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Church Staff

Thomas Lyons,
Minister of Worship & Music 

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We are excited to welcome our Director of Worship and Music, Thomas Lyons. Thomas was born and raised in New Jersey and has always had a passion for music and religion. He has an interesting background that includes tuning pipe organs to working for professional hockey team. After obtaining his BA in Vocal Performance, Thomas went to seminary and received his MA in Church Music. Thomas has a passion for what he does and is excited to share his ministry gifts with the Highlands community. He wants the worship and music experience on Sundays to make you want to come back to church on Monday! Thomas welcomes you to take some time during Fellowship to have a conversation, or to set an appointment to discuss your musical hopes, dreams, and observations.

Anneliese Robbins,
Church Administrator

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Anneliese has served as our Church Administrator since 2015.

Anneliese and her husband, Alan, have two adult children. They have been members at Highlands for over 20 years.

Anneliese enjoys spending time with her family!

Anna Serrano, 
Director- Highlands Precious Gifts Preschool
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Before becoming our Director, Ms. Anna spent several years as both a teacher and the Assistant Director at HPGP.  She is a wife and the mother of two beautiful children. Anna loves teaching children of all ages and continues to share this joy as our music teacher.  She feels God has placed her where He wants her to be in both her career and home life.  

Church Leaders

Highlands is lead by Elders that make up the Session. These individuals are "chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with ministers of word and sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships.” - Book of Order (G-2.0301)

Class of 2023

David Bauerlein
Christian Nurture - Moderator
Nancy Hart
Preschool Advisory - Moderator
Alan Robbins
Worship - Moderator
Tom Sweeney
Building & Grounds - Moderator

Class of 2024

Candy Cole
Fellowship
Audrey Regnier
Christian Nurture
Chad Sambito
Resources & Mgmt - Moderator
Donna Wilson
Mission

Class of 2025

Mike Sutherland
 
Sandy Pruitt
​Member Care  
Clara Whitaker
 Member Meals
Jenna Whitney
Preschool Advisory
Our church committees are always looking for people to join us in serving the church and community. 
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