OUR TEAM

SCOTT AND CONNIE LELACHEUR.  Senior Pastors

SCOTT AND CONNIE LELACHEUR.  Senior Pastors

 
 MATT MITCHELL.  Youth Pastor

 MATT MITCHELL.  Youth Pastor

Pastors Scott and Connie have done ministry together for over 30 years. 

Scott was raised in ministry and is a third generation preacher. He graduated from Eugene Bible College (now called New Hope college) with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies degree. He also has his Masters of Arts in Theology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. Connie comes from a vastly different background - one of dysfunction and abuse. Desperate to escape the abuse and drama of her childhood she gave her life to the Lord at the age of 17. In her journey with the Lord, she has become well acquainted with the healing, grace and comfort of the Lord. It has created in her the desire to see others rescued, healed and released to live out their God given destiny. Connie also attended Eugene Bible College (New Hope College).

Pastors Scott and Connie have been married for 33 years with three children. Madison, their oldest, is married to Matthew and they are currently living in Michigan with their daughter, Scotlyn Rae . They are involved in worship ministry. Their youngest daughter, Macie, is in college and interested in Missions and Social work. Their son, Austin, just graduated from Village Christian School and is very involved in the music ministry at Summit. 

Pastors Scott and Connie's greatest desire is to see the Foothill region of Los Angeles transformed into a region that healing, restoration and miracles becomes commonplace and the atmosphere of the Foothill region is forever changed by the presence of the Lord.

 

Pastor Matt was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised attending church with his family who were very involved in the inner city ministry of Detroit.  He gave his life to the Lord at a young age, and is a third generation Pastor.

Pastor Matt has worked as a Youth Pastor for almost 5 years, and has served in Youth Ministry leadership for over ten years in Michigan.  He comes to California with a great desire to reach junior high and high school students with the transforming truth of Christ.  Pastor Matt grew up in the church that Pastors Scott and Connie pastored in Troy, MI for 13 years, now joining them at Summit Christian Church with a like minded vision to see the Foothill region know the salvation and healing of the Lord.

MIKE AND MARGARET WOOD.  Children's Pastors

MIKE AND MARGARET WOOD.  Children's Pastors

TROY ALEMAN.  Music Director

TROY ALEMAN.  Music Director

Born and raised in Burbank/Glendale, California, Mike & Margaret both received Christ at a young age with their families. The couple met in a skating rink in Glendale and skated in competitions together in various clubs surrounded by children and families. Mike proposed marriage in April and they were married in November 1980. They were baptized together the next year and began working in Children’s Ministry shortly after that. Since, they have been ministering to children and families for over 30 years in various venues. Mike & Margaret have been Regional Children’s Directors and KIDS Camp Directors for the Open Bible Churches. They have four children. Alyce & her husband, Daniel attend Summit Christian Chruch and she runs the Nursery ministry. Amy ministers to the children in the Pre-K, and Andrew is the Sound Technician here at Summit Christian Church. Deanna & her husband and family live in Texas.

Mike and Margaret’s love for children, and their desire to reach them for Christ has always been their passion. Their heart is to see every child living a Christ-centered life.

 

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Troy was surrounded by music and ministry. At the age of 10, Troy's parents had dedicated their life to Christ and his life and home had changed. A year and half later, Troy started playing guitar and soon after he picked up piano. By the summer of '85, he was leading worship in his parents church every Sunday. The journey and the call began. Since then, he has raised his four children with his wife, Sue, serving the church and working his craft. Troy believes that it's a privilege to be chosen and to serve His kingdom. Thirty-plus years later he still loves to play, write, record and study the guitar and piano. The fire still burns. 

Troy has a contemporary Blues band, 'Woodward Avenue', with his twin boys, Justin and Joshua on drums and rhythm guitar. Troy is a Gibson artist and is currently working on his solo record. He is also busy writing new worship music for a Summit worship release.

JACK DEMPSTER.  Business Administrator

JACK DEMPSTER.  Business Administrator

LORI MAWHINNEY.  Financial Services

LORI MAWHINNEY.  Financial Services

ALAINA BLAKE.  Office Manager

ALAINA BLAKE.  Office Manager

JOSH ALEMAN.  Media/Graphic Arts

JOSH ALEMAN.  Media/Graphic Arts

JULIE DEMPSTER.  Guest Services 

JULIE DEMPSTER.  Guest Services 

AARON AND KELLY WELLER.  Celebrate Recovery 

AARON AND KELLY WELLER.  Celebrate Recovery 

ANDREW WOOD.  Sound Technician

ANDREW WOOD.  Sound Technician

ALYCE CLINE.  Nursery Director

ALYCE CLINE.  Nursery Director

JUSTIN ALEMAN.  Sound Technician

JUSTIN ALEMAN.  Sound Technician

AUSTIN LELACHEUR.  Lighting Technician

AUSTIN LELACHEUR.  Lighting Technician