Staff

  • BEN SMITH

    Senior Pastor

    Ben pastored here at HLCC as the Associate Pastor from 2007 until August of 2015 when he took the position of Senior Pastor . He has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 2002 and his passion is discipleship and communicating the Word through sound Biblical preaching. He loves investing in people and helping them grow in the faith as followers of Jesus. Ben loves to empower and equip others to realize their potential in ministry and release them to use their talents for the sake of the Kingdom and the community.


    He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Bible from Boise Bible College (2003) and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Multnomah University (2015).


    Ben and his wife Angie have been married since 1998 and have been blessed with 3 beautiful girls—Gracie, Libby, and Elise. He loves spending time with family and friends doing anything outdoor recreation, especially if it involves extreme adrenaline or barbequed meat!


    Visit Ben on Facebook


    Contact Ben via email at ben@highlakescc.org


    Ph. 541-536-3333 ext. 102

  • AARON JONES

    Worship and Discipleship Pastor

    Aaron has served as a pastor at High Lakes since June of 2016. Aaron coordinates and oversees both the Worship and Life Groups Departments of High Lakes Christian Church.  He has a heart for seeing the lost find Jesus and helping people following him in obedience. 


    Aaron and his wife Heather have been married since 2008 and have two awesome children. He enjoys time with family, his dogs and cheering on the Oregon Ducks!


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    Contact Aaron via email at aaron@highlakescc.org


    Ph. 541-536-3333 ext. 104

  • Julia Daughtery

    Office Manager

    Julia Daugherty is a mother, grandmother, wife and US Army Veteran. Raised in Oregon, Julia understands and appreciates the many unique benefits of family life in the northwest.  Julia is both full time professional real estate agent, and our Office Manager.  Julia has a heart of gold and unbridled enthusiasm.


    Julia Daugherty is energetic and dedicated serving the people of High Lakes!


    Contact Julia via email at julia@highlakescc.org


    Ph. 541-536-3333 ext. 101



  • Isaac O'casey

    Student Ministries Pastor

    Isaac grew up here in La Pine and has called HLCC his home church since 2006. He and his wife Emily have been married since 2016. Having called La Pine home for much of his life, Isaac has a unique insider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented to the students of our community and envisions seeing each student have a chance to respond to the Gospel of Christ by the time they graduate High School. Isaac loves introducing students to the God of His Word, the Word of God, and his wonder-filled Creation. A perfect day for Isaac is hunting birds over his German Shorthair pointer, Brigsby, and then inhaling multiple half gallons of ice cream with Emily while watching Princess Bride or Nacho Libre.