Anchorage Life Groups
Nathan and Megan Howes
Nathan and Megan have been married since 2006. Nathan works as a librarian and Megan is the Director of True North Kids. The Howes enjoy leading a multigenerational Life Group made up of a mix of families with and without children. Nathan and Megan have twin girls; Cassie and Nattie. This group does not typically have childcare.
Ian and Aja Johannes
Meets at FBC
Ian and Aja have been part of True North since the church began meeting In 2010. They have grown to lead a Life Group and serve In church leadership. Ian and Aja have four children; Alton, Ivy, Sloane, and Amel. In their freetime, you can often find them hiking, biking, hunting, and enjoying other outdoor activities.
Scott and Dana Belmore
Meets at FBC
Originally from south Louisiana, Scott and his wife Dana have called Alaska home since 2013. Their family has been a part of True North Church since 2018. They have two children; Andrew, a student at Leavell College In Louisiana and Ruthie, a freshman in high school. The Belmore’s are thankful to be a part of the leadership and community of True North Church and are excited to see what God has in store for this body of believers. The Belmore LG is multigenerational, includes singles and married couples, and welcomes familes with children.
Josh and Lindsay Blom
Josh and Lindsay were married in Spring of 2018. Josh was raised in College Station, Texas, Lindsay is from Georgia. They met in a little village by the name of Port Alsworth (about 150 miles to the south-west) They have been attending True North since January of 2019 and have been lifegroup leaders since Summer 2020. The Blom LG Is a mix of married and single young adults, ages 20-30. LG discussion typically centers on that week's sermon and the host home rotates regularly.
Dave and Chris Cvancara
Dave and Chris Cvancara have been with True North for almost 2 years. As an Air Force family, their last assignment in 2008 was at Elmendorf and like so many others, never left. They have nine children (seven adults, two teens) and have enjoyed raising them in Alaska. Dave hails from Idaho and Chris’ roots are from Alabama. Their co-ed Life Group does not have childcare, meets weekly, and typically goes through a gospel in the Fall and an epistle in the Spring. Primarily comprised of mature believers with adult children.
Student Ministry Life Group
Meets at FBC
Other Life Groups
Tyler and Kaitlyn Wolfe
Tyler and Kaitlyn have been with True North since the beginning. Tyler was raised in Ketchikan and Kaitlyn was born in Anchorage. The Wolfe family are excited to facilitate community digitally for those who are unable to meet face to face. Tyler and Kaitlyn have three young children; Emma, Ronald, and Felix.
Ben and Meridith Barringer
Ben and Meridith Barringer are from Colorado and Minnesota and moved to Alaska with the military. They have two daughters, Juliana and Gabriella. The Barringer's have multiple young children in the group and typically have childcare available. The group works hard to respect the time of folks that are on a schedule. Their group loves food, fellowship, and having a good time. The Barringer LG Is multigenerational and consists of both singles and couples in different stages of life.
Bill and Rachel Truett
Bill and Rachel joined True North in 2019 after moving to Anchorage with the Army. They have been married for 13 years and have lived all over the country. The Truett's have two young children: Lorene and John. The Truett LG is comprised of young adults, newlyweds, and parents of children and teenagers. They typically spend their discussion time each week working thrpugh the sermon preached that week. The Truett LG meets on JBER and and is made up of military personnel and their families.
Justin and Jen Breiner
Justin has been with True North since it was meeting as a college campus Life Group. Jenifer met Justin and became a member in 2012. Justin was raised in Ketchikan and Jenifer was raised in Palmer. The Breiner Life Group meets in person in Palmer for those who live in the Valley. Justin and Jenifer have three children; Skyler 6, Clark 4, Oliver 1. The Breiner LG has several families with chldren age 6 and younger and typically discusses the previous week's sermon or a book.