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Senior Pastor Ken Jensen
Senior Pastor Ken Jensen
Ken is the Senior Pastor for Northgate Christian Fellowship and provides leadership and guidance for the church as a whole. Following a vision God gave Ken for a different kind of church, he and a handful of people launched Northgate in 1991.

Email: pastorken@ngate.org
Twitter: @jensenken
Executive Pastor Larry Davis
Executive Pastor Larry Davis
Larry is passionate about exploring new ideas like Trunk or Treat and The Dollar Club and finding practical ways to leverage them for the “Church” in addition to helping shape the overall direction and leadership of the church.

Email: larry@ngate.org
Twitter: @sir_lawrence_d
Facebook: facebook.com/sirlawrencedavis
Associate Pastor Jesse Peterson
Associate Pastor Jesse Peterson
Jesse has been involved in church from birth, being born as a missionaries' kid in East Africa. Jesse has a passion for worship and people. He and his wife Joanna have two beautiful children and love to spend time with friends, family and anyone looking to have fun!

Email: jesse@ngate.org
Twitter: @jpetersonius

Director of Communitcations Vanessa Zimmerman
Director of Connections Vanessa Zimmerman
Vanessa is the Director of Connections at Northgate Christian Fellowship. She oversees our Community Group ministry and also helps anyone and everyone get involved and feel welcome here at Northgate. Her desire is to see everyone at Northgate find a deeper understanding and connection to God, each other, and their faith through fellowshipping and doing life together on a regular basis.

Email: vanessa@ngate.org
Jerry Shenk
Northgate Students Jerry Shenk
Jerry was born at a very young age to some pretty awesome parents who love Jesus. He’s originally from the east coast, but has lived in the west coast for a little over a year.

Jerry is passionate about creating opportunities for students to encounter the love of Jesus in exciting and engaging ways! He also is the proud father to the most beautiful dog in the world, enjoys cooking, hiking, and a good competition.

Email: jerry@ngate.org
Nicole Nolan
Interim Director of Children’s Ministries
Nicole has had a life long ambition to enrich the lives of children. She also has a passion for studying Gods word and sharing it with the next generation. Nicole has spent many years as a preschool teacher, elementary classroom teacher, and a stay at home mother of 4. Her deepest desire is that all children will seek God and find him at an early age. Nicole enjoys family movie nights,eating, being active, and spending time with friends and family.

Email: nicole@ngate.org
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Director of Adult Ministries Dave McMurtry
Dave is a guy with many “hats”. He leads our Men’s Ministries and Northgate U, our adult education program. He also oversees all our facilities maintenance and construction projects.

In addition to his passion for ministry, Dave is also an environmental management consultant. In his free time, Dave enjoys sailing. Dave is married to Kendra, and they have two adult children.

Email: dave@ngate.org
Ron Fink
Director of Technology Ron Fink
With a natural aptitude for technology combined with a passion for live music production, it is easy to see why Ron is such a perfect fit for managing and maintaining the extensive audio, video and lighting (AVL) infrastructure at Northgate. He leads a full production team of dedicated volunteers that most people will never see but who are essential to the exciting and immersive Northgate experience.

Ron and his wife, Mary Ann, began attending Northgate over a decade ago when they discovered it was the perfect place for them to belong… a place where they could grow spiritually and experience a deep sense of belonging within a large community of believers.

Email: ronfink@ngate.org
Ron Kleiner
Director of Facilities Ron Kleiner
Ron loves being able to help and encourage people in a professional setting and that is why he enjoys being a part of the Northgate staff. With four awesome daughters who keep him grounded, Ron also depends on his beautiful wife, Tracy, to be his rock in a chaotic world.

A healthy lifestyle has always been important to Ron. As a result, he spends a good portion of his free time participating in triathlons and crossfit training.

Email: ron@ngate.org
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Business Administrator Carol Abreu
Carol oversees the church finances, the office team, and administration. Carol has many hobbies including scrap booking, gardening, jewelry making, and touring California. Carol loves spending time with her husband, Terry, and her family.

Carol is a mom to four adult children. Her daughters, Kristina Eddy, and Marissa Abreu Thomas, with her husband Brad, live in Benicia. Jacob Eddy lives in Oakland, and Chris Abreu is living with his wife Shannon, in Washington State.

Email: carol@ngate.org