Meet Our Staff
After a decade in the marketplace, practicing architecture, Doug entered full-time pastoral ministry. He has served as an Associate, Executive and Senior pastor in churches from the Carolinas to California and places in between. Doug's passion is helping people discover the good news that life really is better with Jesus.
Doug is a graduate of Clemson University and Columbia Theological Seminary.
In 2019 Doug, and his wife Kim, joined the family of HPC. They are the proud parents of three daughters, two son-in-laws and four grandchildren.
Alli joined the HPC staff in December 2021 with a heart and gift for worship, but has called HPC home her whole life. While in college, she led worship at her campus ministry as well as spending a summer leading worship for over 7,000 campers which solidified her love for serving in this capacity!
Alli’s favorite things are spending time with her friends, attempting to become a runner and going to any and all concerts. She has her BA in Public Relations from Auburn University as well as her MA in Worship Studies from Liberty University. War Eagle!
Melody joined HPC as the Director of the Preschool Ministry in 2006. She is passionate about children’s ministry and feels that the Preschool Ministry and working with children has been one of the greatest blessings in her life.
Originally from Pilot Mountain, NC, Melody now calls Huntersville her home after marrying her husband, David in 1987. They have raised 3 wonderful sons, Kyle, Samuel and Joseph. Melody enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being outside gardening, hiking, kayaking or walking her dogs and grand dogs.
Teresa received a degree in accounting and that has been followed by a career working in accounting. She had a local trucking company for 40 years before moving from Virginia to North Carolina. Teresa joined the HPC staff in November 2022 and loves being part of a great staff that works together to make sure things run smoothly.
Teresa have been married for 44 years to Johnny and is the proud mother of 1 son. She loves reading and enjoying the great outdoors.
Libby joined the HPC staff in 1995. She is a native of Huntersville and also a lifelong member of HPC. She has three adult children, Jeff, Brandon, and Kristy. She enjoys spending time with her children, her two dogs and her grand dogs. Libby's favorite place to travel is to the coast.
Lisa has called HPC home since 2006 when she went from teaching elementary and middle school students about reading, writing and arithmetic, to teaching them about the immeasurable love Jesus has for us. She grew up in Orlando, Florida and moved to North Carolina to attend Greensboro College. Over the years at HPC and through the ECO denomination, Lisa has become a certified Life Coach and a Commissioned Lay Pastor.
She and her husband, Ro, have 2 adult children, Lane and Erin.
Pastor to Families
Having previously planned for a career in electrical engineering, Mike felt God’s leading into Christian ministry during his senior year in high school. At the age of 19, while a student in college, Mike began 46 years of pastoral ministry which included five churches-three rural, one small town, and one urban. He is a graduate of Union University, Jackson, TN, Southwestern Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mid-America Seminary, Memphis, Tennessee.
Mike and his wife Brenda, joined the family of HPC in 2023. They were parents of three sons—the oldest of which died in 2022. It was the birth of their granddaughter to their middle son Brad and his wife Samantha which led to their move from West Tennessee to the Huntersville area in 2022. Mike and Brenda consider it a great blessing to be a part of the HPC family.
Since graduating from UNC-Greensboro in 2020, Maggie’s foundational love for her church family drew her to work at HPC. Starting out in the Pre-School and then moving into Kids Ministry, she is committed to nurturing the faith of young hearts and sparking a lifelong love for Jesus.
Director of Kids Ministry
Laurie joined the HPC staff in 2008 after working in the finance and legal fields. She graduated from Sacred Heart University where she met and married her husband, Jeff. They have two children, Jason and Emily, and they welcomed their son-in-law, Payton, into the family in 2022.
Laurie’s favorite pastimes are reading and taking her beloved golden retriever, Hazel, for long walks.
"And now you are living stones that are being used to build a spiritual house.”
- 1 PETER 2:5
The New Testament encourages a model of shared leadership that recognizes the unique gifts of every member of the Church Body. At HPC leadership is shared between the Pastor and Elders who together comprise the Church Session
Elder Class of 2024
Elder Class of 2025
Elder Class of 2026