Welcome Pastor Nick Atherton!

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Pastor Nick Dalgardno was offered and has accepted a different and expanded role at Highlands as our Executive Pastor. We are now excited to announce the new Middle School Pastor, Nick Atherton! Nick comes to us from Hermitage Hills church located near Nashville, TN, where he has been serving in Student Ministries since 2011. Nick and his wife, Monica, arrived in Seattle this week after packing up and putting their house on the market. We are excited for you to meet them as they get started at HCC!

A little bit about Nick and Monica: Nick enjoys playing and watching sports, concerts, being outdoors, being the funniest person on staff, and watching movies with his wife. Nick is a die-hard fan of the Nashville Predators, Tennessee Titans (both organizations he previously worked for), and New York Yankees. His favorite verse is Psalm 63:1-4 because, “It is a reminder that I always want to earnestly seek God.” Nick is an Alumni of The University of Tennessee, and completed his Master’s Degree through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary this past year. Monica has a passion for students and desire to serve alongside Nick in ministry. They are very excited to join our team and we will have more opportunities for you to get to know them and welcome them in the coming weeks.

God is doing awesome things through our HCC Student Ministries and there is tremendous momentum! Kids and students have always been a priority at HCC and that continues moving forward. We are blessed with an amazing team of lay leaders and incredible staff team in Renton & Kent and we are thankful for all those who serve alongside us each week as we continue to help kids and students find and follow Jesus!