Our Team

Summit Church is led by a team of Elders and Pastors.

TODD HOSTETTER

TEACHING PASTOR || ADULT MINISTRIES || ELDER
EMAIL || 616-638-4909

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.

BJORN JOHNSON

TEACHING PASTOR || ELDER
EMAIL || 616-994-3610

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.

CORY KENT

WORSHIP PASTOR || MEDIA & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
EMAIL || 765-413-8172

Having served churches for over 20 years, Cory is still passionate as ever about using music, design and production to create opportunities for people to engage with God’s presence. 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 purpose to lift high the name of Jesus with passionate 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 served as a worship pastor in Indiana for 13 years Cory is a husband to Alison, father of four boys, and an Enneagram “9” (if you’re into that kind of thing.)

GLENN KARSTEN

ELDER
EMAIL || 616-402-3506

After living the first few years of his life in West Michigan, Glenn spent most of his childhood and early career years in the Wheaton, Illinois area.  A job related move brought him back to West Michigan when Summit Church was founded (then Grace Church!).  Glenn has served as an elder since the beginning of the church.  Glenn and his wife Cindy have 3 adult children who all are faithfully following their Lord in their churches.  He has a financial background and has also been involved with sports ministry for many years.  He currently coaches basketball and is an avid Illini and Chicago sports fan.

CHARLES KIRBY

TEACHING PASTOR || FAMILY & CHILDREN’S PASTOR
EMAIL || 570-335-8685

Growing up in a family that taught the importance of a relationship with Christ, Charles knows firsthand the influence of godly parents and grandparents in the life of a child and seeks to continue, by God’s grace, the discipleship of children and families in western Michigan. Having his undergraduate from Cedarville University and his M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he is passionate about knowing God’s Word and making it known. Charles and his wife, Kallie, have four children – 2 girls and 2 boys – who serve as a constant reminder that each child needs to be taught God’s Word in order to find faith, repentance, and grace through Jesus Christ. He leads a gifted team of volunteers who also desire to see children and parents come to salvation and then to grow together as a family in conformity to Jesus Christ through the community of the local church.

DENNIS STEWARD

ELDER
EMAIL || 616-422-2212

Dennis was born and raised by Godly parents in Charlotte Michigan.  College brought him to West Michigan as he attended Cornerstone University (Then Grand Rapids Baptist College).  While there he met his wonderful wife Kirsten. They have two children Mikayla and Mackenzie and one son in law Bernie Campos- who all are part of Summit Church as well.  Dennis and Kirsten have attended Summit Church for 22 years and Dennis has been an Elder twice now in that time. He took a few years off to return to school to obtain his Master’s degree from Michigan State University, now working at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo as a nurse practitioner in the rapid response team.  As an Elder, Dennis has a passion for helping others move from unbelief to belief in the Gospel in all aspects of their life.

JASPER SWANEY

TEACHING PASTOR || STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR || CITY HARVEST PASTOR
EMAIL || 616-566-2765

Born and raised in South Carolina, Jasper realized as a teenager good manners wouldn’t save him. He needed forgiveness. At the age of 15 God saved him and called him to ministry. He earned his bachelors of Theology and Pastoral ministries at Appalachian Bible College. There he met his wife Sarah. They have 3 beautiful girls. Jasper serves on staff as Youth Pastor. Our future is heavily determined by the decisions that we make as teenagers. His vision is to reach students at the crossroads and show them the way that leads to and honors Christ. Jasper also connects Summit with the Holland Rescue Mission via our City Harvest ministry. City Harvest is a chapel service for the residents of the mission, as well as the public. The goal is to bring Summit Church to them, giving the body an opportunity to reach out to those hurting in our community with the good news of Jesus Christ.

PETER WEBSTER

ELDER
EMAIL || 616-836-6132

DEB SHORT

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
EMAIL || 616-786-2233

Deb serves as part of the support staff at Summit, and has been at Summit/Harvest since February, 2012. 

Born and raised in Indiana. She has a degree from International Business College, where she met her husband, Will, who serves at Summit as a deacon as well as a small group leader. Married 29 years and have three grown children, Amanda (to be married to Ika in the fall of 2020 in South Africa), Kelsey (married to Chad) and Joseph, who was adopted from China when he was seven. Deb has worked in all types of work environments, but has found her calling in working with financials and data processing.

LAURA KARSTEN

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
EMAIL || 616-786-2233

Laura has lived in Grand Haven and attended this church since she was 4 years old. Her family and this church have had a huge impact on her walk with the Lord, and she accepted Christ as her Savior when she was 9 years old during a communion service here at church. She went to Wheaton College and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Applied Health Science. God has shown his faithfulness again and again, as He has been her strength during a season of battling lyme disease since graduation. She loves spending time with her parents/ grandparents/ siblings/ nephews, and anything relating to most sports, crafting, and the community of Summit Church!

KEVIN MARSMAN

MANAGER OF FACILITIES || DEACON
EMAIL || 616-836-7840

Kevin serves as the facility manager at Summit. He loves his job; one unique 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 21 years, Kevin has 4 children, ages ranging from college to preschool. Besides his staff position, Kevin also serves voluntarily as a deacon, Summit Kids Sunday AM teacher and small group leader.

SUMMIT DEACONS

MANAGE FACILITIES, BENEVOLENCE, MINISTRY OF HELPS

JEFF SCHROTENBOER

EMAIL || 616-566-0574

KEVIN MARSMAN

EMAIL || 616-836-7840

RICK PAVER

EMAIL || 616-293-2190

TOM RAY

EMAIL || 616-490-3712

WILL SHORT

EMAIL || 616-403-2514

KEVIN TUUK

EMAIL || 616-638-4481

Worship Service
& Office Times

Sunday Worship

Due to taking substantial measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are currently livestreaming Sunday services at 10AM EST on our FACEBOOK PAGE. In addition, our leadership team release devotionals at 6am each weekday on facebook, along with week day live prayer at 12pm EST.

In time we hope to resume normal weekly worship services at 10AM EST.

Office Hours

As our facility is closed in observation of COVID19 recommendations and restrictions, our Summit Church staff and leadership teams are working remotely. You may continue to reach us using the following contact information.

Contact

Address

Summit Church
15020 Stanton St,
West Olive, MI 49460