Bill Reif / PASTOR
Bill is a gifted counselor and communicator. He has been connecting with people of all ages for over 40 years. For 9 years he served with Student Venture, now called Cru High School, the high school ministry of Cru. As their national traveling speaker, he connected with students across the country communicating biblical truth with energy and enthusiasm.
Originally from Ohio, he has a Bachelor Degree in Math from Denison University and has done graduate work in History and Education at the University of Kentucky. Bill moved to Dothan in 1981 to serve as Youth and Family Pastor of First Presbyterian Church. His heart for ministering to families led him to serve as the Executive Director of the Wiregrass Hope Group in Dothan for 8 years. He also helped the Wiregrass Hope Group develop and grow the Marriage and Pre-Marriage Programs for 15 years. Bill has been the pastor of Northside Methodist Church since 2011 and is the Head of Northside Methodist Academy.
Bill is married to his wife of 38 years, Linda. He and Linda have three sons. Josh & Lauren live in Birmingham, AL with their son, Samuel. Zac lives in Tigard, Oregon and Matthew and his wife, Nicole, make their home in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Nick Shimoda / WORSHIP LEADER
Originally from Dothan, Nick received a BS in Economics from Auburn University and a J.D. (Law Degree) from The University of Alabama. He began his career as a litigator for Wal-Mart. Nick then followed God’s call to full time ministry on staff with the Navigators at Auburn University.
In 2001, Nick returned to Dothan where he lives with his wife, Laurie and their two daughters, Lacey, and Lindsey. Nick has also returned to the legal profession and is in private practice at the law firm of Nick Y. Shimoda, P.C., and serves on the school board of Northside Methodist Academy.