Staff

 


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 mitch@northhavenchurch.net or phone him at the church office.


Bryan Partridge, Student Minister

Bryan Partridge is the full time student minister at NorthHaven Church.  He is married to Ashley Partridge, and they have a son, Mason Partridge, and two dogs, Nilla and Penny.  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.

Bryan wears many hats and has many interests.  Sports, music, art, drama & laughter all play a part in his life.  Bryan believes in a relational style of Ministry, where conversations over coffee or dr. pepper are often more important 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.


 

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.



Kim Divelbiss, Minister to Children and Families and 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.



Cheryl & Clay 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.