The staff and leadership here at North Hills is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.
David was born and raised in rural Wyoming. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors degree in Secondary Business Education in 1991 and was looking for a teaching job when God changed his path. Pastor Dave was serving as Youth Pastor when he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Bethel Seminary in 2006. He served as Youth Pastor for 16 years and has served as our Lead Pastor since 2008. Pastor Dave is passionate about God's Word and loves walking the journey of life with people. He is married to Sarah and has three children: Kassandra Slizewski (Licensed Assisted Living Director in Minnesota), Zachary (Math teacher in Pine Bluffs), and Brittany (a Social Worker in Waco Texas).
Michael was born in California, moved to Houston Texas. He became a Christ follower in 1981. He graduated from Florida Bible College, Houston Baptist University and Covington Theological Seminary. He has served as Associate Bus Minister, Associate Pastor/Children’s Pastor, Pastor, Children and Family Pastor and now as Children’s Coordinator at North Hills. Michael is passionate about animating scripture on a child’s level and being a part of the process of walking with kids in the discipleship process. He is a King’s Kid and finds fulfillment in helping children and their families discovering this truth for themselves. Michael is married to JoAnn and has four children (Katilyn, Dusty, Daniel and Kristina).
Lela was born and raised in the Carpenter and Cheyenne Wyoming area. She and Darrel were married in 1968. They moved to Lingle in 2009. She has held a variety of jobs but the one she loved the most was raising their three children (Brenda Dennis, Paula Vaughn, and Shaw Dennis) and helping to raise their foster son (Rob Humble) and great nephew (Glenn Soule). Darrell was in ministry for 21 years. This gives her a dual perspective as a lay person as well as from the ministry side. She has been a Christ follower since she was 16.
I was born in Nebraska and raised in Wyoming. I graduated High School in 1999 and I attended Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wy. from the fall of 1999 and graduated from there in 2002.
In the years following Bible school I worked construction, as a tree care specialist and as a fence contractor. During that span of about 12 yrs. or so God used that time to develop my faith and trust in Him as well as my family’s faith. I taught adult Sunday School at our church in Scottsbluff, NE. for the majority of those years. In 2014 we left Nebraska to return to Wyoming and pastored a small church in Glendo, Wy. for 6 years. We moved to Lingle in October of 2020 and have grown to love it here. Nellie was born and raised in Colorado. She is a stay-at-home mom that loves taking care of her family. Nellie also loves working alongside Brandon in whatever adventure they are on! Together we have 4 kids and a dog. We love doing things outdoors. We love our kids. We love hanging out together as a couple and as a family. We have been married for 17 years and continue to grow as a couple.