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Highpoint Staff

who we are

We are here to serve and shepherd you.

Our desire is to help you engage with God and in community with others. We want to care for you and to help you get connected into ministry and relationships at Highpoint.

Our Senior Pastor

Ron and Jody Zappia started Highpoint Church in 2000. As founding and senior pastor, Pastor Ron is a preacher, author, and leader. He has been preaching God’s Word for over 25 years, author of The Marriage Knot book, a regular conference speaker, and vision leader for church multiplication through the Highpoint Send Network. Ron and Jody have been married since 1989 and have three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and a granddaughter.

Visit Ron Zappia's website

Staff Teams

Executive Leadership

Ron Zappia

Senior Pastor

Craig Steiner

Executive Pastor 

Todd Rukes

Executive Creative Pastor

Jodi Elliott

Executive Director of Administration 
Core Leadership

Ron Zappia

Senior Pastor

Craig Steiner

Executive Pastor

Todd Rukes

Executive Creative Pastor

Jodi Elliott

Executive Director of Administration 

Joe Nelson

Senior Director of Operations

Tyler Herbst

Director of Production + IT
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Kelly Maher

Highpoint Kids Director + Kids Champion

Bethany Smith

Director of Women's Ministry

Mike Saukstelis

Director of Highpoint Cares
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Shayna Griffin

Executive Assistant + Communications Manager
Location Pastors

Craig Steiner

Executive Pastor

Al Guerra

Highpoint Español Pastor

Matt Decola

Location Pastor, North Aurora
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Celby Hadley

Location Pastor, Romeoville

Dave Ludwig

Location Pastor, Wheaton
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AJ Reynolds

Location Pastor, Monmouth
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CJ Komarynsky

Associate Location Pastor, Naperville

Kihwan Choi

Highpoint Korean Pastor

Rodney Massey

Location Pastor, Stateville
Support Staff

Tyler Herbst

Director of Production + IT
Shayna NP Page

Shayna Griffin

Executive Assistant & Communications Manager

Carol Novak

Business & Benefits Coordinator

Oscar Salazar

Communications Coordinator

Reuben Garza

Music Director

Libny Lopez

HPK Childcare Coordinator
Database Coordinator

Shauni Etheridge

Executive Assistant

Alex Zhdan

Facility Director

Dan Pagni

Facility Coordinator

Yelena Filatov

Facility Coordinator

Isaac Etheridge

Production Coordinator

Sharon Lewandowski

Director of Toddler’s Campus
Naperville Ministry Staff

Craig Steiner

Executive Pastor 

Al Guerra

Highpoint Español Pastor

CJ Komarynsky

Associate Location Pastor, Naperville

Kelly Maher

DIrector of Highpoint Kids

Bethany Smith

Director of Women’s Ministry

Shayna Griffin

Executive Assistant & Communications Manager

Monique Nelson

Naperville Administrative Assistant
Wheaton Ministry Staff

Dave Ludwig

Location Pastor, Wheaton

Sara Smith

Worship Leader

Marina Cruz

Kids Coordinator
North Aurora Ministry Staff

Matt DeCola

Location Pastor, North Aurora

Tim Hageland

Worship Leader

Jenny Masters

Kids Coordinator

Mel Jerome

Student Coordinator
Romeoville Ministry Staff

Celby Hadley

Location Pastor, Romeoville

Al Guerra

Highpoint Español Pastor

David Larsen

Worship Leader

Courtney Voogt

Kids Coordinator
Monmouth Ministry Staff

AJ Reynolds

Location Pastor, Monmouth

Adam Friedline

Worship Leader

Jon Jain

Student Director

Karina McIntyre

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Ferguson

Kids Coordinator
Highpoint Español Staff

Al Guerra

Highpoint Español Pastor

Marly Salazar

Administrative Assistant
Highpoint Korean Staff

Kihwan Choi

Highpoint Korean Pastor
Stateville Staff

Rodney Massey

Location Pastor, Stateville
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