Pastoral Staff

Scott Joseph

Lead Pastor

Scott started High Rock Church along with a team of 25 people during the summer of 2008. His main responsibilities include preaching, training leaders, and generally helping to drive the vision forward. Scott is also our Tuesday Discipleship Community Pastor. He and his wife Stacy have three incredibly cute kids - Zoe, born in 2005, Asher, born in 2008, and Hannah, born in 2012.

Dylan Witthoft

Staff Pastor

Dylan is one of our Staff Pastors. He is our Wednesday and Thursday Discipleship Community pastor and oversees our university student outreach. In addition, Dylan helps with graphic design projects and facility issues. Dylan first came to High Rock in 2018 and joined our staff in 2019. Dylan married Madison in 2018.

Support Staff

Chris Jessee

Worship Leader

Chris is the Worship Leader at High Rock. He started coming to High Rock as a student in 2011 and came on staff in 2017. Chris' responsibilities include leading the church in worship while leading the band musically, as well as training and developing worship leaders and team members. Chris and Anna have been married since 2015.

Monica Butler

Kids Director

Monica oversees the week to week operations of our Kids Program. You'll see her on Sunday mornings checking in with the teachers and meeting parents. Monica and her husband Danny moved to Bloomington in the summer of 2008 to help start High Rock and Monica joined our staff in 2012. Their first child, Caleb, was born in 2011. They added daughters Philippa in 2014, Josephine in 2017 and Maribette in 2022.

Melissa Robertson


Melissa's excellent attention to detail helps us handle all the financial transactions and record keeping for the church. Melissa and her husband Derek have two boys, Callen and Elliott. She came on staff in 2017.

Jake Newsome

Administrator / Youth Leader

Jake is our Administrator at High Rock. He started coming to High Rock as a freshman at IU in 2019 and joined our staff as a sophomore in 2021. Jake oversees all aspects of our church management system, helping with integration, event registration, and coordinating serving team schedules. He assists in a wide variety of details in order to free up our pastors for pastoral work. Jake also leads our Junior High and High School youth groups. Jake married Hannah on New Year's Day, 2022.

Mikayla Craig

Assistant Kids Director / Office Assistant

Mikayla is our Assistant Kids Director and Office Assistant. Mikayla started attending High Rock as sophomore at IU in 2019 and came on staff in 2022 after her graduation. As our Assistant Kids Director, Mikayla oversees many of the practical details involved with keeping our Kids Program running well. She also helps with various tasks in the office during the week. Mikayla adds a great deal of laughter to our staff meetings!