Our senior staff members are responsible for leading the church and its ministries according to the pattern in the Scriptures.


Lead Pastor

John Parker //

Worship Pastor

Andy Simonds //

Organizational Development Pastor

Jeff Kern //

Waterford Campus Pastor

Garry Abbott //

Executive Assistant

Jessica Meyer //


The Governing Board is a team of seasoned and godly leaders who serve a vital role in providing fiduciary oversight and providing counsel regarding important decisions. They ensure the mission, vision, and doctrine of Summit are upheld and support the pastoral staff as they pursue personal holiness. 


Brian Grandstaff

Heath Hensley

Leigh Ann Horton

Bob McAdam

Eddy Moratin 


This team advises the Strategy Team in areas of finance, facilities, human resources, and IT functions of the church. They also make recommendations directly to the Governing Board on cash management, budget, and asset controls and provide an independent review of all accounting records.


Tom Aikens

Maggie Bruehl

Roger Dunnavan

Adrienne Evans

Brian Grandstaff

Eric Katauskas

Jeff Kern

Jeff Porter


This team reviews the local and global ministry goals for the church. They also help decide where Summit Church gives 15 percent of its budget, which is allocated to meet needs outside of the church. 


Josh Bastian

Macon Hare

Pat McKechnie

Ann Miller

Jim Miller

Neil Otto

Dan Thomas

Ambia Valentine


A concept modeled by the early church in Acts, this team gives us the opportunity to hear the same sound, biblical truth from more than one voice.


Teaching Minister

Jim Keller //

Herndon Campus Pastor

Zach Van Dyke //

reGROUP Director

Kailey Newkirk //



This team works hard to meet people where they are and help them prayerfully take their next right step at each of our Summit campuses.


Herndon Campus Pastor

Zach Van Dyke //

Herndon Executive Director

Tracy Beeson  //

Lake Mary Campus Pastor

O.J. Aldrich //

Waterford Campus Pastor

Garry Abbott //


This dynamic team communicates, week in and week out, to your kids and students that God loves them and that God has big plans for their lives.


Herndon Children’s Ministry Director | Deanna McLellan //

Herndon Nursery and Preschool Coordinator | Laura Hunt //

Herndon Base Camp Coordinator | Mollie Mitchell //

Herndon Student Minister | Micah Candeletta-Burklin //

Herndon Student Ministries Coordinator | Laura Freeland //

Worship Coordinator | Peter Hackler //

Lake Mary Children's Ministry Director  | Brooke Shoopman //

Lake Mary Student Minister | Chad Buel //

Waterford Children’s Ministry Director | Doris Herrero //

Waterford Student Ministries Connect Groups Coordinator | Nicole Zeeb //

Waterford Student Ministries Programming Coordinator | Gerald Liles //

BCL Coordinator | Darling Heldt //

Children's Ministry Curriculum Coordinator | Keely Hardaway //

Children’s Ministry Productions Coordinator | Asha Junot //

Children's Ministry Administrator | Michele Bond //

Base Camp Costumes and Props Administrator | Amanda Adair //


They’re responsible for making sure everyone who walks through the doors at Summit feels welcome and at home here. They oversee the volunteers that create your first impression of Summit.


Herndon Hospitality Coordinator | Julia Kaplan //

Lake Mary Ministry Coordinator | Amy Kaufholz //

Waterford Ministry Coordinator | Christine Colon //



They help our congregation by creating environments where people can grow in the knowledge and character of Christ.


reGROUP Director | Kailey Newkirk //

Herndon Summit Connect Director | Dan Sherfield //

Herndon Summit Connect Coordinator | Eve Bastian //

Lake Mary Campus Pastor | O.J. Aldrich //

Waterford Campus Pastor | Garry Abbott //



This team strives to care well for those in need and build relationships with organizations worldwide that share a vision for ending injustices brought about by poverty.


Community Development Coordinator | Elizabeth Cronlund //

Global Partnerships Coordinator | Nathan Boyett //


Our 33rd Street Team works hard to bring church to the men and women inside of the 33rd Street Jail and create an environment of worship and Christ-centered community.


Team Leader | John Parker //

Team 33rd Administrator | Lisa Jamison //

Women's Worship Coordinator | Madison O’Connor //

Men's Worship Coordinator | Dan Taylor //


This creative crew makes sure the Summit community has everything they need to live out Summit’s vision through providing information and news via online and print mediums.


Communications Director | Virginia Schultz //

Lead Designer/Photographer |  LJ Judy //

Video Producer | Michael Margio //

Content Coordinator | Lauren Margheim //

Communications Coordinator | Kari Freeman //



This talented bunch plans the weekly services, ensuring that all elements are cohesive, purposeful, and engaging for the congregation—in addition to heading up an incredibly talented team of volunteer musicians.


Herndon Worship Coordinator | Adam Harris //

Lake Mary Worship Minister | Eric Champion //

Waterford Worship Minister | David Burleson //

Worship Manager | Peter Hackler //

Technical Director | Joel LeGros //

Production Technician | Wilson Woodyard //


They handle accounting, bookkeeping, facilities management, human resources, office administration, IT, and more—basically the Summit office wouldn’t run without this team of behind-the-scenes folks.


Operations Coordinator | Will Dickinson //

Facilities Manager | Brendan May //

Facilities Administrator | Will Alejandro //

Facilities Administrator | Andrew Poppell //

IT Administrator | Brad Wiltfang //

Operations Administrator | Natalie Sutkowy //