Walter Kahler

Senior Pastor 
Walter Kahler is a clear communicator offering a contemporary and creative teaching style.  He is the Senior Pastor of Highpoint Fellowship Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in Montgomery County.  Walter and his wife Cherenne, helped found the church in 1993;  since then it has grown very quickly in attendance, health, and commitment.  Walter believes the church should be relevant, energizing, and fun.  He strives to remove the barriers of boredom, unfriendliness, and fear so that people will experience a real relationship with Jesus Christ and not religion.  Walter uses humor to keep his messages relevant and his illustrations memorable.  Walter has a passion to see the Great Commission lived out and has led the church to be a global mission strategy center.  HPF is actively involved in local and global missions.  Since 2005 HPF has been an “ Engaging Church” of unreached people groups in Mali, West Africa, and HPF has made several trips each year to share Jesus with people who have never heard of Him.  Walter graduated from Houston Baptist University, received his Master’s Degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana, and his doctorate from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary in Shreveport, LA.  Walter and Cherenne have been married over 50 years and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Tammy Haffner

Financial Secretary

Tammy serves as the Financial Secretary for HighPoint Fellowship.  Tammy was employed by Shepherd ISD for 24 years before joining the staff at HighPoint Fellowship.  She is married to Ken Haffner and serves with Ken in our Celebrate Recovery Ministry.  Tammy enjoys spending time with her family, which includes four adorable grandchildren.

Dorri Welch
Children's Pastor

Info coming soon

Connie Egli
Worship Pastor
Connie Egli is currently serving as Worship Pastor at HighPoint.  She has been involved in worship ministry for 27 years and has a desire to see people led into the presence of God in a real and powerful way through music and drama.  Connie has been married to Jeff for 34 years and has three children: Jared and daughter-in-law Maddie , Jacob, and Sarah.

Brandon Dowden
Brandon Dowden is currently enrolled at the University of Houston and the part-time Student Pastor at HighPoint. 

Mike Manning
Life Group Pastor
Mike serves on our Ministry Leadership Team, plays the saxophone on our Worship Team and serves as our Life Group Pastor. Along with his wife Melody, they encourage members to flourish by teaching them to pray for others, reach others, care for others, and empower others thru the word of Christ.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree, is retired military (USCG), and has 20 years in the Oil & Gas Industry.  Mike has been married to Melody for 37 years and have 2 children with 3 grandchildren.

Melody Manning
Life Group Admin Assistant

Melody serves as Life Group Administrator Assistant, Leads the Core membership class (201), and serves as one of our Prayer Warriors.  As a Woman of Christ she is deeply committed to others needs and is guided by the Father. She is recently retired from the Power Generation Industry of 20 years and Is extremely Blessed to Serve the LORD in any way he leads her. She has two children and 3 grandchildren. Favorite Verse - Romans 8:28 "And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love him and have been called according to his purpose."

Ken Haffner
Executive Pastor
Info coming

Ryan Thackeray
Celebrate Recovery Pastor
Info coming


Kelly Stuckey
Counseling Ministries Leader
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Kelly Stuckey has been a member at HighPoint Fellowship since 1999.  She has been married for 22 years to her husband Brad Stuckey an Elder at High Point Fellowship. They have 3 children. Chelsea who is graduating with her teaching degree and ministers to HPF youth on wednesday nights, Garet who works full time, and Noah who is in 4th grade. 
Kelly received her Master's in Counseling in 2008.  She was the HPF Children's Director from 2005 until 2010. She currently works full time at Sam Houston State University and serves at HPF as a minister in the Counseling Ministry and  Leader of the Woman of Worth (WOW) Women's Ministry.

Ken McAlpine
Ken McAlpine fills the role of Executive Pastor and serves on the Ministry Leadership team as an Elder at HighPoint.  He also leads the Frontline Ministry team which includes Ushers and Greeters.  Ken is a retired Houston Police Department sergeant, having served 38 years.  He loves being able to give much of his time to the ministry at HighPoint.  He and his wife Jan have three children and one grandchild.

Jeff Egli
Jeff has been involved in Life Groups most of his life. He grew up in a home that was a place of ministry, and that was focused on Life Groups. We were never intended to live life alone.  The strength that comes from living life in the care of a core group is pivotal to our faith walk.  Jeff has been married to his wife Connie since 1984. They have 3 children, Jared and daughter-in-law Madelyn,  Jacob and Sarah, and one grandchild.

Brad Stuckey
Info coming

Barry Welch
Elder/Watchmen Ministry
Info coming

Jan McAlpine
Volunteer Admin Assistant
 Jan McAlpine serves as Volunteer Ministry Assistant to Pastor Walter and as Church Membership Administrator.   She has been involved in administration and ministry at HighPoint since its inception.  Jan and her husband Ken have three children and one grandchild.

Kathy Larson
Volunteer Admin Assistant
Kathy serves as a Volunteer Administrative Assistant to Pastor Walter.  She is the widow of the late beloved Elder Jimmy Larson. They have 1 son & 3 grandchildren, Thomas, Allie & Nathan..