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!
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.
Joining the team in August of 2019, Kristen serves as NorthStar's Marketing Coordinator. Kristen graduated from Samford University with a BA in Journalism and Communications. Kristen has a passion for working with children a love for all things sports. While her soccer skills aren't the best yet, she enjoys coaching her U10 soccer team and even getting a few soccer dribbling tips from her players.
Our Board of Directors