Northside Staff

The Session, made up of five elders, elected by Northside Covenant Partners, and the the pastor, oversees the spiritual direction, organization, finances, building and grounds, and staff of Northside. The All the Children of the World Academy (ATC) Governing Board is made up of five board members who are appointed by the Session. The Governing Board supports and advises the ATC Director in the operation of ATC. The Governing Board reports to and advises the Session on matters related to the operation of ATC.

  • 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 (Eric) 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.

  • 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 four 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.

  • Jen Briner,  Children's Ministry Director

    Welcome Jen, the newest member of our Northside Staff. Jen has been teaching music at ATC Academy since 2014 and brings her love for children and music to our Children's Ministry.


Five session members function as a board to create governing policies of the church and to oversee the pastoral leadership of Northside Fellowship. Our current session members are:  Paul Batterson, Ginny Humphreys, Wayne Johnson, Connie Pridemore, and Craig Wilson (session clerk).

Pastoral Ministry Team

The Pastoral Ministry Team consists of Northside Staff and Volunteers who work together to lead Northside as a fellowship for the advance of the gospel. 

Northside Fellowship and

ATC Academy

6841 Freeman Road

Westerville, Ohio 43082

Phone (614)890-8985  

Fax (614)890-3825