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Pursuing God, Building Community, and Unleashing Compassion.

Larry Davis

Larry Davis

Senior Pastor // Northgate // 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.

Kayla Hurst

Kayla Hurst

Lead Pastor // San Francisco // EST: 2019

Kayla dreams of a world where lives are transformed by Jesus’ love and pie is always served warm with vanilla ice cream. Before Northgate, she served in a wide range of pastoral roles including family ministries and adult discipleship, in addition to serving churches as a speaker and coach. When she’s not leading the SF campus, you can find her laughing with Jeph (husband), singing with McKenzie (17), exploring with Brennan (15) or creating with Kloe (12).

Vanessa Zimmerman

Vanessa Zimmerman

Executive Director // Northgate // 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!

Megan Freedman

Megan Freedman

Hospitality & Events // Benicia // 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.

Carol Abreu

Carol Abreu

Business Administrator // Benicia // EST: 2012

Carol is passionate about serving the ladies of Northgate as the Director of Women’s Ministry and overseeing the business needs of Northgate. You can count on her to be sure we have plenty of paper, pens and paper towels…and how to work the Xerox machine! Carol loves spending time with her husband, Terry, her family and grandchildren. Her hobbies are gardening, crafting and making beautiful things, and shopping for craft supplies! She has four amazing adult children.

Alyssa Lane

Alyssa Lane

Northgate Kids // Northgate // 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

Northgate Students // Northgate // 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).

Cynthia Mora

Cynthia Mora

Director of Connections // Benicia // EST: 2019

Cynthia, A.K.A CynCity, A.K.A Cynderblock loves people. Her passion is to include people in the church and make them feel right at home! She loves reading books and rollerskating (But never at the same time). She puts Tapatio on everything (Get outta here Frank’s Red Hot!) and she’s always ready for an adventure.

Gretchen Robards

Gretchen Robards

Director of Connections // San Francisco // EST: 2019

Gretchen is a farm girl by nature and a city lover by heart. She believes we are not meant to walk through this life alone and is passionate about good stories, helping others find community, and discovering God along the way. Gretchen is forever caught between the perfect gluten free dessert and a perfect spinach smoothie. You might find her trying to befriend every dog she sees, listening to hip hop and rap, and thinking about her next trip to the beach.

Josh Mann

Worship // San Francisco // EST: 2020

Josh was born and raised just outside of D.C. in Falls Church, VA. In his teen years, he lived in Pinehurst, NC and met Jesus through his local church. During this time, he discovered a passion for music, songwriting, ministry, and counseling those struggling with emotional and spiritual strongholds. Josh is married to his high school sweetheart, Sophie, and they both reside in the Mission District of San Francisco with their two beloved doggos! Josh loves to travel, golf, cook (breakfast specifically), and most of all spend time with people!

Matt Garrett

Matt Garrett

Technical Director // Northgate // EST: 2019

Light! Video! Sound! Matt's a cool creative dude who loves learning and mastering new skills. He has a larger than life dog named Skywalker who has his own instagram account. Matt's biggest pet peeve is a tangled cord and nothing to do. In his spare time he enjoys being outside and hanging out with Skywalker.

Alejandra Mejia

Alejandra Mejia

Office Administrator // San Francisco // EST: 2019

Alejandra lives in San Francisco with her little family of 3. She have been married for 7 years and has a 5-year-old Kindergartener. As a big family person, she loves spending as much time as she can with her mom, sisters, niece and nephew. Before coming to Northgate, in 2017, she had been looking for a church for a while. She finally decided to stop by Northgate and she is so glad she did.

Gabriel Azevedo

Gabriel Azevedo

Video Production // Northgate // 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 // Benicia // 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!

Joe Metz

Joe Metz

Director of Facilities // San Francisco // EST: 2019

God uses EVERYONE for His work...especially the handyman! Before becoming Northgate San Francisco's Facilities Director, Joe was a Journeyman IronWorker for 35 years. Duct tape has nothing on Joe! If Joe can't fix it, nobody can! Joe loves God and loves his wife Andrea. He has 3 daughters, 1 son and 4 grandchildren who bring such joy in his life.

Dave McMurtry

Dave McMurtry

Director of Adult Ministries // Northgate

Dave is usually behind the scenes these days, but you can find him hosting online Sunday mornings, leading Northgate U classes and Community Groups, and helping with odd projects. He also has a full time day job with a start-up company and enjoys sailing, hiking and kayaking. Married to Kendra, the best wife ever, for 44 years which he says is a good start.

Mandy Le

Mandy Le

Executive Assistant to Sr. Pastor // Benicia // EST: 2020

Mandy is a mixture of messy and marvelous! Rescued from the chains of addiction, she is now passionate about sharing the transformative power of Christ! She prefers high-fives over hugs, and LOVES a good "Dad joke." Her super cool husband, their 3 sons, 3 dogs, and horse live in American Canyon. In her free time you can find her chasing sunsets.

Brian Moore

Brian Moore

IT Director // Northgate // 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 with an online campus and two beautiful physical locations in the Bay area. Our staff and volunteers can't wait to meet and pray with you.

Friends & Partners
Benicia

Address & Contact:
2201 Lake Herman Road
Benicia, CA 94510
USA

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

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

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

San Francisco

Address & Contact:
1325 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA

Phone: (415) 285-1433
Email: officesf@ngate.org
Web: https://thisis.church/sanfrancisco

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

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


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