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.
An alum and product of North Star, Matt has been in the North Star family since 2010! He is more than excited to come back to help out North Star in any way. Matt is a freshman at Birmingham-Southern College, where is a member of the soccer team, the marketing coordinator of the Black Men's Union, and a Bonner's Scholar. He is planning to major in business and pre-health so that he can go to dental school afterwards. We are excited to have Matt back to help build the program that built him!
Our Board of Directors