Northside United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Pastor Matthew Bowles is a native of Vermont. He graduated from Gordon College in 1998 with his degree in Middle School Education and History. After teaching 8th grade history for eight years he attended Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC and graduated with his Master’s of Divinity in 2009. Matthew is married to Aislinn (Agnew) Bowles and they have 2 children, Nyah and Simeon. Pastor Matthew joined our church family on July 1, 2014.
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.
Assistant to the Pastor
Kate LaCroix joined us in August 2012 as the Assistant to the Pastor to provide leadership in the areas of pastoral support, caring ministries, and community evangelism and outreach. She completed her Masters of Divinity degree in December 2012. She is a native of Cape Cod and is currently working on becoming and ordained elder. In November 2014 Kate was certified as a candidate of ministry with the District Committee on Ministry. Kate and her husband, John live in Chatham.
Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Born and raised on Cape Cod, Evy Nickerson 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. Our Sunday School continues to show an influx of new, younger members joining our congregation.
Ann Berg serves as our financial secretary.
Janet Golden is the Organist for Northside and an active member of our church. She plans and coordinates the music program for the worship services, including soloists and instrumentalists. She is also a volunteer for Northside’s Nursing Home Ministry, bringing the joy of music to the monthly communion services.
Stephanie Riley is Northside’s Choir Director. She holds a Masters of Music Education from the Hartt School of Music and teaches music at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School where she directs three choirs. She brings her enthusiasm and love of music to glorify His name in our worship services.
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 just graduated High School and is in his first year of college. Sometimes they even come help "Dad" clean and beautify the church!