Staff/Leadership

Board of Ministry Leaders

  • Ministry Staff
  • Creative Director

Bio

Jason has been serving in ministry for the past 10 years of his life directing and coordinating musicians, designers, and other artists to express worship on Sunday mornings and beyond. Originally from New Jersey, Jason moved to Providence, Rhode Island to pursue a degree in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating in 2010, Jason continued to serve the city through his ministry until being called to Highrock Brookline in 2018, where he currently leads worship and all things creative.

  • Ministry Staff

Bio

Lannie was born and raised in Maryland and came to Boston to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where she graduated with an MA in Counseling and an MA in Educational Ministries in 2011. She came to Highrock Brookline a month after the church plant launched in 2008 and never left. She currently serves in various capacities, including finance. Outside of Highrock, she works full-time as a clinical supervisor for a community-based counseling program and is a mom to Kyrie and wife to Pastor John.

Board of Overseers

  • Associate Pastor

Bio

Originally from Japan, Yumiko moved to Boston to pursue a master's degree in Humanitarian Aid and International Development at Tufts University. After graduating in 2006, Yumiko stayed in Boston and served at Highrock Arlington as a pastoral intern before being sent out with Pastor Josh to plant Highrock Brookline. Yumiko recently returned from serving abroad for one year at the Tokyo Life Church in Japan and continues to serve the Brookline community on the pastoral staff.

  • Assistant Pastor

Bio

John was born and raised in Maryland and after receiving the call to full-time ministry, came up to the Boston area to attend Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity. He is married to fellow staff member Lannie and is the father of a baby boy named Kyrie. He has been serving at Highrock for the past 7 years and currently serves as the pastor of discipleship and spiritual formation.

  • Board of Overseers

Bio

Bill moved to Boston after graduating from U Mass Amherst in 2013. He works as a software developer in financial services and is pursuing his MBA part-time. He recently moved to the Boston Landing area of Brighton and enjoys fixing things, brewing beer, and riding motorcycles. As an overseer of Highrock Brookline, Bill is excited to represent the other young adults within the church and to see the lives of people who attend our church transforming because of their relationships with Jesus.

  • Board of Overseers

Bio

Originally from New York City, Jessica came up to Boston for graduate school at Northeastern University.  She was part of the church plant in 2008 has served within a number of ministries over the years, most recently as an Ohana leader and a leader in the Women's Ministry.  Jessica is passionate about prayer and is excited to use this gifting in her role as an overseer, particularly in this season of repentance and revival. She works as a school psychologist for a local school district.

  • Board of Overseers

Bio

Abby has been attending Highrock since 2014. In addition to her role as overseer she also serves in the Kidsrock ministry as a small group leader. Abby is originally from California but moved to the east coast to attend Tufts University where she studied Civil Engineering. She has been living and working in the Boston area since then. 

  • Board of Overseers

Bio

Kathleen has been attending Highrock Brookline since 2015. After graduating from UNC - Chapel Hill in 2012 she returned to New England to explore different career paths leading her to Boston. Soon after joining Highrock her love of food quickly got her serving on the Soulfood team and now she serves as a leader for the Soulfood ministry. As an overseer of Highrock Brookline, Kathleen is excited to serve God and the members of Highrock Brookline in new ways.