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meet our staff

Northside welcomed Kevin Roberts as pastor January 1, 2012. Kevin, his wife Monique and their daughter, Mikayla, moved to Elizabethtown from Cadiz, KY. Kevin is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Contact Kevin.

john "tree" akers

minister to students

Tree returned to E-town in October of 2006 to serve as Minister to Students. He and his wife, Rebekah, have a cat (Poochie). Tree is a graduate of Campbellsville University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a desire to see students experiencing a loving relationship with Christ. In his free time, Tree enjoys his Lego collection (and did he mention chocolate chip cookies).

Contact Tree.

matt mcDougal

minister of worship

Matt began serving as Minister of Worship in April 2015. Matt and his wife, Megan have been married for 10 years and have two children, Simms and Evie. Matt is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has been serving churches in Kentucky for over a decade.

contact Matt

michelle bennett

preschool director

Michelle began serving as interim preschool director in May of 2012 and began serving as preschool director in November of 2012. She and her husband Fabian have four sons, Samuel, Isaiah, Noah and Josiah. Michelle is a graduate of Campbellsville University and Western Kentucky University. She has a passion for investing in the lives of little ones for eternal purposes!

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jennifer white

children's director

Jennifer began serving as children's director in June 2016. Jennifer and her husband Kevin have two children, Kalynn and Jaycie.

Contact Jennifer

donna coogle

administrative assistant

Donna has served in this position since August of 2001. Donna handles the day to day operations of the church office including the weekly publication of worship guides. She is readily available to assist the church family with other areas of ministry as needed. Donna and her husband Jimmy enjoy spending time with their two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jennifer and Matt and Heather, and their granddaughters, Allysa, Alexis and Peyson.

Contact Donna.

gary minter


Gary began serving as Northside's custodian in August of 2005. As a member of Northside he has served as chairman of the deacons, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School director. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Elizabethtown. They have two children and four grandchildren. His interests include helping others and public service.

loretta busse

financial secretary

Loretta serves as Northside's Financial Secretary. She is available to assist the church in day to day financial services.

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