Mark Farish - Senior Pastor
Mark is from Irving, the former home of the Dallas Cowboys. He has been pastor at Lake Highlands since 1992. He graduated from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastored 3 other churches prior to LHBC. He and his wife Teresa, who is a school teacher in Garland, have 2 kids - Mindy, an '09 graduate from Texas A&M (Whoop!) and David.
Trey Groves - Worship & Discipleship Pastor
Trey came to LHBC in the Fall of 2007, after having served in several churches--the most recent of which was a church start in Indiana. He is not new to the neighborhood, however, because he grew up in the White Rock Lake area and graduated from Bryan Adams High School. He is also a graduate of Howard Payne Univ. Trey and his wife, Tami, have 6 kids - Taylor, Quaid, Mav, Jillian, Gianna and Kendra.
Nik Schatz - Family & Executive Pastor
When LHBC voted to add a new position of Family Pastor to our staff, we prayed for God to help us find the person He had planned to serve here. We looked at resumes and talked with folks and it became clear the person we were looking for all along was the guy that always sat in the middle section near the back: our own Nik Schatz! Nik and his family have been members here since 2013 and he officially joined our staff in the summer of 2015. He has pastored a church in Indiana and is currently attending Dallas Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters in Theology. Nik is passionate about the discipleship process and hit the ground running with ideas and plans to help families. Nik and his wife, Anna, have two little ones of their own to practice on: Iren and Juliette.
Tami Groves - Children's Ministry
Being a home-schooling mom of six kids, it isn't hard to believe that Tami has a love for children! (But it IS hard to believe she has any extra moments in her day!) Fortunately, she also has a heart for ministry. We benefit from both of those around here. In the Fall of 2015, Tami became the driving force behind our Wednesday night Awana program. She added Sunday morning responsibilities in January 2016. She brings great organizational skills to our team and we are blessed to have her. Tami is also married to our Worship Pastor, Trey. Talent runs deep in this family!
Kari Kloepper - Kid Connections Director
Kari is in her eighth year as director of our program and has experience with us beyond that title. She has been a teacher here and has a child that "graduated" from our preschool, so she knows the place inside and out! Kari and her husband, Chris, are proud Aggies (Whoop!) and parents of Jacob, Katie, and Hope.
Mary Ann Farish - Financial Secretary
Mary Ann joined LHBC in 1998 and the staff of LHBC in 2004. She happens to be married to Mark's brother, Tim, and has three children: Rachel, Daniel, and Lizzy. Mary Ann is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University, although it was still a college when she went there. Daniel and his wife, Nichole, have recently added a new title to Mary Ann: Grandma!
Kim Kelley - Secretary
Kim joined the staff in March of 2006 and brings her creative skills to the office. Kim is married to Shawn (who is our web site guru) and they have 1 daughter, Leah. Most of the time, hers is the friendly voice you get when you call. (No, we didn't mean that she is only friendly most of the time...)