Reverend Lindsey Altvater Clifton
Lindsey is the co-pastor of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd who enjoys life’s simple pleasures: hammocks, a good book, playing outside, Vietnamese iced coffee, laughing until it hurts, bike rides, board games, learning to play the ukulele, and writing liturgy.
She is a native of Greensboro, though she and her wife, Laura, and their sweet, goofy dogs, Maggie and Harvey, now call High Point home. Both Lindsey and Laura are alumni of Elon University (2009). Since then, Lindsey earned her M.Div from Wake Forest University (2016), and Laura is currently working on a BFA in Interior Architecture and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Historic Preservation at UNCG.
Lindsey’s faith journey has been rather ecumenical (ask her about it sometime), so she has served as a lay leader and staff person in a few denominational traditions. She also taught high school English for four years before going to divinity school. Lindsey is passionate about intergenerational ministry and community outreach, and she finds joy in helping folks of all ages connect to the life of the church here at Forest Hills and our work beyond its walls. Lindsey would love to get to know you, so shoot her an e-mail to find a time to grab coffee or lunch!
Reverend Leigh Wisner
Rev. Leigh Wisner is a native of Houston, Texas. A cradle Presbyterian, she grew-up watching her mom teach Sunday School, volunteer for Vacation Bible School, serve as an Elder, a Deacon, and as a member of the Pastor Nominating Committee at her home church, Windwood Presbyterian. She received a Masters of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. Where she fell in love with Theology, Biblical History, Hebrew, Greek, dialoguing with classmates about course material, and having a place to ask questions of ultimate concern. After her degree she served as Associate Pastor for Youth at First Presbyterian Church of Norman. It was there she met her husband, Mitch, and eleven years, two kids, and three moves later, here they are. Leigh has served churches in Oklahoma, Texas, St. Louis, Missouri, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
She loves strong coffee, working-out at the gym, good books, Indie Rock, her Treeing Tennessee Brindle Puppy, and of course, spending time with Mitch, Riley (2), and Jonah (5). She is excited to begin her journey as Interim Co-Pastor at Forest Hills, and she looks forward to getting to know the congregation and discerning God’s will and Spirit together alongside you.
Catherine is the Director of Music Ministry at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. She is in her 15th year of teaching—11 at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts and 4 at Southwest Guilford High School, where she currently teaches—and has both a BA and MA in Music from UNCG.
Before coming to Forest Hills, Catherine served at Hinshaw United Methodist Church since 1999, first as college section leader and handbell member, then as pianist and substitute choir director since 2013. She and her wife, Sarah—who is also a high school chorus teacher and the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Asheboro—live in Greensboro with their three cute dogs (Molly, Scout, and Piper).
Sarah is the Office Administrator at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. She moved to Greensboro to attend UNCG in 2000, and obtained her B.A. in English with a minor in History. Sarah has an M.A. in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction. She and her husband Seth live in Greensboro with their seven year old son Nicholas, and two very needy cats. In her spare time she loves to read, write, and watch movies of every genre. She also loves musicals and is a big kid at heart.
Corbin Blake Duncan
Corbin works with our Music Director as an intern. He was born and raised in Greensboro, Nc where he currently lives with his three sweet cats, Venus, Franklin, and Cleopatra. The Duncan family is a musical one, and began nurturing Corbin’s love for music from birth, providing opportunities to sing and play in school, church, and community. Corbin attended Penn-Griffin School for the Arts in High Point, NC for high school, and then began his undergraduate career at Wingate University in 2015 before transferring to the UNCG in the Spring of 2017.