Senior Pastor

After spending 7 years in the business world, Pastor Ron and his wife, Jody, felt called to plant a church. He quit his job, went to seminary, and in the year 2000, stepped out in faith with Jody and a handful of people to plant Highpoint Church. What started as a small gathering of people in a high school auditorium has grown to be a multi-site church reaching thousands across Chicagoland and Illinois. Pastor Ron has since raised up and sent out church planters to plant vertically oriented, gospel-centered churches around the country through the Highpoint Send Network

Highpoint Ministries, the teaching ministry of Pastor Ron, was launched in 2013 to provide comprehensive teaching from God’s Word through radio, podcasts, conferences, and print resources including Ron & Jody’s Marriage Knot book. 

Pastor Ron is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife Jody live in Wheaton, IL and have three adult daughters Allie, Erin, and Emily.


Teaching Pastor

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College and serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than one million individuals each week. Stetzer is also Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000 readers.

Central Leadership
  • Steve Smith
    Steve Smith Executive Pastor
  • Amy Martin
    Amy Martin Senior Director of Engagement
  • Marty Rowan
    Marty Rowan Family + Student Pastor
  • Kelly Maher
    Kelly Maher Highpoint Kids Director
  • Ashley Eichmann
    Ashley Eichmann Highpoint Cares Director
  • Justin Strode
    Justin Strode Senior Creative Director
  • Scott Visk
    Scott Visk Senior Operations Director
  • Ron Hornyak
    Ron Hornyak Business Director
  • Robert Johnson
    Robert Johnson Global Missions Coordinator
  • Sharon Lewandowski
    Sharon Lewandowski Director of Toddlers Campus
  • Alex Zhdan
    Alex Zhdan Facilities Director
  • Jodi Elliott
    Jodi Elliott Database Coordinator
  • Lesley Kaloustian
    Lesley Kaloustian Cafe Coordinator
  • Carol Novak
    Carol Novak Executive Assistant to the Executive Pastor
Naperville Campus
  • Craig Steiner
    Craig Steiner Naperville Campus Pastor
  • John Hinger
    John Hinger Online Campus Pastor
  • Al Guerra
    Al Guerra Highpoint en Español Pastor
  • Marly Salazar
    Marly Salazar Highpoint en Español Coordinator
  • Cheyenne Johnson
    Cheyenne Johnson Highpoint Kids Coordinator, Naperville
  • Shayna Griffin
    Shayna Griffin Naperville Campus Administrative Assistant
  • Dan Pagni
    Dan Pagni Facilties Coordinator
  • Liz Paquette
    Liz Paquette Highpoint Kids Coordinator, Naperville
Wheaton Campus
  • Eric Stone
    Eric Stone Wheaton Campus Pastor
  • Casey Flitsch
    Casey Flitsch Student Pastor
  • Lori Atkins
    Lori Atkins Highpoint Kids Wheaton Coordinator
  • Tim Yach
    Tim Yach Pastoral Resident
  • Mike Collins
    Mike Collins Wheaton Production Assistant
Romeoville Campus
  • Dave Ludwig
    Dave Ludwig Romeoville Campus Pastor
  • Carl Fisher
    Carl Fisher Romeoville Student Coordinator / Pastoral Resident
  • Michelle Mekeel
    Michelle Mekeel Highpoint Kids Romeoville Coordinator
  • Liz Fisher
    Liz Fisher Highpoint Kids Coordinator, Romeoville
North Aurora Campus
  • Matt DeCola
    Matt DeCola North Aurora Campus Pastor
  • Shawna DeCola
    Shawna DeCola Highpoint Kids Coordinator, North Aurora
  • Matt Guimbellot
    Matt Guimbellot North Aurora Student Coordinator
  • Anne Rodrigez
    Anne Rodrigez Production Assistant
Monmouth Campus
  • AJ Reynolds
    AJ Reynolds Monmouth Campus Pastor
  • Karina McIntyre
    Karina McIntyre Administrative Assistant
  • Alan McKee
    Alan McKee Director of Media
  • Mike Hanson
    Mike Hanson Director of Biblical Counseling
  • Shanda Brownlee
    Shanda Brownlee
  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnson Facilities Director
  • Mindy Newberry
    Mindy Newberry Highpoint Kids Coordinator
  • Justin Strode
    Justin Strode Senior Creative Director
  • Calum Shaw
    Calum Shaw Worship Director
  • Tyler Herbst
    Tyler Herbst Tech Director
  • Tom Cirillo
    Tom Cirillo Graphic Design Coordinator
  • Carlie Shaw
    Carlie Shaw Worship Coordinator
  • Ben Kafer
    Ben Kafer Worship Coordinator
  • Sara Masterson Smith
    Sara Masterson Smith Worship Leader
  • Tyisha Brown
    Tyisha Brown Worship Leader
Elders + Wives
  • Pastor Ron & Jody Zappia
    Pastor Ron & Jody Zappia
  • Craig & Laurie Hufford
    Craig & Laurie Hufford Elder Chair, Senior Elder Team/Bolingbrook/Romeoville
  • John & Theresa Lessick
    John & Theresa Lessick Senior Elder Team/Naperville
  • Dave & Cindy Heslinga
    Dave & Cindy Heslinga Senior Elder Team/Wheaton
  • Daniel & Natasha Kovalev
    Daniel & Natasha Kovalev
  • Isaac & Meriel Champagne
    Isaac & Meriel Champagne
  • David & Cynthia Iglesias
    David & Cynthia Iglesias Naperville
  • Steve & Becky Madawick
    Steve & Becky Madawick Bolingbrook/Romeoville
  • Jasen & Suzanne Beste
    Jasen & Suzanne Beste Bolingbrook/Romeoville
  • Marchel & Sarah Rogers
    Marchel & Sarah Rogers North Aurora
  • Ronn & Michele Smith
    Ronn & Michele Smith Bolingbrook/Romeoville
  • Dave & Michelle Filicicchia
    Dave & Michelle Filicicchia Wheaton
  • Steve & Jane Johnson
    Steve & Jane Johnson Naperville
Toddler's Campus Preschool
  • Sharon Lewandowski
    Sharon Lewandowski Director of Toddlers Campus
  • Mrs. Swoboda
    Mrs. Swoboda Associate Director of Toddler's Campus
  • Mrs. Chase
    Mrs. Chase
  • Mrs. Gubenko
    Mrs. Gubenko
  • Mrs. Hamsho
    Mrs. Hamsho
  • Mrs. Kortenhoeven
    Mrs. Kortenhoeven
  • Mrs. Marquez
    Mrs. Marquez
  • Ms. Morrison
    Ms. Morrison
  • Mrs. Poke
    Mrs. Poke
  • Mrs. Reid
    Mrs. Reid
  • Mrs. Singleton
    Mrs. Singleton
  • Mrs. Sisk
    Mrs. Sisk
  • Mrs. Sisk
    Mrs. Sisk
  • Mrs. Wilke
    Mrs. Wilke
  • Beth Golz
    Beth Golz
  • Betsy Blackmon
    Betsy Blackmon
  • Betsy Love
    Betsy Love

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