Our Staff

North Point's staff is committed to our core vision of sharing Christ and building believers. By Connecting with God, Serving Him with their lives, and Growing their families as followers of Christ, the North Point staff shepherds the flock God has entrusted to them (1 Peter 5:2).

  • Matt Branum

    As Lead Pastor of North Point my job is to share vision and strategize how to make God’s purpose for this church a reality. I love seeing people grow in their relationship with Christ, and helping them achieve their full potential as a child of God. Whether it is through preaching and teaching, being a part of a LifeGroup, or having coffee at the Blackbird, I thoroughly enjoy authentic conversation and building relationships.

    Becky and I moved to Spearfish in 2004 from Cincinnati, where I was on staff at a Christian university and she was a Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital. For her it was like coming home (she grew up in Rapid City), for me it was a small adjustment (having grown up just north of the Twin Cities). We are blessed with a girl who loves music and dance, and a boy that loves baseball and camouflage. So I find myself at many concerts, recitals, and coaching baseball.

  • Stacy Sandgren

    Stacy serves as the Administrative Assistant, a position she has held since May 2019. She and her husband, Terry, relocated to Spearfish after spending five years in Bismarck ND. They have four kids, two grown sons, Jamie and Jordan, one daughter, Hannah, and one younger son, Tugger. She also has two grandchildren, Paxton and Kellen. She graduated from Bison High School and earned a Business Administration degree from Dickinson State University. In her spare time, she and her family love to camp, hike, and explore the beautiful Black Hills.

  • Tristan Bridges

    Growing up I always had a passion for ministry, I knew that God had laid this on my heart and it was and is my purpose. I tried to dabble in other jobs and see if I would fit in anywhere else but I quickly found that the only place that I felt complete was in a ministry setting. One day I finally realized that our goal in life is to bring people to know Christ. Once knowing this I pursued ministry and attended college at Summit Christian College where I found my true passion while also meeting my beautiful wife McKenna. We then graduated and after many trials and prayers we ended up here at North Point.

    I always enjoy a good cup of coffee and a good conversation. I love seeing God move through people and watching people grow. In life there will always be ups and downs but during these times we find the importance of the Church. We are here for one another meant to build and encourage one another. The greatest commandments are to first love God and second love people.