Staff  |  Leadership Team

Dave Schutter | Senior Pastor

Dave has served as Senior Pastor of NPC since 2007. Whether through preaching, leading a group or a personal conversation, Dave's ministry passion is to explore God's word and seek to understand how the message of Jesus applies to every area of life.  Dave grew up in Cleveland and was glad to return to the Buckeye State to receive the moral support every Cleveland Indians fan needs.  Dave attended Wheaton College, graduated from Miami University and Covenant Seminary. Dave lives in Dublin with his wife Kim and their three children Jonathan, Luke and Anika.  Since 1997 he has served as a church planter, staff pastor and in Afghanistan as a US Army Chaplain. Dave is pursuing a ThM in Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary's London Campus.

Nate Conrad | Associate Pastor

Nate has served in the PCA for 18 years in the areas high school ministry, young adult ministry, pastoral care, teaching, preaching and leadership development. He studied at Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Covenant Theological Seminary. He works with staff, elders, deacons and other lay leaders to help foster spiritual formation in the church community through training, small group replication, one-on-one meetings, and group discipleship. His desire is to see more men and women take on ministry leadership by investing in gospel-centered relationships. Nate enjoys being outside in every possible way: hiking, mountain biking, camping, gardening, snowshoeing, and ice climbing. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kara, and three daughters: Natalie, Amy and Lindsey. 


Drew Wilkins | Assistant Pastor

Drew works with the students and families of NPC, and heads up Stillwater, the high school and middle school ministry of the church.  Drew met his wife, Lindsey, while working as summer youth interns in 2004, and the two of them have been studying and practicing ministry together ever since.  They had their first little one, Anna, in 2013, and their twins, Story and Cæd, in 2015..  Drew loves exploring the story of Scripture, and finding new and creative ways to live it out in the world.  He also enjoys being outdoors, snowboarding, finding local restaurants, soaking in Scripture, jumping off of things, and discovering new adventures.  Drew attended Cairn University and the University of Maryland for his undergraduate degree, and then Covenant Theological Seminary for his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling.  



Paul Vertucci | Director of Worship & Communication

Paul loves to lead NPC into Christ-centered worship, enabling our people to behold his glory and to experience the breadth and depth of the gospel story.  Paul has led worship at NPC since 2003, working with worship bands, choir, technical support team and other ministries to exalt Christ. Paul met his wife Megan in 2009 (yes, they met online, which is acceptable nowadays!). and married a year later. They have two children, Nicholas and Samantha and live in Dublin. Originally from New York City, Paul is a Yankees and (long-suffering) Jets fan, and has become a rabid Buckeyes fan since moving to the Columbus area. He is graduate of Binghamton (NY) University.

Elizabeth Deakin | Director of Children’s Ministries

Elizabeth loves a great story, and she's always in pursuit of the best way to tell the most amazing, important story ever to children of all ages in every venue of children's ministry, from Sunday morning to VBS to family events. Sometimes this means she is nearly unrecognizable compared to the picture at left,  and depending on the day, she might be found almost anywhere in and around the building or around town. 


Tammy Kuhn | Facilities and Events Coordinator

Check with Tammy to find out more about an upcoming event, to offer your help for a church event, or to schedule your group's activities in the church building. Tammy manages our membership lists, directories, calendars, church database and building use. Tammy and her husband Larry have been members of NPC since 2004.  Tammy is active with the Women’s Ministry and events.  Larry is active with Men’s Basketball, Holy Grounds (coffee ministry), Men’s Ministry and plays drums in the Worship Band.  They are both CGroup Leaders. Tammy & Larry grew up in Grandview and have four adult children (Justin, Lauren, Jordan & Logan).  They currently live in Dublin.

Laura Schlaegel | Communication Coordinator

Laura, originally from Indiana, graduated with a degree in Computer Graphics Technology and a minor in Spanish from IUPUI. She originally moved to Ohio to help with the Campus Outreach Columbus expansion. As Communication Coordinator for NPC, Laura works with staff, leaders and members to promote the ministry and work of our church, and designs and manages our website, printed and social media and e-newsletter, as well as designing graphics and content for worship. She works as Resource Staff for Campus Outreach part time as well. In 2016, Laura married husband Caleb and the two love their cozy little home in the Grandview area. 

Kim Burris | Director of Northwest Presbyterian Christian Academy

Kim, her husband, Terry, now empty nesters, have lived in the Dublin area for many years and are now enjoying a new life phase as grandparents. Life on the farm with horses and dogs remains busy and blessed. As the director of NPCA, Kim has been blessed with a job that she loves. It's her desire to live out the gospel so that the children and their families would see and feel the love of Jesus. Kim's passion is to have a relationship with the NPCA families as she loves and ministers to them.



Katey Haines | Assistant Director of Northwest Presbyterian Christian Academy

Katey and her husband, Kirk, have 3 children and live in Dublin. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in Dietetics, and later went on to earn an Early Childhood Education degree from Ashland University. Katey taught for three years before her children were born and she chose to be a stay-at-home mom. She enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends.