Meet the Staff
Lead Pastor: Mark Johnson
Mark left a sales career in 2005 for Pastoral Ministry. He joined the staff of Northside as Lead Pastor in July 2009 and loves his church. His passion is coaching and this affects much of what he does and how he does it. Whether he is leading the church, coaching or playing hockey, or counselling individuals or couples, he loves to see people living well-balanced, healthy and holistic lives based on sound biblical principles.
Mark is married to his Bible-school sweetheart, Tami, and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.
Pastor of Youth and Young Adults: Mattias Ekkert
Mattias joined us in June of 2019. He is passionate about teaching the Word of God and teaching others to read it for themselves. He loves getting the opportunity to mentor and walk alongside the Youth and Young Adults of Northside as they grow in their faith and become the next generation of leaders.
Mattias enjoys watching and playing sports, good food, good books, and doing life with his wife Stacey and sons Isaiah and Malachi.
Church Secretary: Marjorie Jobling
Marjorie is our part‐time Secretary (Mon‐Thur, 8:00 am-2:00 pm). She is a full-time wife to husband Rick and mother of two young men. In addition to her smiling face when you enter the church, and her cheery voice when you call the office, Marjorie is the administrative support to the many ministries throughout the church.
Children & Families Coordinator: currently looking for candidates!
The Coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate our Sunday morning children’s program. She/he is also involved with Time Out for Mommy & Me on Wednesday mornings during the school year, and provides leadership and support to our summer interns for Kids Day Camp, Soccer Camp and other children’s programs.
We are a congregationally-led church. Members vote on important decisions at our congregational meetings (3 per year). They elect the Elders Board, which is responsible for the spiritual well-being and direction of our church, and the Deacons Board, which oversees the various ministries and organizational areas of our church.
For communication and to expedite decisions, the Lead Team, made up of the Lead Pastor and Chairs of the Elders and Deacons Boards, meets monthly or as needed.