OUR LEADERS:

Geoffrey Gear, CHOIR DIRECTOR, is a Senior at Otterbein University, currently pursuing a BM of Vocal Performance. While only recently becoming interested in classical music after attending Otterbein, Geoffrey has never been a stranger to singing. He began singing in choirs when he was 12 years old, and began performing in local musicals at age 14. Geoffrey’s rep consists mainly of Operatic literature and art songs.  However, those are by no means his only interests. He also sings jazz, and sometimes musical theater!  Geoffrey hopes that he may use his musical talents to inspire hope and joy in the world we live in, and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Highlands Presbyterian Church as the Senior Choir Director! 

Hayden Glasgow, ORGANIST, is a senior at Thomas Worthington High School and will attend college the fall of 2019 to major in organ performance.  His training started on piano at age 5, currently studying piano with Dr. Nicholas Ross, Otterbein University, and organ with Cathie Brown and Dr. Jason Keefer, Pontifical College Josephinum.  Hayden is a student member of the American Guild of Organists and enjoys attending their workshops and concerts and performing in their student recitals.  

 

He attended the Pipe Organ Encounter in Virginia last summer and the Baldwin Wallace Summer  Music Institute in 2018.  Hayden placed third in the L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ National Competition at the University of Connecticut.  In addition to playing piano and organ, Hayden is also strongly focused in academics, maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout his high school career, and is especially interested in fields of English and Law. He hopes to graduate with an organ performance degree from a high ranking conservatory and continue his organ performance well into the future. 

Rev. Desiree Youngblood will serve as our Sunday Supply Minister from September 23 through the end of October. Desiree has pastored three congregations, most recently Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Pickerington. She is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Semi-nary.

Brenda Wilson, our Children’s  Ministry Director, lives in Delaware with her husband and has two grown daughters.  She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.A. in English, and later received an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 13 years she worked as a children's librarian and a reference librarian. Her family was active for many years at First Presbyterian Church in Delaware, where she was ordained as an Elder and served on the Christian Education, Worship & Music, Fellowship, Stewardship, and Library committees, and sang in the Chancel Choir.  In 2002, she was hired as the Director of Christian Education, a position she held until 2011.  Brenda has been a volunteer for the Presbytery of Scioto Valley, serving on several committees, leading workshops, helping plan events and commissioner to the General Assembly in 2009.

Pat Henneforth, Administrative Assistant, moved to Columbus in November, 2012 from northeastern Pennsylvania. She worked for 18 years as Student Success Advocate, Director of Tutoring, Parent Liaison, and dance aerobics instructor at a small liberal arts college. She has an AA in Business Administration and a BA in Communications.