Rand Eberhard has served as Director of Student Ministries at Northside since January 2012. He and his wife Jenny are proud parents of three girls: Eliza, Olivia, and Emma Drew. We are excited that Jenny helps in teaching our 6th grade Sunday School. Rand has a degree in Counseling/Psychology with a minor in Biblical Studies from Toccoa Falls College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Theological Studies at Fuller Seminary. Rand is also experienced in substance abuse/recovery coaching, and volunteers as a Young Life leader. In his spare time, he enjoys playing disc golf and has played professionally (no big deal.). He is currently coaching an ultimate Frisbee team at North Atlanta High School.



Phone: 404-367-2347


Ben Glanton has worked as a Project Coordinator for Student ministry and has been on staff since spring of 2012. He grew up in Covington, GA, and is currently earning his degree in sociology. He plays an active role as a Young Life leader at NAHS, and has a passion for prison ministry. Ben is an active outdoorsman. He enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and long walks on the beach. He is married to Casey who often helps with MYF and generously uses her nursing degree to volunteer as our Student Ministry Nurse on many trips and events.


Phone: 678-367-2345


Kena Hawkins is the High School Associate for Student Ministries. She is a native of North Carolina and graduated from Campbell University with a double major in Religion and Communication Studies. She as student at Candler School of Theology and is engaged to William Newkirk, a former NUMC Youth Alumni and past Director of MAP. In her spare time, Kena loves to go hiking and be outdoors.


Phone: (404) 351-6558




Leigh Ann Ayers serves as the Administrative Assistant for Student Ministries. She and her husband Tim, of 30 years, are blessed with their 4 children named Cartwright, Wes, Ashlyn and a son-in-law David. She has been a part of the Northside community since 1985, and considers herself so fortunate to work with such a fine group of devoted youth ministers. She is a dedicated member of Women’s Ministries Banquet Bible study.


Phone: 678-298-6323






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