On Sunday, August 21, immediately following the 10:50 a.m. service, Highlands Communing Members will have the privilege of voting for new officer candidates. The following men will stand for election. Each one of them has passed a background check, completed officer training, been interviewed by the Session Shepherding Committee, and comes before you highly recommended by the Session. Please be in prayer for these men, their families, and the Highlands Church Family.

T.C. Castleberry
standing for the office of Deacon

T.C. and his wife Judy have been at Highlands for almost thirteen years. They came to faith together shortly after they were married and while attending First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, MS.  They have two sons, Matt and Lee along with one granddaughter, Annabeth Castleberry.  T.C. served as a Deacon in two previous PCA Churches in Clinton, MS and Gulfport, MS. T.C. works in the Employee Benefits business with Mississippi Group Marketing in Jackson. He and Judy have greatly enjoyed working in the kitchen during Midweek. 

Scott Day
standing for the office of Deacon

Scott and his wife Stephanie have been at Highlands for about ten years. They have enjoyed being a part of the Covenant Sunday School Community. Having the opportunity to help greet on Sunday mornings has been a special treat for them as a couple. They have three sons, Jed (28), Will (25), and Jack (21). Their nephew, Bennett Taylor and his wife, Kirsten also attend Highlands. Scott works with office technology at Advantage Business Systems. 


Stephen Sellers
standing for the office of Elder

Stephen and his wife Della have attended Highlands since 2016 and became members the following year in 2017.The Sellers have been married nineteen years. They have two sons, Ward (7th grade) and Lane (5th grade). Stephen’s professional background has primarily been related to healthcare transactions and he is currently consulting within this industry. Stephen and Della have served in Children’s Ministry Sunday School as co-teachers and in Junior High Youth Ministry as a retreat chaperone.

Andy Thaggard
standing for the office of Deacon

Andy and Carol Thaggard joined Highlands in 2003. Andy and Carol have known each other since they were kids. They became high school sweethearts and have been married thirty-five years.  They have three daughters, Katie (31) is a pediatric neurologist, Anna Claire (27) is a social worker at a State Veteran’s Home, and Grace (23) is a second year graduate student working toward a PhD in chemistry. Andy is a physician in practice for about 30 years, specializing in nuclear radiology at UMMC since 2008. He served on the Health Team, the Risk Management Committee, and as part of the leadership in the Covenant Sunday School Community.  Andy has served on short-term missions to Warm Springs, Yakama, and Costa Rica and periodically serves on the worship team.  

Brad Tisdale
standing for the office of Elder

Brad has been at Highands for twenty years. He and his wife Sara have two girls, Millie Ruth and Ayres, both of whom were baptized at Highlands and attend First Pres Day School. Brad has a financial consulting, outsourced CFO and business advisement practice for companies and non-profit organizations. He also manages and advises on real estate investments, primarily residential. Brad has served as the Chairman of the World Missions Committee for 7 years and as a member for 10 years. He has served the Youth Ministry as a Sunday evening small group leader, as well as a chaperone for Youth mission trips to Yakama and RYM. Brad has also helped lead and teach in various Sunday School Communities and taught 5th graders during Midweek.

Doug Walters
standing for the office of Deacon

Doug and his wife Kristen have been at Highlands for six years and have been married for twenty-six years. They have three sons, Cameron (24), Colin (21), and Tucker (17). They are both active members of the Covenant Sunday School Community. Doug has worked as a commercial electrician for 27 years and is now employed as an Estimator/Project manager for Apex Electric LLC. Doug has helped coordinate a handful of lighting upgrades on the Highlands campus and Kristen has been a faithful volunteer in our Midweek ministry for several years.

Andrew Wilson
standing for the office of Elder

Andrew and his wifePaige have three sons, Andrew (12), Jack (10), Charlie (8) who attend the Saint Augustine School. They have been members at Highlands since 2015 and have belonged to the Refuge Sunday School Community. Andrew is a practicing attorney in the Jackson area. He has taught 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School for many years as well as 5th grade on Wednesday nights. Paige previously served as our Nursery Volunteer Coordinator.

Taylor Wilson
standing for the office of Deacon

Taylor and Courtney Wilson started attending Highlands in August of 2015 and joined shortly thereafter.They will celebrate their tenth anniversary in September. The Wilsons have two children, Judson (6) and Malissa (3), along with two Australian Shepherds. Taylor and Courtney are part of the Refuge Sunday School Community and Courtney is also a teacher for 5thgrade Sunday School. Taylor works for MMC Materials, Inc. as a commercial salesman with a background in quality control after studying civil engineering at Mississippi State University. Taylor hasassisted in teaching 5th grade during Midweek and is a member of the Safety Team at Highlands.