Leadership Slate

Sunday, February 24 (after both morning services), we will be selecting four biblically qualified men to serve in our Board of Directors and as Deacons.

Board of Directors


What college did you attend? Miami University, BBS 1974, Ohio State Dental School, DDS 1983

When did you join Northwest? January 2009

What is your ministry here? Awana

What is your favorite scripture?

  • John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
  • Philippians 4:6–7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”

What do you like about Northwest? The excellent preaching from the Word, the Sunday worship and the fact that the message of salvation is explained and an opportunity given for a personal commitment to Christ in almost every worship service. Also the standard of excellence in all phases of ministry.

When did you accept Christ? I accepted Christ in 1973 after a Sunday service at Oxford Bible Fellowship my junior year at Miami University.

Family Married 44 years to my wife Shelley. We have one child Lauren 34 (Lauren Thieman) who is married to Nic Thieman 34. They have blessed us with two beautiful grandsons, Nicholas 8, and Bennett 6, all of whom attend Northwest and love the Lord!


What college did you attend? Cedarville University class of 1997

When did you join Northwest? We joined Northwest in 1999 after Tiffany and I got married but have attended faithfully since 1997.

What is your ministry here? Building and Grounds, Guest Services and Financial Stewardship

What is your favorite scripture? Psalm 18:30. “As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

What do you like about Northwest? I love sitting in a church on Sunday that preaches the Word and holds fast to an unchanging message in the midst of an ever-changing world. And knowing that my kids are being spiritually challenged and cared for in a Biblical setting gives my wife and me such comfort.

When did you accept Christ? I accepted Christ in the summer of 1981 when I was 6, sitting on the front lawn of Plum Bible Baptist Church during VBS.

Family Annie 11, Oliver 8, Evie 6



What college did you attend? Wright State 1993 BS in Finance

When did you join Northwest? Joined in 1999. Angie and I were baptized in early 2000 and married by Pastor Harrell in November 2000.

What is your ministry here? I am an usher and have served as a deacon in the past.

What is your favorite scripture? Matthew 11:28–30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

What do you like about Northwest? People. Really got plugged in with a young marrieds group years ago…most are still close friends to this day. And The Word is always preached from the pulpit.

When did you accept Christ? Sophomore in high school. A big influence was my family and the Chapel in Akron.

Family Brady 13, Addie 9, Drew 6


What college did you attend? Herkimer College in NY

When did you join Northwest? May 2000

What is your ministry here? My wife, Kathy, and I are involved in the children’s ministry teaching the PreK class for years and years now, and we love it. Deuteronomy 6:7 is about teaching the next generation. We also serve on the Guest Services team. It is such a blessing and an honor to belong to such a wonderful Christ-centered church as Northwest Bible. We are excited to help grow God’s kingdom through our local church.

What is your favorite scripture? Psalm 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. I would love to share with you why that is my favorite scripture, come ask.”

What do you like about Northwest? Pastor preaches the truth, it is always about winning people to Christ, there are no fillers and it is always about how to live for Christ. I also love all the ministries. Over the years those ministries have helped us raise our children, and we are so thankful.

When did you accept Christ? I became a believer in September 1999

Family Dillon 30, Morgan 25, Molly 24, Jake 21, Mallory 18