Our Lead Pastor Ron Richmond has done a variety of things in ministry. He has been a Youth Pastor, an Executive Pastor and a Lead Pastor. He also traveled all over the U.S. as a guest speaker in churches as well as a consultant in refocusing before coming to Highland in June of 2010. Ron's passion is to preach the Bible in a way that God can use the power of the word to bring about spiritual change in the lives of people. Some of Ron's favorite things are riding roller coasters, going zip lining and driving his 2012 Chevy Camaro. Ron and his wife Wanda of 54 years have one son Todd, who is married to Lorie; who have three children, Christian, Jenna and DJ and his all-time favorite, a Great-granddaughter, Brooke.
Nathan is our Associate Pastor. Highland Nazarene has been his church home since 2003. He was called to the ministry at the age of 16, and has dedicated his life to the Lord. Nathan studied at Grand Canyon Univ. in Arizona and is continuing his studies in the Nazarene Church toward ordination. In addition to helping Pastor Ron he teaches our men's Sunday school class on Sundays and teaches every Wednesday night. He joined our team in April of 2015. Nathan is married to Hailey and they have one precious daughter, Mable. They reside in Highland, IN.
Ryan lives in Bourbonnais, IL., near Olivet Nazarene University, where he completed his MA in Religious Studies degree last Spring. He believes strongly that worship is most effective when it is both Spirit-led and adapting to the different needs within each church family. Moreover, he believes Music Ministry to be an exciting opportunity for all people (musician or not) to become involved with the mission of God. He has been at Highland since mid-2021. He reflects on his time at the church: "I truly believe this church congregation and its leadership is unique; they truly care for and take you in as a member of a family. I've been so blessed to call this place home and am excited for where God is taking us." In addition to serving at Highland, Ryan also works as an Assistant for Olivet's Computer Science Department and is the Director for the university's Esports program.
Tiffany Greer transferred to Highland Nazarene Church from her home church in 2017. She is happily married since 1998 to Mitch, and grateful mother to Heidi (’03) and Bradley (’07). Tiffany has worked with teens and young adults for over 25 years as a Sunday School teacher, Bible Study leader, Professor, and as the Youth Director at Highland since 2020. Her favorite part of working with teens is their honesty and laughing together. Her favorite activity is Fall Retreat where they get away and have lots of quality time together. If she were to give any advice to a teen it would be, “Know you are loved, adored, chosen, and completely cherished by the Creator of the stars. He has amazing plans for you when you surrender your life to Him.” Come to youth group to find out more! We have Sunday School every Sunday morning at 9:30 and Youth Group every Wednesday night from 6-7:30 at The Haven.
Michelle lives in Highland with her husband Roger of 53 years. They have 3 married children and 4 wonderful grandchildren. For the past 23 years at Highland First she has worked in the Children's Dept and since April 2014 she is honored to be the Children's Director. She loves the children, learning with them and having fun together! There's never a dull moment! She also coordinates fun activities for our church, including our annual picnic, vendor fair, game nights and more.