Wilson A. Shirley, Pastor to Students and Families
Wilson has been ministering to junior high, senior high, and college students at Highlands since the June of 2004. A native of Mississippi, he graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology. While at MSU, the Lord called him to youth ministry at Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville, MS. In 2001 he went to serve in Pensacola, FL at Pinewoods Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Laura met while attending MSU. Wilson is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi with a Master of Divinity degree. He loves all things outdoors, doing handy-man work around the house, and reading. Laura and Wilson have three children, Andrew, Forrest, and Ann Evelyn.
Devin Kahan, Junior High Coordinator
Devin has been leading the Jr. High Ministry at Highlands since July of 2007. He grew up in the suburbs of Orlando (he could NOT see Disney World from his bedroom window). He attended Furman University, in Greenville SC. After college, he moved back to Orlando and worked part-time as a Youth Intern at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church for 2 years. During this time he also taught tennis to youth and worked as a mutual fund accountant for the Bank of New York. Devin is currently taking classes at RTS (Reformed Theolgoical Seminary) and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity. He finally found a wife, and her name is Karin. He loves to play sports when he's not injured, which is about 15 days out of the year.
Mysie Falardeau, Junior High Assistant Coordinator
Mysie became the Junior High Assistant coordinator at Highlands in March 2013. She is originally from North Carolina. She graduated (…almost!!) from Belhaven University where she received a bachelors of arts degree in visual art in 2013. Before coming to Highlands, Mysie volunteered with middle and high school students at First Baptist Church of Jackson and Grace City Church. She loves photography, running, and drinking coffee. Mysie is excited to be serving the middle school students at Highlands.
Billy Meenan, Senior High Coordinator
Billy became the Senior High Coordinator at Highlands in January of 2011. He was born and raised in the beautiful state of Colorado. After attending Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, Billy transferred to Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO where he graduated with a degree in Psychology and was involved with Reformed University Fellowship. He completed internships with churches in Colorado Springs, CO, Hattiesburg, MS, and Eugene, OR, before serving at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Brandon, FL as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries in 2008. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. Billy met his wife, Christina, during their time at Colorado State and they have a son named Bear.
Anna Fryant, Senior High Assistant Coordinator