Layne has been a pastor at Highlands since 2001, when he and his family moved from Colorado Springs to help start the church. Layne grew up working in his family's towing business, and in 1989, he met Pastor Chris Hodges, who was his high school youth pastor. His deepest passion is developing leaders and helping them succeed. Layne currently oversees campuses at Church of the Highlands and leads the Grow Network. Layne has been married to his wife, Rachel, since 1996. They love Highlands, leading small groups, and raising their daughters Ashlyn and Devyn. Layne returns to Colorado every June to race his stock car in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.