Cynthia M. Campbell
Pastor/Head of Staff
Cynthia Campbell joined the Highland Church staff on September 1, 2011 as Interim Pastor/Head of Staff and was installed as Pastor/Head of Staff on January 13, 2013. A native of Pasadena, California, Cynthia began her ministry in Texas and served in three congregations before completing her Ph. D. She joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1981 where she taught theology and ministry and directed the Doctor of Ministry Program. In 1988, she was called to the First Presbyterian Church of Salina, Kansas, as Pastor/Head of Staff, one of the first women to serve a congregation of over 1,000 members as pastor. In 1995, she was named President of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago (one of the ten seminaries of the Presbyterian Church). When she retired in June, her dream was to return to congregational ministry and is delighted to have been invited to Highland. She is the author of A Multitude of Blessings: A Christian Approach to Religious Diversity(2007) and God’s Abundant Table (2011). Cynthia is married to Fred Holper, who recently retired from teaching preaching and worship at McCormick Seminary. They have two adult children who live in Milwaukee and are also the proud human companions of Shadow the cat.
Reverend Doodle Harris
Associate Pastor for Christian Education & Youth
Doodle was called by the congregation of Highland Presbyterian Church on September 21, 2008, and ordained and installed on December 7, 2008. She is a native of Moultrie, Georgia and a life-long Presbyterian. Doodle holds a B.A. from Presbyterian College, a Masters in Music Theory from the University of South Carolina, and a M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She has a lot of experience in youth ministry and a great passion for it!
In searching for where God was calling her to serve, Doodle wrote: “I would like to serve in a church where people worship God with their head and hearts. This church would believe that the core of ministry is relationships with God, among members, and with others seeking to bring hope and justice to the world.”
In her spare time, Doodle enjoys a variety of activities including watching baseball games, trying new foods, traveling, playing with her cats, and reading. She has been to Disney World 17 times!!!
Interim Director of Congregational Life and Mission
Megan joined the staff of Highland Presbyterian Church on January 2nd, 2018. Megan graduated on December 7 from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with an M.Div. and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an elder at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church and a candidate under care of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. Originally from Texas, she is a graduate of Austin College. Following college, she served as a Young Adult Volunteer in Miami working with Haitian and Central American immigrants and refugees. At Crescent Hill, she has served as chair of the Nurture Committee and as director of the Youth Team. Megan will provide staff support for the Congregational Life Committee and the Deacons, as well as supporting and coordinating the work of the Church in the World Committee. Megan will begin assisting regularly in worship, so please make her welcome when you see her.
“I am thrilled to be joining the staff at Highland and looking forward to working alongside each of you, learning from you all, and getting to know the church this coming year. I pray that it will be a year of fruitful ministry and growth for Highland Presbyterian.” -Megan
Reverend Charles Brockwell
Parish Associate for Member Care
Charles is a minister in both the United Methodist and Presbyterian Church (USA) denominations.
After teaching at University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary a combined total of 28 years, he served as pastor of the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church. He has also served churches in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. He is currently a member of the Commission on Preparation for Ministry of the presbytery. Charles will assist the staff in hospital, nursing home and in-home visitation.
Frank A. Heller, III
Director of Music Ministries
Frank oversees the Ministry of Music. His role is to foster the spiritual and musical growth of this congregation. Planning and implementing worship, meeting with the Worship and Spiritual Life Team, nurturing the various choral and instrumental ensembles as well as individual vocalists and instrumentalists, and coordinating the music staff are the major components of his work at Highland. He is a native Louisvillian. He and his wife, Donna, have three children (Jennifer, Shannon, and April) and four grandchildren (Ezekiel and Jasmine Procita, Mason Custard, & Lillyan Cook).
Mike Smith, Church Business Administrator: Ext. 222
Joy Blandin, Church Accountant: Ext. 241
Ann Holmes, Christian Education Assistant
Michaela Reed, Temporary Office Administrator
Rob Miller, Communication Coordinator
Anardo “Nardie” Jackson, Head Custodian
Isam Clark, Custodian
Music In Ministry Staff
Suzanne Bowman: Director of Joyful Noise, Soprano Vocalist / Section Leader
Amanda Boyd: Children’s Music Ministry / Director of the Lyric Choir
Edward Caruthers: Bass Vocalist / Section Leader
Michael Harper: Director of Youth Music Ministry
Frank A. Heller III: Director of Music Ministries
Jennifer Poff: Alto Vocalist / Section Leader
Martha Makela: Director of the Hallelujah Choir
Mary Rapier: Collaborative Artist of the Lyric, Alpha, Omega, & Gospel Choirs
Brian Shaw: Tenor Vocalist / Section Leader
Christie Tompkins: Assistant Director of Youth Music Ministry
Jan Ward: Organist