I'm thrilled you're checking out High Pointe!  Our Church staff and leadership teams are Bible-believing Christians with an authentic love for God. We believe God has called us to equip his church for ministry and want to do our best to raise up leaders who love God, love people, and bear spiritual fruit. Say hello to the leadership staff at High Pointe!

Tim Nelson

Lead Pastor

Pastor Tim attended Eastern Nazarene University in Boston and met his wife Mary, who was from Michigan. Tim and Mary have four great kids! Tim loves scripture and loves learning what it means to be a child of God living in a world that is increasingly hostile to Church.

Tim's hobbies include golf, skiing, sports and playing games. It is his life goal to bridge to the lost and hurting and point them to Christ, who loves them without hesitation.

Randy Murphy

Pastoral Care

Pastor Randy is a retired Nazarene pastor, serving churches in  both Illinois and Michigan. Randy is also a chaplain for Spectrum Health hospitals in the Grand Rapids area. Randy enjoys hunting! He and his wife Linda have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren. 

Josh & Kaley Skinner

Worship Leaders

Josh and Kaley (Davis) Skinner met at Olivet Nazarene University and married in the summer of 2019. Josh and Kaley previously served at Missoula Nazarene Church and came to High Pointe during 2020. They are currently expecting their first child in January 2022.

Katie Farrell

Kids Min Director

Katie began attending High Pointe when her family moved to Grand Rapids in 2021. Katie and her husband grew up in Michigan and have known each other their entire lives…their moms are best friends! They have two beautiful daughters; Autumn (3) and Nora(4 months old).  Katie led a children’s ministry in California for 5 years and fell in love with all things KidMin. Her passion is fueled by a deep desire for all children to discover who God created them to be. She enjoys spending time with her family playing games, going on walks, having movie nights, + cooking together.



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Kelly Doolittle

Office Manager

Kelly has been with the High Pointe staff as the office manager since April 2016. She is married to her husband Jeff and they have three amazing kids. She describes herself as a "blessed girl, wife and mom" I love Jesus, shopping, pizza and the beach.  

Ken Druart

Facilities Manager

Ken has been attending High Pointe shortly after the building opened up. Ken is married to Kym and they share eight children. Ken serves as our custodian and one of our media presenters for the worship team.

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