Meet the Staff

The administrative and pastoral staff of Northside Christian School have a passion to see children become disciples of Christ.


I'm so pleased at the hard work and commitment of Northside teachers and staff! They go way beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend this school. — NCS Parent




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Peterson, Jeff
Executive Director

Jeff Peterson served on the school board of NCS for many years. Over the years, he has been active in many facets of school operations from fundraising to construction projects. He has an education degree in mathematics from Bob Jones University and received a master's degree from The Ohio State University in mathematics. Jeff's passion is that NCS be a cooperative effort of the parents, students and faculty in pointing kids to Christ and preparing them for a life of service in the church. Jeff has a daughter who is a 2019 graduate of NCS and a son who graduated in 2022. He and his wife, Jane, have a son at NCS.

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Stout, Jesse

Jesse began his ministry with Calvary Bible Church and NCS in 2016. He is a graduate of Cedarville University where he studied Elementary Education and Spanish. In 2020, Jesse received his Master's in Educational Leadership from American College of Education and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. He is married to Emily Stout, our Spanish teacher, and they have 2 beautiful kids, Noah and Eliza. Jesse demonstrates a love for Christ and his people by sacrificially pouring his life into the lives of others with great compassion, boldness for Christ and dedication to excellence in the classroom.

Office Staff

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Conant, Mary
Business Manager

Mary has an Associate degree in Office Administration from Kent State University. She has three children at NCS.

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Gardner, Chelsey
Administrative Assistant

Chelsey, a 2004 Northside graduate, attended Clearwater Christian College. Before returning to NCS full-time, Chelsey worked in the Worker's Compensation Industry while serving as Northside's cheering coach and led multiple events at work and at NCS. She and her husband, Jim, also an alumnus of NCS, have two children attending Northside.

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Kester, Ashley
Office Manager

Prior to joining NCS, Ashley owned and managed logistics and administration in multiple small businesses. She began her service at Northside in 2017. She has four children attending Northside. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:8.

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Ramirez, Katie
Admissions & Marketing Director

Graduate of the Northside class of 2004, Katie is back at NCS after spending 10 years teaching at Harding University, a Christian college in Searcy, Arkansas. There she served as an assistant professor of communications and marketing as well as director of student media. She and her husband, Nate (whom she met in 8th grade at Northside), have one son who will be attending NCS this fall. Katie's favorite Bible verse is James 1:2-3.

Pastoral Staff

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Anderson, Chazz
8th Grade Bible

Chazz joined staff at Calvary Bible Church as Associate Pastor in 2022. A native of Central Ohio, he especially enjoys ministering to our college students and singles at CBC. Chazz champions Christ in all things; he came to Christ in college and since then has had a passion for ministry. After finishing a B.A. in Communications at University of Cincinnati, he went on to complete an M.Div. at The Master’s Seminary in 2015 along with a Th.M. in Old Testament a few years later. He and his high school sweetheart, Chelsea (NCS K4 Teacher), were married in 2012 and have three children: Charlea, Charity, and Chayden.

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Sipe, Eric
Senior Pastor, Calvary Bible Church

Eric began his ministry at Calvary in July 2010. He and his wife, Cindy, have been involved in church planting, missions, music ministry, evangelism, and pastoral work. His greatest love is to make disciples by following the pattern that Christ Himself gave in the Gospels. Preaching God's Word flows from a heart that loves God, loves people, and desires to see them grow in grace and knowledge of Christ. Eric and Cindy have three married children. Carissa is the wife of Todd Davis and mother to their five children. After planting a church and faithfully shepherding there for nine years, they are pursuing a church planting ministry in Marseille, France. Quentin is married to Brittany, and they have three children. He is finishing his seminary work, and he works as a realtor in Columbus, OH. Hunter is married to Nikki, and they have three children. He is currently Pastor of a church plant in Blacklick, OH, Good Shepherd Bible Church.