Search Committee


Jeff Bugge

Jeff Bugge has been attending North since it was a church plant in 2004. He currently serves on the tech/worship team. Jeff is the sales director for KP Education Systems which provides digital online curriculum to schools throughout the country. In his spare time he is an avid sports fan, movie buff, and extreme foodie.


Christophe Charpentier

Christophe and his wife, Brooke, have been attending North since 2013. They have three teenage children, Spencer, Justin, and Katelyn. Christophe and Brooke serve in North Kids teaching in Zone K/1. Christophe also serves on the Elder Board. Christophe works as a field applications engineer for Xilinx.


Lew Clark

Lew and his wife, Darla, have been at North since
 2008. He is a former member of the Elder Board, a member of the worship team, active in community groups, and was a participant in the search process for our worship pastor. He and Darla have been married for 30 years, and have three adult children and two grandchildren.


Kathy Cocca

Kathy and her husband, John, have attended North for 12 years. Kathy serves most often as a teacher with the two year olds. She has spoken at and helped facilitate various groups at North. Kathy currently works at Phoenix Rescue Mission.


Craig Douglass

Craig and his wife, Lisa, have attended North since its beginning as a church plant in
 2004. He served on the shepherding team and Elder Board during North's formation as a church plant from Scottsdale Bible Church in 2009. Over the years Craig has also served in missions and outreach, community groups, high school ministry, and various other areas. Craig owns a manufacturers rep agency. Craig and Lisa have been married 41 years and have two married adult children and four grandchildren.


Suzanne Kessner

Suzanne and her family have attended North since the beginning when it was held at Horizon High School. She is married to Darren who serves as a greeter at the front door. Her son, Cameron, grew up playing Gordo in KidzStuf and later taught 2-3 year-olds in KidzPlace. For many years, Suzanne was the story teller in KidzStuf and taught boys in Zone 3/4. She continues to be a regular Bible story teller during second service for grades K- 5. When not telling stories, greeting in the lobby, or serving in the tech booth during worship, she works with kids as a board-certified pediatric specialist and Doctor of Physical Therapy.


Tony Kissee

Tony and his wife, Chris, were part of the original group who planted North Bible Church in 2004 (aka church in a trailer at Horizon High School). They have 3 children, all in their 20's. Tony is a service delivery manager for American Express. Both Tony and Chris have been actively involved at North in the areas of hospitality, missions and outreach, KidzStuf, and community groups. Tony is currently serving on the Elder Board. He is excited to see the Lord's plan for North and humbled to be part of the selection committee.


Shad Lappe

Shad, his wife, Candice, and son, Daulton, have attended North since 2009. Shad and Candice have been married for over 17 years. He has served on the Elder Board since July 2018 and serves on the hospitality team. Shad works for IBM Watson Health as a senior offering manager in the medical imaging division. Shad has had some prior experience in the pastor search process as an elder at his previous church.


Brent Miller

Brent and his wife, Emily, have attended North since 2012. They have three children Jacob, Allison, and Cade. They both currently serve in North Kids in Zone 4/5 and are involved in a community group. Brent is a teacher at Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory.


Kim Shott

Kim is a native of Arizona. She began attending North with her late husband, Dick, in 2013. She has passionately served with short-term mission teams for 13+ years, primarily in Tanzania, Africa. Kim currently serves on our Sunday morning prayer team and as a middle school ministry leader. Kim participates in a community group, women’s Bible study, and is dedicated to her weekly small women’s prayer group that is now in its 12th year. She is certified as a chaplain for the State of Arizona.


Mark Visser

Mark has been attending North
 since moving to Arizona in 2015. He and his wife, Ellie, have served on the prayer team, in North Kids teaching 4th and 5th graders, and led a community group. Mark and Ellie have been married for 3 years and have a 10-month-old son named Peter. Mark works at Gampac in Scottsdale as a logistics operations manager. He is humbled to be serving on this search committee.


Jon Welch

Jon Welch and his wife, Alyssa, have been married for 12 years, and have 3 awesome children. They have attended North since moving to Phoenix in 2015. Jon currently serves in the middle school ministry and also enjoys connecting deeper through the community groups ministry.


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