Office Administrator

Kara Pratt

I am born and raised here in Columbus Ohio. I graduated from Central Crossing High School in 2011, and then went on to Columbus State Community College to pursue my Business degree. I changed majors a few times but ended up graduating from Columbus State Community College with my Associates Degree in Business Office Applications and a Certificate in Baking in 2015. Through my studies I also become certified in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Shortly after graduating I applied and was hired on here at Columbia Heights UMC as their Office Admin. Besides doing my job I also help out with Vacation Bible School as Snack Leader, and  I always try to volunteer for various events here at church. Some of my hobbies include: baking (I especially love to make cakes!), drawing, cross stitching, Zumba fitness, photography, and playing video games with my nephews. Some of my favorite TV shows to watch are: Once Upon A Time, Chopped, Pioneer Woman, The Big Bang Theory, The 100, and Dancing with The Stars. I love my job here at Columbia Heights, I have grown as a person and as a Christian working here in such a loving and caring environment, centered around Jesus and community fellowship.


Director Of Youth Ministries

James Harris

Hello, my name is James Harris; I am the new Youth Leader for Columbia Heights UMC. My wife, Johnna and i are blessed to have been given the opportunity to take on the youth leadership for the middle and high school students.

Johnna and I will teach Bible Zone and youth group 6th-12th grade. We hope to make this a learning and fun experience about the "LORD".

A little about me, I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I graduated from Columbus Alternative High School where I was involved in theatre and choir. After graduating from high school I served seven years in the Ohio Army National Guard. I was raised Roman Catholic but converted to the Methodist Community when I was in High School and participated in the youth group and choir.

Most of my career has been driving, but on particular job I was transporting special needs youth to their schools around central Ohio, which I got to learn and talk to them, which I think that God truly blessed me with this experience. This is why my calling is to work with the youth within our church family.

Johnna and I have been happily married for 18 years and I have two wonderful stepchildren. Christopher is and artist, and Sarah is lucky enough to be a stay at home mom. Keian is an artist that has been in my life since he was a year old. We have a beautiful granddaughter Cadence who attended vacation bible school here last year.

My hobbies include gaming (Xbox and PC), building Legos, building models, singing and outside yard projects.