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!
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.
Join Our Staff!
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, one of High Point’s most progressive faith communities, is looking for a full-time transitional minister to work alongside our Co-Pastor in guiding our work to process the end of a 20-year ministerial relationship and to renew our shared, communal narrative and identity. We are looking for someone who has proven interim leadership experience, and can help us continue embracing adaptive ministry together and cultivating relational mission connections with our community. We believe that being open to the Spirit’s leading into new ways of being church together is at the heart of how we worship God and how we nurture and grow our congregation.