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College and Young Adult Groups

College & Young Adult Guys

Day/Time: Monday 6:30-8:30

Location: 25 Court St Apt. C., Ballston Spa, NY

Host/Leader: Judd Ziegler

“I’m originally from Maryland. I graduated from Princeton in 2016 where I studied chemistry and was on the wrestling team. I got married to my wife Maddie this summer. I work in Glen’s Falls as a Quality engineer. The most important thing you need to know if I love games. Challenges in corn hole, ping pong and super smash Bros are encouraged, but be ready to be humbled.”

Childcare: No



College & Young Adult Ladies

Day/Time: Wednesday, 7-9pm

Location: Mechanicville, NY

Host/Leaders: Dominica Sorrentino & Chelsea DiNallo

Dominica is 27-years old and works at Northstar Church as the Student Ministry Director. Ballston Spa is her hometown but she’s lived in 4 other states. She attended Liberty University where she received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree. She has a twin sister, lives in an old barn, and drives a yellow jeep!

Chelsea grew up in Clifton Park NY where she attended Shenendehowa with her two brothers and sister. Chelsea later attended St Bonaventure University where she played Division I Lacrosse and graduated with a BA in Business Management. She did a bit of traveling but found herself back in the Capital Region. She bought a home in Ballston Spa where she currently resides. Chelsea spent the first 10 years of her career in Finance but was later led by God to pursue a career in childcare. She now runs a charming daycare out of her home in Ballston Spa. Chelsea is passionate about helping our future generations grow to be happy healthy independent people. She feels very blessed to be part of the Planet NorthStar team and showing these children that God can do all of those good things in their lives.

Childcare: No



Young Marrieds

Day/Time: TUESDAY, 7-9pm

Location: 1A Windy Hill, Ballston Lake, NY

Hosts/Leaders: Tom & Becca Madison

Thomas and Rebecca Madison have been married .25 years. They are currently very happy, subject to change. Jk. Their hobbies include: hosting a group of people weekly who like to grow. We also like to eat food and sit on the couch like potatoes. Netflix. Long boarding. Rollerblading. Board Games.Thomas is the music man at Nstar and Rebecca works at Prosource/Carpet One and is a leader in God’s Growing Garden, our birth-5yr old ministry.


All Ages and Stages Without Childcare

Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: 633 Clifton Park Center Rd., Clifton Park, NY

Leaders: Adam Wise & Cathleen Hoel

Cathleen has been attending Northstar for nearly three years and can sometimes be seen in the small room near the newcomers station recording the services for online viewing. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX, went to school in St. Louis and Chicago (technically Evanston) before settling in Schenectady as a Materials Scientist with GE. Cathleen has a dog and enjoys warm summer days.

Adam has been attending Northstar for years and has probably greeted you at some point when entering a service. He was born in Cleveland, OH, then spent 6 years in the Military, moved to New Jersey and then finally to the Capitaland area as an Electrical Technician for XOS.

Childcare: No



Day/Time: Mondays 7pm

Location: 11921 Rt. 40 Schaghticoke, NY 12154

Leaders: Joe & Danielle Skipp

Joe & Danielle have been married for 6 years and live on a beautiful farm in Schaghticoke. Joe serves on the AV team at Northstar, and Danielle sings on our worship team. Danielle loves crafting, making soaps and more, and Joe builds guitars and is a pretty awesome carpenter as well!

Childcare: No



Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30pm

Location: Clifton Park, NY

Hosts: Rob & Carol Bellanti

Leaders: Rich & Liz DelGrosso

Rich and Liz recently celebrated 18 years of marriage. Rich spends much of his time working at the Glenville Post Office and taking care of his goats and chickens. Liz works in Albany and together they enjoy their daughter Emily and her activity of Color Guard. Both Rich and Liz serve in God’s Growitng Garden and look forward to leading another Growth Group!

Childcare: No




Day/Time: Monday 6:30pm

Location: 765 Waite Rd., Clifton Park

Leaders: Gerry & Maryann Currier

Gerry and Maryann have been married 34 years. They have an adult daughter and son – Jena and Dillon. They’re both retired. Maryann is artistic and enjoys crafts, Gerry likes to laugh!

Childcare: No



Day/Time: Wednesday 6:30

Location: 19 Skylark Dr., Ballston Spa

Leaders: Jamie Pierce

Jamie has been a member of the Northstar Family since 2013. He is married to the fantastically awesome BJ, and they have three phenomenal grown boys (Taylor, Garrett, and Cameron).  They live on Ballston Lake, where they like to boat, enjoy lake life, and give in to every demand of their two Great Pyrenees (Dixie and Savannah).

Childcare: No


Groups with Childcare

IDEAL FOR: All Ages & Stages

Day/Time: Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm

Location: 9 Lee Ave., Rexford, NY

Leaders: Don & Megan Seguin

Megan and Don have been married for 4 years and enjoy being the parents of three wonderful children; Grace, 3, Donald, 2, and Noah 3 months. Northstar Church has been the Seguins’ home now for 5 years. Megan enjoys serving in God’s Growing Garden as well as runs the PALS events through NorthStar. Don enjoys serving as NorthStars “IT Guy”. Megan loves spending time experimenting in the kitchen and being a fantastic mommy. Megan also is a Special Ed teacher for many preschoolers around the Capital Region. Don enjoys spending his time with his family as well as fishing, hunting, and photography. Don spends his days working as the Technical Support Manager for a electronics manufacturer.

Childcare: Yes




IDEAL FOR: Families with Kids Grades K-6

Day/Time: Friday 6:00-8:00pm

Location: 72 Michelle Dr., Clifton Park, NY

Leaders: Matt & Jen Schreiner

Matt & Jen have been married for 12 years. They have 2 kids (9 & 8) and enjoy home projects & kids activities. Matt is a Mechanical Engineer, Jen is Blogger and extreme couponer! They both serve on Northstar’s Guest Services Team and are the brawn behind Northstar’s Landscaping!

Childcare: Yes



IDEAL FOR: All Ages & Stages

Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Location: 71 Raylinsky Rd, Ballston Lake

Hosts: Ashley & Mike Snide

Leaders: Rich & Kelley Johnson

Rich and Kelley have been married for 22 years and have two teenage daughters, Rachel and Katherine.  Rich is a professor at UAlbany, and Kelley is the Children’s Education Director of Northstar and oversees the God’s Growing Garden and Planet Northstar programs.  In addition, Rich is an awesome small group leader and serves every week in Planet Northstar. In his spare time, he loves coaching softball and watching science fiction.  And lastly, they both love spending time with their family and traveling!

Childcare: Yes



IDEAL FOR: Young Families (but all welcome!)

Day/Time: Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Location: 28 Eastside Dr., Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Hosts: Jesse & Christina Bisceglia

Leaders: Matt & Alicia Duling

Alicia and Matt have been married for over ten years. Alicia is an engineer and Matt stays home with their son Calvin who is almost two years old. Matt helps out with the high school student ministries, and Alicia serves in God’s Growing Garden.

Childcare: Yes



IDEAL FOR: Young Families (but all welcome!)

Day/Time: Wednesdays 6:00-8pm

Location: 25 Rebecca Dr., Middle Grove, NY 12850

Leaders: Keith & Linda Blandin

Married for 9 years with two kids (5 and 8 year old).  I work in the Navy currently serving as an instructor and my wife Linda is a stay at home mom and one day world famous writer.  I currently serve on the media team and Linda serves in the nursery.  My hobbies include just about anything electronic from gaming, to programming to just plain tinkering.  Linda’s hobbies include gaming(awesome right?) and writing.  We hope to provide a comfortable place to come and learn more about our creator and dig deeper into the topics we discuss during service.

Childcare: Yes