Our Staff


Lee Shelnutt, Pastor

Lee, a native of Newnan, Georgia, married his childhood sweetheart, Joni, in 1985.  He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989 with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering (B.C.E). Afterward, he worked as an engineer for several years, including at Delta Air Lines, where he worked as a structural engineer and tool designer. 

Yet, during his engineering days, he sensed God’s call to pastoral ministry.  While working, he began attending the Atlanta School of Biblical Studies earning an M.A. in Theological Studies, and then went full time to Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, graduating in 1997 with an M. Div.

Lee accepted the call to be the pastor of HARP in the fall of 2011. In addition to serving as HARP's pastor, he currently serves our denomination as the Moderator of the General Synod. Lee and Joni have one dearly loved daughter, Neidin.  And they are blessed to serve as a family here in Huntersville!


Heidi Reckard, Administrative Assistant

Heidi has been married to Stan for 27 years. They are parents to 5 grown children (Andrew, Emily, Amy, Kaela, and Catherine). She loves the Lord and is passionate for disciplemaking and women's ministry. In her spare time, if she is not with her family, you can find her distance walking or having coffee with friends.


Seth Gurley, Pastoral Intern

Seth is originally from Anderson, SC. He graduated from Erskine College with a B.A. in Bible and History, where he also played baseball and is currently studying for an M.Div. at RTS in Charlotte. Seth married his wife, Jillian, in August, 2018. He enjoys spending time with his family, spending time outdoors, and exercising.