Robbie Phillips, Lead Minister

Robbie came to Hill N Dale in the Fall of 2012 after 17 years in full-time ministry and 2 years teaching at a Christian University. He loves Hill N Dale, teaching/preaching, short-term mission trips, good food and movies. He is married to Leanne and has five children–Carter, Will, Maggie, Sky, and Annie.

NICK GROUNDs, Student Minister 

Nick has lived in Lexington for 11 years, graduating from Asbury University and working with middle and high school students for the past seven years. He is currently enrolled at Asbury Seminary. His wife, Corinne, is a native to Ireland and moved here to study social work at Asbury University. She finished her Master’s degree last summer and is currently working in Pediatric Oncology at UK.


Leanne Phillips, Children's Minister

Leanne Haan Phillips has served private and public schools as a teacher and aid. Her love for children and belief in the tremendous impact the love of God and a church family can have in the lives of children makes children’s ministry a very special passion for Leanne. She has a BA in Elementary Education and a minor in Bible. Leanne is also a certified Walk Thru the Bible Children’s instructor. Leanne oversees Birth through 5th grade ministries at Hill N Dale.


Gene Welsh, Keenagers Minister

Gene is married to Mary Helen.  He enjoys leading our Keenagers and being involved in the various Keenager activities. Gene is also a true wildcat, loving all things UK Basketball.


Cecil Hayes, Custodian

Cecil is a sports nut who avidly follows the Wildcats!