Our Leaders

  • EF5A7745 Ben began serving at Summit Christian in 2013 after living nine years as a missionary in China with his wife Eliana. Ben is father to four beautiful girls, Ava, Miren, Charis and Eden. 

    Ben holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. and a Master of Arts from Western Seminary.


    Ben’s loves roasting and drinking great coffee, craft beer, reading good books, Seahawks football and college basketball... not necessarily in that order.

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    Ryan began serving Summit Christian Fellowship as a pastor in 2017, but his roots go deep in the greater Pierce County area. Born and raised in Puyallup, he met his wife, Kelly, of nearly thirteen years at Rogers High School. Ryan and Kelly are proud parents of their daughter, Lucy.  With a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, Ryan has served in pastoral ministry in various contexts for the last decade.  

    Ryan enjoys being being back in the Pacific Northwest, spending time with his family and friends, reading good books, watching basketball (of the NBA variety), getting outside with his yellow lab, Brody, and most recently, after many years and many attempts, coffee.  

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  • EF5A7741Craig has been serving the body at Summit Christian as a pastor for nearly twenty years. Since 2004 Craig has been the Executive Director of Lifechange Christian Counseling, a Biblical Counseling ministry that serves families and individuals across the south Puget Sound with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Craig has been happily married to Lyn for 38 years, has three wonderful grown children: Haley, Spencer, and Kelly, and the cutest granddaughter in the world.

    Craig loves Jesus and His bride, family and friends, people of every tribe nation and tongue, the beach, French Press coffee, golf, and being adopted into the 12th Man Nation.

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  • EF5A7750Michael has served as one of Summit's pastors for over 20 years. He has been married to his wife Kim nearly 40 years. Kim is the director of CareNet Puyallup. They have four adult daughters: Eliana, Hilary, Paige and Michel-Ann. Michael also serves as Director of Pastoral Development for Agape Projects International where he works to train pastors and church leaders in Kenya, and director

    Michael loves family, good books, great coffee, teaching and preaching. He is also a proud member of the 12th man and still holds out hope for the Mariners.

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