Jeff  Scott —  Senior Pastor

Pastor Jeff began as our pastor in August 2010 and is known for his sense of humor, ventriloquism, and stories that he shares with children of all ages.  If you look closely at his picture you’ll see that he gives Northside “three thumbs up” and says you will too if you give it a try.

While Pastor Jeff enjoys the bright side of life, his preparation for ministry is quite serious. With over 30 years experience as a pastor, a Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University,  a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, Pastor Jeff is ready and able to serve you and your family as pastor, encourager, and friend.

He has published numerous articles and books of issues relating to church and families.  His books include Fortified Kids: 4 Keys to Raising Children of DistinctionAmerican Gothic Church: Changing the Way People See the ChurchDoes Your Child’s World Scare You?   His most recent books are two fun and inspiring children’s books: “Where Do Belly Buttons Come From?” and “The Calling Card of the King.”


Pastor Jeff  and his dear wife Debbie have been married since 1980 and have two accomplished adult children, Amy and Brennan.

Ashley Boschen — Associate Pastor of Family Ministries
Pastor Ashley began serving as the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries in October of 2021. She loves kids and desires for the whole family to follow Jesus. Northside is home for Pastor Ashley as she was baptized here, served as Children and Youth Director during seminary, and was ordained into ministry by this church.
Feeling God’s call on her life, Pastor Ashley obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Religious Studies and Spanish from Randolph-Macon College as well as her Master’s of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary. Pastor Ashley has been modeling faith for kids and students for over 10 years.  Most recently, she served in ministry as a Director at Friendly Care Day School.
Pastor Ashley is married to Pastor Matt, the Associate Pastor for Students at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. They have two young boys and one furry child, Buddy. Pastor Ashley and her family love to be outdoors, preferably in the mountains, and to enjoy great coffee.
Nancy Schneider — Director of Music Ministries

Nancy Schneider came to Northside in 2012 as our Director of Music Ministries. Involved with church music ministry since childhood, Nancy has over 35 years of experience leading churches to worship God with music.  She loves to encourage and grow musicians of all ages. 

As a graduate of Radford University with a degree in Music Education, Nancy studied voice, piano, organ and conducting and loves being able to use these skills in ministry.  She also enjoys teaching and sharing the love of music with her private piano/voice students.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughter perform with the James Madison Marching Royal Dukes, watching her son play football or lacrosse, supporting Young Life, watching Cleveland Browns football games and competing in fantasy football.

Karen Mills – Director of Senior Adult Ministries

Karen Mills began serving as the Director of Senior Adult Ministries in October 2021.  Prior to this, she had served as Director of Children and Youth since 2017, though she has been an active participant at Northside since the age of three.  She made her profession of faith at the age of ten and was baptized in the Highland Park location.  She is a graduate of James Madison University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, and holds endorsements in Middle Education Grades 4-8, Special Education (Emotional Disturbance), Math, and Computer Science.  She has 37 years teaching experience at the middle and high school levels.


Karen has over 30 years experience as a Sunday School teacher.  Through the Baptist General Association of Virginia, she has training in the area of Family Ministry.  She believes it is the job of the church to equip our senior adults to navigate through the challenges of their  golden years while providing opportunities for fellowship, ministry, and discipleship.


Karen has been married since 1974.  She and her husband, Bob, have four adult children.  In her spare time, Karen can be found cheering on her grandsons on the baseball field, watching Washington Nationals baseball or supporting Bob in his various musical endeavors.

Office Administrator

Donise Boone


Church Secretary

Marlene Bresee



Jennifer Gray