Northside United Methodist Church
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Interim Pastor: Rev. Dr. Clinton E. Parker


He’s back!  Rev. Clinton and Debbie Parker have returned to Northside UMC. He is serving as a part-time interim pastor through June, 2017.  In July 2017, he will begin as our full-time interim Pastor until July 2018, when a new pastor will be appointed.

Clint was pastor 1985 – 1996 when the church held service in the Dennis Senior Center. Eventually the first phase of the present church building was constructed. From Northside he went on to serve the denomination and become a church consultant. Along the way he has taught in seminaries and travelled extensively. Finally before retiring in 2011 he pastored the First UMC in Chatham, MA.

“Returning to Northside has allowed me to reconnect with folks who have been in the congregation for years.  And, I am meeting new friends too, says Rev. Parker.  “This is still a very exciting, caring church family where there is a place for everyone.  It’s great to be home again.” 

Pastor Emeritus

Born in Indiana, Dr. Fred Yarger was educated at The University of Evansville and received his Masters of Divinity Degree from Boston University School of Theology and a Doctrate from Andover-Newton Theological School.  He retired from Northside UMC in 2000 after 45 years of Ministry in the New England Annual Conference.  He serves as coordinator of Helping Hands and the Katrina Mission Team. He also teaches and preaches occasionally. Pastor Fred's passion is traveling with his lovely wife Barbara, who worked as a Registered Nurse for 20 years. They have been to 65 countries all across the world! Pastor Fred and Barbara reside in South Dennis.
Director of Church Family Ministries
Born and raised on Cape Cod, Evy (Nickerson) Sirignano graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2004 with her Associates in Lay Ministries and in 2006 with her Bachelors majoring in Religion with a minor in Youth Ministry. Evy was hired in 2007 to coordinate our Sunday School, Youth, and family events and activities. In 2018, her work has expanded to work with our Millenials, Young Adults & Church Family of all ages. Evy recently got married this past November and resides in Centerville with her husband AJ, the Fisherman and their two dogs, Jamie & Remington. 
Office Administrator


We are pleased to announce Christine McGrath as our new Office Administrator. Christine resides in Dennis with her husband Chris and three of their five children (& Tuck, their 7 year old lab). (and, yes she is the daughter-in-law of the lovely Ms. Mary McGrath). Although she is not a native to Cape Cod, she appreciates the beauty that surrounds her here in this place we all call “home”. She brings 20 years experience in office management including the fields of law, real estate and construction. She holds two degrees in Human Resource Management and Paralegal studies. As well as working for Northside United Methodist, she is a Licensed Realtor with old Cape Sotheby’s and manages the family’s business, the Great Barns Company. Christine is excited about joining Northside and is committed to making sure the office runs smoothly and efficiently.  Please stop by to introduce yourself and enjoy a cup of coffee (and maybe a few treats!)


Financial Office Secretary  
Ann Berg serves as our financial secretary. She grew up in the suburbs of Boston where she married her sweetheart, Ken. Together they moved to Beverly and then to Peabody, Massachusetts where they had their 5 beautiful daughters. While living in Peabody, they opened a bakery, The Teahouse Floreal. They often vacationed on the Cape and fell in love with it. When they decided to retire in 2001, they came to Cape Cod! Together, Ken and Ann enjoy playing golf, listening to the Symphony and enjoying the local performing arts. Over the years they have been blessed with 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Soon after Ann arrived to the Cape, she started her position here at Northside. She loves coming here and seeing all the wonderful people living the word of the Lord. Ann says, "This is my piece of heaven on earth" and she will be celebrating 55 years of marriage this September with her husband Ken. 

 Church Organist                
Janet Golden has been the Organist for Northside for the past 23 years and is an active member of our church family.  She plans and coordinates the music program for the worship services, including soloists and instrumentalists. Janet has two lovely roommates who are of the feline fashion named Abilene and Bruce. She loves to read and each time you see her, she has a smile on her face! Her favorite hobby is knitting, where she makes wonderful creations. She also serves as a volunteer for Northside’s Nursing Home Ministry, bringing the joy of music to the monthly communion services.

Choir Director
 Jill Brennan is a founding member of Northside and has been involved in the music program for 35 plus years! She resides in Dennis with her husband Paul. They have three grown children and are now actively involved with their seven grandchildren. She enjoys selecting the musical pieces that the choir sings and is deeply appreciative of the choir's commitment to the music program at Northside. She enjoys playing duets with Janet and playing the keyboard for the beach services. She composed the "Northside Benediction" and is honored that so many people have been touched by its message.


Craig Dimock, a church member, is the man behind the scenes who works diligently and effectively at maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of our church. Craig also plays the guitar and sometimes performs for us in worship, he is very talented! Craig also has two children, a little girl named Carly who is very active in our Sunday School Program and a son who is in his first year of college. Sometimes they even come help Dad clean and beautify the church!

Nursery Attendant 
Rosemarie Atkinson joined us in February of 2018. As a local born & raised Cape Codder, Rose attended the Cape Cod Tech and graduated with a degree in Dentistry. Her favorite color is green and she loves to dance! Her favorite animal is a dolphin! She has 4 sisters and 1 brother. Her favorite food is spaghetti and she loves to snowboard. We are thrilled to have Rose join us! She is CPR/AED & First Aid Certified with a perfect CORI!