Dr. R Mitch Randall, Pastor
R. Mitch Randall was called as the pastor of NorthHaven Church on December 17, 2006. He is married to Missy and they have two sons, Cole and Tanner. Mitch holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Northeastern State University, a Master’s of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Mitch is a native Oklahoman, graduating from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before coming to Norman, Mitch pastored churches in Nickerson, Kansas, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Bedford, Texas.
He has served on many committees and boards for many Baptist and civic organizations. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs in Washington D.C. He is committed to upholding Baptist traditions while building ecumenical relationships with other Christians and other people of faith.
In addition to his ministerial responsibilities, Mitch likes watching his boys play soccer, reading, watching movies, jogging, photography, listening to jazz, and enjoying time with friends.
You can read more about Mitch by visiting his personal blog , and you can listen to past sermons on his podcast. If you need to contact him, you may email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at the church office.
JJ Waggoner, Children's Director
A long time Norman resident, JJ is married to Tony and they have four children. Abbie, Kade, Jennifer, and Madison all attend Norman Public Schools. JJ’s family is very important to her and family time is a priority. Their love of the outdoors brings them together with boating, camping and riding their horses.
JJ says, “One of my passions in life is children. I feel children are one of God’s most precious gifts, and I love being with them. They are capable beings who can teach us so much.” Her education has been focused on children and working with their families. Her undergrad studies are in Family and Child Development and she has a Masters, from OU, in Human Relations.
She looks forward to continuing to reach out and minister to the children of Norman, through NorthHaven. She hopes that many of you will join her in teaching and learning from the children who enter the doors of NorthHaven. You may contact her at email@example.com.
Bryan Partridge, Student Minister
Bryan Partridge joined NorthHaven as the full time minister to students in January of 2012. He is married to Ashley Partridge & they have a dog named Nilla. Bryan holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University, and a Master's of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Bryan is originally from Tyler, Texas, but has lived in various places over the years, including New York City. He worked as an actor (and waiter) for three years before surrendering to the call into ministry.
He has many interests including music, film making, video gaming and sports. During his middle school and high school years, he was involved in: football, basketball, golf, tennis & cross country. He is an avid Baylor Bear & Dallas Cowboy fan.
Bryan's calling is to work with young people. He feels as though God has given him the passion and skills to relate to students. He also has an interest in reaching athletes in ministry. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Ridenour, Executive Ministry Associate
Sheri feels that she has been called to this ministry. She has been involved in church work in this capacity for over 10 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. She also worked at First Baptist Church, Norman, Oklahoma, for 7 ½ years until she came to the NorthHaven staff. You may contact her at email@example.com.
She is married to Randy Ridenour who is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma Baptist University. They have one daughter, Rachael, who is a Junior at Oklahoma City University majoring in Cello Performance.
She enjoys reading, gardening, knitting prayer shawls and taking care of her family which includes her two cats and their Basset Hound. She has been part of the NorthHaven staff since 2004.
Kim Divelbiss, Day School Director
Kim joined the NorthHaven staff in May 2008. She is married to Richard and they have three children, Porter, Cash, and Judd. In the rare moments that Kim isn't spending time with her family or at Day School, you'll find Kim enjoying time with friends or traveling.
Kim is looking forward to another great year at NorthHaven as the Day School continues to grow. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful families in the community. Having a passion for children with autism spectrum disorders, Kim is excited about the fact that NorthHaven Day School has been chosen to pilot the Early Foundations Autism Model and Outreach Project in Cleveland County.
You may contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling NorthHaven Day School at 761-4134.
Cheryl & Clay Tarter, Music Ministry
We want to welcome Cheryl and Clay Tarter to our NorthHaven family and staff. Cheryl will begin Sunday, November 4th as our new Minister of Music.
She 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to serving along side Cheryl and Clay as we lift our voices together in praise of our Lord!