Jim graduated from St. Joseph’s University in 1980 and married his high school sweetheart, Helen, the same year. He worked in corporate consulting until 1989 when he was called into the full-time ministry. He and Helen, along with their three children, moved to Boston to begin their new life. Then in 2006, after the kids were grown and out of the house, they moved back to Atlanta to lead the Northview Church.
Cory grew up in Roswell and his family has been attending Northview ever since he was in middle school. He became a disciple right before leaving to attend college at the University of Georgia. During his summer breaks in college, Cory worked as full-time counselor at Camp Swamp and later began to intern with the Northview teen ministry. After graduating with a degree in journalism in 2017, Cory moved back to Roswell and worked part-time as a photo editor for CNN; he also continued to work as a youth ministry intern at Northview working with the middle school ministry. He is excited to now be working full-time for Northview in various ministries, including middle school, campus and Spanish-speaking ministries.
Griselda is the founder and CEO of GPM Accounting and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Baruch College in New York City. She has obtained a wide range of professional experience throughout her career. She has worked for the past 20 years in the Manufacturing, Service and Non-Profit sectors in which she has held several financial and accounting positions.
Griselda resides in Tyrone, GA alongside her husband and business partner, Jesus as well as their two children. One of her favorite things to do is mentor young professionals in their career, as well as help people achieve financial independence through planning and budgeting. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.
Ron is from Hollis (Queens) NY. He graduated from Long Island University – CW Post in 1977 with a degree in Psychology. He took a job with IBM right after college working there for 31 Years, retiring in 2008. Ron met his wife Kristi in New York, they married in 1989. The family moved to Atlanta in 2001 and currently live in Alpharetta, GA. Ron and Kristi have 5 children, Ron Jr. (Melissa), Justin (Thalia), Melina, Cory and Max as well as 3 grandchildren Jaydon, Gianna and Julian.
Church Board, Leadership Group, Missions
Tim is from Parkersburg, WV. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1980 with a math degree. He later graduated from the UNC School of Medicine in 1986, and did his residency in Internal Medicine in Columbia, SC. He met his wife Becky at the Columbia Church of Christ and they married in 1988. They moved to Atlanta to work for HOPE Worldwide. In 2000, they had a daughter, Mikayla. Tim and Becky currently live in Milton, GA and Tim’s medical practice is in Roswell, GA.
Michele Smith grew up in South Dakota where she received Bachelors and Masters degrees from South Dakota State University. She completed her PhD in Child and Family Development/Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Georgia, with additional training in Medical Family Therapy at Duke University Medical Center. She has taught Masters students in Marriage and Family Therapy programs at the University of San Diego and Mercer University (Georgia) for 15 years. She has also taught resident physicians and graduate students in integrated behavioral health as part of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Orthopedic residency programs at Emory University, the University of California, San Diego, and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center for 22 years.
Michele is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in working with people who are experiencing challenges in their health, emotions, behavior, and spirituality. Michele serves in various capacities on professional and civic boards and participates in community-based volunteer activities. She loves hiking, backpacking, and spending time with family and friends. She is a proud mom of two adult children, William and Meaghan.
Armstrong grew up in Hong Kong and went to college in United States. He was baptized in San Francisco in 1991. He met his wife Margaret in the San Francisco church and were married in 1996. They have 2 boys, Lance and Kyle. He and his family moved to Atlanta in 2015. He is currently an engineer with AT&T and owns his real estate and tax preparation business. The Soos enjoy making new friends, traveling and introducing friends to Asian culture.
Worship Ministry and Leadership Group
Nick and his wife Christine met doing mission work for HOPE Worldwide in 2000. They were married in Chicago in 2005 where they both served in the youth ministry and Nick in the worship ministry. Along with their twin girls, they moved to the Atlanta area in 2012 where Nick has been leading the worship ministry at Northview Church as a volunteer. Nick has a passion for worship and strives to create an intergenerational worship experience that connects people of different backgrounds. Nick, Christine and their girls reside in Canton, GA.
Alex is from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated with Honors from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1983. Subsequently, he received a Masters of Divinity from Harding University in 1987. Alex married Patti (Farrar) in 1990 and they have three children: Halie (Clark), Madison (Roepe), and Austin.
Alex currently works as a Managing Director and practice leader for Navigant Healthcare. He serves on the board of both Hope Worldwide (an international charity focused on serving the poor) and Visiting Nurse Health System (an Atlanta-based long term, home, and hospice care leader).
He and Patti live in Johns Creek, Georgia.
Sol was born in New Delhi, India. At the age of 11 his family moved to Toronto, Canada. In 1987 he graduated from Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) with degrees in accounting and finance. His healthcare Banking career moved him to Atlanta in 1994. In 1997 he went into the ministry at the Atlanta Church of Christ. In 1999 he went back into corporate America. Currently, he is a state licensed builder and owns Atlanta Porch & Patio (outdoor design) and Mosquito Squad (mosquito control).
Sol was baptized in 1995 in the Atlanta Church of Christ. He married Susan (baptized in 1996) in 2003. Sol and Susan have a blended family with three adult children–Brandon, Chelsea and Cody. Sol and Susan reside in Marietta.
Jim & Virginia Lefler
Jim is from Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1971 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He later received an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jim is the author of The Complete Guide to Grace and co-author of Spiritual Discovery – 7 Principles for Spiritual Growth. Jim and Virginia married in 1972, and have two married sons and four grandchildren. Virginia is the author of A Gentle & Quiet Spirit and Pursuing Purity and Spiritual Beauty and co-author of Spiritual Discovery-7 Principles for Spiritual Growth. Jim and Virginia live in Canton, Georgia.
Garnie graduated from Georgia Tech in 1994. He has been a disciple for 36 years, having been converted through the Georgia Tech campus ministry. He and his wife Rene have been married for 30 years and have a son, Peter, who is a Senior at Chattahoochee HS. The Adoption ministry provides support, education and resources to help promote awareness for adoption and foster care, as well as meet the needs of children, families and persons who have been impacted by adoption.
Bob and his wife Ann have been married for over 40 years and are originally from Jamaica. They have two sons as well as a nephew whom they raised. They have been disciples for 25 years. Previously, Bob served as a Deacon of Finance in the Boston Church of Christ. Professionally, he was a civil engineer until recently retiring. He still has a small construction/repair business.
John became a christian in 1984 at the Foothills Church of Christ while attending Clemson University. After graduation, he moved to Boston where he married Beda in 1991. John and Beda moved back to the Atlanta area in 1997 with their three children.
Building, Drake House
Matt is an ER doctor and has been married to his wife, Micki for 35 years. They have 5 children. Matt oversees the building ministry and is in charge of all things related to its appearance. He also has a heart for shepherding and marriage and family counseling.