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The Staff

The staff at North Hills works diligently and intentionally to support the beliefs and values we have set for our church.

Together we serve to equip the church in how to better Believe God’s Word, Connect with God’s Family, and Share God’s Story.

Children’s Ministry

Ruthie Smith

Director of Children’s Ministry

Susan Gilbert

Administrative Assistant & Cafe Coordinator

Marielle Huber

Nursery Coordinator

Stephanie Babetz

Assistant Nursery Coordinator

Jenny Percic

Children’s Ministry Program Assistant

Counseling Ministry

Matt Nestberg

Pastor of Counseling Ministries

Jim Phillips

Pastor Emeritus of Counseling Ministries

Lynn Adams

Director of Crisis Counseling

Kim Tuttle

Intake & Advancement Counselor

andy henderson

Director of Marriage Ministries and Counseling Groups

Laura Fortney

Counseling Administrative Assistant


Counseling Groups Assistant

Finance & Operations

Becca Crocker

Executive Director of Finance & Operations

Jeannie Roberts

Financial Manager

Vicky Pischera-Green

Front Office Coordinator

Daren Rickard

Facilities Manager

Heather Mikhail

Executive Assistant of Operations and Staff Leadership

Kirsten Brown

Director of Hospitality


Lensi Cruice

Communications Coordinator

Connections & Community Life

Gregg Babetz

Executive Pastor Of Leadership

Pauline Sternick

Director of Women’s Ministries

John Cruice

Pastor of Life Group Ministries


Administrative Assistant

Connor Hubbard

Director of College Ministries

Missions & Outreach

Nathan Arms

Pastor of Missions and Outreach

Allan Sherer

Pastor of Global Connections

Becky Highsmith

Administrative Assistant to Outreach and Missions

Student Ministry

Tim Wadsworth

Director of Student Ministries

nick poole

Director of Middle School

Corinne Dyer

Student Leadership Coordinator

Gabrielle Couchey

Administrative Assistant

Teaching & Preaching

Pastor of Preaching And Teaching

Alan Bunn

Pastor of Adult Ministries

Susan Toy

Administrative Assistant

Worship Arts

Ryan Ferguson

Pastor of Worship Arts and Communication

Tyler Ballentine

Technical Director

Nicole George

Administrative Assistant

Jenny Dunster

Worship Leader

tristen thomas

Tech Assistant

Peter Hubbard has been serving as the Teaching Pastor since 1992. He is married to Karen, and they have four adult children, two daughters-in-law, and a grandson! He has two Master’s Degrees and has earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Peter experienced God’s saving grace through Jesus at a horse ranch in Canada when the Holy Spirit convicted him of his delusional self-rule, called him to repent and believe, and poured out His undeserved favor. Peter’s life verse is 2 Timothy 1:9, “Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of His own purpose and grace, which He gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.”

God’s purpose and grace continue to energize Peter to preach through the Scriptures, listening carefully to what God says and how his Spirit applies his Word to the hidden, hurting places in our hearts. He loves to see the transforming power of the gospel shine into the darkest, most difficult struggles.

For fun Peter might read, write, play games, take long walks with Karen, and endure persecution for cheering for the Patriots.