Committees of the Session
Highland Presbyterian Church – 2012
Mission Central — Membership and Volunteer Development
Staff: Georgeanna English, Ernie Johnson
|Steve Hill, Chair
|Marsha Fort, Vice-Chair
Mission Central strives to support, promote, and increase the church involvement of individual members of the congregation in the various program and opportunities for service at Highland Presbyterian Church. This group places emphasis on identifying the talents, gifts and interest of members of the congregation and matching those with the needs and opportunities for involvement within, and outside, the church. In addition, Mission Central seeks to make church growth and outreach a congregational effort, and strives to promote Jesus Christ and the benefits of belonging to this community of faith.
Staff: Cathy Wilson, Ministerial Staff
|Anne Matlack, Chair
|Fran Way, Vice Chair
||Shields Harper, 2nd Mile
|Rob Twaddell, Sound
|Becky McGlothlin, Scottish Heritage
||Lauren Harper, 2nd Mile
||Martha Ann Harrell
The Worship Committee oversees all activities and groups that are involved in creating the worship experience at Highland Presbyterian Church. This committee coordinates the services and events that comprise all aspects of worship.
Promote the program of music throughout the church through participation in adult, youth and children’s choirs and instrumental groups.
Second Mile Service
Plan and oversee all activities relating to the Second Mile Service
Recruit, train and supervise ushers at all services of worship except weddings, ensuring a cross section of the church is involved. Receive offerings at each service of worship. Maintain a funeral ushering team.
Manage the flower calendar for worship, flowers to the shut-ins on Mondays.
Meet with individuals planning weddings, oversee and direct all weddings.
Keep the Sanctuary and Chapel current, clean and appointed for worship and special services.
Obtain and prepare communion elements and arrange for the elders serving communion. Clean and put away items used. Arrange for serving homebound.
Maintain and operate all sound equipment; recruit, train and schedule lay people to operate the equipment at various services.
Highland Learning Center Advisory Board
Staff: Alecia Paschal, Sammy Holden, Cathy Wilson
|| Maryt Reaves
Staff: Georgeanna English
The Recreation Committee is responsible for overseeing the operation and the use of the Highland Presbyterian Church gym, recreation and exercise facilities.
Education – Discipleship
Staff: Alecia Paschal, Georgeanna English
|Janet Whitaker, Co-Chair
||Patti Schob, Co-Chair
|Katherine Parnell, Chair
The Education Committee develops, initiates, and oversees all aspects of the educational programs with the church. The program is organized into three main divisions: adult, youth and children. The Education Committee also has general oversight of the Highland Learning Center through its Advisory Board.
Staff: Dr. Doc Wyle
|Janice Council, Chair
||Flo Edwards, Flowers
||Elva Owen, Stephen Ministry
|Pat Parrott, Crisis Care
||Mary Sutton, Communication
||Carol Ivey, Military
|Steve Mathias, Military
||Phil Harris, Visitation
||Nancy Martin, Visitation
||Elaine Bryant Hayes
This committee is concerned with developing and implementing a plan of spiritual and practical care for the church community. This plan is carried out through a variety of means and oversees various sub-committees, such as the Stephen Ministry Team, Crisis Care, Flower Ministry and Shepherd’s Care Ministry team.
Staff: Sammy Holden, Ernie Johnson
|James Martin, Chair
Staff: Ernie Johnson, Sammy Holden
|| Janice Council
Property and Grounds
Staff: Sammy Holden, Ernie Johnson, Richard Boyer
|Martha Ann Harrell
||June Marie Smith
This committee shall be concerned with all matters pertaining to Highland Presbyterian Church property and its tangible assets. Their work shall be accomplished through the following subcommittees: Property/Maintenance, House and Use, Insurance and Research, Accountability and Purchasing and Columbarium Garden and Church Plantings.
Staff: Kelli Lujan, Shirley Barbour, Sammy Holden
|Steve Mathias, Chair
This work committee is concerned with collecting, analyzing, and disseminating to the congregation all information and data relating to the church and its operation that it deems appropriate and useful.
Staff: Kelli Lujan
Staff: Georgeanna English, Alice Farris
The Hospitality Committee is responsible for ensuring that Highland Presbyterian Church provides a welcoming environment for members and visitors through its volunteer greeters and receptionists and through the kitchen support staff who arrange for the preparation and service of refreshments for a variety of church receptions and activities.