Our Staff


Dr. Daryl Thompson

District Superintendent

Daryl is a native of western ND and a graduate of the UND. He and his lovely wife Beth have four grown children and seven wonderful grandchildren. Healthy, reproducing churches are his passion.


Dr. Steve Austvold

Missions Mobilizer

Steve works as an NPD Mission Mobilizer along with his wife Kathy.  They live in Fergus Falls, MN.  Their passion is helping churches to become Great Commission Churches.


Kathy Glass

Executive Assistant/Financial Administrator

Kathy has a BSBA & MKTG degree and works PT for NPD. She and her husband Tom have three beautiful girls.  Kathy enjoys flower gardening, pontooning on the Missouri River and spending quality time with her family.


Steven Dunkel

Student Ministries Mobilizer

Steven currently serves as pastor of student ministries at Bethel Church, Fargo, alongside his wife Sarah. Steven is passionate about empowering middle and high school students to live out God’s story and equipping staff and lay leaders in student ministries throughout the Northern Plains District.