Ken Hicks

Ken Hicks

Lead Pastor

Ken is a graduate of Baylor University & Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served the local church for almost 30 years, most recently launching Heights Community Church in November 2009. Ministry is more than a job or occupation, it’s a lifestyle [as well as calling for all followers of Jesus]. Whether serving on fulltime church staff, launching a consulting company, coaching basketball, going to the gym, and everything in between, ministry has become a lifestyle.

Culturally within the Church we hear buzzwords such as Missional Living or Lifestyle Evangelism that many are leaning into to help set the framework for engaging those around us for the sake of sharing the Gospel and making Disciples. Many are discovering the difficult challenge of creating Margin in our lives where we can intentionally build relationships with those around us who are not already connected within the life and wall of the Kingdom. Honestly, we like our church friends don’t we? How often do we pull out of the garage and Go to Church, and leave the Mission Field of our Block/Street behind, and many don’t even know the names of our neighbors?

Ken has a passion for communicating Vision, Strategy and Opportunity for intentionally engaging those around us in our daily lives to pursue life In-Christ, and ultimately experience Disciples making Disciples.

Amanda Singer

Worship Pastor

Amanda joined our HCC Staff in February 2020, and WOW, what a difference her life, passion and ministry have made in our Fellowship! Amanda is an Alabama native (Roll-Tide) and she and her husband Gary have served together in ministry for 20+ years. Amanda has all the classical education & degrees in music and voice, but perhaps her most incredible gift is her love and passion for God’s Presence.

Amanda has a unique way of blending together the different personalities and talent levels of God’s people to bring an incredible opportunity for us all to worship and lift our hearts together in Praise each week too.
Amanda & Gary have 2 adult sons (Tyler & Corey) and 2 incredible daughter-n-laws (Karlee & Thea) and are ready to love on some grandkids whenever God and the kids are ready!

Martha Scholz

Executive Pastor

The Scholz family have been a part of HCC since God birthed this vision back in 2009.  From praying together in a portable, to the 1st Launch service, and years of ministry together in between, HCC is forever better because of the presence of the Scholz family!

Martha brings a powerful presence onto our Staff Team in many different capactities.  Martha is the president of JSM Coaching, has several Coaching & Counseling Certifications, and handles the majority of Pastoral Care for the Body at HCC too.  In addition, Martha brings a Leadership Presence & Vision to continue to help our Body grow into this next season together.


Ryan Laden

Executive Pastor

Ryan grew up as a student in Pastor Ken’s early minsitry, along w/ his sweet bride Amy.  Ryan & Amy graduated from Texas Tech, and answered God’s Calling to ministry together and have been serving the Lord faithfully for the last 20+ years.

Ryan has served on Church Staff’s in various roles, planted a Church, and most recently pastored a church in Australia for the last 13 years, prior to returning to Texas in December 2022.

Ryan, Amy, Zach, Austin and Riley are reacclimating to the States, and Ryan is serving on our HCC team in this time of transition.  Ryan brings incredible knowledge and a Servant Leadership spirit to help us in this season of growth.


Stephanie Holzmann

Administrative Team

The Holzmann Family are an integral part of the life of HCC in MANY different fascets, and WOW are we ever grateful for their presence.

Stephanie joined our Staff in 2021, and we got better immediately.  Stephanie has a heart for dotting I’s, crossing T’s, and helping make sure all the Admin stuff for our Fellowship connect together appropriately.  


Kara Mowry

First Impressions Team

Kara leads our F.I.T. (First Impressions Team) which handles everything involved in the entire Guest Services Experience. Kara coordinates recruiting, training and supporting volunteers serving as Greeters, Connection Table, Parking Lot folks, etc… In addition, she oversees the Café area as well as development of on-going improvements to make sure every person attending HCC feels welcomed and informed about opportunities.

Kara and Chad have 2 beautiful daughters, McKenzie and Morgan. When not serving at HCC, Dr. Mowrey overflows into the lives of students, faculty and administration at San Antonio College.

Andrea Lucas

Book Keeper / Finance Administration

Andrea Lucas is a Minnesota native and Trinity University graduate who decided to make South Texas home.  Andrea has been recognized as one of the most outstanding reading specialists in all of San Antonio in the public school system, and has most recently transitioned to being a Leader of Teachers on 2 campuses in SAISD.  Andrea has been a part of HCC since Day 1, and continues to serve our Fellowship in any way God can use her Gifts and Talents.  Andrea serves as the contact point for all your Giving questions you might have.

We are so blessed to have Andrea w/ us on this incredible journey.


Terry Cleveland

Terry Cleveland


Terry & Candy Cleveland reconnected w/ Ken & Rita in 2015, having served together in another church here in our city!  Terry is a CPA by trade, and serves as the primary overseer of All Things Financial at HCC, working directly w/ Andrea Lucas who handles the day to day Accounting for our church.  Terry brings incredible expertise and a heart for God’s Work thru our Church to help make sure we are stewarding the resources God is channeling through His Church w/ incredible clarity and guidance.

Candy now serves the office of Grandmother to their first 2 grandchildren (2018), and does just about anything needed to help the Gospel be advanced w/in the life of HCC too!  In addition, Candy’s working career was in Children’s ministry, and now serves as a vital Volunteer/Leader in our Kids CONNECTION.


Chad Mowry

Chad Mowry


Chad begins his 2nd year as an Elder at HCC in 2016, and brings a powerful insight to our team as a small business owner. Chad has a real understanding of the various challenges experienced with HR, staffing, payroll, billing, etc… In addition, Chad has a heart for Missions and helping make sure that HCC continues to serve as a Catalyst for Compassion.

Chad and Kara have 2 beautiful daughters, McKenzie and Morgan. When not serving at HCC, Chad can be found tinkering with fast cars, on a golf course, or perhaps cheering on his Baylor Bears.


Mike Scalf


Mike & Norma have served a life of ministry together for 50+ years, and Mike is the Founding President of New Life Endowment which is a minstry in Uganda.  God continues to do amazing things in and through the Salf family both in the States as well as Africa.

Mike brings a pastor’s heart, the mind of a Theologian, and the servant of a Shepherd to our Elder Team.  God has also gifted Mike w/ a phenominal mind, and blending the Faith & Business minds together provide a powerful combination.

Dylan Nealous

Dylan Nealous


Dylan & Abby Nealous have been active in the life of HCC since 2010, and Abby served as our Family Pastor for 10 years too!   Dylan began serving our Elder Board in 2022, and brings an incredible heart for Children & Missions to our Team, modeling our mission statement of … serving as a Catalyst for Compassion in the World.  

Dylan recently transitioned from the world of HVAC to serving on the Regional Facility Team w/ Whataburger, overseeing restaurants in Texas.

Dylan currently serves in our Kids Connection ministry w/ his bride, as well as loves any opportunity to help or serve our community as well.

Abby & Dylan have 4 incredible boys, and have recently added Dylan’s nephew to the Nealous Knight’s crew as well.

Roger Stukkie

Roger Stukkie


Roger & Gina’s collision w/ HCC was truly a perfect picture of the Church!  We often say Circles are better than Rows at HCC, and it was an invitation to Community in a Home that began the introduction to HCC as well.  

Roger (and Gina) walks out God’s calling in his life on the team at PAX Financial, and brings a wonderful wisdom to our Elder Board in many areas, but especially all things financial.  Understanding the climate, ups and downs of business, and integrating that w/ a Faith together too is truly a special gift, and we are so thankful to have Roger on our Team (2022).  

Roger serves on our Worship Team and Gina leads in our First Impressions team, and both are an integral part to what God is doing at HCC.

Roger & Gina have 2 adult children, and their youngest daughter Ariel still at home entering her freshman year of High School.

Tom Silliman


Tom & Ronda jumped into the ministry at HCC from the very first day of arrival!  Seriously, their first Sunday was a Next Step Class, not only did they become Members, they signed up to SERVE!

Ronda serves on our First Impressions Team, and Tom oversees our Media Team and together they are a powerful combination!  Tom also works in the business world career-wise, and his knowledge, wisdom and brilliant mind truly are a blessing for the direction and leadership of our Body.

Heights Community Church

121 InterPark Blvd.
Suite 211
Building 2
San Antonio, TX 78216