Our leadership

THE CONGREGATION


We are a congregational church. That means that YOU are the real ministers of our church. The church staff is here to help equip our congregation to serve, not to serve the congregation. That means that you have an active role among us!


ELDERS


That also means that the people of our church, through God's leadership, determine the direction we go. The congregation also elects elders to provide more direct spiritual oversight and to support the staff and ministry leaders in our church.


Our current elders are: 

Eric Hoppstock

Chris Jankoviak

Dan Metzger

Jerry McClearen

Daniel Snow

STaff

Below you will find our church staff and descriptions of the areas they oversee.

  • job opening student ministries pastor

    We are looking for a full-time Student Ministries Pastor (7th-12th Grade)! We're excited to be growing our staff at Summit and look forward to a new season of ministry for our students. You can view the job description here. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to Pastor Kayte Hatch.

  • Jared Sergio Intern

    Jared has been our intern since January 2021. He has attended Summit Church his entire life and is currently studying Graphic Design in college. His internship includes graphic design, worship arts, and student ministry. 

  • Danielle Gipson ministry Assistant

    Danielle is full-time Ministry Assistant at Summit. She and her husband Joseph have two children: Oscar and Anabelle. Their family has been a part of our church since 2013, and Danielle joined our staff in September of 2016.

  • Nikole Gonzalez ministry Assistant

    Nikole joined our team in December of 2016 and is a full-time Ministry Assistant. Nikole and her husband, Manny, have three children: Alex, Nikolaus and Isaak. They have been a part of our church since 2016.

  • Doris Ruppert 

    Doris served as our part-time Ministry Assistant in Summit Kids for many years. She is transitioning out of a paid staff position. We will celebrate Mrs. Ruppert's years of service to the Lord at our Outdoor Service on July 25. We will gather at 5:30PM near the Summit Park for an outdoor service at 6PM. Visit Doris at "Mrs. Ruppert's Lemonade Stand" after the service to give hugs, say hi, or drop off a card.

  • Nakita Walter Preteen director/upward league director

    Nakita joined the Summit staff in May of 2019. She is the part-time Preteen Director & Upward League Director. She and her husband Ryan have two daughters, Laina and Reniya. They have been a part of the Summit Church family since 2018.

  • Ellen Morse Summit kids assistant director

    Ellen joined our staff in 2021 as a part-time Summit Kids Assistant Director. She and her husband Gabe have been a part of Summit Church since 2016 and they have seven children: Caleb, Ben, Morgan, Isabelle, Elise, Sophia, and Evie. 

  • Vonda Snow summit kids director

    Vonda joined our staff in 2021 as the full-time Summit Kids Director. She and her husband Rod have been a part of Summit Church since 1992, and they have two sons, Kendall and Bailey.

  • Kristin Chabot Connections Director

    Kristin Chabot joined our team in October of 2018 as a part-time Connections Director. Kristin oversees the Connect Team and Meals Ministry. Kristin and her husband, Browning, have three daughters, Piper, Reese and Josie. They have been a part of our Summit Church family since 2011.

  • kayte hatch administrative Pastor

    Pastor Kayte joined the staff in 2015, and has attended Summit for many years. She and her husband Jordan have two sons: Everett & Jayce. Kayte oversees ministries that work to connect the people of Summit and our community. Kayte oversees the Front Office and provides administrative support to many ministries at Summit Church. 

  • Caleb Hoskins Worship Pastor

    Pastor Caleb and his wife, Jacene, came to Niles in 2007. They have three children: Maya, Evan, and Isla. Caleb is the primary worship leader at Summit. He oversees the worship arts, including music, design, and technology.

  • CHUCK ZOOK  associate PASTOR

    Pastor Chuck and his wife, Gabi, came to Summit in 2013. They have four daughters: Kelanie, Emma, and Sofie, and Lina! Chuck served in Student Ministry at Summit for 7 years, and is now taking on a new role as an Associate Pastor, focusing on teaching, worship, and groups. He likes meat. 

  • Dan Miller Lead Pastor

    Pastor Dan and his wife, Rhonda, came to Niles in 1992. They have three children: Kayte, Dayleigh, and Ben. As the Lead Pastor, Dan provides spiritual direction for the church, along with our Elders. He is one of the primary teaching pastors, he oversees the church staff, and is passionate about equipping the local church to lead people to follow Christ.

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7