Middle School + High School Ministry

Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Students are the now of the church. We GATHER each week, GROW in faith, CREATE lifelong memories, and CONNECT with each other and our world. Over the new few months we’re doing a Back to School Bash, an overnighter in Whisper Canyon, Hume Lake Winter Camps, taking opportunities to serve, and so much more. You belong here.

If you are new, please print, fill out and bring the Student Sign In with you.

Weekly Gatherings

Wednesday nights we GATHER together as a larger group and eat dinner together. After all, we are family. After dinner, Middle School and High School break off into their own groups. GROW is a Bible lesson and small group time, and CONNECT lets us play inclusive games both indoors and outdoors. At the end of the night, we come back together to pray.

  • Teaches Pre Law at Cal Poly
  • Lawyer
  • Professional Surf Instructor
  • Mother of a MS student and a 3 year old
  • She really likes seafood…specifically when paired with Red Lobster cheddar biscuits

  • Clinical Psychologist at ASH
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary
  • Getting married in May
  • Once gave a 5 star review for biscuits and gravy

  • Affiliate Marketing for Nike
  • From the Pacific Northwest
  • Getting married in May
  • Has a dog named Bagel
  • Once received a 5-star review for her biscuits and gravy

  • Masters in Education in Instructional Leadership
  • Teaching Credential & work for Heartland Charter School
  • Mom of 3 (ages 10, 9, 7)
  • Fun fact – worked in Neurofeedback field and earned my certificate
  • Played water polo and swam competitively

  • Lead Pastor at Highlands
  • Masters in Divinity from Fuller Seminary
  • Plays bagpipes and his favorite song is called biscuits (seriously)
  • Married 14 years (this year) and has 3 kids

  • Deacon of Prayer, Head Usher and a Youth Ministry Leader for 4 years
  • Dad of 2, Grandpa of 1
  • He has run sports camps, kid camps, reffed for basketball and soccer, and worked with the Special Olympics
  • He is a big kid at heart and loves playing games. He even lettered in every sport in High School and played soccer in college.

  • Office Manager at a local Thoroughbred Horse Farm during the week and a California Adventurer by weekend.
  • Transplant from New England who loves exploring the diverse west coast
  • Holly has held various jobs at Christian summer camps, 4H, youth programs and various Ag Ed programs.
  • She has a donkey named Abraham

  • Cal Poly Graduate with a BS in Agriculture
  • He has served over 4 years in Youth Group Ministry and is passionate about sharing God’s work with the next generation
  • He is employed as a groundskeeper at a local church and volunteers his free time with Hope and Faith Ministry.
  • Mark has 5 beloved fish in a freshwater tank and one day hopes to have a saltwater tank with anemones and starfish.

    • After months of searching, Highland’s Nominating Committee has extended an offer to Conner to be our Next Gen. Director. He accepted wholeheartedly.

      Conner came out last month and met staff, the committee, and some church members, and everyone fell in love with his heart for youth and his passion for Jesus.

      He is coming from Chicago and will be here at Highlands and introduced in person on Sunday, January 22nd.


Parent Cue App

Talking with your kids about Jesus, the Bible, faith, calling, etc., can be intimidating. The Parent Cue app provides simple ways every week to connect with your student and help them grow in their faith.

These weekly cues are relevent to your student’s life.  It’s a great way to have multiple voices in your kid’s life reinforcing the same ideas!