Northside UMC Pastor
Rebecca Mincieli, joined us on July 1st, 2004. Pastor Rebecca was born and raised in Indiana and attended Indiana University. She received her Masters in Divinity from Andover Newton. Her sermons can be found by clicking the menu item to the left under "Worship" or by clicking here for recent sermons.
Dr. Fred Yarger
Also 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 she, her husband John live in West Yarmouth.
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. She 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. Evy is also trained in the EMS field and is a CPR/AED Trainor. She lives in Harwich with her mother and dog Chewie.
Our senior secretary Mary Vacaro, to the left, 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 Mary in the office is Ann Berg who is also responsible for financial administration.
Our Musical Staff
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.
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. In addition, he plays the guitar and often he and his wife, Danna, who sings, provide special music for our worship service. Their children are active in Sunday School and youth group, and sometimes even come help "Dad" clean.