Our Leadership

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives. You can find our leadership structure below.


1.  We are guided by the Directional Team

The Directional Team is led by the Lead Pastor. This team sets high-level direction and oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These leaders serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. The Directional Team is selected by the Lead Pastor. The Directional Team may serve as Staff Elders.

The City North Church Directional Team members are

Andrew Scholz
Mike Durst
Rachel Somerfeldt
Vanessa Scholz
Josh Coffey

2.  We are protected by Trustees

The Trustees are members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Leadership Team regarding the major financial commitments of the church. The Trustees serve as Non-staff Elders.

The City North Church Trustees are

Mike Durst
Jon Barleycorn
Phillip Stinson
Kim Scholz

3.  We are strengthened by overseers

The Overseers are pastors of other churches who love City North Church and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Lead Pastor if requested by the Directional Team or Trustees. The Overseers serve as Apostolic Elders.

The City North Church Overseers are

Pastor Chris VanBuskirk – Centerpoint Church, Chillicothe, Ohio
Pastor David Hutsko – New Life Church, Pismo Beach, California
Pastor Darrell Nickels – LifePoint Church, Portsmouth, Ohio