OUR LEADERS


Senior Pastor, Tom & Georgiann Manz

Pastor Tom and his wife, Georgiann have served in church leadership for over 40 years. Pastor Tom experienced a radical life change when he came into relationship with Christ while serving in the Navy off the coast of Vietnam in 1971.

He was discipled by a group of dedicated men who modeled for him what it means to be a whole-hearted follower of Christ. He soon became the leader of the Christian group on his ship which he led for the next two years.

Pastor Tom graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, and has had a life-long passion for teaching the Word of God and leading the local church. He also enjoys having the opportunity to train men and women in discipleship and leadership training.

The teaching of God’s Word is of great importance to us here at Summit Springs. Pastor Tom is known for his style of teaching that brings the truths from the pages of the Bible to real life application.

Georgiann has a great love for the local church and the family of God.  She enjoys leading the women’s ministry, teaching Bible studies, and keeping the church family connected overseeing the church website, newsletter, and social media.

The Manz’ are blessed with a wonderful family consisting of their daughter, son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law and six “amazing” grandchildren.

Worship Leaders - Chris and Darla Mentesana

Chris and Darla have been involved in Worship ministry since 1999. They have a passion for genuine heartfelt worship that blends songs from past and current generations. They home-schooled their four children and now have four grandchildren. They are blessed with a musical family – Chris having taught their boys to play the bass guitar and drums and who are now involved in worship ministry as well.

Darla also helps lead the pre-school and nursery departments.


Children’s Minstry - Josh and Nadia Cook

Josh and Nadia Cook lead the Youth and Children’s Ministry teams. Josh is a Firefighter/ EMT and is currently in Paramedic training. Nadia is a busy mom to 4- year old, Elijah and their newest addition, baby brother, Ethan.  Nadia is EMT certified as well.

Both Josh and Nadia have been involved with children and youth ministry for several years having met while working at Camp Dry Gulch in Oklahoma. Their desire is to help kids and teens understand and take what the Bible has to say and apply it to their everyday lives – not to just know about God but to experience God in a way that will change their lives!!


OUR ELDERS


At SSC, we are blessed with an Elder Team of three men committed to loving and serving God and the Summit Springs Church family – Pastor Tom Manz, Chris Mentesana, and Mike Collier.