About Us



Our vision is for people to know and love God and
be transformed by His power and for His glory.

Our mission is to know God and make Him known,
equip young people to live an abundant life, and
release people to fulfill their purpose.

Meet Our Team




 henry and dana foster

Henry grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and studied business at the University of Kansas. During his sophomore year of college, one of his fraternity brothers shared the gospel with him, and he decided to commit his life to serving Christ. In 2015, during his senior year of undergrad, he sensed God’s call to full-time ministry. After serving in ministry at his alma mater and Washburn University for one year, Henry moved to Northern Kentucky to help plant Northstar.

Dana grew up in Cincinnati and went to college across the river at Northern Kentucky University. She connected with Northstar’s International Dinner through some friends in Korean Club. That dinner was where she and Henry first met. Over the next few years, she recommitted her life to Christ and began to serve him in every area of life.

Henry and Dana were married in the fall of 2020. They long to see young people come to know and love Jesus. They hope to see young men and women experience the same life-changing transformation they have seen in their own lives through the work of Christ. They currently have one daughter.

 julia olliges

Julia was raised in a loving Christian home and believed in God at a young age. Julia would read the Bible and go to church but still felt like something was missing. When she was seventeen she started making some selfish decisions and became depressed as a result. Julia felt hopeless and wondered if there was a purpose for her life.

One night she got on her knees asking for forgiveness and singing aloud to the Lord. At that moment she experienced the presence of God like she never had and began seeking Him with a fresh hunger. After high school Julia attended “YWAM’s” discipleship training school. It was there that Julia was burdened for the lost and felt the call to full time ministry. This is Julia’s 3rd year of campus ministry. She loves talking to people from different cultures and leading the youth into a relationship with Jesus. 

 amanda Cole

Ever since Amanda was a young girl, she has believed the Lord has called her to ministry. While she originally thought she would be a missionary overseas, the Lord led her to Northern Kentucky University where she studied education and history – but most importantly met Northstar Ministries. Previously, Amanda’s relationship with the Lord had been stagnant, but once at Northstar it exploded into a relationship filled with love, grace and healing. In Northstar as a college student, Amanda connected with people who were willing to disciple her into a deeper and richer relationship with Christ and stand by her as she walked through the healing journey that the Lord had for her. When the Lord spoke to Amanda and called her to join Northstar Minsitries’s staff, she was overjoyed at the opportunity to serve the Lord by sharing His gospel and walk with young people in discipleship!


Elisa related strongly to the parable in Mark 4:13-14 in her life: 

“Some are like the seeds sown on rocky ground. They hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17But they themselves have no root, and they remain for only a season. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.”

As a young girl, she had faith in God’s existence but was never rooted in biblical truth. When she faced some difficult events in her childhood, she doubted that God’s goodness would really satisfy or provide for her. She had a turbulent relationship with the Lord during her teen years as she wrestled with her unbelief.

When she entered college, she reached the end of her rope and decided to recommit her life to Christ. She discovered Northstar and became a faithful member of the community. There, she began learning how to live out her faith practically with other believers. As she walked out the path God set before her, she eventually found wholeness and healing in every area of her life. This stark transformation Jesus brought to her life inspired to join the ministry team full time and share the hope of God’s full redemption to the next generation.


LifeGate Church

NorthStar is a ministry of LifeGate Church in Newport, KY. Our church is a non-denominational, Christ-centered Church. 

We would love for you to come worship with us on Sundays at 10AM. Our church is located at 601 E 2nd St., Newport, KY 41071. For more information on LifeGate church, click the link below.


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