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 daughter-in-laws, 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.



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.


Taylor DiRoberto

Taylor has served at Northland as an intern, Pastor of Outreach & Evangelism, and now as Church Planting Resident. He is married to Sara, they have one daughter—Cora. Taylor also serves as the Accelerate Director at Midwestern Seminary. 


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.


Tyler Rosas

Tyler has served as one of the pastors since 2019. He is married to Abby and they have one son with another on the way. In addition to serving at Northland, he coaches CrossFit part-time and works full-time at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Andy Sander

Andy has been the pastor to students 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.


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. 

Children's Ministry Director

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.

Worship Leader

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.

Worship Leader

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 also is a realtor in Kansas City.


Northland Baptist Church,  7101 NW Waukomis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64151  |  Tel: (816) 587-2268


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