Kathy Collier

Kathy Collier, Minister of Music and WorshipSend Email to Kathy

Kathy wins the “longevity-at-Highland” award as she has attended or worked with us since the ‘80s. A Paducah, KY native, Kathy earned her Music Education degree from Murray State University and then a Piano Performance degree from the University of Kentucky. After a committed, thirty-year career as a music educator, Kathy felt the pull to join Highland’s staff in 2007.

When Kathy is not at her desk envisioning our next worship event, she is directing the choir or working with the children in ways that liberate even traditionally non-musical folks to experience the joy of worship through the senses. Kathy creates and leads from her own giftedness, equally matched by her devotion to faithful praxis.

Kathy has coordinated a robust amount of musical and choral opportunities reaching from life at Highland to the state-level Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky, and beyond to our global work in Morocco. This is a metaphor for the expansive ways in which Kathy approaches worship and the beauty of music—inclusive and far-reaching.

Kathy is married to Phil, and they enjoy spending time with their son Tom, daughter-in-law Holly, their daughter Carol and her husband Drew, and their three grandsons. If you happen to see Kathy at spin class, watch out, she is fierce on that bike!