At Summit Church we practice what is referred to as an “Interdependent Leadership” model. Simply defined, God gives the gift of leadership to the Church and calls a plurality of elders with complimentary abilities and functions to serve Him collectively to equip God’s people to carry out His purposes in the world (Ephesians 4:11-12). The primary metaphor to describe the New Testament Church is the “body” comprised of individual members serving as differing parts (I Corinthians 12:8-27) with Jesus Christ as the only appointed “Head” of His “body”.

Furthermore we see the model of leadership established in the very nature of our Triune God; (1 Corinthians 12:4-7) three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) with three distinct roles, acting in complete interdependence with one another. Interdependent Leadership is not only biblically grounded in God’s design for His body, and modeled by His very nature, but it also emphasizes the “heart” that God desires for His leadership (Mathew 20:20-28).

Currently, Summit has six directing elders, each having a variety of complimentary functions and gifts, who lead together under the authority and headship of Jesus Christ. No one man has more authority than the other, but instead, each mutually submits to and empowers the others to lead where they are most gifted. This provides a high level of accountability, cultivates humility and trust, and gives confidence to the body to know that the elders must collectively be convinced of God’s will for the church before acting.

We realize our structure of not having one primary leader is not normative. However we believe that Interdependent Leadership, collectively leading out God’s mission for His Church, can more completely mobilize and disciple the body to carry out its destiny in the world.

meet our staff.


  Dr. Jamin Stinziano

  Orlando Cabrera

  Jim Hines

   John DeAngelis

  John DeAngelis


university congregation staff

  Kyle Balcerzak
  Executive Pastor of Operations

  Evan Lemkuil
  Recovery Ministry Director

  Desiree Mortensen
  Women's Ministry Director

  Andy Graham
  Worship Pastor

  Megan Overmyer
  Recovery Ministry Coordinator

  Mark Schaap
  Kids Ministry Director

  Ashlyn Gibbs
  Ministry Coordinator

  Linda Ford
  Central Ministries Coordinator

  Karla Garibay
  Kids Ministry Coordinators

   Mathis Turley   Worship Leader

  Mathis Turley
  Worship Leader

   Amanda McCullough   Kids Ministry Coordinators

  Amanda McCullough
  Kids Ministry Coordinators


naples CONGREGATION staff

  Aaron Lundquist
  Executive Pastor


   Megan Angle   Student & Family Ministry Coordinator

  Megan Angle
  Student & Family Ministry Coordinator

  Wendy Caudill
  Ministry Coordinator

 Dave Harvey Teaching Pastor   

Dave Harvey
Teaching Pastor


   Josh Stewart   Family & Student Pastor   

  Josh Stewart
  Family & Student Pastor



gateway CONGREGATION staff

  Adam Alexander
  Campus Pastor

   Matt Cantwell   Student Ministries Director

  Matt Cantwell
  Student Ministries Director

  Judd Wright
  Worship Pastor

  Bethany McCleaf
  Ministry Coordinator

   Erica Irwin   Family Ministries Coordinator

  Erica Irwin
  Family Ministries Coordinator


central ministries staff

  Nate Johnson
  Executive Pastor of Central Ministry

  Joe O'Neal
  Pastor of Central Communications

  Stephen Johnson
  College Ministry Director

  Joy Wood
  Operations Coordinator

  Josh Noom
  Graphic Designer

   Claudio Paredes   Summit Español Pastor

  Claudio Paredes
  Summit Español Pastor

   Mason Kupfer   AVL Director

  Mason Kupfer
  AVL Director

  J.R. Lackner
  Facilities Coordinator


Our residents

   Rudy Ramos   Pastoral Resident

  Rudy Ramos
  Pastoral Resident

   Luis Zamot   Pastoral Resident

  Luis Zamot
  Pastoral Resident

 Diego Sanchez Pastoral Resident

Diego Sanchez
Pastoral Resident