Nathan & Cristi Schroeder
After graduating from North Central University with a degree in pastoral studies and an emphasis in youth ministries, Nathan joined Highland’s team in January 2005, and accepted the position as Lead Pastor in June 2015. Since coming on staff, he has been involved in both international and stateside youth missions trips. His true passion is to see people find, pursue, and fulfill their God-given purpose and design. He hopes to see Small Groups continue to become integral in Highland’s growth and identity and to implement regular non-traditional offsite services and events.
Nathan happily lives in Stevens Point with wife Cristi and two boys, Isaac and Ethan. He enjoys art, music, graphic design, reading, the outdoors (especially hiking in the Southwest), and more than anything, hanging out with his family.
Laura & Tim Michalski
Highland Kids’ Pastor
Laura Michalski oversees Highland’s children’s ministries. Laura came to Highland Church in June 2006 after graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida where she studied Christian leadership and communication.
A native of Waupaca, Laura is excited to be back in central Wisconsin and serving at Highland Church. Laura has a background in theatre and is an avid lover of the arts. She looks forward to seeing drama, music and visual arts regularly incorporated in Highland’s services in a way that enhances our understanding of God.
Laura also has a passion to be used by the Lord in building the foundational faith of children. She is intricately involved in weekly children’s ministries. Posing as Truvy Tropolopogos, a news reporter for Kids Rock News Live, Sofiya Petrova, a famous director from New York, or simply a passionate and dramatic Kid’s Rock teacher, Laura regularly brings the truth of Christ to children in an engaging, interactive way.
In her few moments of spare time after caring for her children, Laura enjoys baking, road trips, board games, time spent with friends… and maybe bowling.
Bob & Melissa Stewart
Bob serves as our Youth Pastor, overseeing grades 7th – 12th. Bob came to Highland in August of 2016 after serving as Youth Pastor in Colorado Spring for over six years. Before moving to Colorado Bob gradated from North Central University with a degree in pastoral studies. He has a passion to reach students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bob enjoys running and spending time with his wife Melissa and two children.
Spiritual Growth Pastor
Traci is our Spiritual Growth Pastor. She has a vision to provide next steps for people on their journey of faith. Sunday School, discipleship classes, Freedom Prayer ministry are all parts of Summit Growth classes which she oversees. Seeing people grow in Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit is Pastor Traci’s passion. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting with her husband Cliff, and two boys.
Fine Arts/Worship Pastor
Tom Corcoran serves as the worship pastor at Highland Church. He loves to lead people into the presence of God through music and worship. He develops teams to lead worship on Sunday mornings and our First Wednesday worship times.
Tom lives in Stevens Point with his wife Anne. He also owns and runs Audio Visual Environments installing home audio, visual and automation services. His children are attending universities around the nation.
Senior Adult Pastor
Carl Winkelman serves those 50 and older at Highland Church. He and his wife Pat love and care for the seniors in our church and community. Carl helps lead our weekly seniors Bible study small group on wednesdays.
Carl and Pat live in Amherst. He has planted and pastors churches throughout his life. Carls greatest love is Jesus Christ and making him known.