Meet The Team
Founder and Executive Director
NorthStar's founder Paul, has been committed to the ministry sice 1996. He loves working with kids and is committed to participating in revitalization of the Smithfield Community in western Birmingham. Paul has a BA from Auburn University, a MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and an MPPM from Birmingham-Southern College. Paul & his wife Jocelyn have lived in the Smithfield Community since 1993. They have 3 children.
Paul grew up in Birmingham and never played a lick of soccer but has come to love the game and - most of all - the opportunities through the game to positively impact the lives of youth in Birmingham!
For more on Paul Neville go to his personal website & check out the blog contained there.
Alex Ann Hicks
Resource Development Coordinator
Alex Ann is a Birmingham native, and she has a strong desire to give back to the community that built her. After transferring from Sewanee: The University of the South, she graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS with a BA in public health. Upon completing her year at NorthStar, she plans to get her master's of public health. She is thrilled to join the NorthStar team, and she can't wait to see how God works in her life and through the organization!
West Side Field Coordinator
Harrison is the West Side Field Coordinator for NorthStar as well as the assistant coach for the u14 boys team. In addition to his work with NorthStar, Harrison is the editor in chief and founder of The Sunrise News, an online newspaper dedicated to serving Alabama with honest and informative news. He also serves as the communications director for The Montevallo Legacy Project, a non-profit dedicated to preserving local history and stories that might otherwise be forgotten. When Harrison isn't working, you can probably find him hiking, playing games with friends or sitting outside reading.
Registrar & Parent Volunteer Coordinator
Part-time staff since 2015, Michelle is the Club Registrar and Parent Coordinator at NorthStar. Michelle got to know NorthStar through her two daughters playing soccer with the organization. Michelle has a BS from University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Science also from UAB. Michelle works at UAB as a Clinical Research Professional. Michelle lives with her two daughters on the west side of Birmingham.
East Side and After-School Program Coordinator
Cora is originally from Huntsville, AL and played soccer throughout her middle school and high school education. Cora moved to Birmingham to pursue a degree in Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and found out about NorthStar through her church and began volunteering. Now operating as a part-time employee, Cora works as the After-School program Coordinator as well as the East Side program coordinator. She is passionate about building relationships with our players and teaching them about loving the Lord and loving the sport of soccer!
Our Board of Directors