Northside United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Rev. Rodney Dobbs


We welcome our NEW Pastor, Rev. Rodney Dobbs!  Rodney grew up in Ackerman, Mississippi and graduated from college at Mississippi State University.  After moving to New England in 1991, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA.  Rodney previously served as pastor of the United Methodist Churches in Leominster, MA, Hillsborough, NH, Pittsburg, NH and Canaan, VT.  His hobbies include reading, playing a variety of sports, hiking, biking and enjoying time with his family.  Rodney recently moved to Brewster with his wife Shelley and daughter Brynn.  Rodney & Shelley also have two sons,  Mason who is a carpenter in Leominster, MA and Cashman who is starting Army basic training at Fort Benning, GA this summer. 

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 MaryJane Ryan as our new Office Administrator! MJ resides in West Dennis and when summer arrives she loves to relax with family & go to the beach. She made the move to Cape Cod 20 plus years ago because years of visiting for only the summer was not enough. MJ brings over 20 years of experience in office management including finance, human resources and real estate. She holds a degree in accounting, is a notary public and a certified Veterinary Assistant. MJ loves to cook, read and travel! She is very passionate about the care and treatment of animals and has three fur kitty babies, named Max, Dooley & Finbar. She has a positive outlook and a good sense of humor! Please stop by to introduce yourself and enjoy a cup of coffee (and maybe a few treats!)

ary Jane) Ryan is Northside's Office Administrator

. MJ lives in West Dennis and when summer arrives she

loves to relax with family and go to the beach.

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f visiting for only the summer was not enough. MJ

brings over 20 years of experience in office management incl

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in accounting, is a notary public and a certified Veterinary




loves to cook, read, and travel, and she is very passiona

te about the care and treatment of animals. She is the

mother of three (furry cat) children Max, Dooley and Finba

r. She has a positive outlook and a good sense of humor


Please stop


by the office and say hello!

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 over 25 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 hast 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!