Staff

Sharing Hope from the Heart of the Highlands

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Rev. Nolan Huizenga, Transitional Pastor / Head of Staff
Nolan grew up in the small college town of Houghton, NY, where his mom played church organ and his dad was professor of piano and music history. [Read more...]
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Rev. Megan McCarty, Associate Pastor for Mission & Membership
Megan joined the staff of Highland Presbyterian Church in January of 2018. She graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary as a dual degree student and holds two master’s degrees... [Read more...]
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Rev. Charles Brockwell, Parish Associate for Member Care
Charles is Professor Emeritus of History in the University of Louisville, Pastor Emeritus of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Louisville, and Director of the Wesley Connexion, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary... [Read more...]
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Dr. Vini Frizzo, Director of Music Ministries
Vini joined us as our Director of Music Ministries in August of 2019. He graduated with a doctorate in choral conducting and composition from Indiana University... [Read more...]
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Michael Harper, Interim Director of Ministries with Youth and Families
Michael began serving as our part-time interim director of ministry with youth and their families in January 2022. Previous to this role, he served as the executive director of the Presbyterian Youth Workers Association... [Read more...]
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Rhonda Hibdon, Interim Director of Ministries with Children and Families
Rhonda Hibdon joined our staff as Interim Director of Ministry with Children and Families on February 15. Rhonda has a long career of working with and teaching children, most recently serving from 2006 to February 2022... [Read more...]
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Kathleen Poole, Administrative Assistant
Kathleen grew up in Florida and has been the Church Office Assistant for Highland Presbyterian Church since 2018. She brings to Highland over 25 years of church office experience... [Read more...]
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Joy Blandin, Church Accountant
Joy Blandin joined HPC’s staff in 2006 as the church accountant. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS in Accounting. After living 20 years in Prospect, Ky, Joy, and her family recently moved to Greensboro, NC... [Read more...]
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Ann Holmes, Christian Education Assistant
Ann has been a part of the HPC community for over 25 years- serving as a volunteer for the children’s and youth programs, the Interim Children’s Programming Coordinator, and now as the Christian Education Assistant... [Read more...]
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Clyde Foshee, Financial Administrator
Clyde Foshee, a retired lawyer, volunteers as the church’s Financial Administrator. Clyde and his wife Betsy have been members since 1974... [Read more...]
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Wayne McAlister, Church Custodian
Wayne is a Louisville native and avid UofL basketball fan, and loves playing tennis. He joined the Marine Corps after graduation from Dupont Manual High School... [Read more...]
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Amy Fitzgerald, Director of Nursery & Weekday School
Amy Fitzgerald has been a member at Highland Pres. since 2002 and is the director of Highland Presbyterian Church Nursery & Weekday School, joining the staff in 2006... [Read more...]
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Suzanne Bowman, Director of Joyful Noise
Highland Pres became “home” for Suzanne in 1999. Since 2008, she has been singing, dancing, playing instruments, and laughing with the children in Joyful Noise... [Read more...]
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Martha Makela, Coordinator of Children's Music Ministry / Director of Hallelujah Choir
Martha joined the Children’s Music Ministry in 2004. In addition to being the Coordinator, she also directs the Hallelujah Choir (1st and 2nd grade)... [Read more...]
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Edward Caruthers, Bass Section Leader and Soloist / Assistant for Children and Youth Music Ministries
Baritone Edward Caruthers has been the Bass Section Leader for the HPC Chancel Choir for over 20 years, and is also a member of Highland Presbyterian Church... [Read more...]
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Karen Crow, Alto Section Leader and Soloist
Karen Crow, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Middle Tennessee. She holds a Bachelors of Music Education from Lee university and a Masters of Music Performance from Austin Peay State University... [Read more...]
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Jennifer Poff Trentham, Soprano Section Leader and Soloist
Soprano Jennifer Poff Trentham received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Louisville, while completing her private voice studies under Edith Davis Tidwell... [Read more...]
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Brian Shaw, Tenor Section Leader and Soloist
A lifelong Presbyterian, Brian has been singing in church, school, and various community choirs since his childhood. Currently, Brian is an architectural draftsman who also enjoys singing with Voces Novae... [Read more...]