Meet Our Staff

Tim Sheets (web pic)Tim Sheets – Lead Pastor

Pastor Tim brings a sincere passion and deep love for preaching and teaching God’s Word.  Tim’s life has been forever changed due to an encounter with Jesus the Messiah in the 7th grade.  It is Tim’s calling to proclaim and lead others to this promised Messiah and Savior.  A B.S. degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University and a M.A. degree in Discipling Ministries from Huntington University have given Tim a solid biblical foundation to work from.

Tim is married to his best friend, Trina, and they have 3 energetic kids.  Tim enjoys spending time with his family, reading, fishing, playing soccer, jamming on the guitar, and drinking coffee.  A favorite verse that helps Tim keep things in proper perspective is Matthew 6:33, But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.



Caroline (web pic)Caroline Burch – Family Life/Visitation Pastor

Family Life and Visitation Pastor, Caroline Burch, is passionate about partnering with parents as they seek to disciple their children in the Lord.  She grew up in the church, watching her parents serve in different areas.  Their example and love for Jesus and His Church has profoundly shaped her faith and ministry.  This has made her realize what an important role parents play in shaping their children’s faith.

Caroline is married to Isaac Burch and has a baby son.  She and her husband love the outdoors-hiking, wildlife watching, looking at weird mushrooms and fungus.  They also enjoy reading, movie watching, eating good food (especially sushi!).  Caroline makes jewelry, dabbles in knitting, sewing, and other arts and crafts.  They are excited to introduce their son Benjamin to their many hobbies.  Caroline graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University and just recently received her Master’s in Family Ministry from the same.


Dan P. (web pic)Dan Peterson – Worship/Assimilation Pastor

Pastor Dan brings 30 plus years of leading worship to Elkhart Northside.  He believes music ministry is all about an audience of One.  Whatever we sing on Sunday mornings must first focus on God and then, through that obedience, bless us.  We’re here for God’s worship, not our own edification.

Dan is married to Linda and he’s a confirmed NextGen Trekkie with a preference for superhero movies and mystery novels.  For about nine months a year, you can usually find him sitting next to his pond or wading with his grandkids while ‘walking’ the fish. 




Cam (web pic)Cam Pence – Youth/Outreach Pastor

Pastor Cam grew up in Northern Indiana.  After high school, Cam attended Olivet Nazarene University where he obtained a B.S. in Christian Education.  Cam is currently studying for his Master of Divinity degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary.  Cam has held Associate Pastorates in Indiana and North Dakota and a Senior Pastorate in Missouri.  Cam and his wife, Lindsay, moved to Elkhart and joined the staff of Elkhart Northside as Youth and Outreach Pastor in July of 2013.  He enjoys fishing, spending time with his wife and the Church, and eating cheeseburgers.




DebDeb Wallin – Office Secretary

When you call Elkhart Northside, that warm, friendly voice on the other end of the phone is Deb Wallin, our superb secretary, receptionist and party-waiting-to-happen!  Deb’s hobbies include decorating, music, and feeding everyone she comes into contact with!

Deb is married to Craig Wallin and they have 3 beautiful children together.  She is an Elkhart Northside ‘lifer’, having worshiped here most of her life.  She calls Psalm 116 her favorite passage of scripture.




Dan WillinkDan Willink – Upward Sports Director

Dan is our passionate and enthusiastic Upward Sports Director.  When he’s not thinking about Upward sports, driving a truck, or building something he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.





Carla Baker- Janitor

Carla is our behind the scenes gal at Elkhart Northside.  She works hard to keep our buildings looking nice and clean.