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  Senior Pastor, Larry Wise
After serving for over 20 years as a youth pastor and senior pastor in Wisconsin, Pastor Wise has been at Highland Community Church since June of 1998. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His pulpit ministry emphasizes expository preaching. He leads a Sunday night Bible study, and a men's Bible study. He loves volleyball, golf, and blue jeans. He and his wife, Becky, have two children.  He is also the chairman of the Worship Committee.
Assistant to Youhth and Children's Ministries - Rich Cook - Highland Community Church - Highland, IL - 618-654-5751   Assistant Pastor to Youth and Children's Ministries, Rich Cook
Pastor Rich Cook is serving at HCC as the "Youth Pastor".  He is married to April and they have a daughter named Adelaide.  Pastor Rich has plans for our youth and looks forward to seeing the Nu youth group grow.  Nu Youth Group, visit: http://www.the-nu-group.com/
Pastor Rich is so on the Christian Education Committee.
  Administrative Assistant, Mary McWhorter
Mary is married to Hank, has 2 children, and is Nana to 8 grandchildren.   She oversees the attendance and records of HCC, is editor of the Sunday Bulletin, attends to normal office duties, and is on the Admin/Finance Committee.  She loves her job at the church and serving the Lord.  Mary became a Christian in adulthood and is still learning and enjoying every bit of it.
Worship Team Director - Chris Woods - Highland Community Church - Highland, IL - 618-654-5751   Worship Team Director, Chris Woods
Chris serves Highland Community Church part-time. He is on the Music Faculty of Greenville College and holds a Doctorate in Trombone. He is married to Yvonne and has three children.
Worship Team Director - Chris Woods - Highland Community Church - Highland, IL - 618-654-5751   First Service Worship Leader, Joe Szoke
Joe serves Highland Community Church as the First Service Worship Leader. He has been singing all his life, and playing guitar since 1993. He became a Christian in 2001. Joe lives with his wife Stephanie, sons Eli and Alex, and three cats.


Jeff Grawe - Highland Community Church  - Highland IL - 618-654-5751Jeff Grawe
Howard GunningHoward Gunning
Christian Education

Tim McDaniel

Steve Palmer

              Steve Stone - Highland Community Church  - Highland IL - 618-654-5751         

Steve Stone
Finance & Admin


Alan Thuenemann

  Administrative Elder
Larry Vossel - Highland Community Church  - Highland IL - 618-654-5751

Larry Vossel
Chairman of Elder Board

To contact an Elder, please call the church office at 654-5751 for contact information.



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