• John W. Bowling
    Lead Pastor

    Pastor John is responsible for the overall leadership of the church, worship, preaching, and pastoral care. 

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  • Vera Lohner

    Children's Ministry Director

    Vera Lohner has been the Children's Ministry Director at Highland UMC since January 2012. She loves coming up with creative ways to teach children about God and the Bible. She has lived in Fort Thomas since August 2010 with her husband Joe and their three kids (Samantha, Joshua and Amelia who are 17, 16 and 12).

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  • John Hodges-Batzka

    Director of Discipleship

    John is responsible for small group ministries, adult Sunday School support and adult christian education.

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  • Jennifer Heindl

    Treasurer & Administrative Assistant

    Jennifer keeps the church's financial records in order and supports the ministry staff as the administrative assistant for the church. 

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  • Cyndy JOnes

    Interim Bluebird Christian Preschool Director

    A Ft. Thomas native, Cyndy brings her experience of thirty-three years of public school education and seven years at Bluebird. She and her husband Dan are active members at Highland Methodist and she feels blessed to have this opportunity to lead Bluebird Christian Preschool.  

  • Jeff Hanneken


    Jeff keeps our building tidy on a daily basis.

  • Rick Eaglin

    Financial Secretary

    Rick keeps track of the financial giving at Highland Methodist.

  • Scott Beach

    Youth & Young Adult Minister

    Hi, I’m Scott Beach. I’m excited to have fun exploring what it means to help the youth of Highland Methodist follow Christ as teenagers. I grew up in Oklahoma, have a wonderful wife, Sarah, who is in ministry at Westwood UMC in Cincinnati. We have two young children Clifford and Lucy. I am a nerd who enjoys geeking out over board games, Nerf and video games. Get in touch with Scott at youth@highlandmethodist.com