Front Office, Administrative Support for Associate Pastor
Cailey is the Office Administrator for Highpoint Church. She was born and raised in Colorado, and has been attending Highpoint for four years. During her free time, Cailey enjoys shopping, going to Colorado Avalanche games, fishing, shooting, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Student Ministry, Teaching Team, Inclusion Teams, Production
Caleb has extensive ministry experience in a wide range of ages and cultures. He is a fourth generation minister and has been serving in ministry since he was a teenager. Caleb has served in various rolls with Youth Summer Camps, Youth Alive and Adult Ministries. While completing his B.A. in Church Ministries from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Caleb was hired as a Student Pastor and served in that roll until he left to go plant The Link Church in Boston MA. He served as the Lead Pastor of the Link Church overseeing its inception and steady growth for five years before joining the Highpoint team as the Associate Pastor and member of the preaching team. Caleb gives leadership to student ministries, Sunday production, inclusion ministries and is a member of the preaching team. He and Morgan McNaughton met while Caleb was preaching at Morgan’s college in early 2012. They fell in love, and a year and half later they were married and working in full-time ministry together. They have little boys Micah, Judah and Levi and enjoy working out, sports and exploring the outdoors.
Audio / Visual Engineer
Audio Engineer and Technical Support
With a background in performance arts and media production, Dannon uses his technical skills to help create an engaging environment and content for the Highpoint community. While most of his work happens behind the scenes he can be found most Sunday mornings in the media booth tapping his feet to the beat behind the sound board.
Nicole has served as Highpoint’s worship leader for the last year and half. Prior to taking on that leadership role, she was heavily involved in the worship ministry for the last 15 years. Nicole spent her early years in Northern California until she moved to Colorado in 2002. She met her wonderful husband Gio at Highpoint, and they married in 2014. Nicole has a passion for worship and cultivating an environment where people can experience the presence of God through music. Nicole and Gio enjoy camping, watching the Broncos and spending time with family and their boxer puppies, Dexter and Bella.
Associate Children’s Pastor / Outreach
Early Childhood, Children’s Ministry, Outreach
Jessica graduated from Northpoint Bible College with a degree in Children and Family Ministry and then served in Lynchburg, VA where she worked as a Behavior Technician working with children on the autism spectrum. “Working with these children taught me love, compassion, patience, and gave me an even bigger desire to work with children full time. I am so incredibly blessed to serve on staff at Highpoint Church and am so looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all as I start to serve in this new role,” said Jessica.
Jessica’s role will be to assist Pastor Karl Bastian with Early Childhood ministries, as well as new children’s outreach initiatives Highpoint will be launching in the city this coming year.
Preaching, Teaching, Vision, Chairman of Board
Gene Roncone has served as Lead Pastor of Highpoint Church since October 2002. Highpoint is a network of Christian ministries and outreaches with different locations throughout the city of Aurora. The ministry group consists of Highpoint@Southlands, Highpoint@Colfax, Highpoint Food Group, and the weekly Love Aurora Broadcast. Prior to Highpoint, Gene served for six years as a state executive for his denomination.
Gene was raised in Youngstown, Ohio before moving to northern California as a teen. He graduated from Bethany University and then studied communications at Western Seminary and organizational development at the University of San Francisco. Gene has a passion for helping people grow spiritually, organizational collaboration and engaging others in community involvement.
Gene has a passion for helping people grow spiritually, organizational collaboration and engaging others in community involvement. He currently serves his city on several boards and committees focused on community problem solving. He was also selected by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce to be part of the 2014-15 class for Leadership Aurora, a year long introduction to the key components of the Aurora community. In March of 2015 also received his city’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year award and received commendation by the State of Colorado’s House of Representatives for his community involvement.
Gene also leads the Highpoint Podcast Network and hosts several national podcasts. He has authored three books entitled Explore the Call, Prevailing Over Impossibility and A Season for Legacy. Professionally, Gene enjoys working with others and organizational collaboration. Personally, he enjoys reading, camping, helping the poor and oppressed and spending time with his wife, Rhonda, and their adult children and grandchildren.
PO3 Groups, Women’s Ministry, Admin for Lead Pastor
Rhonda serves as the Lead Pastor’s Administrative Assistant, as well as administrative duties related to Highpoint’s Power of 3 small groups. She also gives oversight to the worship ministry and leads the Women’s Ministries of Highpoint. Rhonda’s greatest joy is spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren! She also enjoys camping, puzzles, reading and playing games.
Teaching Team, Power of Three Plus
Charlie Self is a minister, author, scholar and theologian. His ability to frame culture in a Biblical and historical context has made him a popular speaker and talk radio personality.
As a member of Highpoint’s teaching team, Charlie will be teaching the quarterly Trailblaze series that seeks to give practical tools to live out one’s faith in a world torn by ethnic, political and violent conflict. Charlie and Kathleen (a professional artist) are celebrating 34 years of marriage and have three adult children.
Jan grew up here in Aurora Colorado where her and her husband Gary Stutz live. She is a mother of two beautiful step daughters and four amazing grandsons. She has been an accountant for over 40 years and in her spare time she loves to travel, camp, fish and just enjoy Colorado’s beauty. Her family is a very important part of her daily life and she feels truly blessed. Jan came to Highpoint on August 12, 2012 and gave her life to the lord that very day. It is a day that will stay close to her heart forever.