Jim Lemberg has served as Hillside's Transitional Lead Pastor since mid-January 2016. Along with providing overall care & leadership, his focus is on helping us to discern God's purpose for us during this season of Hillside's life and how we can faithfully respond as a community of Christ followers to our Lord's direction.
Throughout his adult years, Jim has had two parallel careers. Approximately half of his years have been spent in church ministry as a staff pastor, a church planter, a solo pastor, a lead pastor and an interim pastor. He and his wife, Gay, have served churches in Florida, Hawaii, Illinois and Washington. The other half of his years have been in the telecommunications industry, and he currently spends his weekdays as an employee of the City of Leesburg. His education includes a bachelor's degree in biblical studies, a master's degree in church ministries and an M.B.A. in finance.
Pam Payne, our church secretary, was born and raised in Michigan and has been a part of our church family for over 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking on challenging sewing projects. She has faithfully volunteered in various youth ministries over the years, including Bible Quizzing and AWANA Puggles.