Staff/Leadership

Church Staff

  • Senior Pastor

Bio

Josh, along with his wife and 40 others, planted Highrock Church in Brookline in 2008. He served at Highrock Church in Arlington before that. Josh is originally from a rural community in Illinois but moved to the Boston area in 2003 to pursue his seminary degree. He has 2 incredible daughters, Lucy and Agnes, and he lives in the Brookline community. His role at the church focuses on teaching and leadership.

  • Assistant 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.

  • 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
  • Kidsrock Director

Bio

Phyllis Myung grew up in Seattle, WA, but her love of the East Coast brought her to Bryn Mawr College in PA. She eventually made her way to Boston and fell in love with her husband Roger. Together, they have a delightful daughter named Noa. For the past 25 years, Phyllis has been involved with children’s ministry. She loves being the Kidsrock Director at Highrock Brookline because it lets her live out her passion for children and families.

  • 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.

  • Ministry Staff
  • Church Planter in Residency

Bio

Andy currently serves as pastor of the Highrock Southwest Boston Church plant, a part of our ministry at Highrock Brookline. While getting his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, Andy attended Highrock Arlington, serving as director of the community outreach ministry. From 2008-2017, he served with InterVarsity Chrsitian Fellowship in the Boston area and in Connecticut. In 2017, Andy and his wife Lisa moved to Hyde Park to plant a new Highrock in the Hyde Park/Roslindale area. They currently live in Hyde Park with their four children.

Overseers

  • Chair of Overseers

Bio

Cyrus Chung grew up in Newton and, after an extended absence from the Boston area, came back in 2014 and began attending Highrock that August. As an Overseer, Cyrus hopes that his work will foster a genuine, revived community at Highrock Brookline, ready to follow the call of Jesus wherever it may lead. He works as an attorney in the greater Boston area.

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.

Bio

Mini is an Epidemiologist who lives in Brookline Village with her husband George and two daughters Vandana (Vandy) and Tuhina. Mini loves Highrock Brookline! This church has helped her to worship the Lord with all of her heart and soul, study God’s word with renewed vigor, pray with more power, and gain a bit more wisdom about the depth and breadth of our Gods great love for us. Mini's vision for Highrock Brookline is that the Holy Spirit will move powerfully in the church, love will permeate the atmosphere, and driven by God's love, we will reach out and draw more people to Him, the one who died for us and rose again!

Bio

Quaime (rhymes with "same") immigrated to Boston after 2nd grade from the island of Montserrat in the Eastern Caribbean and has lived here ever since. He works as a career counselor at Suffolk University Law School and is a member of the New England Seafarers Mission Board of Trustees. He currently lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood in southwestern Boston. Growing up in a charismatic Christian tradition, Quaime has come to see and deeply value the centrality of the Holy Spirit in the work of the church, both corporately and at an individual level, as manifested through prayer, regular devotional time with God, and finding ways to meaningfully reach and connect with the broken world around us through a Christ-centered ethos.

Bio

Jessica Kim is a tech entrepreneur working on her third startup venture in healthcare. She lives in Newton with her husband, Peter (20 years together!), and three active kids, Kayla (10), Grant (8), and Brandon (5). Jessica loves being an Ohana leader and investing in intimate relationships. Her vision for Highrock is to build a strong base of discipleship and personal relationships where we spur each other on in our walks with Jesus. She is grateful to be part of this Highrock Brookline family!