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Aleisha + Jess

GALS Aleisha studied Occupational Therapy at USI and graduated in 2012. She now works part time as an occupational therapist at a nursing home and spends the rest of her time at home with her two girls! She also loves being outside with her family! She's been a part of the Return since the beginning. Her and her husband, JD, stepping into their passion for serving alongside one another with students. She loves the fact that after six years they are still being called to action by serving here at the Return! She loves the constant support, encouragement, and love she gets from a part of the Return! This is Jess! She currently works as a bar manager at Brownies in New Albany! In her free time, she spends a lot of time with her niece and nephews. She also enjoys reading new books! She first came to the Return when a good friend invited her. She says the reason she keeps going back is that it became home to her!

Devin + Lauren

GALS This is Devin! She is currently attending IUS with an undecided major and works as a barista at Coffee Crossing! In Devin's free time, she loves drinking coffee and hanging out with her friends! She found the Return after transitioning out of the Rising. She recalls that she stayed because of how friendly the atmosphere is! Meet Lauren! She's currently a sophomore at IUS, pursuing a degree in Psychology! She works at Dillard as a Sales Associate in the Juniors department! When she isn't at work or school, you can find her drinking coffee or hanging out with her friends! She came to the Return after transitioning out of the Rising a year ago. She says she chose to stay because she loves the loving environment and community that is the Return!

Brooke + Isaac

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NAME: Brooke Miller ENNEAGRAM #: 6 Meet Brooke! She's currently in nursing school at IUS and recently graduated from Northside's School of Ministry! She currently has an apprenticeship with the Return, nannies, and also works at Clark Memorial Hospital! When she has free time, you'll find her editing photos and videos or watching crime shows! She found the Return after hearing about it on the weekend! She didn't know anyone besides Ben and Kelsea when she first came, but she pursued the calling she felt God putting on her heart to be surrounded by people of the same age who are actively expressing their faith! She's been coming ever since! NAME: Isaac Hogle ENNEAGRAM #: 7 This is Isaac! He's currently a student in Northside's School of Ministry and also works full time at Valvoline! In his free time, you'll find him spending a lot of quality time with community from the Return, playing ultimate frisbee, and enjoying the outdoors! He joined the Return after graduating from high school and transitioning out of the Rising. He says what kept him involved with the Return is the community, and how genuinely people care for each other!

Jacklyn + Kayla

GALS Meet Jacklyn! She recently graduated from IUS and will be teaching English and Spanish at Floyd Central High School in the fall! For the summer, you'll find her working at Jay-C in Sellersburg! She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends! She started coming to the Return in 2015 after being invited by a friend. She kept coming back because of how welcoming the environment is and the many friendships she made! She says the Return is the first place where she felt like she truly belonged! This is Kayla! She loves teaching and helping kids at Childplace in Jeffersonville, where she works with the residential youth. In her free time, you'll find her hanging out with friends, drinking coffee, playing games, or spending time outdoors! She began at Northside attending the weekend service, when a friend invited her to check out the Return! She admits at first she was a little apprehensive, but eventually she got connected and started to feel at home, exactly where God wanted her to be!

Jordan + Gary

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NAME: Jordan Bales ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meet Jordan! Jordan is currently pursuing a degree in Mathematics and Economics at IUS! He also works as a barista at Coffee Crossing! Whenever he isn't at work or school, you'll find him playing basketball or frisbee. He joined us at the Return because he grew up as a part of Northside! He's stuck around and stayed with us because the relationships he has formed here! NAME: Gary Gillett ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is Gary! Gary is an actuary, and while he's no longer in school, he does study for actuarial exams. When Gary is not at work or church, you'll find him hanging with his family or watching sports. Gary first decided to lead in the Return when he heard about it at a church-wide New Member Night! At that point in his life, he knew it'd be a good fit. Ever since, he's been pouring into college students! Gary says he will stay as long as we let him!

Katie + Hannah

GALS This is Katie! She is currently a senior at IUS in the School of Nursing program! She currently works as a Home Health Aide at Adaptive Hospice! Whenever she isn’t at school or work, Katie loves to paint, camp, and hike! She started coming to the Return over a year ago when her aunt suggested that she give it a try. She’s never left because it was such a welcoming environment and everyone is just so friendly! Meet Hannah! She is a student at IUS studying Psychology with the hopes of going on to physical therapy school afterward! She works at Baptist Health Floyd as a transporter and says there's never a dull day there! With her free time, she loves playing with her puppy, Winnie, kayaking, hiking, and coaching softball. She ended up at the Return almost a year ago when her best friend saw the Return slide on a weekend service, and they both decided to check it out together! She said she fell in love with the welcoming and cultivating environment and hasn't left since. Because of the community within the Return, she's been able to grow as a person and in her faith!

Hannah + Katie

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NAME: Hannah Money ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meet Hannah! She is a student at IUS studying Psychology with the hopes of going on to physical therapy school afterward! She works at Baptist Health Floyd as a transporter and says there's never a dull day there! With her free time, she loves playing with her puppy, Winnie, kayaking, hiking, and coaching softball. She ended up at the Return almost a year ago when her best friend saw the Return slide on a weekend service, and they both decided to check it out together! She said she fell in love with the welcoming and cultivating environment and hasn't left since. Because of the community within the Return, she's been able to grow as a person and in her faith! NAME: Katie Freeberg ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is Katie! She is currently a senior at IUS in the School of Nursing program! She currently works as a Home Health Aide at Adaptive Hospice! Whenever she isn’t at school or work, Katie loves to paint, camp, and hike! She started coming to the Return over a year ago when her aunt suggested that she give it a try. She’s never left because it was such a welcoming environment and everyone is just so friendly!

Kelsea + Lexi

GALS Kelsea has a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville, and she works here at Northside with the Return as a Young Women's Discipleship Minister! In her spare time, you'll find Kelsea with her black lab, Brody, either sipping on coffee or playing outside! Kelsea first came to the Return in 2013 after seeing a slide about it on the weekend at the main service! Kelsea says that through the Return, and all of the people in it, God place her exactly where He knew she needed to be! Meet Lexi! She recently graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Exercise Science! You can also find her at Altar'd State! In her free time, Lexi enjoys traveling, being with her friends and family, and writing! She was introduced to the Return last summer. She loves having a connection with God and seeing other people make that same connection!

Leah + Grace

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NAME: Leah Jennings ENNEAGRAM #: 1 Leah graduated in 2015 with a Computer Science degree. She's now using that on staff here at Northside as a Web Developer/IT Support! She's also pursing a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Lincoln Christian University! Whenever she isn't working or serving with the Return, you'll find her checking out local coffee shops, working puzzles of all kinds, and finding new music! Leah found us by Googling shortly after moving here in 2015! She recalls how welcomed she was and how everyone so genuinely cared about her; she's kept coming ever since and now it's home! NAME: Grace Clayton ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meet Grace! She's a senior at IUS, majoring in psychology and minoring in criminal justice and plans to pursue a career in counseling. She also works as a barista at Kolkin Coffee! In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends and drinking coffee. Grace grew up at Northside, and after being connected through Passion last year, Romania, and just being more involved, she has just kept coming back! She loves that when you walk through the door how apparent it is the love for Jesus pouring out through everyone!

Lydia + Kyleigh

GALS Lydia is currently going to school online at Johnson University! She is pursuing a major in pastoral care and counseling. Lydia likes to read, but more importantly, loves to hang out and train her dog, Legend. Lydia was a part of Northside's high school ministry, the Rising, and transitioned into to the Return after she graduated. Lydia stayed at the Return because of the support she received and how it has inspired her walk with Jesus! Meet Kyleigh! She is currently a student at IUS studying Elementary Education. She loves to babysit and also works concessions for New Albany's little league fields!! In her free time, you'll find Kyleigh hanging out with her dogs and enjoying the fresh air outdoors! She came to the Return after she graduated from the Rising, but she kept coming back because of how fun and inviting the atmosphere is, and because she likes to grow in her faith with others who are in the same season of life!

Charlie + Chris

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NAME: Charlie Dieterlen ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meet Charlie! He is currently a sophomore at Purdue studying Mechanical Engineering Technology! He also works at Culligan Water Systems. In his spare time, he loves playing in any and all sports and hanging out with his friends! He ended up at the Return because his brothers came, but he chose to stay because he met people who genuinely wanted to invest in him and see him grow! NAME: Chris Metz ENNEAGRAM #: 6 This is Chris! He is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies from Lincoln Christian University! He currently works as a barista at Coffee Crossing! When Chris isn't at school or work, he loves to find new coffee shops and try new restaurants! He felt God calling him to stay home for school instead of going away, so getting connecting in the Return became a part of his story!

Leah + Katie

GALS Leah, an enneagram 1, graduated in 2015 with a Computer Science degree. She's now using that on staff here at Northside as a Web Developer/IT Support! Whenever she isn't working or serving with the Return, you'll find her checking out local coffee shops, working puzzles of all kinds, and finding new music! Leah found us by Googling shortly after moving here in 2015! She recalls how welcomed she was and how everyone so genuinely cared about her; she's kept coming ever since and now it's home! Meet Katie! She is currently a senior at IUS pursuing a degree in Psychology. She's currently hunting for a job! In her free time, you'll find her drinking coffee and playing ultimate frisbee! She came to the Return after being invited to Super Awesome by a friend. She says she kept coming back because she loves Ben's sermons every week, and because of the community of friends around her!

Kelsey + Zach

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NAME: Kelsey Brown ENNEAGRAM #: 6 Meet Kelsey! She is currently attending IUS studying Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice. In her free time, you'll find her looking at the night sky through her telescope and hanging out with her friends! She found the Return after transferring home from IU and just loved the energy and people! She says the Return has become her family and feels like home! NAME: Zach Hubbard ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meet Zach! He is currently a student at Boyce College pursuing a degree in Biblical and Theological studies. He is currently on staff here at Northside as an intern with the Outreach Ministry! In his free time, you'll find him hanging out with his friends and playing all different kinds of sports! He says he loves the Return because of how welcome everyone is, and he loves meeting new people every week!

Callie + Maddy

GALS Callie is not currently enrolled, however she plans to go back to IUS this fall to finish her degrees in Marketing and Management! She works full-time as the Customer Service and Marketing Assistant at Goat Milk Stuff in Scottsburg! In her free time, she loves to drink coffee alone with her journal or with her friends! She also enjoys spending time with the love of her life, Lyric (her cat)! You may also find her singing Taylor Swift karaoke in the car! After a weekend service, she met Ben who had invited her to come to the Return! A few weeks later, she met a friend in the Journey who was also involved with the Return. When she showed up, she says she found an overwhelmingly welcoming group of people who quickly became some of her closest friends! She loves how this community consistently points her to Jesus and reminds her Whose she is! Meet Maddy! She graduated from UofL in 2015 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in International Business. She now works on staff here at Northside as the Family Ministries Administrative Assistant. In her free time, you'll find her traveling the world, going on missions trips, or hanging out with her cat, Meeko! Maddy ended up at the Return because of her best friend; they both wanted to try it out! She stayed because it was the right decision and just really felt like she had been connected! Maddy says she's made so many friends and has grown to feel close to God through the Return!

Christian + Bill

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NAME: Christian Gleason ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is Christian! He's currently a student with Northside's School of Ministry and works as a substitute teacher! In his free time, he enjoys playing video games; hanging with friends; and talking, playing, and watching sports! Christian first got connected with the Return when he came to Firepit and Frisbee four years ago! He says he fell in love with the people and the atmosphere and wanted to continue to grow his walk with God! He loves that he gets to pour into others' lives the way he has been poured into! NAME: Bill Henderson ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meet Bill! He’s currently retired, but in the past has held positions in sales / marketing and business management! He’s also a veteran of the U.S. Navy! He’s served as a missionary in South Africa alongside our very own Gail and pastored in some capacity all across the United States! When Bill isn’t hanging out with his family, you can find him woodworking, engaging in shooting sports, and doing some auto mechanic work! He says he loves to teach God’s word and connect the unconnected to Jesus Christ!

Tonya + Kristen

GALS This is Tonya! She just recently graduated from IUS with a degree in General Studies and will soon be working in the accounting department at Emergency Services in Louisville! In her free time, she loves to drink coffee, shop, travel, or binge watch Netflix. She found the Return back in 2014 after being invited by Tyler Light and Joel Murphy. She remembers getting instantly connected and began to meet a lot of new friends. Those friends soon turned into her family and have helped shape her life along the way. She says that is why she has stayed at the Return ever since! Meet Kristen! She is currently a student at IUPUI and studies Exercise Science! She works on campus there in the Center for Young Children. When she's not at school or work, she loves to be outside doing basically anything, but mainly volleyball. She also loves to read! Kristen said she transitioned into the Return after being in the Rising for a couple of years. She loved the community and the people of the Return so much, and it is one of the things she is most excited about when she comes home for the summer!

Peyton + Cali

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NAME: Peyton Pierce ENNEAGRAM #: 2 Meet Peyton! He's in his third year at IUS studying Elementary Education and has also recently graduated Northside's School of Ministry! He's also pursuing a Certificate in Spiritual Formation through Lincoln Christian University! Peyton now works on staff here at Northside as an Early Elementary Team Developer! When he's not at school or work, you can find him spending time with his friends and family or finding something to watch on Netflix! He came to the Return as he was transitioning out of the Rising. He chose to stay because he made so many genuine connections! He says he loves the welcoming and inclusive environment that makes the Return feel like home! NAME: Cali Broy ENNEAGRAM #: 2 This is Cali! She recently graduated from Northside's School of Ministry and is also pursuing a degree in Christian Counseling at Johnson University online! You can also find her making lattes as a barista at Coffee Crossing! In her free time, she enjoys taking naps and eating hot chicken. Cali found the Return after a co-worker invited her. She says she enjoyed it from the very first time she heard Ben speak! She decided to stay to learn more about God's Word so she could deepen her relationship with Him and build new friendships!

Brooke + Emery

CO-ED Meet Brooke! She's currently in nursing school at IUS and recently graduated from Northside's School of Ministry! She currently has an apprenticeship with the Return, nannies, and also works at Clark Memorial Hospital! When she has free time, you'll find her editing photos and videos or watching crime shows! She found the Return after hearing about it on the weekend! She didn't know anyone besides Ben and Kelsea when she first came, but she pursued the calling she felt God putting on her heart to be surrounded by people of the same age who are actively expressing their faith! She's been coming ever since! Meet Emery! He recently earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue Polytechnic! He currently works at Culligan Water but is looking for a job that is in his field of study. When he's not working, you can find Emery on his four-wheeler or building things! He came to the Return after being invited by friends!

Emery + Jess

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NAME: Emery Dieterlen ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meet Emery! He recently earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue and works as a Process Engineer at Autoneum in Jeff! When he's not working, you can find Emery on his four-wheeler, working on projects, or playing sports with his friends! He came to the Return after being invited by friends and stuck around because he made more friends and the teaching is great! NAME: Jess Sellers ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is Jess! She is enrolled in Northside's School of Ministry and currently works as a manager at Brownies in New Albany! She also sells LimeLife products! In her free time, she spends a lot of time with her fiancé and loves to be outside as much as she can! She first came to the Return when a good friend invited her. She says the reason she keeps going back is that it became home to her!

Cali + Peyton

CO-ED Cali recently graduated from Northside's School of Ministry and also works as a barista at Coffee Crossing! She also plans to attend Johnson University online this fall for pastoral care and counseling. In her free time, she enjoys taking naps and eating hot chicken. Cali found the Return after a co-worker invited her. She says she enjoyed it from the very first time she heard Ben speak! She decided to stay to learn more about God's Word so she could deepen her relationship with Him and build new friendships! Meet Peyton! He's in his third year at IUS studying Elementary Education and has also recently graduated Northside's School of Ministry! Peyton now works on staff here at Northside as an Early Elementary Team Developer! When he's not at school or work, you can find him spending time with his friends and family or finding something to watch on Netflix! He came to the Return as he was transitioning out of the Rising. He chose to stay because he made so many genuine connections! He says he loves the welcoming and inclusive environment that makes the Return feel like home!

Laura + Devin

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NAME: Laura Skelton ENNEAGRAM #: 9 Meet Laura! She is currently a student at Lincoln Christian University where she is only a couple of classes away from getting her degree in Psychology! She also works as a Receptionist at Conn Hearing Aid Center. In her free time, you can find her exploring Netflix titles, exploring books, or exploring real life with her friends! Her first true experience with the Return was through a mission trip to Romania! She decided to stick around and to keep joining us because of the fellowship and encouragement! NAME: Devin Long ENNEAGRAM #: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ This is Devin! She is currently studying in Cosmetology School and works as a barista at Coffee Crossing! In Devin's free time, she loves drinking coffee and hanging out with her friends! She found the Return after transitioning out of the Rising. She recalls that she stayed because of how friendly the atmosphere is!

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