Staff

Say hello to the leadership team at Northgate Church

Meet our team!

Say hey to the team at Northgate Church. Got questions? Contact us by clicking here.


Jim Eschenbrenner - Pastor

Jim loves serving the Household of Faith at Northgate and claims it’s the best church anywhere! He enjoys coaching High School speech and theater and mentoring people in ministry.

"The best is yet to come!" - Pastor Derek

Austin Blanchard - Mobilizer

Austin joined Northgate Church in 2018. Austin is married to his wife, Jessica. Austin loves creative arts and cultivating community.

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go." - T.S. Eliot

Jessica Blanchard - Communications & Kids Connect

Jessica is originally from England, but moved to Ottumwa, Iowa in 2017. Jessica oversees communication with our wonderful volunteers, and makes sure Kids Connect is ready to go every Sunday! If you'd like to get involved at Northgate, mention it to Jessica and she'd love to get you plugged in!

"You are allowed to show up fully in this life even before you know what tomorrow looks like" - Morgan Harper Nichols

Levi Morrisey - Worship Director

Levi has been honored to lead worship at Northgate since 2013. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laci, and they have 3 amazing children together. Levi is passionate about Ottumwa, and seeing God move in this community.


"We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” -Archilochus

Chad Arnold - Tech

Chad is the man with a plan. He is the master behind the sights and sounds of a Sunday morning. He has a heart of gold and loves serving others.