Meet Our Team

PASTORAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

Pastor

Matt Marrs

Matt has served at Northland since 1996. In addition to serving as pastor at Northland, he is the Regional Director for the Send Network of the North American Mission Board for the Midwest. He and his wife Kerry have two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one daughter. 

Pastor

Rustin Umstattd

Rustin has been a member at Northland since 2009 and has served as one of the pastors since 2015. He is married to Leslie and they have two daughters. In addition to serving on the pastoral team at Northland, he teaches for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

PASTORAL TEAM

Pastor of Discipleship & Member Care

Ken Blackwell

Ken joined as the Pastor of Discipleship and Director of Facilities in 2018. He is married to Amy and they have 3 daughters, and 2 sons. When not serving at Northland, Ken is also a licensed real estate agent with Reece Nichols.

Pastor of Connections

Allen Lindholt

Allen has been a member at Northland since 2015 and has served as one of the pastors since 2018. He is married to Kayla and they have three children. In his free time, Allen enjoys working out and spending time outdoors with his family. Allen also works as a security analyst for Unites States government.

Pastor of Young Adults

Tyler Rosas

Tyler has served as one of the pastors since 2019. He is married to Abby and they have two sons. In addition to serving at Northland, Tyler works full-time and teaches at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor of Students

Andy Sander

Andy has been the Student Pastor at Northland since 2015. He has a passion for student ministry. In addition to serving at Northland, Andy substitute teaches for various school districts in the Kansas City area.

MINISTRY TEAM

Office Manager

Misty Jackson

Misty and her husband, Larry, became members in 2015. They are parents to one busy little boy. She joined the office staff in 2017 and when she isn't serving in there, you can find her coordinating special events at the church. She and her family feel blessed to call Northland home. 

Director of Children's Ministry

Sharon Zuercher

Sharon has been a member at Northland since 2011 and has served as Children’s Director since 2017, joining the office staff in 2019. She attends the University of Kansas where she is pursing a degree in social work.

Director of Worship Ministry

Steven Cochran

Steven has been a member of Northland Baptist since 2007. He has been the media and technologies coordinator since 2018. He is Married to Sharilyne and they have three daughters. In addition to being on staff, Steven also works as a teacher for the Park Hill School District.

Director of Worship Ministry

Micah Marrs

Micah has grown up at Northland Baptist Church. He joined the staff as the worship leader in 2016. He is married to Maressa and they have a dog. In addition to serving at Northland, Micah is also a realtor in Kansas City.

Director of Apartment Ministry

Kyle Kumer

Bio Coming Soon!

Director of Media

Brock Mitchell

Brock joined as a member of Northland in 2020. He has been a professional audio and video engineer in the Kansas City area for more than a decade, and a lifetime resident of the Northland. He currently works full time in the Fine Arts program at Liberty Public Schools, as well as freelance for various productions.

Custodian

Nathan Purkaple

Nathan has grown up at Northland Baptist Church. He joined the staff as the custodian in 2019. When he's not working around the building, Nathan also enjoys volunteering in our children's ministry. In addition to his work for Northland, Nathan is an associate teacher for the North Kansas City School District at Fox Hill Elementary School.