Northminster has a small staff that leads our church into ministry

Pastor – Jordan Rimmer

Jordan Rimmer is the lead pastor at Northminster Church in New Castle, PA. In his preaching, caring, and leading the church, Jordan longs to help people experience, acknowledge, and respond to God in everything. His passion is bringing the story of God to life in the lives of Jesus followers today.
Jordan has a Doctor of Ministry through Portland Seminary of George Fox University in Semiotics and Future Studies. There he studied under author and futurist Leonard Sweet to consider how to “read the signs of the times” and know what the church should do. (1 Chron 12:32) Jordan also has a degree in sociology from Grove City College and a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Jordan is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Before coming to Northminster in 2018, Jordan was the pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in New Brighton, PA. He began his ministry as the director of outreach and youth ministries at Glenwood United Methodist Church in Erie, PA.
Prior to going into ministry, Jordan was the Director of the Leadership and Education Institute in Erie, PA. This company focused on leadership development, team building, and character development. They worked with other companies, athletic teams, teachers, school kids, and at-risk youth. They used experiential methods including a ropes course and Alpine Tower, a rock wall, portable activities, school field trips, and even gourmet cooking. Jordan continues to do consulting, staff training, and writing in the area of experiential education.
In addition, Jordan speaks at various workshops and training events on a wide range of church-related topics such as leadership, stewardship, resilience, Christian facilitation, and turn-around churches. He has also done consulting work and leads retreats.
In 2004, Jordan married his wife Mandy. They have four children Jayden, Morgan, Colvin, and Eden. They have two dogs, several frogs, and several other critters.

Office Manager – Patty Bartley

Patty Bartley has been the office administrator since April 2021. She was baptized in this church and raised her children in this church. She retired from Shenango School District after 29 years as a special education secretary. She loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Music Director – Maureen Jaklic

Maureen’s musical experience is quite versatile, ranging from rock / pop / swing bands, solo cocktail piano gigs, “legit” choral accompanying, etc. She studied piano with the late Patricia Fox of Sharon, PA and pursued a piano performance degree at Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. From 2019 to 2022, she accompanied for Dr. Misook Yun’s vocal studio at the Dana School of Music.
She has played for numerous area churches, school choirs (Sharon since 2005), and special events, and currently serves as Music Director at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Neshannock Twp, PA.
On stage, she has worked with Farrell Community Theatre, Buhl Playhouse, Trumbull New Theatre, The Thiel
Players, the Winner Arts & Cultural Center, and Black Sheep Players, along with several area high schools. She has also held the position of musical director/arranger for the Mercer County Senior Follies since its inception in 2004. Since 2005, Maureen has been rocking area night spots with her classic rock band Soundbite and she put together a solo keys/vocal act in 2012 and does occasional shows.

Treasurer – Dan Umbs

Dan has been the treasurer for 14 years and has been with Northminster for over 35 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in management. He resides in Nesh. Twp. He has 3 sons, a daughter and 3 grandchildren. Dan enjoys working at the church and is pleased to share the gifts the Lord has given him. As a volunteer, Dan’s hours vary and it is best to reach him via email or voicemail.

Child Care – Dawn Kosior

Dawn was born and raised in New Castle and has been a resident of Neshannock for 30 years. Dawn has managed childcare since 2010. She is married to Joe. Some of her hobbies include junk journaling, crocheting, and other crafts. She loves spending time with family and her furry children that God has blessed her with. Dawn has worked in several different fields, but working with children brings her the most joy.

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