Meet The Staff

Leadership Team and Staff

Rick Ruble
Lead Pastor
Phone: 517.669.5133 x 108

Blessed to be serving at Northpointe since 2014. Intrigued by the work God does upstream. Father of six, Grandpa of eight, Husband of one. Early morning racquetball nut. Passionate fan of The Ohio State University.

Jake Howard
Associate Minister
Phone: 517.669.5133 x106

Like sports. Hate snakes. Love my wife. Chicken wing enthusiast. Have a motorcycle license, drives a scooter.

Janet Thompson
Coordinator of Groups and Facilities
Phone: 517.669.5133 x102

Follower of Jesus. Wife of one, mother of two. Grandma. Sister. Friend. Golfer. Somewhat Adventuresome.

Silvia Jarvis
Ministry Assistant and Community Impact Coordinator

Phone: 517.669.5133 x101

Follower of Jesus. Big Michigan State University fan. Loves all sports but volleyball is the best. Wife to an amazing and hilarious husband. Owns a homestead in the making. Loves to spend time outside.

Joe Ingraham
Custodian and Facilities
Phone: 517.669.5133

Husband. Father. Grandpa. A wizard with coffee stains and candle wax!

Jamie Bohrer
Director of Worship Ministry
Phone: 517.669.5133

Jesus follower. Wife to the best husband I could ask for! Mother of 4 (plus whatever extra child is at my house)! Worship Ministry Director and musician. I’m obsessed with Star Wars and secretly wish I was Princess Leia.

Andy Acker
Student Minister

Phone: 517.669.5133 x104                       

Jesus and coffee get me through the day. Husband to by best friend. Coffee roaster. Woodworker. Love to spend time outside, especially if mountains are involved. 

Jenna DeFrain
Children’s Minister
(517) 669-5133 ext: 107

I am from Kansas City, Missouri, GO CHIEFS! I studied at Liberty University with my bachelor’s in Biblical and Theological Studies. I love baking bread, hammocking, and long walks on the beach. I started pursuing Christ at the age of fifteen at Abundant Life in Lee’s Summit. I have a huge passion for kiddos and bringing the Bible to life for them.

Elder Team

Primary Communities Served



St. Johns