our staff

  • judie hahn

    worship ministry director

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    Responsibilities:

    Judie leads and coordinates the musical and media areas of our worship services. Along with playing piano and singing, her driving passion is to see the church grow in the knowledge of God's character and the truth of His word in hopes that it will lead to an unhindered, complete surrendered worship of our Savior. She loves leading the band and working with the sound and media teams to help them continually be reminded that they are there to lead by being true worshippers... and have a lot of fun playing music too!


    Family:

    Judie has been at The Church of the Highlands since February 2009. Her husband Lance, was called to be our pastor in June of 2009 and Judie joined the staff later in 2012 as worship leader. She and Lance have 3 boys. There is never a dull moment in this household!


    Hobbies:

    Judie might be seen up front, leading or on "stage" but her greater passion is to lead and disciple the three little ones in her own home. Her love is for the Lord, her family and the people God places around her. If she can ever squeeze in a few moments of spare time, photography, sewing and finding something messy to organize are really high on her list. Dear to Judie's heart right now is Zephaniah 3:17..."The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing."

  • gayle jones

    children's ministry director

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    Responsibilities: 

    Gayle is the Children's director of the Kidztown ministry, which includes children from three years of age to fifth grade. She works closely with parents and volunteers to minister and instill God's Word into the hearts and minds of each child. One of her greatest joys is to see children grow in their relationship with the Lord. 


    Family:

    Gayle has been at The Church of the Highlands since 2003. She and her husband, Jimmy have three children; Ryan, Kaitlynn, and Brendan. She is proud that all of her family serve the Lord.


    Hobbies:

    Gayle loves traveling and spending time with her family. She is known to enjoy games and be a little on the competitive side. Her favorite Scripture is, "Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

  • jaime mCcauley

    COH assistant


    Responsibilities: 

    Jaime assists in the COH office part time with various administrative needs. She works alongside Sandy, our administrative ministry assistant, to aid in weekly office tasks.


    Family:

    Jaime is a stay at home wife and mother to her beautiful newborn daughter, Cecilia. She is married to Jonathon McCauley and, together, they began attending The Church of the Highlands in 2014. 


    Hobbies:

    Jaime loves spending time with and taking care of her husband and family. In her spare time she loves eating healthy food, doing crafts, raps, dances, or anything to make someone laugh. 

  • sandy mcknight

    administrative ministry ASSISTANT & bookKeeping

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    Responsibilities:

    Sandy has had the daily privilege of serving alongside many of the ministry leaders here at COH. For more than four years, she has had the opportunity to use the gifts God has given her to do the work for which He has equipped her. Her responsibilities range from bookkeeping to pastoral assistant and every thing that falls in between.


    Family:

    Sandy loves spending time with her family. She is the only girl of four siblings and absolutely adores her nephew and seven nieces. 


    Hobbies:

    Some of Sandy's other favorite things are: music, a good cup of coffee, any outdoor sport, movies, and lots of laughter.

  • todd mcknight

    janitorial & BUILDING Maintenance

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    Responsibilities:

    Todd keeps the facilities clean and orderly for the church worship services on both Wednesday and Sunday. Todd also works on miscellaneous projects that need to be done around the property.


    Family:

    Todd is the husband of Kerry and the father to their two daughters, Elena (11) and Lexi (9). Todd and Kerry have also participated in foster care for the last five years and have fostered seven children during that time. Todd and Kerry also homeschool their children and are involved in different ways at their church. 


    Hobbies:

    After family and church ministry, Todd enjoys playing just about any sport. Some of his favorites include golf and volleyball. 

  • missy root

    Sunday Am, nursery ministry director

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    Responsibilities:

    Missy coordinates, leads, and oversees the implementation of the nursery ministry at COH. Her ministry includes children from 6 weeks to 3 years old. She has a wonderful support staff of volunteers, many of which have worked with her for years. Missy works diligently to keep the rooms looking neat, clean, and sanitized. On top of the health and safety of the children, Missy cares deeply for their hearts. She takes care that each child is shown the love of Jesus through her regular care and prayer for each of them.


    Family:

    Missy has been at Church of the Highlands since 2002. She and her husband, Terry, have three children, Katie, Sean and Maddie.


    Hobbies:

    Missy spends a lot of her time with children. In addition to her work at COH, Missy also works at a preschool in the Baton Rouge area. She also keeps her new grand-baby as much as possible, all while raising her youngest thirteen year old daughter, Maddie. Missy does find time to enjoy weight lifting and spin class and when there is extra free time she loves reading, gardening, and is a hopeful Pinterest crafter. 

  • Jason Wilson

    Associate Pastor of Youth and Ministry Support

    Responsibilities:

    All the things.  Jack of all things ministry, master of none.


    Family:

    Jason is married to the love of his life Jessica.  He is one of four children born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has been a member of Church of the Highlands since 2008.


    Hobbies:

    Jason loves playing music and taking his dog on long walks.  He is passionate about teaching and sharing his passions with the next generations.  If you see someone walking around the church barefoot, it is probably him.

  • Brandon yoes

    outreach intern


    Responsibilities:

    Brandon oversees and coordinates outreach opportunities for both local and international missions as our church seeks to share the love and message of Christ to all peoples. There will be quarterly opportunities to serve the community as a church that Brandon will organize. He will also connect people with other local outreach opportunities including Rebuilding Together (Habitat For Humanity) and serving at Gardere Community Christian School. Brandon will also connect the church with our international ministries and hopefully set up trips in the near future. He has been overseas on mission trips to multiple countries and has a passion for sharing the good news of Gods kingdom


    Family:

    Brandon and his wife, Ashley, have two sons, Caleb and Micah. Both Brandon and Ashley grew up in Baton Rouge and have deep roots in the local community.


    Hobbies:

    Brandon works full time in the industrial construction industry, and when he is not working or serving with the church he loves spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, doing woodwork, and playing/watching sports.


  • Ashley Yoes

    SUNDAY AM, NURSERY MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Ashley cares for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old in the nursery on Wednesday nights during Fuel for the Family. 


    Ashley was raised in Baton Rouge and has been attending Church of the Highlands for 4 years. She and her husband, Brandon, have two precious boys, Micah and Caleb. 


    Ashley enjoys playing outside with her kids, spending time with family and friends, and eating delicious Louisiana foods.

  • Marie Choi

    Kidztown Ministry Director

    Marie leads and teaches our children's church on Wednesday nights


    Marie has been married to her wonderful husband, Plato, for the past two years.


    Marie enjoys painting, singing, and doing all things creative!