|Pastor Chris has been on staff at NorthRidge since 2007. He and his wonderful wife Elly (who is one of the co-Children’s Directors) have been blessed with four amazing boys (Owen, Oliver, Roman, and Rory).
Chris graduated from Kansas State University (with Bachelors in both Business Administration and Economics) and from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (with Masters in both Divinity and Biblical Languages). In 2012, he earned his Doctor of Ministry.
In addition to regularly teaching and preaching, Chris oversees the Small Group and Sunday School ministries of the church. He is author of several works including the training manual ‘Equipped for Small Group Leadership.’
Chris is also a coffee drinker (black + preferably with a chocolate chip cookie), which fuels one of his other favorite pastimes: reading. History and theology top his personal list, and he has enjoyed sharing authors Tolkien and Lewis with his boys.
Disciple-making within the home is one of Chris’s top priorities, so to that end, he spends his “free time” pointing his family towards Christ, whether it be on the ball field, in the classroom, or at the 4-H meeting.
His passion is to see disciples made through the local church. His life verse is Colossians 1:28 “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
|Cale has been serving at NorthRidge Church since 2010. He graduated from Peru State College (Social Science) and graduated from Denver Seminary (MDiv Youth and Family). Cale and his wife Kim have 3 boys, Micah, Jackson, and Beckett. Cale has a desire to see students come to faith in Christ and have their lives saturated by the gospel.
|Andrew has served as our Missions Pastor since 2013. Andrew grew up on the mission field in Mexico as a missionary kid. He has a great love for missions and seeing the gospel being advanced around the world. He is married to Emily and they have three boys Caleb, Elijah, and Judah.
|Elly began serving with Rachel Richardson as Sabetha's Children's Ministries Co-Director in 2014. After graduating from K-State with dual degrees in Elementary Education and Speech Pathology, Elly was united in marriage with Chris Geyer. They have four fun-loving boys; Owen (entering 4th), Oliver (2nd), Roman (KDG), and Rory (3 yrs). Elly enjoys spending time with her family & sharing God's truth and love with the youngest members of His Body. Rachel and Elly desire for their ministry to children and families to be centered on Acts 2:38-39: And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. FOR THE PROMISE IS FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND FOR ALL WHO ARE FAR OFF, EVERYONE WHOM THE LORD OUR GOD CALLS TO HIMSELF."
|Rachel began serving with Elly Geyer as Sabetha's Children's Ministries Co-Director in 2014. She graduated from Peru State College in 2009 (Psychology). Rachel and her husband, Nick, have three boys Josiah, Thomas, and Elliot. Rachel loves to spend time with her friends and family and enjoys sharing God's Word with the children of our church body. Elly and Rachel desire for their ministry to children and families to be centered on Acts 2:38-39: And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. FOR THE PROMISE IS FOR YOU AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND FOR ALL WHO ARE FAR OFF, EVERYONE WHOM THE LORD OUR GOD CALLS TO HIMSELF."
|Ross serves as our Worship Coordinator. He is married to Martha and they have 3 kids.
|Carol is our office assistant and does a little bit of everything! Carol and her husband Judd have 3 kids.
|Jim does his best to clean up all of our messes! He has been faithfully serving since 2006.
|Tory takes care of the facilities at NorthRidge Seneca. She is married to John and they have three children. John and Tory are active in the Men's and Women's Encounter ministries.
|Jessica has been serving at NorthRidge Church since 2013. She graduated from Peru State College in 2007 (Elementary Ed). Jessica and her husband Brian live in the Falls City area. They have three children. Jessica loves singing, hanging out with friends and family, and playing board games. She is so blessed that the Lord has given her the opportunity to Reach and Equip Children and Families for Christ. There is nothing more exciting than helping a child understand "the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:8) and live out the truth of the gospel of Christ!
|Lillian takes care of our NorthRidge Nebraska campus. She has two kids and three grandsons, ages 2 to 22. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and being outside.
|Ryan has been serving at NorthRidge since 2013. Prior to joining staff at NorthRidge, Ryan and his wife Cheyenne served at Emmaus Seminary in Haiti. They have one daughter, Grace and one son, Calvin. Ryan has a deep love for theology and discipleship. One of his favorite verses is -
And they sang a new song, saying
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation.