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Hillcrest's Team

As a team of leaders we are here to connect with you, care for you, and help you develop your relationship with Jesus Christ. That means being available to listen to, talk with, pray for, and worship beside you. It means guiding those who seek truth and transformation to the One who freely gives those things. And it means being present to meet the spiritual needs of people wherever they are—whether in church, homes, hospital beds, the garden, office buildings, coffee houses, or on the streets.


Senior Pastor

Tim Lee

As the pastor of Hillcrest I find it an incredible privilege and honor to lead this great community and to share the hope I have found in Christ.

My personal mission statement is to inspire others to see their God given potential and to instruct them according to God’s word on how to reach that potential. To that endeavor I try each day to lead in a way that attracts others to Jesus.

My greatest place of leadership is my home where I have a wonderful wife and four fabulous children. My journey of faith began early for me but my calling to the ministry did not come until I was preparing for the business world in college. At that time God called me to lead His church.

Church to me does not just consist of what happens inside the “walls.” Rather, church many times functions best outside the walls where I meet many great people. These places include local schools, recreation centers, soccer fields as well as many others.

My favorite verses include: Proverbs 3:5-6, Jeremiah 29:11 and Hebrews 12:1-3

My Passions include: Coaching and playing sports, exercise, everything Ohio State, building legos, watching Star Wars and everything else with my guys, dancing with my daughter and anything with my wife.


Student & Young Adult Director

Randy Stratton

Randy joined us fall of 2016 from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. He is originally from Bridgeport, Conneticut. Randy partners with the Coalition for Christian Outreach which focus on campus ministry and transforming college students who change the world. He oversees the Junior High and High School students here at Hillcrest and has created a college ministry as well, focusing on the students of Columbus State Community College as well as CCAD.

Randy enjoys participating in sports, particularly soccor. He will be coaching a youth team from the westside with Pastor Tim for the 2017-2018 school year.


Office Managers

Sue Shultz and Erica Arszmen

Sue and Erica started in the Office Manager positions January of 2013. They are in the Church office Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm to answer emails and phone calls.

My name is Susan Schultz and my responsibilities include communications with new and current members. Also, writing the Bulletin, the Newsletter and the Weekly. I have attended Hillcrest Baptist Church since the Fall of 1989. It wasn't until I married my wonderful husband, Terry, that we became active members at Hillcrest. It has been a wonderful experience serving the Lord these past 24 years here at HBC. It is an honor and a privilege to be serving our Hillcrest family as your new Membership and Communications office manager. It is my passion to help make your fellowship here at HBC feel like "Home".

My name is Erica Arszman and I am responsible for some of the church's finances and reporting as well as the updating the new website. I am married to a wonderful man, Jeff, who plays guitar in the worship band and we have 2 amazing children together, Allison and Evan. I became a member of Hillcrest in 2009 and love using my skills in the Office Manager position to help the church reach out to the local community.


Worship Leader

Jamey Sintz

Jamey leads an amazing team of musicians, singers and technicians in bring forth a God glorifying worship.

Each worship team leader sees themselves as lead worshippers and it is their objective to exalt God through music that allows for everyone to engage in an intentional act of praising God.


Pioneer Clubs Coordinator

Stacy Lee

I have been the club coordinator for Pioneer Clubs at Hillcrest Baptist Church since we began the program in January of 2003. I count it a joy and privilege to work with the many children and families that participate in this exciting weekly program. As club coordinator I oversee a fantastic team of teachers and volunteers.

I have been a member of Hillcrest since 1996 and love serving with our wonderful church family. My passion is for children to have a personal reltationship with Jesus Christ in a fun and engaging way.

I am married to a wonderful man, Tim Lee, and we have four terrific children, Max, Braden, Josh and Lydia, and two dogs and a bunny. I especially enjoy any time spent with our family. I like to play volleyball, watching movies with my kids, playing in our backyard, traveling, cooking and date nights with my husband.


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