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 Plover, WI and enjoys running and spending time with his wife Melissa and two children.
Spiritual Growth Pastor
Traci Koziczkowski is Highland's Spiritual Growth Pastor. Beyond working full time in law enforcement and attending UWSP, she leads in Sunday School, discipleship classes and Freedom Prayer ministry. She has a vision to provide next steps for people on their journey of faith. Seeing people grow in Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit is Pastor Traci’s passion.
Pastor Traci loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting with her husband Cliff. She's also leads others to live a healthy lifestyle through exercise and eating well.
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 first Wednesday 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 WI.
Senior Adult Pastor
Carl Winkelman focuses on serving adults 50 years and older at Highland Church, but reaches everyone with his love for the Word and the Spirit. Pastor Carl cares for the seniors in our church and community by leading a weekly seniors' Bible study and through personal visitation.
Carl and his wife Pat live in Custer, WI. They have planted and pastored multiple churches throughout their lives, and are currently enjoying "retirement" from a career on the railroad. Carl's greatest love is Jesus Christ and making him known.