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Services

Saturday Drive-In Service: 5:00 pm | Sunday Morning Worship: 9:15 am & 11:00 am, Christian Ed: 9:15 & 11 am | Wednesday Prayer Service, NC Students Service, Girls Ministry and Royal Rangers: 6:15 pm l Thursday NCYA Service: 7:00 pm

Northland Cathedral Staff

Northland Cathedral is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Get to know them in their bios below. 

If you'd like to connect with one of our Pastors, simply email us at info@northlandcathedral.org and our team will put you in touch.. 

Kevin R. Smith

Lead Pastor

Pastor Kevin Smith has served as Lead Pastor of Northland Cathedral since 2018.  Growing up on the Mission Field in Togo, Africa, Pastor Kevin has a heart for missions and has a vision of supporting Missionaries across the globe. After graduating from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO, Pastor Kevin and his wife, Taurina, have served in numerous leadership roles in various churches before being led to Northland Cathedral. 


Outside of their ministry together, Kevin and Taurina have a daughter, Luciana, who is equally smart and energetic. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors.

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Pastor Kevin Smith has served as Lead Pastor of Northland Cathedral since 2018.  Growing up on the Mission Field in Togo, Africa, Pastor Kevin has a heart for missions and has a vision of supporting Missionaries across the globe. After graduating from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO, Pastor Kevin and his wife, Taurina, have served in numerous leadership roles in various churches before being led to Northland Cathedral. 


Outside of their ministry together, Kevin and Taurina have a daughter, Luciana, who is equally smart and energetic. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors.

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Taurina Smith

Pastor of Ministry Development & NC Women

Taurina Smith serves alongside her husband, Kevin Smith; Lead Pastor, at Northland Cathedral, as Pastor of Ministry Development & NC Women

Raised in Wyoming, Taurina, received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education and a Master’s of Divinity degree from the Assemblies of God Seminary. She is currently working toward her Doctorate through AGTS.

Taurina and Kevin has been in ministry together for well over 15 years, serving in numerous capacities including Children, Youth, College Students, and Women’s Ministries. Presently, Taurina oversees NC Women and Ministry Development. As the leader of NC Women, she’s able to use her passion for helping women authentically connect with God and build deep relationships with each other.

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Taurina Smith serves alongside her husband, Kevin Smith; Lead Pastor, at Northland Cathedral, as Pastor of Ministry Development & NC Women

Raised in Wyoming, Taurina, received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education and a Master’s of Divinity degree from the Assemblies of God Seminary. She is currently working toward her Doctorate through AGTS.

Taurina and Kevin has been in ministry together for well over 15 years, serving in numerous capacities including Children, Youth, College Students, and Women’s Ministries. Presently, Taurina oversees NC Women and Ministry Development. As the leader of NC Women, she’s able to use her passion for helping women authentically connect with God and build deep relationships with each other.

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Ron Steen

Executive Pastor & Worship Arts

Pastor Ron Steen has been part of the Northland Cathedral family since 1977 and has served on staff since 1977. Originally from Greenville, TX, he and his wife Cindy have 1 daughter.

Pastor Ron studied music at Stephen F Austin State University as well as The Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri Kansas City.

In his free time, he enjoys continuing to serve the community of Northland Cathedral.

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Pastor Ron Steen has been part of the Northland Cathedral family since 1977 and has served on staff since 1977. Originally from Greenville, TX, he and his wife Cindy have 1 daughter.

Pastor Ron studied music at Stephen F Austin State University as well as The Conservatory of Music at University of Missouri Kansas City.

In his free time, he enjoys continuing to serve the community of Northland Cathedral.

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Nathan Scott

Pastor of Care & Discipleship

Pastor Nathan Scott has served the church family of Northland Cathedral for nearly 30 years. Born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Kirkwood, Pastor Nathan and his wife Shari have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Pastor Nathan graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.

In his free time, he enjoys visiting historical sites, reading, and, of course, deer hunting.

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Pastor Nathan Scott has served the church family of Northland Cathedral for nearly 30 years. Born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Kirkwood, Pastor Nathan and his wife Shari have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Pastor Nathan graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.

In his free time, he enjoys visiting historical sites, reading, and, of course, deer hunting.

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Garet Arnold

Youth Pastor

Pastor Garet Arnold has been part of our Northland Cathedral Pastoral staff since 2019. Raised in Maryville, MO, Pastor Garet and his wife, Emma, have twin boys, Bear and Maverick.

Pastor Garet attended college at Evangel University and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.

In his free time, he enjoys quality time with his family.

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Pastor Garet Arnold has been part of our Northland Cathedral Pastoral staff since 2019. Raised in Maryville, MO, Pastor Garet and his wife, Emma, have twin boys, Bear and Maverick.

Pastor Garet attended college at Evangel University and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO.

In his free time, he enjoys quality time with his family.

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Marissa Southard

Children’s Pastor

Pastor Marissa Southard is the newest member to join our Pastoral staff in 2020.
Raised in Bismarck, ND, she and her husband, Brad, are proud parents to their baby daughter. Pastor Marissa graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.

In her free time, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors hiking and camping, reading a good book, and knitting. 

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Pastor Marissa Southard is the newest member to join our Pastoral staff in 2020.
Raised in Bismarck, ND, she and her husband, Brad, are proud parents to their baby daughter. Pastor Marissa graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.

In her free time, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors hiking and camping, reading a good book, and knitting. 

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Joy Gabert

Connections Pastor

Pastor Joy Gabert has attended Northland Cathedral for 16 years and joined our Pastoral Staff in 2019.

Raised in O’Fallon, MO, she and her husband, Bret, have 3 children. Pastor Joy received her Undergraduate from Evangel University in Springfield, MO and her Master’s from Webster University.  

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, putting together puzzles, playing games, and reading while drinking coffee on her back patio.

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Pastor Joy Gabert has attended Northland Cathedral for 16 years and joined our Pastoral Staff in 2019.

Raised in O’Fallon, MO, she and her husband, Bret, have 3 children. Pastor Joy received her Undergraduate from Evangel University in Springfield, MO and her Master’s from Webster University.  

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, putting together puzzles, playing games, and reading while drinking coffee on her back patio.

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Homer Vanzant

NC Men & Maintenance Manager

Homer Vanzant has attended Northland Cathedral for 33 years and has served on staff since 2018.

Raised in Portales, New Mexico, he and his wife, Mandy, have 2 children. Homer attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College and Eastern New Mexico University.

In his free time, he enjoys being with family and working around the house.

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Homer Vanzant has attended Northland Cathedral for 33 years and has served on staff since 2018.

Raised in Portales, New Mexico, he and his wife, Mandy, have 2 children. Homer attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College and Eastern New Mexico University.

In his free time, he enjoys being with family and working around the house.

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Marylon Courtney

Pastoral Care

Pastor Marylon Courtney has been part of Northland Cathedral since 2008, and a member of our Pastoral Staff since 2010.

Raised on a farm south of Albany, MO, she and her husband, Bob, have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She attended Berean College and Global University.

In her free time, she enjoys playing with her grandkids, having lunch with her Daughter-in-Laws, and spending time with her family.

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Pastor Marylon Courtney has been part of Northland Cathedral since 2008, and a member of our Pastoral Staff since 2010.

Raised on a farm south of Albany, MO, she and her husband, Bob, have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She attended Berean College and Global University.

In her free time, she enjoys playing with her grandkids, having lunch with her Daughter-in-Laws, and spending time with her family.

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