And They Are...


Pastor Ken Jensen

Senior Pastor - PastorKen
Twitter: @jensenken
Ken is the Senior Pastor for Northgate Christian Fellowship and provides leadership and guidance for the church as a whole. Following a vision God gave Ken for a different kind of church, he and a handful of people launched Northgate in 1991.

Pastor Larry Davis

Executive Pastor - PastorLarry
Twitter: @sir_lawrence_d Facebook:
Larry is passionate about exploring new ideas and finding practical ways to leverage them for the “Church” in addition to helping shape the overall direction and leadership of the church.

Pastor Jesse Peterson

Associate Pastor - PastorJesse
Twitter: @jpetersonius Facebook:
Jesse is an Associate Pastor at Northgate Christian Fellowship. His main area of oversight and direction is our worship arts and first impressions ministries.

Jesse has been involved in church from birth, being born as a missionaries' kid in East Africa. Jesse has a passion for worship and people. He and his wife Joanna have two beautiful children and love to spend time with friends, family and anyone looking to have fun!

Vanessa Zimmerman

Director of Connections - Vanessaz
Vanessa is the Director of Connections at Northgate Christian Fellowship. She oversees our Community Group ministry and also helps anyone and everyone get involved and feel welcome here at Northgate. Her desire is to see everyone at Northgate find a deeper understanding and connection to God, each other, and their faith through fellowshipping and doing life together on a regular basis.

She is married to her husband Lucas, and has two fun kids, McEwen and Stella. They love to love, cook, eat, and be with family!
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Kasey Thacker

Director of Children's Ministries - Kaseyt
Kasey is the Director of Children's Ministry at Northgate Christian Fellowship. She oversees D.I.G. (Digging Into God) for children birth to 5th grade. Her passion is to inspire each child to pursue God by equipping them with an early-childhood understanding of who God is and how amazing his love is for us.

Kasey was born in Kona, Hawaii and currently lives in Benicia. She loves to line dance, take road trips along the California coast and is a big college basketball fan rooting for the San Diego State University Aztecs, her alma mater.

Dave McMurtry

Director of Adult Ministries - dave
Dave is a guy with many “hats”. He leads our Men’s Ministries and Northgate U, our adult education program. He also oversees all our facilities maintenance and construction projects.

In addition to his passion for ministry, Dave is also an environmental management consultant.  In his free time, Dave enjoys sailing.  Dave is married to Kendra, and they have two adult children.

Carol Abreu

Business Administrator - carol
Carol oversees the church finances, the office team, and administration. Carol has many hobbies including scrap booking, gardening, jewelry making, and touring California. Carol loves spending time with her husband, Terry, and her family.

Carol is a mom to four adult children. Her daughters, Kristina Eddy, and Marissa Abeu Thomas, with her husband Brad, live in Benicia.  Jacob Eddy lives in Oakland, and Chris Abreu is living with his wife Shannon, in Washington State.

Directions & Times

Where is Northgate located and when do we meet? We would love to have you join us each weekend. Click here to get driving directions and choose which service time best fits your schedule.


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