Leadership

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 DIRECTOR

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

kenny@highlandsadventure.org

Jan Wiest

ADMIN DIRECTOR

 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

Kris Gerkins

HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR

Kris loves meeting new people and making sure everyone feels right at home the minute they walk through the door.

 kris@highlandsadventure.org

Words to Live by
“…be fair to everyone, love mercy, and humbly obey your God.

Micah 6:8

THE sessioN

Elders

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

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Jim Cogan

SMALL GROUPS

Wendy Crother

OUTREACH

David Escamilla

WORSHIP

Mike Keller

EQUIPPING & SENDING

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Gary Marshall

FINANCE

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Dana Nichols

PERSONNEL

Kaye Dee Rickerd

NEXT GEN

Gary Stevenson

BUILDING & GROUNDS

Stephanie Sutherlen

HOSPITALITY

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Ben Swan

CLERK

Jackie Whisenhunt

INTEGRATION

LEADERSHIP

Nominate an Elder

Leaders are the backbone of our church.  For a person to become a leader at Highlands Church, they must first be nominated by someone from the community.  

Thank you so much for taking the time to search your heart, mind and soul for the next person God is calling to serve at Highlands Church.

 

servant leaders

Deacons

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.

Pamela Bowker

David Gonzales

Helena Robles

Marcie Roth

Brooks Russell

Scoti Russell

Alexandra Thompson

LEADERSHIP

Nominate a Deacon

For a person to become a leader at Highlands Church, they must first be nominated by someone from the community.  That’s you!  Your confidential nomination will be received by the Nominating Committee, who will prayerfully consider each nominee.