|Adult Ministry Staff||Children's Ministry Staff||Student Ministry Staff|
|Worship Ministry Staff||Operations Staff|
NPC Student Ministries Staff
|Don Parrish||Dave Veerman||Tracey Bouton|
*Note: All Email addresses are @npchurch.org
When I was 13 years old, I wrote a paper on my greatest desire which was to be a Youth Pastor. After 18 years as a commodities options trader and many other life experiences, I figure God thinks I'm ready. Building His kingdom is so much more fulfilling than building my own. I have a wonderful wife Kristen and five great kids: Kate, Hannah, Joseph, Rachel, and Ryann. I enjoy hanging out with high school kids—my mom always told me I'm just a big kid! In the summer, the lake is my favorite place to be with my family and friends. For fun I enjoy waterskiing, hockey, competing in triathlons and watching football.
Dave ministered in Youth for Christ/Campus Life for twenty-six years—in local programs and as the National Campus Life Director. During his time at YFC/USA, Dave helped develop YFC’s junior high ministry and wrote the curriculum and Reaching Kids Before High School. Dave has authored many books, including several on parenting and youth ministry, and he served as a senior editor for both the Life Application Study Bible and the Teen Life Application Study Bible. Early in their time at NPC, Dave and wife, Gail, began the church’s middle school ministry, which Dave led for about 15 years. Although working full-time with Livingstone (a company that serves Bible publishers), Dave has agreed to be the interim director of this ministry. He says, “I am excited about jumping back into this vital ministry and can hardly wait to see God work in the lives of these great kids during this challenging time of life.” Dave is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.). He and his wife, Gail, have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.
Tracey serves both Dave and Don as the administrative assistant to Student Ministries. After many years at home raising kids, she joined the workforce as a instructor at College of DuPage, where she currently teaches reading in the GED program. Shortly after starting at COD, she also began to work here at NPC. Her children, Ryan 23, Sami 18, and Amanda 13, have been attending NPC with her for 16 years. "It was always my desire, that when I someday went back to the workforce, to have a job that makes a positve impact on people's lives." In her free time, Tracey enjoys sewing, quilting, jewelry making, scrapbooking, football, the beach and reading. Tracey has a degree in communications from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.