As many of you know, HCC’s Elementary Ministries Director, Jennica Osborne is quickly approaching her maternity leave to welcome her and Cameron’s first child in February. We are so excited for them as they begin this new chapter of parenthood.

With their growing family, Jennica has decided that after her maternity leave, she would like to remain on the Highlands staff team in a reduced role. Jennica will return this spring in a part-time position supporting Elementary Ministries. We are incredibly grateful to Jennica and very proud of her for her effective leadership for more than six years. With this change, we have taken the opportunity to rethink our staffing to support our amazing Kids Ministries at Highlands.

We are excited to announce that on January 6, Judy Fetzer joined the Highlands staff team as our new Kids Team Leader & Elementary Director. She will provide strategic point leadership for all our ministries to kids and families at Highlands, oversee the Kids Staff Team (Renton and Kent) and have hands on leadership in Elementary Ministries alongside our staff team.

Judy and her husband Barry have attended Highlands for over 20 years. She has three adult children who grew up at HCC. For the past seven years, Judy has been serving on the Executive Team at Northwest University in Kirkland alongside the Provost/Vice President handing event planning, special projects, HR, admin, and leadership responsibilities. Recently, the Lord began stirring in her heart that He had something new for her – and that was HCC! When we approached her, she enthusiastically responded in obedience to the Lord. She has over 20 years of Kids Min experience, with 17 of those being at HCC in Awana and Upward. She has held multiple leadership roles overseeing different teams in Awana and was the Lead Director of Awana for seven years. She has written a book on praying for your children available on Amazon. She served at the HCC Elders’ request on the Search Team for our new lead pastor, Jesse Campbell. She recently graduated with her degree in Organizational Leadership.

Please join us in welcoming Judy. We covet and appreciate your prayers as she meets leaders, learns the role, and leads our Kids Ministries at Highlands. We have the great privilege of helping kids, students, and families find and follow Jesus.