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

Jack Stinziano

Jack Stinziano

  Orlando Cabrera

  Jim Hines

  John DeAngelis

  John DeAngelis


university congregation staff

  Adam Alexander
  College Pastor

  Kyle Balcerzak
  Executive Pastor of Operations

  Paul Bush
  Student Ministries Pastor

  Evan Lemkuil
  Recovery Ministry Director

  Desiree Mortensen
  Women's Ministry Director

  Megan Overmyer
  Recovery Ministry Coordinator

  Stephanie Neis
  Family Ministries Coordinator


  Andy Graham
  Worship Pastor

  Linda Ford
  Ministry Support

  Ashlyn Gibbs
  Ministry Coordinator

  Joy Wood
  Family Ministries Coordinator

  Mark Schaap
  Family Ministries Pastor


naples CONGREGATION staff

  Aaron Lundquist
  Family Ministries Pastor

  Jason Nigh
  Student Ministries Pastor

  Wendy Caudill
  Ministry Coordinator

Dave Harvey Teaching Pastor

Dave Harvey
Teaching Pastor


gateway CONGREGATION staff

  Jeremy Emory
  Campus Pastor

  Judd Wright
  Worship Pastor

  Bethany McCleaf
  Ministry Coordinator


central ministries staff

  Nate Johnson
  Executive Pastor of Central Ministry

  Joe O'Neal
  Pastor of Central Communications

  Stephen Johnson
  Central Ministry Coordinator

  Diego Sanchez
  Operations Coordinator

  Josh Noom
  Graphic Designer

  J.R. Lackner
  Facilities Coordinator


Our residents

  Mathis Turley   Worship  

  Mathis Turley

  Matt Cantwell
  Student Ministries

  Elizabeth Gonzalez
  Family Ministries