Nathan & Cristi Schroeder
Nathan Schroeder graduated from North Central University with a Bachelor's degree in pastoral studies with an emphasis on youth ministries. In January of 2005, Nathan joined Highland’s team, and accepted the position as Lead Pastor in June 2015. His true passion is to see people find, pursue and fulfill their God-given purpose and design. He desires to help Highland Church grow in love for Jesus and share that love with the community, on a daily basis. Seeing churches work together and helping new churches start are long term goals. It's a dream-come-true for him to help Pastor Chris Mancl launch North Point City Church in Stevens Point, WI.
Nathan happily lives in Stevens Point with his wife Cristi and their two sons. He enjoys art, music, graphic design, vintage synthesizers, the outdoors (especially hiking in the Southwest) and hanging out with his family.
Laura & Tim Michalski
Highland Kids’ Pastor
Laura Michalski oversees Highland’s children’s ministries. Laura began ministering at Highland Church in June 2006 after graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida where she studied Christian leadership and communication.
Pastor Laura's greatest joy in ministry comes as she leads a team in building the foundational faith of children. Using her background in the arts and theatre, Laura regularly brings the truth of Christ to children in an engaging, interactive way. You may even catch her directing a stage full of young actors as they share Jesus in fun, creative ways.
As natives of Waupaca, Laura and her husband, Tim (Highland Church's Business Administrator), enjoy spending time with their two children, close to extended family and friends. In her few moments of spare time, Laura enjoys doing home projects and updates, baking, knitting, taking road trips, playing board games… and maybe bowling.
Bob & Melissa Stewart
Bob Stewart serves as Highland's Youth Pastor, overseeing students in grades 7th – 12th, including the teenagers of Highland's church plant in Stevens Point. He also oversees Outreach efforts to pursue God's vision for each neighborhood and the world. Bob began serving at Highland in August of 2016 after Youth Pastoring in Colorado Springs, CO for over six years. Before that, Bob graduated from North Central University with a degree in pastoral studies. He has a true passion to reach students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bob is proud to live in Stevens Point and enjoys running and spending time with his wife Melissa and two children.
Fine Arts/Worship Pastor
Tom Corcoran serves as the worship pastor at Highland Church. Beyond consulting in the world of high-end home automation, Tom prioritizes his efforts to serve at Highland by developing teams to lead worship on Sunday mornings and during our "Encounter" worship times on the third Sunday night of most months. He loves to lead people into the presence of God through music and worship.
Tom lives in Stevens Point with his wife Anne. In his spare time, Tom helps to lead a local non-profit, Heartland Leadership Initiatives, in Central Wisconsin.