Meet our ministry staff
Say hello to the ministry team at Hillsboro Church of Christ. Got questions for the team at HCC? Stop by sometime and chat with us, we would love to meet you!
Brad Clouse - Lead Minister
Brad Clouse, a Louisville, Kentucky native, graduated from Louisville Bible College in 2010 with a Master's Degree in Sacred Literature after earning his former degrees at the same university. Brad served at smaller churches in Adair County Kentucky while in college before being called to Ohio in 2009. Brad ministered to the New Vienna Church of Christ congregation for 12 years before being called to the Hillsboro Church of Christ as the Senior Minister.
Brad and his family, including his wife, Julie, son Will, and daughters Annaleigh and Samantha, live just outside of Hillsboro. They spend most of their free time at sporting events for the kids or cheering on the Louisville Cardinals. They view themselves as a ministry family that wants to set an example for others while knowing they need the grace and mercy of Jesus each day!
Micah Herrick - Associate Minister - Worship
Micah Herrick is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University, earning a B.M. in Music and Worship with a focus in Vocal Performance.
Micah began ministry in 2012 after being commissioned for ministry by his home church, White Oak Christian Church, in Cincinnati, OH. Micah is currently serving HCC as Worship Minister, as well as leading our Evangelism team and coordinating our online presence. He has served in both Youth Ministry and Worship Ministry in Richmond, IN and Knightstown, IN before coming back to Ohio to serve in Hillsboro.
Micah and his wife Rebecca have been married and striving in ministry together since 2012. They have four beautiful children: Rowan, Luci, Kennedy, and Finn. They love to sing and play as a family.
Megan Apgar - Children's Minister
Megan Apgar grew up in Hillsboro. She started attending Hillsboro Church of Christ in 2004. After a few years of being an exceptional volunteer, Megan was called up to begin leading our children's ministry as the Children's Director in 2017. For a while she was part time on staff and working as a Teacher's Aid at Hillsboro Elementary. As of 2024 she works with us in a full time capacity as Children's Minister, while also pursuing an accredited certificate program in Children's Ministry through KidMin Academy. She has a gift for really seeing the uniqueness in the heart of every child and a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with each of them.
She is married to her high school sweetheart, Aaron, and they have two children and many pets.
James Scott - Associate Minister - Discipleship & Communications
James Scott has a background in systems creation, both in the IT field and in organizational management.
After God grabbed ahold of James’ heart in 2015, he has had a growing passion to understand the word of God and connect others to the heart of God. He is currently pursuing undergrad work with CCCB but more importantly pursuing God in His word. His desire is to get as many as possible connected in community through the teachings of and mutual submission to King Jesus.
James and his lovely wife Krystal have two great boys, Kingston and Uriah. James is also a gifted and passionate musician. You might just see him helping lead our congregation in worship on Sundays.
Trevor Gleadle - Jr & Sr High Minister
Trevor Gleadle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education.
Trevor was born and raised in Hillsboro and has been a member of Hillsboro Church of Christ his whole life. While attending the University of Cincinnati, Trevor was blessed to be a part of a campus ministry called h2o Cincinnati. It was here that God began to transform his heart to have a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After college, the responsibilities of being a leader of a family and an educator continued to reinforce that he is a sinner in need of a Savior. In God’s providence, he was led to pursue ministry.
Trevor and his wife Jenni have been teachers at Hillsboro City Schools since they graduated college. They love going on adventures as a family with their boy Brayden.
Jim Newman - Minister of Missions
Jim Newman is a graduate of Johnson University with an M.A. in New Testament with an emphasis on intercultural studies and a B.A. in Bible from Kentucky Christian University. He also studied at the Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology.
At Bible College, Jim met his wife Becky, a member of the Hillsboro Church of Christ. They have been married since 1982 and have two adult sons, Daniel (who is married to Samantha) and Andrew. They have three grandsons--Cody, Lucas, and Emry. Jim has served as the Minister of Missions with HCC since 2003, when he and his family relocated to Toowoomba Queensland Australia. The entire family lives there. Jim and Becky became Australian citizens in 2006 to better identify with the Australian people and to show their commitment to the ministry.
In Australia, he has worked to plant the Eastern Downs Church of Christ and has established the Southern Cross Bible Institute. Learn more about that ministry here. Prior to working in Australia, Jim planted the Jean Anglais Christian Church in Grenada, West Indies, where he and his family labored for eleven years. He also held youth and preaching ministries in Ohio and Kentucky.
From childhood, Jim was keenly interested in oversees missions and came to realize there are few people who are able or willing to work full-time in evangelism outside the USA. Jim believes God has prepared and enabled him to work with people across cultures. This passion for overseas ministries has led Jim to teach and preach in Australia, Grenada, Haiti, Mexico, and the Philippines.