THE TEAM

We’re here to do life with you.



We are your encouragers.  Our vision is to serve you and to equip you for the journey ahead.  If you need someone to pray with, a listening ear, or guidance in your walk of faith, we are here.


  • JAMES BAIRD

    LEAD PASTOR

    James dreams to “raise up the next generation of leaders” and he believes that with God anything is possible.


    james@highlandsadventure.org

  • Katy Griffin

    MISSIONS & CARE PASTOR

    Serving Christ and loving people is Katy’s motto. She lives and breathes compassion and care for others.


    katy@highlandsadventure.org

  • Ben Kosharek

    WORSHIP PASTOR

    Ben loves worship and welcoming people into a life of worship by teaching “open-handed living.”


    ben@highlandsadventure.org

  • Kenny Jones

    NEXT GEN PASTOR

    Kenny has boundless vision and imagination for reaching kids, youth and parents with the love of Jesus.


    kenny@highlandsadventure.org

  • Jan Wiest

    DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

    Jan is dependable, kind, hard-working, and fun. She loves to celebrate and bless other people on their birthdays.


    jan@highlandsadventure.org

  • Valerie Nahial

    ADMIN LEAD

    Valerie emanates joy and wisdom. Her heart for others is her greatest strength and her greatest weakness.


    valerie@highlandsadventure.org

  • Michelle Nelson

    INTERIM CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

    Michelle is honest and deeply appreciative of any opportunity to serve by lifting up kids and their parents.


     michelle@highlandsadventure.org

THE SESSION

Elders



Our elders are a group of members elected by the congregation to prayerfully craft vision and lead the church.

  • david escamilla

    worship

    class of 2021

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  • JUSTIN SORRENTINO

    Elder at large

    CLASS OF 2020

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  • george weber

    buildings & Grounds

    class of 2020

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  • Sada Andrews
    missions

    class of 2020

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  • Darrel Boles

    Equipping & Sending

    class of 2020

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  • JEN GLAVA

    NEXT GEN (youth/kids/parents)

    CLASS OF 2022

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  • JIM COGAN

    SMALL GROUPS

    CLASS OF 2021

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  • GARY MARSHALL

    FINANCE

    CLASS OF 2021

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  • WENDY CROTHER

    OUTREACH

    CLASS OF 2021

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  • DANA NICHOLS

    PERSONNEL

    CLASS OF 2022

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  • GARY STEVENSON

    Stewardship

    CLASS OF 2020

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  • Ben swan

    clerk of session

    class of 2021

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  • JACKIE WHISENHUNT

    INTEGRATION

    CLASS OF 2022

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Our Deacons

The Highlands Deacons are here to help! Deacons serve in many ways. They help set up communion, lead the prayer team, call on members, and help arrange meals for those in need. 


If you have a prayer concern or know of someone in need of help, submit your prayer request online or contact the Highlands Deacons via the Church office.


Who Are they?

  • Wendy Clayton
  • Sherry Hageman
  • Dean Harrell
  • Martha Harris
  • Ann Mihelic
  • Bev Neal
  • Jim & Penny Sabin
  • Cathy Serena
  • Mary Lou Stemper
  • Colleen Avery
  • Alexandra Thompson