Layne has been a pastor at Highlands since 2001, when he and his family moved from Colorado Springs to help start the church. Layne grew up working in his family’s towing business, and in 1989, he met Pastor Chris Hodges, who was his high school youth pastor. His deepest passion is developing leaders and helping them succeed. Layne currently oversees campuses at Church of the Highlands and leads Grow.
Layne has been married to his wife, Rachel, since 1996. They love Highlands, leading small groups, and raising their daughters Ashlyn and Devyn. Layne returns to Colorado every June to race his stock car in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Michael joined the Grow team in October 2017 after serving for more than 5 years in Highlands’ central Next steps team. With a heart to invest in and build up leaders in local churches, he loves connecting leaders with the resources, tools, and information that will help them love Jesus more and better serve their communities.