Staff

Senior Minister:

Rev. Kara Courtney is the Minister at Highland Park Christian Church. She especially enjoys serving in ministry through mission (outreach) projects and with the youth.  Rev. Kara was ordained in Wichita, Kansas in 2009, and has degrees from Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and Texas Christian University. She, her partner, Patrick, and their son, daughter, and dog have lived in Des Moines since 2010.

Children’s Ministry Director

Sharon Hearn is the director of Children’s Ministries at Highland Park Christian Church. Her ministry began here in 2004.  She serves the children by preparing Sunday School and Children’s Church for elementary aged children. Sharon also directs and oversees the Nursery.

Office Manager:

Joan Jones serves in ministry as the church’s office manager  She assists in coordinating the publicity and calendars of the various ministries, in addition to supporting staff.  Joan began serving Highland Park Christian Church in 1993.