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Staff and Leadership

Kyle Claunch

Kyle Claunch is the Lead Pastor of Highland Park First Baptist Church. Kyle first came to Highland Park in August 2013 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In May of 2017, Kyle completed his Ph.D. and accepted a position on the faculty of Southern as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. Kyle continues to lead the…

Matthan McQueen

Matthan McQueen is our Associate Pastor of Youth and Discipleship.    He graduated from Indiana State University with a BS degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing prior to moving to Louisville to attend Southern Seminary.  While attending Southern, Matt began leading 6th through 12th-grade ministries at HPFBC in 2000.  Upon completion of his Master of Divinity in Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth in 2002,…

Jay Wollmann

Jay Wollmann has been at Highland Park since October 2011. Jay is a native of Louisville and grew up worshipping and serving at Highview Baptist Church. At Highland Park, he is responsible for planning the weekly worship services and leads all musical ensembles including the Worship Choir, Worship Orchestra, Worship Band, Praise Team, and Media Team.  Jay Also is responsible for all…

Greta McQueen

Greta is our children’s director.  She graduated from Indiana State University with a BS in Elementary Education and from the University of Louisville, in 2003, with a M.Ed.    She has been an elementary school teacher in JCPS since 1998.  She is very thankful to the Lord for the opportunity to serve as the director of children’s ministry at Highland Park since 2013,…

Kristen McCrickard

Kristen McCrickard has been the Administrative Assistant at Highland Park since November 2016. Kristen is responsible for the daily administrative office duties for the church. She holds a BA in Business Management Administration from the University of Northern Iowa and an MHEA from Upper Iowa University. Originally from Iowa, she moved to Louisville from Campbellsville, KY after marrying Marcus, who is attending…