Ministry Staff

  Zac Owens, Worship Minister    What he does for NT : Zac directs the worship experience on Sunday Mornings and the overall creative process at NT. Specifically, he leads and oversees the musician and audio/visual production teams. Zac champions the creative arts, working with and developing artists in effort to leverage their gifts and talents for the Kingdom.   His family:  Zac's mom, step-dad, and sister reside in the Greater Cincinnati area with the family's dogs.   In his spare time:  Zac enjoys writing and performing music on piano or guitar, reading and learning, keeping up with popular culture, checking out new restaurants and coffee places, and doing anything creative.   His favorite Bible verse:  “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Zac Owens, Worship Minister

What he does for NT: Zac directs the worship experience on Sunday Mornings and the overall creative process at NT. Specifically, he leads and oversees the musician and audio/visual production teams. Zac champions the creative arts, working with and developing artists in effort to leverage their gifts and talents for the Kingdom.

His family: Zac's mom, step-dad, and sister reside in the Greater Cincinnati area with the family's dogs.

In his spare time: Zac enjoys writing and performing music on piano or guitar, reading and learning, keeping up with popular culture, checking out new restaurants and coffee places, and doing anything creative.

His favorite Bible verse: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

  Trudy Sprang, Children's Minister    What she does for NT:  Trudy leads a team of volunteers to minister to kids birth through 5th grade at North Terrace. She thoroughly enjoys planning events and programming that builds a foundation for a child's faith!   Her family:  Trudy is married to her husband, Mason. And they have a beautiful black lab that keeps them busy playing frisbee and tossing tennis balls.   In her spare time:  In her spare time Trudy prefers to be out in nature. She loves to go camping and bike riding and spend time with family.   Her favorite Bible verse:  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

Trudy Sprang, Children's Minister

What she does for NT: Trudy leads a team of volunteers to minister to kids birth through 5th grade at North Terrace. She thoroughly enjoys planning events and programming that builds a foundation for a child's faith!

Her family: Trudy is married to her husband, Mason. And they have a beautiful black lab that keeps them busy playing frisbee and tossing tennis balls.

In her spare time: In her spare time Trudy prefers to be out in nature. She loves to go camping and bike riding and spend time with family.

Her favorite Bible verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

  Chris Steele, Lead Minister    What he does for NT:  Chris casts vision for where God is taking us as a church, preaches for our worship gatherings, and is the team leader of the staff.   His family:  loving and serving alongside his wife, Tonya. Father to Jonah and Levi.   In his spare time:  loves to golf, read, hike, and travel. Roots for the Reds, Colts, Pacers, and Indiana University.   His favorite Bible verse:  "Trust the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

Chris Steele, Lead Minister

What he does for NT: Chris casts vision for where God is taking us as a church, preaches for our worship gatherings, and is the team leader of the staff.

His family: loving and serving alongside his wife, Tonya. Father to Jonah and Levi.

In his spare time: loves to golf, read, hike, and travel. Roots for the Reds, Colts, Pacers, and Indiana University.

His favorite Bible verse: "Trust the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

  Katie Norris, Communications Director    What she does for NT:  Katie manages the website, creates the bulletin, designs sermon graphics, runs social media, develops materials to promote events and communicates programs throughout NT's many ministries.   Her family:  She is married to her best friend and the love of her life: Payton. And is a proud owner of their puppy, Squeek!   In her spare time:  Katie enjoys playing soccer, volleyball and basketball, working on her art, watching anime, shopping and spending time with friends and family.   Her favorite Bible Verse:  "Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear, so love is not made perfect in the person who fears." 1 John 4:18 (NCV)

Katie Norris, Communications Director

What she does for NT: Katie manages the website, creates the bulletin, designs sermon graphics, runs social media, develops materials to promote events and communicates programs throughout NT's many ministries.

Her family: She is married to her best friend and the love of her life: Payton. And is a proud owner of their puppy, Squeek!

In her spare time: Katie enjoys playing soccer, volleyball and basketball, working on her art, watching anime, shopping and spending time with friends and family.

Her favorite Bible Verse: "Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear, so love is not made perfect in the person who fears." 1 John 4:18 (NCV)

  Stephen Warner, Student Minister    What he does for NT:  Stephen provides leadership and direction for Jr. and Sr. High Student Ministry programming and outreach at NT. He works specifically with students, leaders, and parents to grow, challenge, and equip them for living as disciples of Christ.   His family:  Married to his amazing wife Miranda.   In his spare time:  Stephen enjoys watching movies, playing basketball and soccer, reading, learning about science, developing Christian apologetics, and going to Buffalo Wild Wings. He roots for the Pacers, Colts, Cubs, and the Butler Bulldogs.   His favorite Bible verse:  "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:12-13

Stephen Warner, Student Minister

What he does for NT: Stephen provides leadership and direction for Jr. and Sr. High Student Ministry programming and outreach at NT. He works specifically with students, leaders, and parents to grow, challenge, and equip them for living as disciples of Christ.

His family: Married to his amazing wife Miranda.

In his spare time: Stephen enjoys watching movies, playing basketball and soccer, reading, learning about science, developing Christian apologetics, and going to Buffalo Wild Wings. He roots for the Pacers, Colts, Cubs, and the Butler Bulldogs.

His favorite Bible verse: "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:12-13

  Bill Meaige, Senior Adults Minister    What he does for NT:  Bill is responsible for the vision and leadership of the growing number of senior adults in our community. Bill served faithfully as Lead Minister of the church from 1984-2014.   His family:  married to the love of his life, Tami.   In his spare time:  loves to golf and loves OSU football.   His favorite Bible verse:  "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8-9

Bill Meaige, Senior Adults Minister

What he does for NT: Bill is responsible for the vision and leadership of the growing number of senior adults in our community. Bill served faithfully as Lead Minister of the church from 1984-2014.

His family: married to the love of his life, Tami.

In his spare time: loves to golf and loves OSU football.

His favorite Bible verse: "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." 2 Corinthians 8-9


Administrative Staff

  Sheena Fortner, First Impressions Coordinator    What she does for NT:  Helps get people connected in different areas to further God's kingdom and aide in personal spiritual growth.   Her family:  Married to her high school sweetheart, John since 1996. She is the proud mother of Jarett and Shelby.   In her spare time:  Sheena enjoys curling up on the couch to watch a good movie, being with her family and hanging out with her friends.   Favorite Bible verse:  "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11-12

Sheena Fortner, First Impressions Coordinator

What she does for NT: Helps get people connected in different areas to further God's kingdom and aide in personal spiritual growth.

Her family: Married to her high school sweetheart, John since 1996. She is the proud mother of Jarett and Shelby.

In her spare time: Sheena enjoys curling up on the couch to watch a good movie, being with her family and hanging out with her friends.

Favorite Bible verse: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11-12

  Stephanie Hill, Scheduler/Volunteer Coordinator    What she does for NT:  Stephanie coordinates the scheduling of events on the NT Campus and also assists in connecting people to service opportunities.   Her family:  She is married to Darin and they have two spoiled rotten rescue dogs, Bangles and Nibbles.   In her spare time:  Stephanie serves on our local Animal Shelter Board of Directors, enjoys doing therapy visits with her therapy dog, Bangles, and is passionate about her favorite sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds and Dallas Cowboys.   Favorite Verse:  “In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matt 5:16

Stephanie Hill, Scheduler/Volunteer Coordinator

What she does for NT: Stephanie coordinates the scheduling of events on the NT Campus and also assists in connecting people to service opportunities.

Her family: She is married to Darin and they have two spoiled rotten rescue dogs, Bangles and Nibbles.

In her spare time: Stephanie serves on our local Animal Shelter Board of Directors, enjoys doing therapy visits with her therapy dog, Bangles, and is passionate about her favorite sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds and Dallas Cowboys.

Favorite Verse: “In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matt 5:16

  Melanie Klotzbach, Administration    What she does for NT:  Melanie manages the day to day financial activities of the church and is responsible for the financial reports. She also does payroll and maintains with the employees' files.   Her family:  She married Tod in 1992 and is the proud mother of Jamy and Lexi.   In her spare time:  Melanie enjoys traveling, especially to Louisiana to visit family which is where she and Tod are from. She also enjoys shopping, playing games with her kids, and watching LSU football.   Her favorite Bible verse:  " Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. An the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

Melanie Klotzbach, Administration

What she does for NT: Melanie manages the day to day financial activities of the church and is responsible for the financial reports. She also does payroll and maintains with the employees' files.

Her family: She married Tod in 1992 and is the proud mother of Jamy and Lexi.

In her spare time: Melanie enjoys traveling, especially to Louisiana to visit family which is where she and Tod are from. She also enjoys shopping, playing games with her kids, and watching LSU football.

Her favorite Bible verse: " Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. An the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

  Julie Vansickle, Administration    What she does for NT:  She pays bills, logs payment activities, and assists the treasurer by keeping ministry budgets and account activities up to date and accurate. She also functions as a church public relations liason.   Her family:  She has been married to her husband John since 1983. They raised their three kids on the family farm and now enjoy seven grandkids and a close knit family!   In her spare time:  Julie enjoys music, showing and riding horses, Starbucks coffee, being outdoors, camping, mission trips, crafts, poetry and the arts, but most of all, she loves being with family and friends.   Her favorite Bible verse:  "You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely." Psalm 59:17

Julie Vansickle, Administration

What she does for NT: She pays bills, logs payment activities, and assists the treasurer by keeping ministry budgets and account activities up to date and accurate. She also functions as a church public relations liason.

Her family: She has been married to her husband John since 1983. They raised their three kids on the family farm and now enjoy seven grandkids and a close knit family!

In her spare time: Julie enjoys music, showing and riding horses, Starbucks coffee, being outdoors, camping, mission trips, crafts, poetry and the arts, but most of all, she loves being with family and friends.

Her favorite Bible verse: "You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely." Psalm 59:17