minister & Staff

Levi Dodd

senior minister
Youth and Family minister

Levi grew up in Oak Ridge and has been serving in full-time ministry at Highland View since 2010. He is a father of two daughters, and a husband of over 20 years to his wife Erin Dodd. Levi focuses on teaching the character of God and the transforming power of knowing and being loved by Jesus.  He has been working with youth and families his entire career. 

Erin Dodd

Ministry, App and Web designer

Erin grew up in Oak Ridge and at Highland View Church. She has been on staff since 2008. Community events and new ministry opportunities have often been coordinated by her. Erin has been married to Senior Minister, Levi Dodd for over 20 years and is the mother to 2 beautiful daughters. She likes using her creativity in app and website design. 

Serina Olsen


Serina has been a part of Highland View for many years, and became a staff member in 2018.  Serina supports  communication to and from the community and the congregation. She is a wife, mother of 3 and proud grandmother.  

Jackie Cornett

Preschool and Children's ministry director

Jackie has been preschool director since 2002, and children's ministry director since 2018. Jackie brings experience and energy to children's ministry, but most importantly the kids love her and her suckers! She is a wife and mother to 2 beautiful daughters. 

ray smith


Ray Smith came to Oak Ridge in September 1970, just out of the US Air Force where he served in Vietnam. Highland View quickly became his church home. He has served the congregation as a leader for the youth program beginning almost immediately, and until a youth minister was hired. He has served  as elder for the past 30 +  years.  Additionally, he serves the Tennessee Children’s Home where he chairs the Board of Trustees. Ray has served as a Chaplain for the Oak Ridge Police Department for over 20 years and is now a Chaplain Emeritus. Ray is also the Oak Ridge City Historian and worked at the Y-12 National Security Complex for 48 years. He is retired now and enjoys traveling as well as spending time with the family he and his late wife, Fanny,  of over 50 years created.  That family consists  of two sons, two daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

kevin and teresa reaves


Kevin and Teresa moved from West Tennessee to Oak Ridge and to Highland View in 1990. They raised their two daughters at Highland View, and both have a passion for working with children. They have been active in our youth and children’s programs for over 30 years, although they now have two amazing grandchildren in competition for their attention. Teresa continues to work in the church’s preschool and AWANA programs, and Kevin teaches in adult classes as well as AWANA. Kevin has worked in radiation protection at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since 1990 and has served as a Highland View elder since 2014. 

casey and jimmye chapman


Casey and Jimmye both grew up in Anderson County, were high school sweethearts, and got married in 2013. They joined Highland View in 2017 after being drawn in by the preschool enrichment program that their twins began attending as infants.

Casey  is a member of the HV safety team and is one of the newest elders. Jimmye is a registered nurse and is the creator of our new online series, "Meet Me Monday." Twins, Sam and Seeley attend Glenwood Elementary School and enjoy soccer and dance. The youngest, Sloane, is a student at HVPEP and can be seen running the halls on any given morning.