Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
El Salvador. Ireland. Argentina. Peru. Highland has been around the world expressing God’s love and service. Offering Him all that we have. We are very passionate congregation that is active in mission and outreach. We’re on a mission to learn, build, teach, and grow with other cultures.
We enthusiastically support the ministries and work of eight missionaries around the world. When they come to the area, we regularly host our PCUSA missionaries and feature them for speaking and fellowship opportunities so that we can learn and grow through their journeys. In addition, Highland members go on a number of mission trips, globally, where we will be hosted through our PCUSA missionaries that we support.
Meet Our Missionaries
Caroline Kurtz grew up in Ethiopia as a “mish kid,” inspired and infused by her parents’ 23-year service as missionaries in that country. She returned with her own family in 1990 where she taught English in Ethiopia, Nairobi, Kenya and the Sudan’s Kakuma Refugee Camp. After returning to the US where she wrote a book reflecting on her experiences, she has returned to Ethiopia to help American churches connect with their growing partner church.
Dennis and Maribel Smith
Residents of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dennis and Maribel Smith serve a dual ministry. Dennis is the Presbyterian Church (USA) regional liaison for South America. Maribel is in ministry in the home and volunteers as part of a network treating post-traumatic stress and seeking alternatives to violence.
Heather and Habtom Kedebe
Heather and Habtom are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with underprivileged youth through sports and education. Both trained nurses, they are currently serving outreach camps in Sandafa, Ethiopia as members of the Antioch Partners, a missionary organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.