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
  • 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.

Board of Overseers

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.