By Melissa Larsen
From the most influential educators and business people to the biggest trendsetters and taste makers, these locals are tops when it comes to making the Valley the best place to call home.
Favorite Worship Leader: Les Hughey, Senior Pastor, Highlands Church
How long have you been with Highlands Church? I started it 18 years ago. What led you to become a worship leader? I’m actually the Senior Pastor, but I lead worship because of my past of playing in rock-and- roll bands since I was 12 years old.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? Helping people find God and thus find true meaning in life and the joy that knowing God brings.
Date night: Being at home with my wife, cooking a meal that is better than most restaurants.
Annual local event: Waste Management Phoenix Open because I know a number of the golfers involved. And during that week we, Highlands Church, puts on an event that features many of the various athletes from the different sports on the Wednesday night of that week.
Destination for relaxing: Napili Beach, Maui.