Ascend Leadership Team

Jason has served as the Ministry to Students since June 2014. Before that, he served one year as the Assistant Ministry to Students. A proud native of Texas, Jason spent most of his life in St. Louis. While working in youth ministry as a high school student, he felt the desire to preach the gospel, teach the Bible and disciple young men. Jason recevied his Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in May 2014. He and his wife, Joanna, were married in 2014 and are excited to see how the Lord will use them in the lives of the students at NCC.


The Team

Underpinning our Student Ministry are committed adult leaders who love young adults and seek to promote their spiritual growth. Every leader has gifts and abilities which they use to serve in the Body of Christ:

Jason Todd - Minister to Students

Alan Richardson - Elder

Rich Barthelmass

Mandy Bounds

Kathy Gieg

Mike Grant

Laura Hecht

Melissa Jerome

Eric Ortscheid

Taylor Ortscheid

Aaron Patton

Jodi Richardson

Amy Sutherland

Joanna Todd


Vision & Goals:

The Leadership Team in collaboration with church elders and parents have put together a vision statement for NCC Student Ministry. You can see a summary of this vision here.