This Is Northgate

Transforming our homes, communities, and the world by
Pursuing God, Building Community, and Unleashing Compassion.

Larry Davis

Larry Davis

Senior Pastor // EST: 2010

Larry and his wife Michelle moved to the Bay Area in 2010 to pastor at Northgate. His wife Michelle is a full-time teacher and athletic trainer at American Canyon High School. Together they have 4 children. Madilynn, Malachi, Elsie and Demetrius, their two boys were adopted, Malachi from Ethiopia, Africa and Demetrius as a foster child in Solano County, Ca. Larry attended and graduated with a Master’s degree in Ministry and Biblical Studies from Hope International University. Larry is passionate about the local and global church. An avid sports fan and loves to dream.

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Todd McDonnell

Director of Connections // EST: 2021

Does anyone need an Ark? …I NOAH guy… Todd is a jack of all trades: Anything from music, cooking, mechanics, tech, and dad jokes. Todd is a fun-loving, dog-loving, people person who is never not up for sushi, so show him pictures of your dogs and you’ll be best friends. As the Director of Connections, he is passionate about helping people connect with their God-given purpose and reach their highest potential through love, kindness, compassion, and acts of service to others.

Megan Freedman

Megan Freedman

Pastor of Care // EST: 2017

What drives Megan is her desire to place value on people with everything she does. She is driven to love the unlovely and notice the unnoticed. She has three amazing, launched children. Her husband brings her great joy and even after fifteen years of marriage his shenanigans to not disappoint.

Alyssa Lane

Alyssa Lane

Group Life // EST: 2017

Alyssa loves to keep snacks in her pockets! She thinks cilantro belongs on every savory meal! If you meet her, watch out you will walk away believing in yourself! Alyssa is passionate about helping littles discover God's love for them and how to see themselves the way God sees them. She is a wife to her amazing husband, Matthieu. They have an amazing daughter together that they are crazy about!

Sammy Verbis

Sammy Verbis

Director of Students - High School // EST: 2019

Sammy loves Students!! He loves to see them meet Jesus for the first time, he loves to see them grow deeper in their relationship with them, and also loves to see them develop from 6th graders who are nervous to be without their parents to 12th graders who are confident in their relationship with Jesus Christ, ready to tackle the world in His name. A born and raised Benician, Sammy is surrounded by family in town, including his awesome wife and sweet daughters (and a few pets for flavor).

Sammy Verbis

Matt Szczepanski

Director of Students - Middle School // EST: 2021

Matt is deeply passionate about people! Whether it is over food or coffee, Matt love's to hear people's stories and listen to what they are passionate about. Graduating William Jessup University in 2021 with a degree in Biblical Studies, Matt has felt called to help lead Middle School students in their understanding of Scripture, their spiritual formation, and help grow their desire to love God and love others! When he is not at work, you can find Matt playing music or hanging out with friends.

Sammy Verbis

Somer Aitchison

Director of Children's Ministries // EST: 2021

Somer is a Bay Area native who found her calling in Children’s ministry in 2016. She began serving in DIG at Northgate as a Preschool leader where she discovered her love for teaching kids about the love of Jesus. In her role as Children’s Director, Somer loves being a part of the process where kids begin to form a relationship with Jesus for the first time! When Somer isn’t pouring into kids at Northgate, she loves being outdoors. She enjoys hiking, camping, trips to the beach and spending time with her pup, Alloy.

Astrid Chauvin

Astrid Chauvin

Worship // EST: 2021

Astrid loves some good dark chocolate and enjoys her free time with friends and family. She is passionate about leading people to the throne room of Jesus through worship. When she's not working you can find her enjoying time with her husband Kyle and their daughter Willow.

Vanessa Zimmerman

Vanessa Zimmerman

Executive Director // EST: 2014

Vanessa has a passion for helping people find their place with Jesus and in this faith community! She has a pretty rad family of 4 kids, a dog and an awesome husband. She loves the journey God has her on with Northgate & the mission He's called her to!

Gabriel Azevedo

Gabriel Azevedo

Video Production // EST: 2018

It's rare to see Gabriel on video because he is always the guy behind the scenes. Fluent in construction, he could build you a house but that is not his calling in life. He lives to serve God by building His kingdom through the lens of his camera. When he isn't filming, Gabriel enjoys lifting weights and exploring new places. His favorite person in the entire world is the love of his life, Grace.

Ron Kleiner

Ron Kleiner

Director of Facilities // EST: 2016

Faith , Family and Fitness are the cornerstones of how Ron is built. He believes anything is possible with God, and the best is always yet to come. He's one of the few who look forward to working out, the tougher the workout the better. After all, he has to find some way to keep up with his four awesome girls and his beautiful wife, Tracy, of 17 years. Ron's a pretty laid back guy; shorts and flip flops are how he likes to roll. Coffee and sports…a couple of life's essentials. Go Broncos!

Brian Moore

Brian Moore

IT Director // EST: 2019

Brian loves all things tech! You'll always catch him working on the Northgate website or creating some app or device that will make the jobs for others easier. He is married to his beautiful bride Jennifer and has two wonderful little girls, Kaitlyn and Madison.

Northgate is a non-denominational church located in beautiful Benicia, CA. Our staff and volunteers can't wait to meet and pray with you.

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2201 Lake Herman Road
Benicia, CA 94510
USA

Phone: (707) 747-5855
Email: office@ngate.org
Web: https://thisis.church

In-Person Services: Sunday
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Online Services: Sunday
9:00 & 11:00 AM

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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