Board of Trustees

Brian Tanzola
Board Secretary

Brian has been a member of Highpoint since 2010, and has served on the Worship Team since that time. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for four years and have three children. While he was just elected to the Board of Trustees in 2016, he has been blessed to participate in a variety of other ministries through the years. Highpoint will always hold a special place in the heart of the Tanzola family, as Brian and Michelle were married by—and their family was baptized with—their church family.

Sarah Schopp

Sarah Schopp has been attending Highpoint since 2005 and has been a trustee since 2012. Having heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, it is her intent to reflect His glory and to honor His sacrifice of death on a cross. She does this by helping her brothers and sisters in need with great joy, in anticipation of the return of Jesus Christ. Some of the ways she helps at Highpoint are in the toddler class, administering the library, and looking for ways to encourage others.

Jeanne-Mari Horton

Jeanne-Mari Horton and her husband Mike have attended Highpoint Fellowship since 1997. Over the past 20 years, Jeanne-Mari has served along with Mike as co-Youth Pastor (1999-2013), co-Community Pastor (2013-2015), and as a Highpoint Shepherd (2016-present). Jeanne-Mari has also served on the High Hopes Preschool Board as both a board member and as President. She also works as the Volunteer Coordinator at Starry, a non-profit serving kids in crisis in Round Rock, Texas. Jeanne-Mari and Mike were married in 1994 and have a really cool & feisty 17-year-old daughter, Melissa, currently attending the Texas Academy of Math & Science. They enjoy working in the yard, reading, and spending time with family.

Connie Smith

Connie and her husband Bill met at the World Wide Church of God, were married on July 12, 1986, and moved to Leander, Texas in September of 1990 to help take care of Bill’s parents in their older age. They started attending Highpoint in August of 2008, and were happy that their children could be a part of the youth group. Since that time, they have raised 3 children and currently have 5 grandchildren, some of which live close by and attend Highpoint as well! Connie has helped serve in children’s ministry, and with “Faith in Action” (she especially loves the ‘Free Garage Sale’). She is currently serving as a Shepherd, a Stephen Minister and a Trustee. Connie works full time as a Communications Operations Tech for a company in Round Rock, where she has been employed for 13 ½ years.

Max De La Garza

Max De La Garza and his wife Amy have been members of Highpoint Fellowship since 2000, and have both served in several ministries through the years. He has been most involved with the youth ministry, having taught M.S. Sunday School since 2001. Max has a 23 year old son, Christian and 15 year old daughter, Olivia, both of whom grew up attending Highpoint. They had to deal with dad as their Sunday School teacher, but seem to be stable nonetheless.

Joel Tope

Joel Tope and his family have been members of Highpoint for 11+ years. He is the father of 4 amazing Kingdom builders and the husband of one of the greatest women on the planet. He has served in leadership on Highpoint's worship and drama teams for almost 10 years. He has also led in our men's bible studies and Faith in Action events. Joel has been blessed to serve on the Highpoint Board of Trustees since March of 2014.