Leadership Council

 

 

The Highlands Church Leadership Council is a selected group of 6-10 key volunteers who work alongside the Staff Team casting vision for the future of Highlands Church and giving oversight to the Budget, Fundraising, and leadership work of the co-pastors.

 

Robbie is married to Karen and they have three children and two grandchildren. They have been longtime friends with Highlands Church and now love being Sustaining Partners. Robbie works for Dry Bones Denver as a Co-Director serving as spiritual direction director. A motto Robbie lives by is “all people have unsurpassable worth.”

 

Chris Hegland, Leadership Council

Chris Hegland

Chris was born and raised in Minnesota and migrated west to Colorado in 2015 in search of “more sun, less cold.” Chris and his wife, Stephanie, stumbled upon Highlands Church in the spring of 2016 while walking through their beloved neighborhood and have been coming ever since. He previously served on the fundraising committee, led a job transition deepen group, and leads monthly hikes.

Chris is the Director of Finance for MPP Infusion Centers – a small, but growing, healthcare provider based in Lakewood, CO. Chris is father to three adult children – Alex, Emily, and Alexandra. In his spare time, Chris enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and golf. He also works part-time a Coors field to get his baseball fix.

Becoming an active member of Highlands church has been extremely rewarding and created an immense sense of belonging.

Randi has a motto of “Thrive, not just survive”. She has been going to Highlands Church for 8+years, and has found a spiritual community that helps support and develop that motto. She has been involved in several Deepen Groups and volunteer activities and is excited to serve the community in this role. Hopefully, you too can find a place at Highlands where you feel accepted, connected and a part of something bigger.

Professionally, Randi has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Bachelor’s in Biology. She works to serve the public at the State of Colorado by coordinating grants and loans to local governments for water and wastewater infrastructure projects (the systems that help water come out of the faucet and where the poo water goes when you flush the toilet!).

Randi is married and has two adorable canine kids. She and her family love camping, backpacking and traveling the world. She also is a budding ukulele enthusiast.

 

Josh is from Avalon, California on Catalina Island until he left for college. During that transition, he met his wife Sabrina, and they married in 2003. He attended the University of Redlands, obtaining his degree in Sociology and Anthropology, with a specific interest in archaeology. Josh worked for three summers on the Hopi Reservation documenting rock art, mapping ancient pueblos, and analyzing ceramic artifacts. When he completed his undergrad work, he continued his research while getting a Master of Arts degree in Archaeology at Northern Arizona University. He currently works for the National Park Service preserving the collective history of our county and managing complex transportation projects.

In 2015, Josh and his family attended their first event at Highlands Church, “Hops for Honduras,” and immediately got invited to a Deepen Group. It wasn’t long before Josh and Sabrina realized this is the ministry and church they have been looking for and a place to call their home to raise their two children, Ainsley and Elise.

 

Charlie was born in Dearborn, Michigan, but moved to Colorado over 40 years ago – he is an “almost” native.

He went to Western Michigan University as an undergrad in Printing Management and Business. He received his MBA from University of Colorado, Denver in Information Systems. He has sold printing for the last 40+ years and at age 65 started his own print broker company.

Charlie has served on other church deacon and elder boards and spent 10 years planting a new church in Highlands Ranch. He has attended Highlands Church for more than 5 years and just finished leading a Deepen Group through Brian McLaren’s book, “The Great Spiritual Migration.” He was also a faithful member of the Bible-In-A-Year group that was led by Jenny Morgan and Brittany Scritchfield.

He is a pickleball fanatic and plays at least 9 holes of golf a week. He lives in a high-rise condo downtown with Barb, his wife of 33 years. He has 2 grown daughters, Katie and Jill, who also live in Denver.

 

Jenny Morgan likes playing Tama drums and she’s an avid road cyclist. Jenny grew up a coal miner’s daughter, the oldest of four kids, in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She discovered a real and lasting relationship with Jesus Christ sometime early in the 70’s under the influence of the Roman Catholic Church, some Pentecostal friends, and reading the Bible voraciously.

She loves people, particularly her 13 nieces and nephews, most of whom live far too far away. She earned a bachelors degree in music from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. After serving happily for 23 years in Youth for Christ/Campus Life, along with doing a bunch of writing, speaking, and teaching, she finally became a pastor. Jenny enjoys wine and cheese with her life partner anywhere near Florence, Italy. She lives her life as though God really does adore her – and she believes God adores everyone else too. Some of her best memories are working alongside amazing people in Chicago, as well as Sri Lanka, The West Indies, Egypt, all over the continent of Africa, and in Denver, Colorado.

 

Tami is one of our newest Leadership Council members. She was born in West Bend, Wisconsin, during the time that her parents were in language school for becoming missionaries in South America. At the age of two, Tami’s family moved to Colombia, South America, where she spent most of her childhood as a missionary’s kid. Having briefly attended grade school in the Colombian public-school system, Tami had the opportunity to become bilingual, and became deeply culturally connected with the Colombian culture at an early age.  Through all her life experiences, Tami found her passion in high education, where she is focused on helping others find ways to achieve their dreams and succeed in college.  After completing her Ph.D. in 2015, Tami started looking for opportunities in Colorado to be closer to her parents who retired from their missionary work to Colorado Springs. Tami is now the Executive Dean of Enrollment Management at the Community College of Denver. After moving to Denver in 2016, Tami started attending Highlands Church. 

Tami is a proud mom of two grown children, Lauren and Corbin, who live in the Pennsylvania area. Tami is engaged to Susan Camp and is looking forward to their wedding in May of 2020.  Susan and Tami live in Arvada with their cat, Abi.  They love gardening, reading, fishing, hiking, exploring, hosting backyard barbeques and traveling.