Meet our Members

Congregational Leadership

Highlands United Methodist Church is blessed to have a dedicated team of congregational leaders who help guide our church in its growing, serving, and worship ministries.  Each of these individuals serve Highlands as a volunteer and would be happy to share their experience with you.

The Church Council

Staff Parish Relations Chair: Whitney Smith

Worship Ministries Chair: Brian Bellenger

Welcoming Ministries: John McFarlin

Open Table Chair: Angela Stowe

Growing Ministries Chair - Adults: Don Delashaw

Growing Ministries Chair - Children: Lauri Soong

Growing Ministries Chair - Youth: Bart Trench

Serving Ministries Chair: Denise Williams

United Methodist Women President: Pattie Perry Finney

United Methodist Youth Representative: Nathan Jones

Child Development Center Chair: Laura Tull

Council Chairperson: Romona Shannon

Lay Leader and Lay Delegate: Steve Alexander

Council Secretary: Judy Mills

Communications: Dan Starnes

Finance Team Chair: Jonathan Sides

Church Treasurer: Tyra Pirtle

Highland's Foundation Chair: John Gaffney

Board of Trustees Chair: Fred Yeager

Faith and Justice Team: Bill Clark

Lay Delegate: Malcolm Carmichael

Alternate Lay Delegate: Andrew Salser