Lesley Ratcliff, Associate Pastor for Children and Adults

Lesley Ratcliff serves as Associate Pastor for Children and Adults, a role she transitioned to after serving seven years as Associate Pastor for Children. Before coming to Northminster in 2011, Lesley spent several years in Exile (also known as Texas) while completing her Masters of Divinity at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, before returning to her Mississippi roots. Before attending Truett Seminary, Lesley graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education. When she is not at Northminster, Lesley can be found spending time with her husband, Brock, and their daughters, Marlow and Mary Alden, working algebra problems for fun, reading children’s literature, and trying to be a runner.

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Major Treadway, Associate Pastor for Students

Major Treadway joined the Northminster team as Associate Pastor for Students in December 2018.  Prior to serving at Northminster, Major facilitated Mennonite Central Committee’s Vietnam program for four years. Before Vietnam, he spent one year in Portland, Oregon, working with young adults experiencing significant barriers to success, aiding them with vocational identification and development. Major also served for four years in Indonesia coordinating international exchange programs for young adults that focused on learning and serving amid cross-cultural immersion. Since coming to Northminster, Major has earned a Doctor of Ministry from Duke Divinity School. His doctoral thesis explored the interaction of collective identity, congregational practice, and change. Through an in-depth analysis of three congregations that have made significant changes to their congregational practice in the last decade, he argues that they demonstrate how effective engagement with their histories to “re-story” their present collective identities enabled them to effectively make needed and significant changes to their congregational practice. Major grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School, Mississippi College, and Duke Divinity School.  Major is married to Karen and has three sons: Edward, Andrew, and Moses.



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