Praise Team

Maura Fornataro has been the Director of Music and Worship Ministries at Highland Presbyterian Church since July of 2012. Her husband Michael ministers alongside in the Sound and Media Ministries of the church as well.

Maura began a pursuit for music at the young age of 6 years of age studying both organ and piano as well as flute and voice. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Sacred Music from Duquesne University. Her passion for worship has been and continues to be a lifelong pursuit.

Two fundamental scriptures that remain visionary statements of this ministry are:
Psalm 34:1-3 I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: The humble shall hear thereof and be glad.  O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together.
Psalm 66:1-2 Shout with Joy to God all the Earth!  Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!

Highland Praise Team Vision:  To have an anointed, vibrant, continually expanding Praise Team comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists who strive for excellence, live lives that express our faith in calling, competence and character as we worship the Lord in humility, intimacy and passion.