Our team

Buddy Gharring


Buddy Joined the team at Hillview July 1, 2023, and is so excited to be here! Coming off of a 5 year innovation and vitality project in Twin Falls, Idaho, Buddy is passionate about creating a space where the ‘spiritually homeless’ can feel at home.

Claudia Flora

Office Administrator

Claudia has been Hillview’s Office Admin for over 20 years! That means she is likely the first person you see when you visit the church Monday through Friday, and also that she is taking care of lots of the “business” stuff for the rest of the staff and all our volunteers behind the scenes.

Alison Lehrman

Children's specialist

Alison has been the Children’s Specialist since 2016. For over ten years Alison has worked with families and children in a variety of capacities including tutoring elementary students, teaching outdoor nature classes, leading small groups, working with Youth Groups, and being a Vacation Bible School leader.

Claire Chambers

Youth & Communications

Claire (Longpré) Chambers has been the Youth Specialist at Hillview since 2005.  She first discovered a love for youth ministry as a volunteer at St. John’s UMC in Anchorage, AK. She’s also responsible for practically everything you see on social media from Hillview!