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.

  • Ron Hawkins, Transitional Pastor

    Pastor Ron and Linette Hawkins have been married for forty years and have five married children with ten grandchildren. Before God got ahold of them, bringing them in to a fullness of faith in Christ Jesus, Ron had a successful sales career.  He earned a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL and a Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando FL.  He has served various churches as a church planter, executive pastor, senior pastor and most recently, as the Transition Pastor for Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina MN.  Pastor Ron and Linette are very grateful that God has led them to serve Northside during this season of transition.

  • Jill Kindall, Director of ATC

    Jill is the mother of four beautiful children. She has been on staff for Northside since 2005. Jill started as the Children's Ministry Director and began serving as the Director of ATC Academy in 2017. 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, or schedule the use of the Northside building, Sue is the one to contact. Sue is married to Rick, they have three children, and four grandchildren.

  • Jen Briner,  Children's Ministry Director

    Jen has been teaching music at ATC Academy since 2014 and has been bringing  her love for children and music to our Children's Ministry since 2019.

  • Logan Skarsten, Youth Director

    Welcome Logan, our new Youth Director. 


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.