Our NYM Team

 
 

Graham Spruill
Student Ministry Executive Director

Graham grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and came to trust Christ in elementary school. He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in youth ministry and is passionate about helping students develop an authentic faith in Jesus Christ. His wife, Jess, supports Graham in the leadership of NYM and loves it!

Graham and Jessie Spruill

Graham and Jessie Spruill


Devin and Mollie Graf

Devin and Mollie Graf

Devin Graf
Program Director

Devin first came to Northridge during the 16:5 Conference in 2013, and came on staff to serve our student ministry in 2015. He oversees all things Program: planning and executing weekly services, all events, special services, and trips for NYM. As a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute, he loves creating engaging environments that make students feel welcome. He wholeheartedly believes that fun builds bridges to relationships and relationships are often essential for the Gospel to take root in students' lives. His wife, Mollie, serves as a small group leader for our team.

 


Joe and Emma Ferrante

Joe and Emma Ferrante

Joe Ferrante
Middle School Director

Joe grew up in Bergen, NY and is in charge of overseeing our middle school ministry and teaching to the students each week. As a former summer camp director, Joe connects with middle school students in ways no one else can. His family is crazy involved too - when in doubt, you should assume his wife Emma is holding down the middle school fort. Joe came to Northridge in 2011 and started serving in our student ministry shortly after. He became the Middle School Director in 2013 and runs our middle school ministry as a volunteer. He works a full-time job during the week to support his ministry habit!



Julia Shirey
NYM Administrative Assistant

Julia received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Liberty University. She's married to John (who also serves on Northridge staff as our Webster Worship Director), they have one son (David - who's awesome!), and she loves grapes or chips and salsa (SOLID choices). Julia specializes in making big picture things come to life. She handles the nitty gritty details so NYM can function properly and God can get the glory!

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Nate Bantle
Band Director

Nate, in addition to being the Worship Pastor for Northridge Church, is our NYM Band Director. Nate handles things ranging from scheduling the Band to making sure music happens at an excellent level each and every week. Nate is a fan of all things Peanut Butter and Chocolate and he’s passionate about leading people in worship! His wife, Katie, jumps in as a volunteer to help us see more students look more like Jesus! He and Katie have 3 kiddos: Wyatt, Wesley, and Cohen.