Highland Presybyterian Church

Staff

(Pictured from bottom left to bottom right: Gidget Payne, Darryl Ray, Nate Zullinger, Courtney Stevens, Debbie Layman, Randy Harris, Joy Hamilton and Betty Roberson.)

Randy Harris
, Pastor, began serving at Highland in July, 2008. He loves the way that Highland so generously puts its faith into action through every part of its worshiping, learning, caring and serving life, and is grateful for the church’s rich heritage of reaching out into the community of Winston-Salem.  Randy is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in VA, Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  He has served as Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian in Columbus, GA and as Pastor of Pickens Presbyterian in Pickens, SC. He and his wife, Carol Ann, have a son and daughter, Marshall and Morgan.

His e-mail address is rharris@highlandpres.org.

Debbie Layman, Associate Pastor, began serving at Highland in November, 2004. Debbie's interests at Highland include helping us care for each other in times of sorrow and joy, engaging in mission, welcoming new members and facilitating fellowship groups. She is a graduate of Davidson College in NC and Princeton Theological Seminary in NJ.  Debbie previously served as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian in Urbana, Illinois for eight years. She and her husband Glenn Otterbacher have two young sons, Benjamin and Christopher.

Her e-mail address is dlayman@highlandpres.org

Darryl Ray, Director of Christian Education, began serving at Highland in 2010 as the Interim D.C.E. and accepted the full-time position in 2011. Darryl is a creative and gifted presence with our children, an encourager of women in their faith, and a great organizer for adult education.  Darryl is a graduate of Western Carolina University and has served as a Director of Christian Education for 30 years before coming to Highland, 20 years at Jamestown Presbyterian Church in Jamestown, NC, and 10 years as Associate Director of Children’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC. She and her husband Jim have three adult children and five young grandchildren.

Her e-mail address is dray@highlandpres.org

Courtney Stevens, Associate Pastor-Elect for Youth and Young Adults, began serving at Highland in August, 2014. A graduate of Queens University of Charlotte and Columbia Theological Seminary, GA, Courtney has a heart for ministry with young people. She has served as an intern at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina, and Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She is an enthusiastic presence with a love of connecting young people into the life of the church.
Her e-mail address is cstevens@highlandpres.org

Nate Zullinger, Director of Music, began serving at Highland in October, 2012.  Nate receives great joy from working with choirs, children through adult, worship planning, and sharing his gifts on organ and piano. He has held church music positions with many denominations, including Lutheran, Brethren in Christ, Roman Catholic, and United Church of Christ congregations.  Most recently he was the Director of Music at the United Church in Walpole, MA for eight years.  He graduated from Messiah College with a degree in music education and from Boston University with a doctorate in choral conducting.
His email address is nzullinger@highlandpres.org

Joy Hamilton, Office Business Manager, joined the staff of Highland in November, 2014. She manages all the book-keeping and accounting functions for the church, as well as assists various committees in business management tasks.
Her e-mail address is jhamilton@highlandpres.org

Gidget Payne, part-time Administrative Assistant, joined the staff of Highland in 2015. She maintains the church office database and handles many of the details and support efforts for the staff. In addition, Gidget coordinates volunteers for the Church Office.

Her e-mail address is gpayne@highlandpres.org

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