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BRYAN PARTRIDGE, STUDENT MINISTER


Bryan Partridge is the full time student minister at NorthHaven Church.  The Partridge family (see what I did there?) includes Ashley (Mommy/Wifey/Generator of Awesomeness), Mason (Son/Stinker/Dog Feeder), Penny (Doggy/Escape Artist) & Nilla (Doggy/Spoiled Princess).  They are expecting a daughter in March of 2016!

Bryan is a proud graduate of Baylor University and Truett Seminary, and he will probably let you hear all about the Baylor part :).  His degrees are a Bachelor's in Theatre Performance, and a Master's of Divinity in Practical Theology.  If you want to learn how to do the Bear Claw, and lay down a mean Sic 'Em Bears, just ask. :)

Bryan wears many hats and has many interests.  Sports, music, art, drama & laughter all play a part in his life. His best sport is basketball, and he regularly plays pick up ball with youth and other Normanites.  As far as television goes, the Partridge family loves The Walking Dead, and Bryan would always be willing to talk about that with you, if you share the same interest.  With music, Bryan writes songs, and enjoys leading worship whenever he gets the chance.  Currently, he plays the guitar, uke, some piano & is learning the banjo.

Bryan believes in a relational style of Ministry, where conversations over coffee or dr. pepper are often more impactful than a sermon or group study.  His goal is to set students on a personal trajectory that points them to become more like Christ as their journey progresses.

If you would like to contact Bryan, email him at bryan@northhavenchurch.net.

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SHERI RIDENOUR, EXECUTIVE MINISTRY ASSOCIATE


Sheri is married to Randy Ridenour who is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma Baptist University and a chaplain in the Army Reserves. They have one daughter, Rachael, received her Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma City University in Cello Performance and is in her second year of her Masters degree. Rachael is married to Josh Lester.

Sheri enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, knitting prayer shawls and taking care of her family which includes her two cats and Basset Hound.

Sheri feels that she has been called to this ministry. She has been involved in church work in this capacity for almost 20 years. Her first position in church work was at Trinity Baptist Church in Baumholder, West Germany, while her husband was stationed there with the military from 1985-1988.  She also worked at First Baptist Church, Norman, Oklahoma, for 7 ½ years until she came to the NorthHaven staff in June 2004. You may contact her at sheri@northhavenchurch.net.


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KIM DIVELBISS, MINISTER TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES & DAY SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Kim has been on staff as the Director of NorthHaven Day School since 2008. In August 2015, she began serving as Children’s Minister along with her work at the Day School. Kim is married to Richard and they have a daughter, Porter, and two sons, Cash and Judd. Their family is made complete with three dogs and a turtle!

Prior to joining the NorthHaven staff, Kim served children in two other churches and in public school. With a passion for including children of all abilities, she is part of the Early Foundations Outreach Model at NorthHaven. Kim is a co-leader for NorthHaven’s Parenting Support Group.

Kim’s favorite job is being a mom. She also enjoys traveling, writing and spending time with family and friends. You can contact Kim at kim@northhavenchurch.net.

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CHERYL TARTER, MUSIC MINISTRY

Cheryl comes to us with 37 years of experience in church music as well as 32 years experience of teaching vocal music in the public school setting. Cheryl has served as Music Ministry Associate; Minister of Music; directed children, youth and adult choirs; directed hand bell choirs; planned and led worship music; is a pianist and organist and created and directed children’s choir programs.

In addition to her church music experience, she has taught middle school, junior high and high school vocal music; built a successful vocal music program for a new school; directed musical theater and was Performing Arts Department Chair. Her education includes a Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Music Education from University of Central Oklahoma.

You may contact Cheryl at cheryl@northhavenchurch.net.

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MIKE BUMGARNER, DIRECTIONS-LIFE COACHING

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ABBY CLARK, DAY SCHOOL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


Abby joined the NorthHaven Day School as Assistant Director in March of 2015. Prior to that time, she also sat on the Day School board and has been an active parent at the Day School since 2010. In addition to spending time with her husband Brent and children Jill and Wesley, Abby enjoys traveling, baking, and amateur crafting.

Abby received her education degree from UCO and taught with Norman Public Schools. She also developed and implemented the early childhood program at the restaurant LOCAL which included educational, nutritional and even cooking classes for preschoolers.

Working with children is one of Abby’s true joys. She feels blessed to be part of such and amazing team. To contact Abby or the Day School please email dayschool@northhavenchurch.net or call 405.321.8170