Rachael Hadley McClair

Facilitator Artist

Born in Albuquerque, Rachael made the pilgrimage 444 miles north to Denver in 1999, and while she misses her green chile and hot air balloons in October, she loves the vibe of living in the heart of Denver. Rachael studied music at UC Denver and the school of “real life,” tutored on-the-job by some of Denver’s most celebrated jazz musicians. She serves Highlands Church by curating and presiding over the weekly Sunday gatherings, supporting and providing leadership to the Staff, overseeing our Bookkeeper and coming alongside various volunteer-led ministry teams. Rachael is also involved in OPEN (Organizing Progressive, Evangelical and Non-Denominational leaders and communities), providing leadership, collaboration and vision for this bourgeoning organization.


Rachael married James McClair in 2002 and together they are raising two lively, musical, and hilarious boys. In her spare (Ha!) time, Rachael enjoys being outdoors, walking, biking, and generally enjoying the beauty Denver and the surrounding area have to offer.