coordinator

    Kristi serves at Northside as the Youth Minister & Hospitality Coordinator. She received her B.S. in Christian Ministries with Youth Emphasis at Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona. Her passion is to help youth discover Jesus in a powerful and relevant way and to extend the love and grace of God to all. She is wife to Jeremy Simpson, Northside's Worship Team leader and mother of 3 beautiful children; Ali, Hailey and Jacob.

  • penni grover, atc fiscal administrator


Northside Fellowship and

ATC Academy

6841 Freeman Road

Westerville, Ohio 43082

(614)890-8985