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.
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.
Katie is a senior at Samford University and will graduate in December. She is serving as a part-time intern during her fall semester and will be full time in the Spring. Katie is a mentor/coach for the U14 girls and is leading our Fall virtual soccer program for the NorthStar Intramural League.
Katie is from Columbus, Georgia. She loves soccer and the opportunity to use it as a ministry tool for impacting youth. Katie will plans to move on to graduate school in Fall 2021. NorthStar is blessed to have her in the meantime!
Our Board of Directors