Rev. Bill McCutchen, Lead Pastor
Bill has been married to Lisa for nearly 25 years. They met at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, NC, in 1991 and were married in June of 1992. The Lord has blessed them with three great sons: Will (21), Zach (20), and Matthew (16). They have lived in the Carolinas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Hawaii during their married life.
Bill attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 1996. Upon graduation he went to Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN, where he worked with the college and singles ministry for four years. After that he planted a church, All Saints Presbyterian, for Second in the Midtown area of Memphis. In 2003, the McCutchen family moved to Highlands, NC, where Bill was on staff at Community Bible Church, working with discipleship, marriages, and families. After two years, the Lord led them to Westminster Presbyterian in Rock Hill, SC, where Bill was part of the preaching team and worked with shepherding ministries.
Bill loves spending time with his family and being with his boys as much as possible. He likes to hunt and fish, and he tries to be as active as he can, playing golf, tennis, and trying to stay in shape.
Rev. Matt Scott, Worship & Arts Pastor
Just a month before his college graduation, Matt and Kristen were married in Mobile, Al. Graduating from the University of Mobile with a dual major in Worship Leadership and Music Performance, their next adventure led them to Boston’s north shore. Matt attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated in 2011 with a Masters of Divinity. He then served with Leadership Transformations, a para-church ministry helping pastors and leaders prioritize the care and nurture of their souls.
While Matt and Kristen lived in the Boston area, they launched The 2654 Project, their collective efforts of photography and music. In January of 2013, Matt released his most-recent album of repurposed hymns, titled Poets & Saints.
Matt enjoys running, cycling, carpentry, a good cup of coffee and collecting hymnals. He and Kristen have a silver Labrador named Stella.
Rev. Tim Pitzer, Student and Families Pastor
Tim attended Clemson University where he met his wife, Stephanie. After serving as the Youth Director at Clemson Presbyterian Church, they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend Reformed Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastoral intern at Cross Park Church and has worked for The Life Book Movement, an organization that trains youth pastors to mobilize their students to become missionaries in their public schools.
He enjoys cycling, coffee, and spending time with students. Stephanie enjoys graphic design, running, and using her artistic gifts to encourage others.
Janice Magnin, Children’s Ministries Director
Jeff Peters, Business Administrator
Robin Perkins, Administrative Assistant
Robin and her husband Rick are High School Sweethearts (meeting at 15 years old), and have two grown daughters and one son-in-law. Moving from Michigan to the LowCountry of South, Carolina, Robin enjoys spending her free time riding on the back of her husband’s Harley and strolling the shores of Hilton Head Island. After a full career in customer service, Human Resources, and a love for organization, she is excited to be serving as the Administrative Assistant at HHPC.
Kara Shannon, EQUIP Worship Intern
Kara is a rising junior at the College of Charleston, but she is originally from Rock Hill, SC. She is double majoring in Theater and Hospitality & Tourism Management. At the College of Charleston, Kara is involved with RUF and serves as the worship leader. She is also the Public Relations Coordinator for the college’s tour guide organization and she is a member of the Phi Mu Fraternity. Kara hopes to move to New York City after college to follow whatever path the Lord has set out for her.
Kara enjoys songwriting, drinking coffee, taking spontaneous drives, and spending time with friends.
Merianna Robinson, EQUIP Student Ministries Intern
Merrianna was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina alongside her two older brothers. She is a rising junior at the College of Charleston, where she is majoring in International Studies with an Asia Concentration and minoring in Art History. She is involved in RUF at CofC, where she is blessed to witness the Church in action as she serves alongside students to love and disciple others. After college, Merrianna hopes to work for an international ministry or non-profit, using her knowledge of Christ and the Asian culture to serve the Middle East.
Merrianna enjoys leisurely bike rides, horseback riding, listening to folk music, discovering mesmerizing architecture, and building relationships with others.
Rachel Weldy, EQUIP Student Ministry Intern
Rachel is entering her Senior year at Anderson University in South Carolina where she is pursuing a degree in Christian Theology as well as a minor in Art History. After graduation, she hopes to either pursue her masters or begin a career in Christian education. Rachel has three younger siblings who are actively involved in the student ministry here at our church. She has worked and volunteered in student ministry for six years and is excited to spend the summer working with HHPC.
Rachel enjoys spending time with students, photography, reading a good book, listening to music, and just about anything artsy.