Staff/Leadership

Staff

Edwin Menon
  • Pastor

Bio

Edwin was originally born in Singapore. His mother is Chinese and his father is Indian, which officially makes him a “Chindian.” He came to America at the age of seven and grew up in Brookline, MA. He later returned to Singapore at the age of eighteen in order to fulfill his military duties.  

Edwin served as a public High School Mathematics teacher in the town of Hull, MA, before going to Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and coming to Highrock. Edwin loves hanging out with his wife and making her laugh with his corny jokes. In his spare time Edwin loves to fish, make buffet restaurant owners sweat when he shows up, and occasionally stunt doubles for the Hulk.

Kelsey Menon
  • Kidsrock Director

Bio

Originally from South Berwick, Maine, Kelsey moved to the Boston area after college. After she met Edwin, she decided to stay permanently!

Kelsey also works in the Malden Public School District. She loves spending time with her husband and being outdoors with their dog Bruin. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and visiting her family in Maine.

Ministry Leaders

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  • Finance Team Leader
  • Monday Night Prayer Call Leader

Bio

You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl! Born and raised in Dallas, Jessica loves the Texas sun, brisket and creamed corn, and the wide open spaces. 

In 2008, Jessica followed God’s calling to leave Texas and go to Boston for graduate school. Having completed her studies in 2015, she now teaches college students full time. 

Some of Jessica’s interests include helping others with their taxes, dancing (ballroom and tap), and eating her husband’s yummy cooking. She loves being a spiritual mother and is passionate about raising future generations of Jesus followers.

  • Tech Team Leader

Bio

Yelmar is originally from Azerbaijan, but he lived 5 years in Poland, studied his Masters in Economics and worked as an IT specialist before coming to the United States in 2019. He attends Cambridge College where he is studying for his MBA in Management. 

Yelmar is an entrepreneur and he tries to create a new technological company  to help people facilitate the way they commute. He enjoys travelling, fishing, playing soccer, reading, and writing short stories and poems. He loves to meet new people and learn new things.

 

  • Welcome and Hospitality Team Leader

Bio

VG was born and raised in Melrose, where she currently lives with her husband Denis. VG has three children, five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She has two special grand dogs named Benny and Oscar. 

VG is a retired insurance agent who enjoys spending time at the beach, going out to eat with friends, and playing dominoes. Being a die hard Patriots fan, you will often find VG in various Patriots attire, ready to cheer her team on.

 

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  • Welcome and Hospitality Team Leader

Bio

Eric was originally born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the Boston area for college at the age of 18. From this time, he has called various metro Boston areas including Malden home and has steadily become acclimated to the cold New England winters.

Eric loves being a host and ensuring people feel at home. He enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, exploring new places, and is an avid American football fan.

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  • Creative Arts Team Leader

Bio

Born in Kenya, this self-appointed “Kenyan Queen” has lived in the United States for most of her life. She is passionate about connecting with people from all walks of life. 

During the week, Bernice likes to nerd out in her finance job but when she is not doing that she loves creating Pinterest boards full of puppies and watching movies.

Headshot of Mookie
  • Media Team Leader

Bio

Shanmukha, or Mookie as he goes by, was born in India and moved to the United States just after turning one year old. From there, he was raised in Boston, MA. 

Mookie has worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for ten years in the Health Information Management Services. In his spare time, Mookie likes to follow Boston sports, go to the movies, and go shopping.

Jenn Rojas
  • Creative/Graphic Designer

Bio

Jenn was born in Colombia and is one of four siblings. She moved to Boston in 2014 and after making great friends, she decided to plant roots and stay. She loves to hang out with her husband, eating arepas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Jenn loves to work with her hands and is always creating something or organizing spaces at home. She likes walking in the snow and having a good bowl of clam chowder. As a way to relax, she loves to spend time at the ocean listening to the waves and admiring the scenery.