Pastors

Senior Pastor Leighton Sheley
Lead Teaching Pastor, Director of Church Vision, Church Board, Board of Elders, Verse by Verse Radio Program

Pastor Abner Nombrado
Director of Congregational Care (home/hospital visitations, funeral/memorial services), Filipino Ministry, Usher Ministry, Men's Ministries, Sports Ministries

Pastor Bert Cortez
Director of Prayer Events, Baptism, Cultural Outreach

Pastor Cabot Sheley
Director of Administration, Program Development

Pastor David Hooper
Director of Worship Arts

Pastor David Smith
Director of Seniors Ministry (55+), Support Groups, Celebrate Recovery, Counseling (individual, pre-engagement, pre-marriage) Teaching Pastor

Pastor Francisco Bonilla Sr
Director of Hispanic Ministries, Mendota Outreach

Pastor Karlton Sheley
Radio Ministries Producer

Pastor Ryan Weber
Director of Family Ministries, Discipleship, Growth Groups, Adult Christian Education, Teaching Pastor for Missio Dei

Pastor Ted Melendez
Director of Evangelism, Community Outreach, Teaching Pastor for Sunrise Service

Pastor Tony Lolong
Director of Overseas Missions, Transportation


Church Staff

Bonnie Bura
Ministry Operations Lead
Connections, Support for Growth Groups and Highlands Institute

Brandon Ching
Ministry Associate
Children's and Youth Ministries

Brian Padilla
Ministry Associate
Youth Ministry

Gabe Wahl
Director
Technical Arts Department (Media, Graphic Arts, Technical Development)

Ryan Jones
Director
Missio Dei Worship

Lily Jones
Director
Children's Ministries

Maritess Lagandaon
Administrative Assistant
Assistant to the Senior Pastor, Women's Ministries Coordinator

Marlowe Rondoni
Director
Operations (Business, Property, Finances, Human Resources, Facilities)

Mary Escalante
Advertising Coordinator
Church/School Event Advertising, Special Projects

Mildred Herrera
Administrative Assistant
Pastors and Ministry Support, Baptism/Baby Dedication Coordination

Omar Otero
Ministry Associate
High School Youth Ministry

Vernita Sheley
Founder of Highlands Christian Schools
Director of International Schools & Students, Women's Ministries, HR Advisor

Yvonne Hampton
Church Office Manager
Church Office, Pastors and Ministries Support, Internal Promotions


Our pastors, staff and ministry leaders can be reached at 650.873.4095.