Rev. Dr. W.G. Hardy, Jr., a native of Portland, Oregon has been the Senior Pastor of Highland since March of 1996. To compliment his pastoral duties, in Dec. 2000, he formed a 501C3 non-profit Corporation called Highland Haven. Highland Haven serves distressed communities in North/Northeast Portland with nine different social service programs. In addition to the youth ministries, HUCC has a full mens and womens ministry, 12-step substance abuse recovery program, prison ministry and worldwide missions, among others.