Northside United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Northside UMC 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 a Master’s of Divinity in 2009. Matthew is married to Aislinn (Agnew) Bowles and they have 2 children, Nyah and Simeon. Pastor Matthew joined the Northside family on July 1, 2014.
Dr. Fred Yarger
Born in Indiana, Dr. 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.
Laura was hired in 2013 to serve as one of our two fabulous Church Secretaries. She keeps things running smoothly in the office. Among her duties are preparing the weekly bulletin, the monthly Spirit Newsletter, answering the many phone calls that come in each day, and supporting our pastors, committees and other groups.
Helping Laura in the office is Ann Berg who is also responsible for financial administration.
Janet Golden is the Director of Music/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.
Northside's Choir Director
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 who are active in our Sunday School Program and Youth Group, and sometimes they even come help "Dad" clean.
Our Nursery Attendant
Tina Scichilone was hired in September of 2013 to be our Nursery Attendant. She has extensive experience working and teaching children of all ages. She is AED and CPR Certified and has been CORI checked. She received her Bachelors Degree from Roanoke College in 2011 and is currently working towards her Masters Degree. She lives in Yarmouth with her family. We are proud to have Tina join our team.