Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m.
Northview is one church in multiple locations. Every weekend, the exact same message is either given live or streamed by video. You’ll experience contemporary worship and the integration of technology throughout the service. We maintain a casual atmosphere, so come as you are!
Northview Kids is our ministry for kids birth through fourth grade. During each weekend service, we engage kids in age-appropriate activities including small-group discussions, music, Scripture reading, games and large-group teaching to help them grow in their relationship with God.
Northview Students hosts services specifically geared toward fifth and sixth grade students. Students will experience a service with live worship, small group discussion and a message geared for their age group. Students in seventh to twelfth grade are invited to join the weekend service in our main auditorium.
Free Wi-Fi is available at our Carmel Campus.
Free coffee is available at every weekend service.
Our Carmel Campus offers sign language interpretation at the 9 a.m. service.
Northview’s Carmel Campus has a free 18-hole disc golf course available to the public from sunup to sundown. Indianapolis Disc Golf Club, who designed the course here at Northview, describes the game as a sport for all ages and skill levels. The object is to throw a flying disc from a designated starting area (tees) into a target called a pole hole, in the fewest shots possible. Northview hosts several national tournaments, including the National Deaf Disc Golf Championships.
Northview’s Carmel Campus has three cross-country courses: a 1K, 3K and 5K. We host races each year, bringing athletes, statewide, to participate.
To view a map our courses, click here.
Director of Northview Preschool
Sandy works as the Director of Northview Preschool. Since 1996, she has run and operated the preschool, which serves over 135 families and 185 children. Prior to working at Northview, Sandy was a homemaker and a part-time pre-school teacher. Sandy and her husband of 30 years, Scot, have three children. The family enjoys playing games when they all come together. Sandy also enjoys cooking and photography when she finds time for herself.
Special Needs Ministry Coordinator
Amanda is the Special Needs Ministry Coordinator at the Carmel Campus. Her role in this position is to ensure children and teens with special needs or medical issues are in the proper environment and receive extra love and attention. Amanda has one daughter, Naomi, who is often seen at North Beach or serving in Northview Kids. They enjoy shopping together and watching shows while snacking on sweet potato chips. Amanda also likes reading and hiking. And we bet you didn’t know she is also fluent in American Sign Language.
Northview Students Worship Pastor
Micah helps create the weekly worship experiences for Northview Students. He also trains and equips students and adults to use their musical and creative talents to lead people in worship. Before he came here, he was the student worship pastor at White River Christian Church in Noblesville. Micah is from Hillsdale, Michigan, and is married to Susan. Micah and Susan have a boxer/Rhodesian ridgeback mix. In Micah’s free time, he enjoys snow skiing, backpacking and hiking. His hidden talent is bending his middle toe on his right foot 90 degrees to the right; he thinks it may be a broken toe that was not fixed rather than a talent.
Judy is a part-time receptionist at Northview on Sundays and various other days. She answers phones, directs calls and greets Northview members and guests that come through the main office. Judy is from Gastonville, Pa., a village of about 320 people in western Pennsylvania. Judy and her husband, Steve, have three adult sons, two living in Indiana and one in Chicago. She is a news and weather junkie and enjoys reading and gardening. She grows flowers and vegetables in her garden and knows most of the plants by their Latin names.
Student Ministry & High School Pastor
Kent serves as our Student Ministry & High School Pastor, helping reach students with the gospel while
Family Ministry Pastor
As Family Ministry Pastor, Kurt spends time working with students in large and small group environments to help them see how God is calling them. Kurt loves teaching and modeling what living a life for Christ looks like. Kurt and his wife, Brooke, have two kids, Corbin and Quincy. He loves geo-caching, playing Frisbee golf and launching Hot Wheels off ramps with his family. Kurt also has some unique hidden talents: “Sword swallowing, fire juggling, leaping small buildings with a single jump, and wrestling alligators,” he said.
Northview Preschool Assistant Director
Linda works as Northview’s Preschool Assistant Director. She handles tuition payments, orders supplies, and assists the director in the day-to-day running of the program. She started at Northview in 1995 as a teacher when her son attended the “Mothers Morning Out” program and the director asked her to assist in teaching a preschool class. Linda was a banker for 16 years and homemaker before coming to Northview. Linda and her husband have a son, daughter and grandson. Linda enjoys spending her free time with her family and watching her grandson, as well as gardening and crafting.
Carmel Campus Northview Kids Director
Karen services as the Carmel Campus Northview Kids Director, overseeing the children’s ministry for kids from birth to fourth grade. She also directs the Northview Kids Carmel staff, plans special events, handles the budget and leads parent classes. “I love teaching kids about having a relationship with God,” Karen said. Before joining the Northview staff, Karen served in Northview Kids as a large-group teacher and small group leader for 11 years. Karen is married to Northview’s Executive Pastor Mark Crull. They have four children, David, Aaron, Katie and Emily. They also have a cocker spaniel named Adi. Karen enjoys walking and doing Boot Camp classes in her free time. She also reads and does crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Life Groups Placement Director & Indy North Campus Pastor
Garrett Edwards is the Life Groups Placement Director and Indy North Campus Pastor. He has worked at Northview since November 2013. His primary role is helping people get connected to a Life Group. He also encourages Life Groups with curriculum ideas and ways to serve others, and he acts as a coach for Life Group leaders. Before coming to Northview, Garrett studied Christian education at Taylor University. Garrett and his wife, Ashley, have two sons. Garrett’s hobbies include reading, mountain biking and music. He also likes card games, especially Euchre. As for a hidden talent – he can do one-arm pushups!
5th and 6th Grade Worship Assistant
Rebecca is our 5th and 6th grade Worship Assistant. Rebecca plans out weekend services, leads worship services and develops the worship team to grow spiritually and musically for the 5th and 6th graders. She was an intern at Northview and traveled with Sing Love before being hired on for this position. When Rebecca isn't helping out at Northview she loves doing anything creative, and especially loves horses and horseback riding.
Northview Kids Welcome Team Coordinator
Katie serves as the Northview Kids Welcome Team Coordinator. She is often the first person that families see when they come to check-in for weekend services. Katie also oversees the team members who greet and assist parents and kids each weekend. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Katie and her husband Alex have a son, Weston, which means that any free time is spent seeing life through their toddler’s eyes.
Northview Kids Early Childhood Coordinator
As the Early Childhood Coordinator, Kathleen is responsible for all things in Northview Kids as it relates to children from birth to the Pre-K years. She coordinates curriculum, manages the team member schedule, and assists with trainings and events. Originally from California, Kathleen has been serving in children’s ministry for over 20 years. She has also been in project management. She and her husband, Chris, have lived all over the country, raising their teens Matthew and Lauren.
Receptionist and Pastoral Care Ministry Assistant
JoEllen serves as Northview’s Receptionist and Pastoral Care Ministry Assistant. Working in this capacity since 2003, JoEllen is Northview’s “air traffic controller.” She directs phone calls, visitors, deliveries and written communications to their intended destination. JoEllen is originally from Minot, North Dakota. Before joining the Northview team, JoEllen raised two boys with her husband. She enjoys reading, traveling and camping, and her current project is fixing up a late 1950’s home.
Preschool Teacher and Office Assistant
Gretchen serves as the Owls 3 preschool teacher, where she gets to watch students grow spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically. She also works in the preschool office as an assistant, which involves various roles like parent and teach communication, handbooks and policies. Gretchen ran an in-home daycare before coming to Northview. Gretchen and her husband, Troy, have three boys. In her free time, Gretchen can be found baking, cooking, traveling and doing home improvements with her husband of 20 years.
Small Groups Pastor
Derek is the Small Groups Pastor at Northview, providing leadership, curriculum, coaching and support for all Life Groups, Life-Recovery Groups and Growth Groups. Before coming to Northview in 2006, Derek worked as a sales representative for a printed food films manufacturing company. Derek and his wife, Missy, have three children and one grandchild. Derek’s hidden talent: “I can eat a basket of chips at a Mexican restaurant in 20 seconds. However, I am currently retired.”
As Facilities Assistant, Tim is responsible for anything that involves a hammer, saw, brush or labor. He was a technician at an environmental emergency cleaning and industrial waste disposal business. Tim comes from Ramona, Calif., a community near San Diego. He still has family there, but two of his brothers also live in Indiana. Tim enjoys vacuuming, mowing lawns and playing all sorts of games, but his claim to fame is a “mean” plate of fried rice. “Well, at least I think it’s good,” he said.
Northview Kids Serving Coordinator
As Northview Kids Serving Coordinator, Kurt’s job is connecting servants to service. He has a history as a commodity broker, an investment executive and in business and community development. Kurt’s passion to grow The Kingdom by serving the local church led him to his position at Northview. Kurt and his wife, Kathy, have two daughters who are both teachers. Kurt loves to do anything active including golfing, running and biking. Kurt is also Giordano’s Pizza’s number one fan.
Alba works as one of Northview’s weekend receptionists assisting guests with questions about Northview in person and on the phone. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, she came to the United States right after high school to attend college. Alba and her husband, Doug, have a son, two daughters and two fuzzy felines. She enjoys singing with Northview's ESO Choir, attending concerts and festivals, and clipping coupons — her family calls her the Coupon Queen. When she was younger, Alba wanted to be an interpreter for the United Nations, but “Spanglish” is not accepted as a third language.
Northview Kids Elementary Coordinator
Brandon began working at Northview in November 2014. He leads and supports the elementary team members in Northview Kids. Before coming to Northview, Brandon studied electrical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and worked for SpringHill Day Camps. Brandon was born in Avon, Indiana, and likes to play and watch sports. Brandon is multitalented: He acted in his college musical, “Cats” starring as Mungojerrie; he can solve 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 Rubik’s cubes, and he can also juggle!
Next Steps Ministry Assistant
Audra works to interface with the ministry leaders and assist them in tasks so they can focus on their ministry. She also handles the “business side” of Northview University, baptism and trips to Israel. Before coming to Northview, Audra was a full-time wife and mom. She took the Alpha Course and volunteered at Northview, which led her to a job here. Audra and her husband, Mark, have a son, Mason, who she loves watching play baseball. When Audra gets time to herself, she enjoys photography and turning her pictures into online scrapbooks or home movies.
Carmel Campus Pastor
As our Carmel Campus Pastor, Stan serves Northview as the point leader for the Carmel Campus. He came to Northview because he wanted to be a part of what God is doing here. He and his wife have five kids, one homegrown and four adopted. Stan’s hobby is “learning a new hobby” because he’s always looking to learn something new. He can stand on his head and also recite the list of 49 prepositions he had to memorize for a seventh grade English test.
Pastoral Care Pastor
As Pastoral Care Pastor, Doug connects with people who are in the hospital or affected by illness, injury or crisis. He also assists with grief support for those affected by the loss of loved ones. Outside of Northview, Doug serves as chaplain for the Carmel Fire Department and associate chaplain for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Doug and his wife, Cindy, have a “beautifully spoiled” Dachshund, Miss Daisy. Doug loves spending time with his wife traveling. “We are avid cruisers and often say there’s no place we’d rather be than together somewhere at sea,” he said.
7th & 8th Grade Pastor
Steve is the 7th and 8th Grad Pastor at our Carmel Campus. He builds relationships with students, parents and leaders in order to grow their passion for Christ and others. Steve went to Taylor University and most recently interned at a local church near the college. Originally from Pennsylvania, he is the youngest of three children. He enjoys soccer, running and, most importantly, eating.
5th & 6th Grade Pastor
Zach serves as our 5th & 6th Grade Pastor at the Carmel Campus. Before Northview, Zach served as a student pastor at Union Chapel in Muncie and as a worship pastor at Genesis Church in Carmel. Zach is a graduate of Ball State University and earned his Master’s degree in Education from Asbury Theological Seminary. In his free time, Zach loves spending time with the Matchett ladies: his wife, Lauren, and his one-year-old daughter, Addie. He's still brushing up on his mediocre disc golf game, secretly wishes he could be a Jedi or live in a Hobbit hole, and is still attempting to dunk on an 8-foot goal.
Mike, our Facilities Manager, maintains all mechanical systems, is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the HVAC systems, monitors security, is in-charge of room set-up and is head of a multitude of special projects. Previously Mike worked in residential and commercial construction, project management and residential remodeling sales. He and his wife, Cathy, have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. In their free time, Mike and Cathy like to go camping. Additionally, Mike is a woodworker, family repairman and a beginner fly fisher. His hidden talent: singing - but only in the shower or with a crowd of people around.
Steve serves as the Lead Pastor at Northview. Before being recruited by elders to come to Northview, Steve worked in the business world and served as Lead Pastor at Caring First Church in St. Joseph, Mo. Steve and his wife, Sandy, have two children and seven grandchildren. Steve enjoys spending time with Sandy, traveling, going to the movies, reading and eating at new restaurants. He also won a chocolate chip cookie contest when he was in junior high school.
Global Teams Coordinator
Angie is the Global Teams Coordinator, and her job is to support GO Team leaders to create and sustain global outreach communities. She also maintains partner care for our global missionaries and ministries. Angie is married to Doug, and they have two children. Her family likes to love on their French bulldog Max and boxer Lizzy. When she is not working, she enjoys vacationing with her family and running.
Assimilation Ministry Assistant
As Ministry Assistant for Assimilation, Lynn provides administrative support for Pastor Doug Starkey, our First Touch teams and Chapel Communion teams. She serves as the office volunteer coordinator and helps Northview members and guests get involved at Northview. Lynn ran a retail home décor and gift shop in Columbus, Ind., for 20 years before coming to Northview. She and her husband, Mark, have one son, Andy. Lynn rarely runs out of things to do because of her many hobbies: paper crafting, antiquing, flea marketing, junking, fishing, watching stocks, investing and dog sitting, to name a few.
Marcia manages the grounds at Northview and oversees the volunteers who help keep it beautiful for visitors and Northview attendees. Before coming to Northview, Marcia worked on the grounds of PGA National Golf Club in Florida and Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel. She’s been a member of Northview since 1999 and jumped at the opportunity to become Northview’s first Grounds Manager in 2005, when the position was created. Marcia and her husband, Harold, love to hike. “Every time we get away, it is to get into nature and observe God’s wonderful creation,” she said.
Guest Services Coordinator
Jennifer serves as our Guest Services Coordinator. She loves being on staff at a place she calls home. Jennifer and her husband, Kerry, have three daughters and a crazy dog who keep them praying a lot, especially since the oldest is now driving. Her hidden talent is her ability to cut trim with her left and right hand with excellent accuracy due to hours of practice while renovating their 130+ year old home. Don’t ask her to come paint though.
Carmel Campus Worship Pastor
Matt is Northview's Carmel Campus Worship Pastor. He leads worship for weekend services, trains and shepherds the worship teams and volunteers, and collaborates with other worship pastors in the process. He sees this position as a way to help facilitate an experience that points people to Jesus. Prior to coming to Northview, Matt was the Associate Director of Worship at Calvary Church in Valparaiso, IN. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, he loves to get together with his family for Cubs' games. Matt's hidden talent: impersonating Gollum / Smeagol from The Lord of the Rings.
Grounds Maintenance Assistant
As Grounds Maintenance Assistant, John assists Grounds Manager Marcia Schwartz with equipment, maintenance and grounds projects. John also works at the Noblesville Fire Department. He joined the Northview staff in March 2011, after volunteering for a remodeling project in the Barn. John and his wife, Lisa, have two children, J.D. and Janessa. John and his family love to eat meals in front of the TV watching re-runs of The Andy Griffith Show. They also enjoy riding bikes in the country around their home. John and J.D. love to go camping each year for some father and son bonding time.
Associate Carmel Campus Pastor
Doug leads Northview’s assimilation strategy. He develops and oversees First Touch Volunteers and helps guests get engaged in the church. He also is over our Next Steps Ministries including men's & women's ministry, Alpha, Northview University and more. Before joining the staff in 2004, Doug practiced law for 24 years. He came to Northview after leading the church’s first spiritual growth campaign in 2003, 40 Days of Purpose. Doug and his wife, Shelly, have four children. They enjoy traveling and going on walks together.
Executive Ministry Assistant
As Executive Ministry Assistant, Kim provides administrative support to our lead and executive pastors. She also assists with weddings, tax preparation, baby dedications, counseling requests and the general office. Kim grew up in Florence, S.C., and still has traces of a southern accent. Her brothers live in Canberra, Australia, and she’s an aunt to two nieces and a nephew. Kim's two “kids” are a Poodle and Yorkie. She also leads yoga and Pilates at Northview and Carmel UMC and attends fitness classes on her own. Her hidden talent is she can walk on her hands.
Serving Teams Director
Shanna is our Serving Teams Director. Shanna first started as Northview's Early Childhood
Serving Teams Pastor
As Northview's Serving Teams Pastor, Wayland is responsible for connecting and maintaining relationships with Northview’s missions partners locally and around the world. Wayland came to Northview from sales. “It was a dream come true to be able to transition into this position,” he said. Wayland and his wife Kaleesha, have four children: Nate, Philip, Anna and Luke. He loves to be outside playing sports, fishing, exploring and getting beat by his sons at Frisbee golf on Northview’s course. Wayland has a hidden artistic need to build, paint or draw.
Grounds Service Coordinator
Susan came to Northview in August 2015 to support Northview’s Grounds Ministry. Susan loves Northview and wanted to combine her hobby of gardening with ministry. Before her arrival in this job, she homeschooled four kids for 10 years and was an instructional assistant at Carmel High School. She grew up overseas until her family settled in northern Virginia. She now lives in Carmel and has been married for over 22 years. She loves creating gardens, and in her free time, she restores vintage campers from top to bottom.
Val came to Northview in July 2011 as the Capstone Manager, where she’s responsible for the oversight of Capstone’s day-to-day operations. Val earned her real estate license before coming to Northview and still sells real estate. She and her husband, Matt, have two daughters, Lauren and Morgan. The entire family attends Northview’s weekend services. Val loves cooking and spending time with her family. She’s also a big fan of HGTV and DIY Network.
Loy works as a weekend receptionist at Northview. She answers phone calls, questions and requests from Northview guests, members and staff. Loy works outside of Northview as a nurse and does childcare for six grandchildren, including 2 foster grandchildren. Loy and her husband, Ken, have raised two children, Greg and Christine. When Loy finds free time, she loves to do yard work, knit and bake. She makes hundreds of buckeyes at Christmas.
Lauren works as the Communications Pastor at Northview, where she manages a team that assists in the communication efforts of all the ministries at Northview. Before coming to Northview in January 2010, Lauren was the recreational director of a gymnastics program in Alabama. Lauren and her husband, Joel, have three sons they adopted from Africa, Micah, Asher and Sawyer, and two Sheltie dogs, Ellie and Colby. They enjoy traveling together and trying
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