Pastors & Staff

Bob & Carole North

Lead Pastor

Bob and Carole have shared their lives for 35 years. The last 26 of those have been blessed years serving at The NC, first as youth and worship pastor, and beginning July 2003, as lead pastor. Bob earned his professional education through Global University and was ordained in 2011.
Two sons, two daughters-in-heart, and four grandchildren bring the best of life’s joys and purpose to Bob and Carole. The NC family is the family their two sons were raised in and they consider this a very rich and priceless heritage.
Bob’s life-pursuit is to know Christ and make Him known!
Bob's fun fact:  His simple pleasures are of the taste bud variety. Coffee and chocolate ..... lots of coffee and chocolate!

Christine "Steen" Anderson

Kids Pastor

Christine is married to her college sweetheart, and together they have three sweet babies.  For the last ten years she has directed Children's Ministries at Neighborhood Church and loves almost every minute of it.  Christine's true desire is for kids to know Jesus, not just about Him or just rules to be a good person.  She believes that the Bible teaches that we are more terrible than we could ever imagine but also much more loved than we could ever dream.  It is understanding this truth that transforms us from the inside out.  Christine's fun fact:   She never paints her own pinky toe.

Nate Gill

Student Ministries Pastor

Nate is a Yakima Valley local, growing up in Sunnyside, WA.  He graduated from Multnomah University with a degree in Bible and Theology and a Youth Ministries major. He has served as Youth Pastor of The NC for the past 6 years.  Nate believes in being an active part of the community and through those avenues making God-appointed connections.   He serves as board co-chair of Sunnyside United Unidos.  He partners with Life Options, leading peer accountability groups at local middle schools.  Nate believes everyone is called to be a disciple of Jesus.  He also believes every student has the potential to be a leader.  He knows students have the capacity to share their faith with those they encounter.  Pastor Nate connects with students where they are, in the ups and downs of their lives. He shares in their joys and triumphs but also surrounds them when they're in the trenches.   Nate's fun fact:  He's relational enough that, as one person put it, "If you text him, he'll bring you food!" 

Greg North

Worship Leader

Maggie Najera

Church Administrator

Maggie has been married to Jorge for 23 years, and together they have a large family of 8 children, ages ranging from 6-21yrs.  Maggie is excited to have been serving Neighborhood Church for the past 4 years.  As Church Administrator, she loves having her hand in everything at The NC, what she likes to call, "being right at the heartbeat of the church".  Maggie is passionate about finding Jesus in life's everyday moments. She lives life with three things in mind:  To do good, to make Him known, and to live freely.  She believes God designed us to live amazing lives, despite the craziness of everyday life, and she is determined to do just that.  Maggie's fun fact:   Maggie can eat a whole bag of Sour Brite Crawlers by herself (although she may blame the kids.)