Kent Winters-Hazelton
Transitional Pastor / Head of Staff

502.451.2910 Ext. 225

Kent Winters-Hazelton joined our staff as the Transitional Pastor and Head of Staff in September.  He has extensive experience serving congregations on the east and west coasts through the interim experience.   For the last 13 years, he served as the Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence, KS, where he maintains his home. Kent is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

A native Californian, Kent attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.  There he met his wife Carolynn.  She is also a PCUSA minister, and has recently served as the Campus Pastor for the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at Kansas University.  She is the current Pastor at Westside Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

Together, they are accompanied in life by their two rescue dogs, Hampton and Cabo.

Megan McCarty
Associate Pastor for Mission and Membership

502.451.2910 Ext. 223

Megan joined the staff of Highland Presbyterian Church on January 2nd, 2018. She graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with dual master’s degrees in ministry and therapy (she holds both an M.Div. as well as a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy.) Originally from Texas, she holds a B.A. in art and anthropology from Austin College in Sherman, TX. Following college, she served as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) in Miami working with Haitian and Central American immigrants and refugees. While the YAV program is only one year long, she ended up staying five years in Florida discerning a call to ministry and mission before moving to Louisville for seminary. Megan is also seeking licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and works part time at Creative Family Counseling. She and her spouse Shannon have one daughter, Lily, who enjoys rolling around the back of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Megan enjoys doing anything outdoors and loves fall weather in Kentucky!

Charles-BrockwellReverend 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.

Dr. Vini Frizzo
Director of Music Ministries

502.451.2910 Ext. 239

Carlo Vincetti (Vini) Frizzo joined us as our Director of Music Ministries in August of 2019.  He graduated with a doctorate in choral conducting and composition from Indiana University. He holds a BA in keyboard studies and French from Murray State University and a Master of Music in composition from Louisiana State University. Prior to beginning doctoral studies, he taught music theory and composition at Sam Houston State University. He has served as music director for the past five years at First United Church in Bloomington, Indiana, where he conducted the adult choir and hand bell choir. During his doctoral studies he has conducted various ensembles including chamber works, operas, symphonies, and a cappella groups. He has also won several awards in composition including the American Prize in Composition for Light/Pop music.

Administrative Staff

Joy Blandin, Church Accountant: Ext. 241 (Working Remotely)
Ann Holmes
, Christian Education Assistant

Kathleen Poole, Administrative Assistant: Ext. 221
Rob Miller, Church Administrator: Ext. 227

Music In Ministry Staff

Vini Frizzo: Director of Music Ministries: Ext. 239
Suzanne Bowman: Director of Joyful Noise
Karen Crow: Soprano Vocalist / Section Leader
Edward Caruthers
: Bass Vocalist / Section Leader

Jennifer Poff Trentham: Alto Vocalist / Section Leader
Martha Makela: Director of the Hallelujah Choir
Brian Shaw: Tenor Vocalist / Section Leader
Ben Weaver: Organist

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