Leadership

Pastors & Staff

HighPoint is led by fun, friendly, approachable leaders. We combine a wide variety of life experiences with a deep love for Jesus and for people, allowing us to help connect people to God in a real and practical way.

Keith Tower

Lead Pastor

Pastor Keith Tower serves as Lead Pastor of HighPoint in Orlando. At 7 feet tall, he just might be the tallest pastor in Central Florida. When not leading the church, Pastor Keith and wife Jennifer, and their two daughters can be found enjoying nachos and watching Notre Dame football, laughing with friends playing board games, or enjoying the Butler Chain of Lakes in the summer. While at HighPoint, expect Pastor Keith to use his unique experiences as a professional athlete, professional counselor and a seasoned missionary, along with a great sense of humor and deep love for people to help you become all that God created you to be.

Andrew DeClercq

Executive Pastor

Andrew DeClercq is a co-founder and Executive Pastor of HighPoint. A beach bum at heart, the former NBA veteran of 10 seasons loves when he and his family are able to sneak away to his hometown of Clearwater Beach. Andrew enjoys staying fit by lifting weights, riding his bike, and swimming.

Heather Hunsicker

Student & Missions Pastor

Heather Hunsicker serves as Student Pastor and Missions Pastor. As a seasoned missionary, Heather has led teams to 3 different continents, and continues to lead teams from around the world through Real Life Missions. While at HighPoint, she leads ELEVATE and connects middle and high school students into a vibrant relationship with Jesus. The Wisconsin native is married to her husband, Joshua, a die hard Green Bay Packers fan, bug and frog collector (with her sons), and a pretty serious deer hunter.

Ross Middleton

Associate Pastor

Associate pastor Ross Middleton is a true Floridian.  Ross grew up in Panama City, Florida, graduated from Florida State, and led SouthCoast Church in Ft Lauderdale.  Holding a degree in Music, Ross is a connoisseur of all thing musical.  Ross and his wife Amy have three energetic boys.  Along with his oldest son, Pastor Ross hosts the Teenology podcast, focusing on relevant theology for teens.  When he is not cheering on his beloved Noles on weekends, he can be found coaching his boys’ sports teams.

Melissa Harpool

KidzTown Director

Melissa Harpool serves HighPoint as the “mayor of KidzTown”. With a background in elementary education and 15 years experience in children’s ministry, Melissa loves coming up with fun ways to teach children about Jesus and planting seeds that God will cultivate for a lifetime. Melissa and her husband Keith grew up in the Midwest, and bring down home family values to KidzTown. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, riding her bike, going to the beach, and going to the movies.

Nikka Warner

Campus Minister

Nicole Warner serves at HighPoint as the Campus Minister and assistant to the Missions Pastor. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she encountered Jesus and has now dedicated her time to reaching college students with the power of the Gospel. As a missionary she has been to Honduras, Colombia, Cuba, and continues to seek new places to bring the joy of the Lord. You can spot her from a distance if her afro is let out or you find her dancing to a song playing out loud or in her head. You are likely to be greeted with a hug.

Tom Thomson

Executive Administrator

Tom Thompson serves HighPoint Church as the Director of Administration. Having served 30 years in the US Air Force, he has decided to put his vast experience in logistics and leadership toward serving the Lord. A native of Minnesota, Tom and his Alabama wife Steffi are die hard Vikings and Crimson Tide football fans. In his spare time he enjoys his four sons, grandkids, nature walks, and the family bird.

Debbie Addeo

Worship Director

Debbie Addeo serves as Worship Director at HighPoint. The Texas native has been singing since she was 5 years old. A lover of Mexican food and Friday night football, Debbie loves spending time with her husband and 2 children. An avid traveler, Debbie also loves the beach, biking, running, going to concerts (the louder the better), and the New York Yankees.

Chelsea Harpool

Real Life Missions - Caribbean Coordinator

Chelsea is a seasoned missionary, currently coordinating HighPoint’s efforts in the Caribbean.  She splits time between Orlando and St. Thomas, where she ministers at the University of the Virgin Islands.  Chelsea was a rower for perennial national powerhouse The Ohio State University.  After her “official” collegiate athletic career, Chelsea has run a marathon and has completed a 100 mile bike ride.  When she is not in the islands, you can find Chelsea with a good book and a good cup of coffee… and of course cheering on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.

Katie Jiménez

Minister

Katie is an international missionary and is training, along with her husband Mario, to start a new church in the Dominican Republic.  Prior to her involvement in children’s and campus ministry, Katie was a nurse.  In her free time, Katie loves to read novels and British literature with a nice cup of tea.  She enjoys movies, both old and new.  Katie will bake and eat anything with chocolate.