Meet Our Team




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 daughters-in-law, and one daughter. 



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.




Tyler has served as one of the pastors since 2019. He is married to Abby and they have two sons, Titus and Ezekiel. 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.

Tyler Rosas


Dan joined the Northland team in January of 2021. He and his wife Amy have three kids—Olive, Knox, and Lars. Dan pastors our North Kansas City congregation.

Dan Cogan



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 Worship Ministry

Steven Cochran

Steven has been a member of Northland 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 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

Micah Marrs

Micah has grown up at Northland 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

Kyle has been a member of Northland since 2017 and has been on staff since 2020. He is married to Andi and has a special bond with his one stepdaughter. Aside from working with the multi-housing ministry, Kyle runs a screen printing shop, enjoys indoor soccer, and aspires to one day play guitar for the worship team.


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.


Director of Facilities

Nathan Purkaple

Nathan has grown up at Northland Church and has served on our staff as a custodian since 2019. In 2022, Nathan was promoted to become the Director of Facilities here at Northland. When he's not working around the building, Nathan also enjoys volunteering in our children's ministry. In addition to his work for Northland Church, Nathan is a 3rd grade teacher for Northland Christian Schools at their KC North Campus.