Our Staff

Matthew Earls Senior Pastor

Matthew has been happily married to his beautiful wife Michelle for nearly 20 years.  They have two children, (Samantha and Tyler).  Matthew is a graudate of Ohio Christian University with a BA in Leadership and Pastoral Ministry.   He is currently attending OCU pursuing a Master of Divinity with the focus on Practical Theology.  Matthew and Michelle have served in Vocational Ministry for the last 12 years and are thrilled to be part of the team at Northern Lakes Church.

Chris Motes Associate Pastor

John Tschernach Worship and Tech Director

John Tschernach joined the Northern Lakes staff in October of 2020.  John and his wife Breanna have been on the NLC worship team since 2003.  He has played many different instruments, but specializes in the bass.  They have five children.  His hobbies include hunting and fishing, and playing in bands.  John believes that worshipping is real intimacy with God and looks forward to helping others draw close to the Lord.   

Heidi Richey ​​​​​​​Office Administrator  

Heidi first came to Northern Lakes in 2013. Finding hope and friendships, she and her husband Wayne, of 33 years, now call Northern Lakes their church home. They have one adult son. Heidi's desire is to serve and share her excitement about Jesus and her church family. Heidi and Wayne enjoy bicycling, camping, and fishing for Musky's. Heidi also enjoys reading and watching her many pets wander the yard.

Arlene Frisinger Finance Officer

Arlene is the treasurer at Northern Lakes Church.  She has attended Northern Lakes with her husband Mike of 41 years since 2003.  She likes that the church is a friendly, community-oriented church that has started to reach the community.  She enjoys reading, walking and playing with her grandkids in her free time.