Our Team


HighPoint City Church is governed and directed according to the New Testament pattern of eldership according to the qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:5-9. Elders are called by God, and confirmed by the leadership. The elders are committed to the responsibilities of teaching, equipping, & leading the congregation.










Tamra and I are excited about serving the church that Jesus is building. We love the church and know that God has planned to display His wisdom in all of its rich variety to the world through it. It has always been our joy to be authentic and real in our home life and in the community that we serve. We are creative and enjoy building and expressing beauty in woodworking, music, gardening and outdoor activities. We love this region of Iowa and are excited to see you become part of our lives and this great church.







I have a passion for the presence and power of God that empowers one to serve others as Christ serves His church. Through the years, I have been given many opportunities to love and be loved in family. Sylvia and I have been married for 50+ years; we have 3 incredible children, who are married to awesome spouses, and five “over-the-top” grandchildren. I have a passion for team ministry as lived out in family, in church, in community, in mission, and in business. I am at my best when serving as an entrepreneur, a risk taker, or facing new adventures.  I value growing older with peers and equipping the next generation. I am blessed!













My greatest desire is for every child to experience and know Daddy God’s love, which is so much better than we can even imagine! Whether I am working with kids at church, just having fun with my young friends, or teaching at school, I get to demonstrate Daddy's life-changing love simply in the way I interact with the kids. I do, in fact, teach kindergarten English as a Second Language in a public school. I also love sewing, playing board games, and hiking.









Worship Team Leader

I am passionate about connecting people to Jesus. On Sunday morning, people walk in from many different environments feeling a wide range of pressures and emotions. I see my role as one who makes the way into the presence of God as clear as possible. It is my desire that every song that I lead and every youth message that I teach breaks down the barriers that come between people and their passionate Father. I enjoy carpentry, being outside, and Friday night movies.







 Belong Group Coordinator


Our passion is seeing people healed and recovered from their hurts, habits, and hangups. We believe we have something to offer to those who are searching for answers but are not quite ready to say church is for them. God has graced us with a passion to bridge the gap between church and those needing the church. Aside from healing ministry we love to be outdoors gardening, camping, fishing, and kayaking. One hobby we have is antiquing and repurposing in our home. We also love to hang out and play games or sip coffee with friends and family. Sports are another pass-time. We are in a bowling league and think it would be fun to start a Belong Group league sometime to our extend the ministry to the bowling alley. We love the adventure God has us on.









Our passion is to search out and engage the kingdom of heaven so that it is demonstrated on earth and in people's lives. There is nothing more satisfying to us than facilitating people's direct encounters with Jesus Christ to find freedom from their past, their pain and fear, and anything
else that holds them captive and keeps them from living life to its fullest. When people encounter the Father's heart of love, it changes their lives completely. Sally is an oncology nurse and I paint, draw and teach art professionally. We have four adult children and we love to play games, cook and bake together, and go hiking. When I'm not making art, I study materials and techniques as well as other artists' work to understand their particular picture-making process.






My passion is to see God's kingdom manifest on the earth through His people being influential in culture specifically in business & government. I believe that God desires His people to be world changers that hold influential positions in their local communities. I want everyone around me to be in love with Jesus, releasing Holy Spirit's power and connected to the Father's heart.

My wife Emy is my adventure cohort, idea go-to, prayer warrior, encourager and teammate. We celebrated our 9th anniversary in August by taking a day to junktique & dream together. We are looking forward to seeing one dream come true this summer, by becoming full owners of our tire shop. Our favorite adventure though is being parents to our young sons Daniel & Philip. I love being with my family, doing hands-on projects and being outside.






"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13) Now that's a good word! My passion is to see our city transformed by hope, even as my own perspective and life has been changed by it. I love serving on staff at HighPoint, administering the finances, and teaching whenever I can. I moved to Iowa City in the summer of 1994 and have been at the church since that fall. 
I married Lee Schlabaugh on September 9, 2017, and am thoroughly enjoying married life. I also enjoy baking, laughing, spending time with friends, watching football and cooking shows, sipping a mocha and reading. If you are looking for me during the day, you will find me working at The University of Iowa Center for Advancement.









Graphic Designer 

My heart is to bring light & life into everything I do, so much so that the darkness doesn't have room to grow. Big statement, I know . . . but it aligns with my belief that as a child of God, I am called to be a light in this world.

It is an honor to serve in a church that loves family, encourages us to follow our passions, and allows for me to share light & life through my creative expressions in graphic design and marketing. In the office each week it is a joy to share a smile or a hug, even give an encouraging word to friends that come through the doors or call on us each week.

I'm blessed to be called "Wife" by my wonderful husband Ryan, "Mommy" by my beautiful children, & "Friend" by many. God has caused me to be abundantly blessed and I am forever grateful!



Office Admin

Since I was a young child people have always affirmed that I have the heart of a servant. Serving others has always come natural to me. Over the years I have l developed a listening ear to accompany my deep passion for serving others. I love caring for and nurturing people around me through conversation, friendship, prayer, food and my favorite, good coffee.

It is my pleasure to serve in the office at HighPoint each week alongside our Pastor and team. However, on Sundays you will find me behind the counter at BlueRoof Coffee making delightful treats for our guests and church family.

In my personal life I am blessed to care for my family; my husband, Mark, our three sons, two daughters-in-law, and grandson. They are my true passion.