Pastor Brian Katauskas, grew up at Northland under the leadership of Pastor Vernon Rainwater. His father, Governing Elder Peter Katauskas, and Vernon both had significant impacts on his becoming a minister, he says. Since his junior year in high school, he felt the call and passion to be in ministry. He served for several years as director of student ministries at Longwood. Prior to coming on staff at Northland, Brian was the high school youth director at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton for six years. He holds a degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach and Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo. He and his wife, Ambre, have two sons, Cole and Caleb.