Highlands Kent Pastor Transition

We are praising God for His faithfulness in the story of our church and are trusting in Him! Pastor Jay Haugh and his family have followed the Lord’s leading and Jay has accepted the call to be a Senior Pastor in Iowa. We are grateful to Jay for his ministry among us and at the same time very excited for what is ahead for Highlands Kent! We have already begun the search for the next Highlands Kent Pastor, and will continue to update this page with new information as the search process continues. Thank you for your prayers during this season of transition!

SEARCH Timeline

The purpose of this timeline is to give you an overview of where we are at in the search process. Feel free to check back on this page as the search process continues and we update the timeline below!


What qualities are we looking for in our next Highlands Kent pastor?
We are looking for a leader of leaders who loves Jesus and is passionate about sharing the hope and healing of the gospel in the city of Kent and beyond. We are looking for a great communicator with strong pastoral experience, and the ability to continue the rich tradition of live preaching at Highlands Kent.

Who is leading the search process?
Our Executive Pastor Nick Dalgardno will be leading the search alongside our Lead Pastor Jesse Campbell. Pastor Nick was part of the staff team who planned, launched, and has been a part of the ongoing leadership at Highlands Kent. We are partnering with a Christian search firm and along the way will be gathering critical input from our staff and lay leadership at Highlands Kent.

What is the interim leadership plan at Kent?
During the month of December, Pastor Alex Johnson will be the pastor onsite at Highlands Kent, with additional support from our entire pastoral team. Pastor Tom continues to provide leadership over the entire Kent transition process. We will update this page as the interim plan develops!

History and Vision for Highlands Kent

As we enter this season of transition and look towards the future, it is valuable to be reminded of the history and vision for Highlands Kent. Whether you are new to Highlands or have been part of the ministry before the launch of our Kent location, we encourage you to take some time to read more about where we have been, and where we are headed!