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 is married to Linda, and they share seven adult children between them, Jeff’s children: Jeremy, Michael, Daniel (wife Quinn) and Mary, and Linda’s children: Justin, Megan and Zach.


    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.

  • jill kindall, Director of atc

    Jill is the mother of four beautiful children. She has been on staff for Northside for the last twelve years as the Director of Children's Ministry and with ATC for seven years in a variety of capacities including; Kindergarten Enrichment, Library, Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Director. Jill has a degree in Elementary Education from BGSU and a Masters in Education from UNC-G.  

  • 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 children, and three 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.

  • andy knight, children's ministry Director

    Andy Knight joined the staff in July 2017. Andy is married to Linnet and they are the pet parents of two beagles - Doc and Daisy.

    Andy is a retired public elementary school teacher. His previous roles included kindergarten through third grade classroom teacher, Kindergarten Center Director and Literacy Coordinator. Andy has a BS in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University.

    Andy annually participates in the Arnold Classic 5K Pump and Run Event. Let him know if you are interested in taking on this physical challenge!

  • kristi simpson, youth minister and community outreach

    Kristi serves at Northside as the Youth Minister & Community Outreach Leader . 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

  • sARAH TENNEY,  family ministries & hospitality

Northside Fellowship and

ATC Academy

6841 Freeman Road

Westerville, Ohio 43082