Our Pastoral Leadership Team (Alphabetical by last name)

Jeff Dye
Lead Pastor
Email Jeff Dye
A graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Jeff has a Masters in Theological Studies with an emphasis in Christian Leadership. Jeff married his wife Karen in 2002 and is the proud father of Lauren, Caleb and Aeris. Jeff enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family. Oh and he is a Gator fan to the core! Go Gators!
Ben Ellis
Small Groups Pastor

Ben is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about helping others become grounded in their faith in Jesus and helping them grow in their walk with Him. Ben married his wife Cassandra in 2004. They have two daughters; Alexandria and Dannica. Ben’s hobbies are reading, studying the arts, hiking, and enjoying time with his wife and daughters.

“But first sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give a defense for the hope that is with in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” 1 Peter 3:15
Jonathan Herndon
Student Pastor
Jonathan is originally from Forsyth, Georgia. Jonathan graduated from Middle Georgia State University in Fall 2013,  with a degree in Marketing and has a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Jonathan is passionate about helping create an environment for students where they can come and grow in their faith, while being challenged on how to look at and respond to the world with a Christian worldview. Jonathan in his free time enjoys reading, playing golf and tennis. Jonathan is also an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. 
Erin Mello
Director of Children’s Ministries
Erin is originally from Tallahassee, Florida. Erin met her husband, Jeremy during their time at FSU, and they got married in May of 2015. Erin has worked in children’s ministry since 2011 and has a passion for teaching children about the Gospel. Erin & Jeremy moved to Spring Hill (his home town) & Erin joined the Northcliffe staff in 2016. Erin & Jeremy just recently had a baby boy, Parker. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family & friends.
Ron Threadgill
Worship Pastor

Ron is a native of Alabama (Roll Tide!), where he earned a Bachelor of Church Music degree from Samford University and met his wife Martha. Ron and Martha married in 1988 and attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary together, where both received their Master of Church Music Degrees. Ron has served churches as Music Pastor in Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois and Florida. He is an active member of the Florida Worship Choir. Ron and Martha are the proud parents of two sons: Justin and Jake.  In his spare time, Ron enjoys hanging with the family, all things sports (particularly Alabama football and Kentucky basketball!) and landscaping projects.

Jerry Waugh
Pastor of Care and Counseling
Pastor Jerry grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. He graduated from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky, with a degree in Religious Education. He also received a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. The first (and only) church he has served after seminary has been Northcliffe. As Lead Pastor, Jeff Dye, has said, “Pastor Jerry has a great gift of caring for people in the most difficult times in their life. I have admired his ability to love and lead individuals and families through their darkest hours.” Pastor Jerry came here as an Associate Pastor in 1986. In 1990, he became Senior Pastor. Pastor Jerry is married to Marcia (over 30 years), and they have four children: Rachel, Josh, Brett, and Jordan. Pastor Jerry’s hobbies include: reading, watching TV Land classics; and cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Pastor Jerry’s Life Verse:
“I have brought You glory on earth by finishing the work You gave me to do.”

Our Administrative Team (Alphabetical by last name)

Lori Carson Ministry Assistant Email Lori Carson

Lori joined the Northcliffe team in 2018.  She serves as our front office assistant and will likely be one of the first people you see when you walk into our office.  
Lori gives oversight to our food pantry and benevolent needs as well as assisting our pastoral staff in many administrative needs.
Cheryl Uroda Lead Pastor Assistant & Ministry Assistant Email Cheryl Uroda
Cheryl joined the Northcliffe staff in September 2014. She serves as the primary contact for our Lead Pastor.  She also assists with our student ministry activities and programs as well as giving support for numerous other ministries here at Northcliffe.
Marcy Zeron Financial Secretary Email Marcy Zeron
Marcy is originally from New York. She and her husband, Armando, moved to Homosassa in May 2010. They have two wonderful children, Aaron and Alessandra. Marcy has been a member of Northcliffe since 2012. In her free time, Marcy enjoys cooking, reading, taking long walks and spending time with family & friends.

Our Custodial Team (Alphabetical by last name)

Mark Keene
Facilities Manager
Daniel Stevens
Custodial Staff