Pastors  |  Staff  |  Board

The Pastors

PHIL & KATH HENRY
Senior Pastors

We are the ones who get to cheer on the most amazing team of people! Our heart is to develop a culture where people are inspired to discover their God-given gifts, to grow in maturity and to be released to bless and equip others. God has allowed us to see many people come to faith, and others return to faith. We are humbled and inspired by the people who call Northridge home.

We have remained bi-vocational throughout ministry. Phil has worked as a consultant engineer and Kath has engaged within many aspects of nursing, more recently volunteering for positions in Chaplaincy and serving on various Boards and Committees.

We pursue lifelong learning, having both undertaken further studies in theology and ministry. Phil holds a Graduate Diploma in Ministry. Kath holds a Masters in Adult Education, and is currently undertaking further study in Theology.

ROB & BONNIE GILES
Pastors – Thornleigh Morning Community

Rob and Bonnie joined Northridge in 2007, and together they lead the Sunday 9.30am Community. Rob also oversees our Worship ministry, supporting leaders and encouraging growth. Rob and Bonnie are blessed with 4 wonderful children, and have been on staff since 2013.

CHRIS & JEN GRESHAM-BRITT
Pastors – Thornleigh Evening Community

Chris has been a part of the Northridge journey since 2007, when he came along to the fledgling evening service and met the Holy Spirit for the first time. Chris and his fantastic wife Jen, now lead the evening service community. Their heart for Northridge is to see people encounter Jesus in a real and authentic way.

Andrew & Sarah Starr
Pastors – Hornsby Community

Andrew and Sarah have spent most of their adult lives serving overseas. They love the nations. The heartbeat of the new Hornsby community is to invite all the nations to Jesus. Andrew and Sarah are blessed to have two amazing kids.

The Staff

We have a wonderful staff team at Northridge. They are passionate about the church and the ministries or areas they lead. It is an amazing privilege for the church to have these gifted men and women helping to serve the church family and advance the kingdom of God.

KATE PRYOR
Children’s Pastor

Kate joined the staff in June 2009, and oversees Children’s ministries for the morning community. Kate believes that children have valuable stories and experiences to share with us and that there is so much we can learn from watching our kids live out their faith. Kate is also heavily involved in outreach to families in our local community. She lives locally with her husband, Garth.

SAM HENRY
Youth Pastor

Sam has grown up at Northridge, helping his parents since the early days of the church. Sam now oversees the Youth Ministry. He has a huge heart for youth, and loves seeing them encounter God for both the first time or the millionth time. Sam enjoys playing music, singing, developing websites and hanging with mates.

EMMA-JANE ANDERSON
Senior Pastor’s PA

Emma-Jane has been a member of the Northridge Vineyard family since 2007, and lives locally, with her husband Mark and son Jimmy. She has had a varied career history, working around the globe in hospitality, education and the media. Emma-Jane has a heart for young people, that they might know God and understand their value and calling in this world.

LISA FARRENKOTHEN
Office Administrator

Lisa has been serving in the Northridge office since the early days of the church, and today is involved in many different areas of the church, overseeing prayer and prophetic ministries. She is happily married to Eric and is the mother of three wonderful sons – Kristafor, Aidan and Jordan. She is a food lover (favouring the eating part over the cooking); a keen exerciser, a big fan of candles and quiet times!

IRENE DE JONGE
Office Administrator

Irene serves as one of our Office Administrators, working several days a week at Northridge. She is married to Dave and has two young adult daughters. She loves warm weather, the beach, a good coffee and camping with her family and friends in different parts of this beautiful country of ours.

NICOLA SENIOR
Bookkeeper

Nicola has been the bookkeeper at Northridge since July 2012, keeping track of the church finances. She is married to Owen and has two beautiful girls. Having emigrated from the UK in 2011, she loves the warm weather, beaches and bush that Sydney offers and feels very blessed to live in such a beautiful country. In her spare time she loves playing the piano, bush walking and cross stitch. She also enjoys cooking and entertaining friends at home.

The Board

The Board manages the physical resources available for building the Kingdom of God at and through Northridge. They oversee the legal requirements of Northridge as an Incorporated Association. They also manage the finances, the property, and staffing. Those on the Board are Phil and Kath Henry, Stephen Thompson, David de Jonge, Chris Chilton, Justin Kendall, Ted Kerr and Kym Sherlock.

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