SUMMIT LEADERSHIP & STAFF

TODD HOSTETTER

ELDER // ADULT MINISTRIES

Todd was born and raised in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. After spending the first 32 years of his life in his hometown, he relocated to West Michigan with his wife Wendy and their four sons. In 2006, He responded to the Lord’s call to full time ministry and joined the Pastoral staff as the Assistant Pastor. Todd oversees small groups and counsels through Grace Counseling, the church’s Biblical counseling center. Todd also serves as an elder. EMAIL

JASPER SWANEY

ELDER // BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Born and raised in South Carolina, Jasper was called to preach God’s Word at the age of 15. He earned his bachelors of Theology and Pastoral ministries at Appalachian Bible College where he met his wife Sarah. They have 3 daughters and a son. Jasper serves on staff as one of our teaching pastors, as well as counseling pastor. EMAIL

BJORN JOHNSON

ELDER

Bjorn grew up in Mundelein, Illinois. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, in Wheaton, IL, where he played football and studied media communications. Bjorn and his wife Heather met at Wheaton, and were married in 1999. After living in the western suburbs of Chicago for a decade, they moved to Heather’s hometown of Holland, where they now reside with their two sons, Hunter and Brock, and their golden retriever. As an elder, Bjorn typically focuses on planning and oversight, and occasionally teaches on Sundays. He also serves on our worship team as a creative writer and drummer. EMAIL

CORY KENT

WORSHIP & PRODUCTION

Having served churches for over 20 years, Cory is still passionate as ever about using music, visual design and production elements in the expression of authentic worship. On staff at Summit Church since August 2014, Cory oversees all aspects of worship, media and production with a desire to see people grow in their understanding of worship and their designed purpose to lift high the name of Jesus with passionate joy and truthful conviction. Before full-time vocational ministry, Cory studied theatrical sound score design at Purdue University (MFA 2001). Originally from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Cory previously served as a worship pastor in central Indiana for 13 years. Cory is married to Alison, and they have 4 boys. EMAIL

SAM BURNS

SUMMIT STUDENTS

Sam grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon and moved to Michigan in 2018. While he grew up knowing about God, it wasn’t until Sam was 17 that he truly knew God and accepted Him as his Lord and Savior. Since 2012, Sam has been involved in a variety of youth ministries, has spent time coaching middle school and high school sports, and also has worked in a high school back in Oregon. Sam met his wife, Bekkie, and moved to Michigan in 2018 to marry her. Together they have served in the youth ministry at Summit Church for several years. They have a son and daughter and are excited to welcome a third addition to their family this Spring 2024. Sam is passionate about students because it is a critical season of growth, change, and ultimately decisions that start to effect the trajectory of your early adult life. EMAIL

VICKY VERBEEK

SUMMIT KIDS

Vicky relocated to Michigan from the Chicago suburbs after marrying her husband Craig. They live in Holland with their three children, Annie, Charlie and Joey. After graduating from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN she taught children with special needs in a variety of public and private school settings. It was through her experience as a preschool Bible teacher that she discovered the joy of teaching children about the God who loved them so dearly He sent His only son to save them from their sins. Through our own brokenness, we can model to these children how desperately they need this Savior and how His is the only power that can transform their hearts. She is committed to teaching these sweet little ones the truths of our mighty God here at Summit Church. EMAIL

SARAH SWANEY

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Sarah Swaney, originally from Holland, MI, met her husband Jasper while attending college in West Virginia. They got married in the summer of 2010 and now have a family of six, including three daughters and a son. Their home is full of love, laughter, and the delightful chaos that comes with raising four children. Sarah has a strong desire to serve and assist others, which is evident in her role as one of our Office Administrators.
She is also actively involved serving in our Summit Students ministry on Sunday evenings, where she assists and supports Sam Burns our director of Summit Students. EMAIL

WENDY HOSTETTER

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Wendy Hostetter is happily married to Todd and together they have four wonderful sons. They are also blessed with three amazing daughter-in-laws and eight precious grandchildren. They reside in Grand Haven, MI and love being a part of the life of Summit Church. Wendy’s role as an Office Administrator allows her to serve and actively participate in the church community, which she finds incredibly fulfilling. EMAIL

KEVIN MARSMAN

MANAGER OF FACILITIES

Kevin serves as the facility manager at Summit. He loves his job; a job that allows him to use his gifts and abilities to serve the Lord on a daily basis. With a 20+ year background in construction and lifelong passion for automobiles and mechanical devices, he’s in his sweet spot with facilities management! Married to Carrie for over 28 years, Kevin has 4 children, ages ranging from 10-26. Besides his staff position, Kevin also serves voluntarily as a Summit deacon and small group leader. Additionally, Kevin and Carrie own and run “2nd Chance Farms“, a not-for-profit ministry for at-risk youth. EMAIL

SUMMIT ELDERS

LEAD SUMMIT CHURCH THROUGH DIRECTION, PREACHING AND EQUIPPING

BJORN JOHNSON (EMAIL), TODD HOSTETTER (EMAIL), GLENN KARSTEN (EMAIL),
DENNIS STEWARD (EMAIL), JASPER SWANEY (EMAIL), PETER WEBSTER (EMAIL)

SUMMIT DEACONS

ASSIST SUMMIT ELDERS IN MANAGING FACILITIES & FINANCE, SERVING PEOPLE WITH SECURITY, ASSISTANCE AND CARE

JEFF SCHROTENBOER (EMAIL), KEVIN MARSMAN (EMAIL), RICK PAVER (EMAIL),
JOHN EDWARDS (EMAIL), KEVIN TUUK (EMAIL), STEVE WALTERS (EMAIL)

Worship Service
& Office Times

Sunday Worship

Join us each Sunday at 10AM EST for worship on campus, or via our livestream.

Office Hours

Mondays - Thursdays, 9am - 3pm
Enter through the east facing canopy entrance, center door.

Contact

Address

Summit Church
15020 Stanton St,
West Olive, MI 49460

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